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Carmel's Restaurant & Bar at The Grove Arcade

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8730
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Longmont, Colorado
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Asheville for a week on business. We ate lunch at Carmel's twice and were very happy both times. Service was great and our food came out extremely fast, which is great when you have to get back to work. Food was average-above average. Soup and salad were a great lighter option, but I also recommend their burgers... More 

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Thank Wisco88
Charleston, West Virginia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a stop off. Great pizza, cold beer, can dine outside , watch the world of characters go by. Benjamin is "da Bomb" ...for a server. Its a great rest spot!

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Thank Stripeshrt
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to pop in and did not have to wait. Hostess was welcoming and waitress was very informative and fun. Folks at the bar were watching March madness basketball and restaurant was full with families. Food and cocktails were excellent.

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Thank bbgillespie
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday Brunch. Choices were all so yummy! I had the BBQ pizza- fantastic. My hubby had the recommended French Toast.....amazing!!!! Big portions. Great coffee and our server, Jessie was wonderful: thoughtful, helpful and very attentive. Other staff made sure we had enough coffee, water, etc. We will be back!!!

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Thank LoriKayP
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch there the weekend of The Bridal Show. I am a native of Asheville, but had never been to Carmel's. The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.

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Thank Maggi B
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monday dinner in Asheville. Exterior photos gave me the impression of it being a more upscale restaurant. Unfortunately, we weren't able to sit outside do to chilly weather. Inside decor and atmosphere was disappointing based on expectations. Shrimp (hot) and grits (lukewarm) were ok; wife had burger which she claimed was the best she ever had. Lot's of choices in... More 

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Thank PensSteelersfan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off with 2 of their specialty martinis which were excellent, the pomegranate and the Hendricks. The menu has a good variety of options so most will find something to like. We had the Chicken and grit cakes as well as their brie pizza. both were very well cooked. The grit cake was not hot enough but the chicken... More 

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Thank Sandra B
Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carmel's is conveniently located in the Grove Arcade. There's plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. They have a nice bar area too. It's easy to find parking nearby and there's also a parking garage across the street. It's a neat area in the daytime because local vendors come and sale their products outside. My wife and I came to eat... More 

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Washington, North Carolina
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here with family. All of the food was well prepared and delicious. Service was also very good.

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Thank Shell_Diva55
Asheville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

With a great location on the corner of Grove Arcade and the wonderful poutine, this was a perfect dinner. The pulled pork poutine was an unexpected, yet pleasant surprise and it was absolutely yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8730

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