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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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Nashville. TN
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had a great experience @ Carmel's. I had the crab cake sandwich and I am a crab cake nut-- excellent. We had a bottle of great wine, some cold beer, pizza, sweet potato fries. All the food, outside dining, drinks, ambiance was great. The service was slow to start, but as soon as our waitperson arrived, service was prompt.... More 

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Eden, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food was pretty good, but not worth the price. The menu was not as varied as I wanted it to be. Wait staff was good. Location was cool.

Thank Elyce H
Buffalo, New York
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

After walking around Asheville and reading several reviews we settled on Carmel's and were seated at a nice table outside with an umbrella. It was threatening rain while we were there, but we were totally protected and felt comfortable. Being on a corner, we had a great view of all the activity in the area, as well as the square... More 

Thank travllingrandma
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

Got a couple of small plates after 8 PM. Staff was friendly, food was good and the place was clean. What more can you get?

Thank ThefarmOhio
Durham, North Carolina
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

it is so rare that you can get a fried green tomato sandwich or a double melted cheese sandwich that is worthwhile to write a review on but let me tell you these sandwiches will make you want to come back and order them again and again...fried green tomatoes that taste like a fried green tomato without being fried to... More 

Thank Joseph K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The food here was good, the service was below average. Their biscuit of the day was exceptional. It was a blueberry cream cheese biscuit. In our party, most people had salads and they were very good. The chicken and waffles were also hit.

Thank Heather C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were just going to enjoy the patio for a cocktail and ended up having the whole nine yards. At first it was the lure of the live music and the bustle that hooked us. We were glad to take what appeared to be the last open table in the outside dining area. Our server suggested a few favorite cocktails... More 

Thank A L
Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Burger was not as good as some fast food, crab cake smelled and tasted fishy, very disappointed, will not be returning.

Thank Peter V
Brentwood, Tennessee
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

It had been about 5 years since we last visited Carmel's. We had enjoyed dinner there twice before. This time however on a Friday night, it was disappointing. We were seated immediately since there were many empty tables at nearly 7 pm. We chose to sit outside near the corner. That was all ok. The server was prompt in taking... More 

Thank happyretireds
Asheville, North Carolina
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have tried to eat here twice. First time we waited 10 minutes after being seated with almost no-one in the place. Left as there are way to many great places wanting our $$. Second try service was better but the food was just ok. Nothing that would have us try again. Too many great places to eat to waste calorie... More 

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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
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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?