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Tupelo Honey Cafe

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American, Contemporary
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville
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12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-255-4863
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the best meals I've ever had in Asheville. I would describe the cuisine as southern comfort food. I had a barbecue plate with ribs and pulled pork. It was A+. My wife had trout, as she frequently does, and proclaimed it as perfect. The sides are delicious, the service friendly and professional, the bar drinks ample... More 

Thank racar22
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To begin with we were delighted with the grilled okra!!!! The waitress was very helpful and we chose home made style steak and chips. The restaurant was very familiar and the food good, very traditional country like, we loved it. My daughter from Colombia and her husband were very pleased My husband said that the food was very well made

Thank Maria S
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and shared a few small plates. I highly recommend the crispy brussel sprouts and the Appalachian Johnny Cake. Service was quick and food was awesome. Plus I was pleasantly surprised when they brought us biscuits and honey before the meal, yum!

Thank Ashley32905
South Florida, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family loved this restaurant. The Southern food choices are great, the atmosphere is very cool and the restaurant has a great location right in Downtown Asheville. The biscuits and honey are awesome! Highly recommend.

Thank jasong836
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had been recommended the Tupelo Honey Cafe by friends and were not disappointed. The food is delicious and well priced. We got complimentary biscuits and blueberry jam to start, which was practically a small meal in itself! The fried chicken was tender and tasty and the service was fantastic; our waiter gave us a map and helped us with... More 

Thank Hannah R
Centreville, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of yummy food was had. Sat at the counter for dinne. Especially loved the avocado appetizer. Black bean burger and meatloaf were two of the delicious entrees.

Thank Michael C
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the restaurant everyone recommends when you tell them you are going to Asheville, so we had to try it. It has a great atmosphere and a nice (though a bit close) outdoor patio. Our server DaShawn was awesome - friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was good - especially the biscuits with honey and blueberry compote and the... More 

Thank WaterBabyGeorgia
Blackwood, New Jersey
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far the best shrimp & grits I have ever had!!! Had the fried green tomatoes,fried okra and believe it or not...fried avocado. Never thought you could fry an avocado...but yummmmm!

Thank Kpyktr
Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This unique establishment was recommended by someone we met in another restaurant during our visit to Asheville. They told us to make sure we stop at Tupelo's for breakfast. Was absolutely delicious. Very creative and interesting menu selections and was fun watching the chefs cook behind the counter where we sat. Service was excellent and very friendly. Highly recommend adding... More 

Thank Jean M
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a great location, extensive menu, fun staff and yummy food. If you visit Asheville, everyone will ask if you ate at Tupelo Honey. Check it out!

Thank Rhonda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-4863
Our Southern dishes and libations are served with a creative twist and a smile, and we serve our guests nothing that we wouldn't want on our own supper table. When we play with our food (and we think it's okay), the result is scrumptious. We're rooted in the Mountain South, and our menu is inspired by time-honored traditions: pickling and frying, canning and preserving, and utilizing seasonal produce and ingredients to prepare delicious, scratch-made creations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?