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Early Girl Eatery

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8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, GA
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was excited to try this place, but a little disappointed. The entrance area is not very clean and you look directly into the kitchen. They were pretty busy. The fried green tomatoes were just okay and same with the grits. I was looking forward to some great food, but that didn't happen.

Thank Fazt
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Early Girl Eatery had amazing traditional southern food that we enjoyed for Brunch. The atmosphere was homey and the food was fantastic, especially the grits (both from the shrimp and grits and grit cakes) and the biscuits with a raspberry jam topping on the table. Waiters kept on asking us if we wanted another glass of iced tea, the service... More 

Thank Maria W
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early Girl Eatery isn't a well-kept secret on the streets of Asheville which makes the wait worth it. They are always upping their game. The food is fresh and the staff is willing to accommodate any dietary issues you might have. The huevos rancheros are my favorite but my friend has the Early Girl Benny (Grit cakes topped with tomato,... More 

Thank Jodie N
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had breakfast at this kitschy spot. It could have been my great gram' big kitchen with homemade berry jam. Some items disappointed. The bacon gravy felt like a bit too smokey that ruined the biscuit. And those biscuits seemed a bit pasty. Maybe they should take lessons from a downstairs competitor to get the lite, fluffy, buttery treats everyone... More 

Thank William J
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A "must visit" on any trip to Asheville. Fresh and always enticing with seasonal favorites. Great service as well. Also located in such a charming building.

Thank becky_ann
Wilmington, NC
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our breakfast on Sunday but we got there at 8:45 and at nine there was a huge wait. So enjoy your visit but plan accordingly.

Thank ltrivett
Hope, Maine
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313 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place for breakfast but go early and be ready to line up. No outdoor seating. A bustling busy fun place.

Thank Sonia T
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rather underwhelemed after reading such positive reviews. Our experience on a slow weekday afternoon was meh all around, drab and dated atmosphere; sad, uninspired presentation and flavor; short, curt service. Will pass next time.

Thank Janet W
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walk up to it and there is a small entrance, go in and there is a pleasant dining room on the far side of the building. There is an emphasis on local grown food, and the servers are friendly. Food preparation isn't fast, but it's worth the wait. The decor is not at all fancy, but the place is clean... More 

Thank Hank8Raleigh
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quaint little breakfast spot downtown Asheville. Benton farms bacon and sausage served, not delicious! Great biscuits and pancakes too👍

Thank grd71

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-259-9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?