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22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-252-8840
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We were supposed to have brunch at Tupelo Honey because our friends wanted to eat there. I knew they would be on an hour wait on top of the fact that it was July 4th. Right next door was Mayfels who also had a good looking brunch menu. They had us seated outside within 20 minutes and service was prompt... More 

Thank bluehorton
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was all around much nicer than Tupelo Honey, which had been recommended to me. It's quieter, better service, better food, and much better coffee. The brunch was quite good.

Thank Judie F
Cleveland, Ohio
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701 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

we were wandering around town and wanted a place to have sunday lunch and we ended up here. kind of an interesting menu. somewhat eclectic (little bit like asheville). i had a bowl of gumbo that was surprisingly good. wife had a wonderful salad. staff was quite friendly and helpful. would go here again.

Thank jon s
Stuart, Florida
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem. Had the shrimp and grits special....WOW! This has become the standard to which my husband compares all other southern style shrimp and grits! It's been several years since our visit, but it's still fresh in our minds! Can't wait to visit again.

Thank deetee6
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were originally going to eat at Tupelo, but it had a 45 minute wait so we walked next door to Mayfel's for the shorter wait. We were both happy we did, as the food and service was very good. They also had some unique menu choices.

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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Attempted to go to tupelos next door. It was packed. We had been walking for hours and just wanted to sit and eat dinner. My dad not being one who likes species selling mayfels was difficult. But it was close and available. And delicious!!!!!! I ordered the jambalaya! Wow. Perfect. To me at least. Right amount of spice and flavor.... More 

Thank tdunmir
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and daughter and I ate at Mayfel's this morning. We did wait about 20 minutes but it was not terrible since there was so much entertainment right across the street in the grove. The service was a bit slow and the waitress didn't come see us very often, but the food was excellent and we all enjoyed our... More 

Thank Suzanne W
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248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed an awesome brunch at Mayfels. Biscuits and gravy, grits, amazing French toast, eggs of course and BEIGNETS! Also a great selection of sandwiches and other more lunch like fare, as well as more breakfast items. Cool place with interesting decor. Service was very good. The Biscuits were huge and wonderful.

Thank IaTravel
Wilmington, NC
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had a fantastic lunch at Mayfel's - warm, homemade pimiento cheese on fresh cornbread and a cup of watermelon-cucumber gazpacho. Topped it off with a Mayfelade - the perfect summer drink. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. I just wish we had gone back for breakfast.

Thank PL28401
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good biscuits and grits. Outdoor seating offers view of park and bluegrass buskers. Mimosa are nice size. It also has a bloody Mary bar.

Thank Lynn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8840
Serving traditional Louisiana and Southern cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville for over 13 years. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week. Enjoy a made-from-scratch meal in our eclectic, lively dining room, our patio overlooking Pritchard Park, or our seasonal courtyard, one of Asheville's best kept secrets. We also offer beer, wine, and cocktails. And feel free to bring the pooch along!

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