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“Rescued our last evening”
Review of Pack's Tavern

Pack's Tavern
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Ranked #38 of 781 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, International
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Marjorie St
Transit: Bus stop 50 yards from building
Description: Pack's Tavern is proud to be housed in the historic Hayes and Hopson building in the middle of Pack Square Park. We are a locally family owned and operated restaurant serving a deliciously eclectic menu. We pride ourselves on top notch customer service and an inviting atmosphere. Pack's Tavern offers something for everyone as a restaurant, bar, tavern, event space, parkside patio, shuffleboard, 13 TV's, and free live music! Pack's Tavern offers outstanding service, the best drinks in town, and a large eclectic menu of over 60 items; everything from signature salads to hand formed burgers, from wonderful appetizers to hot pizza from our wood fired oven in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. All to be enjoyed in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Asheville's "front yard", Pack Square Park. What else separates Pack's Tavern from other establishments is our unique variety of both local and regional craft beer. Our servers are happy to offer suggestion or try one of our beer "flights!" We rotate 30 or more local, national, and international craft beers to offer the best selection available.
Telford, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Rescued our last evening”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We called at Packs twice during a 4 day stay in Asheville. First time was for lunch on our first day when it was quiet... after 2pm so maybe after the rush. The drinks and food were good and the staff friendly and attentive. Second time was in the evening for a drink after a disasterous meal at the Lexington Street Brewery ( see seperate review ) when the place was packed, buzzing, live music and lots of fun. It really rescued our last evening in town.

  • Visited September 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Been here twice, good food both times”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I have to say its not the friendliest waitstaff, but they are quick and attentive so that's really all I need. Enjoyed my lunch both times I've been here and so did my husband. Haven't been there for the night time entertainment, but they have a nice outdoor seating area.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chapel Hill, NC
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, great beer”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

I was in town for a conference and wanted to imbibe on some local beer. Pack's was recommended by a local and I must thank them for pointing me hear. The place is huge, but their quick and friendly service makes it seem like a cozy little place. I had the Barbeque Bacon Cheddar Burger, recommended by my waiter, and it was excellent. The sweet potato fries were some of the best I've had and they have a great selection of local, and others, beer.

  • Visited September 2013
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great opening night on our first night on vacation.”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We hit downtown Asheville, NC on a Saturday evening and alot of the locals recommended we hit Packs for our first night of dinner. They were spot-on! Great food, great service, and really friendly wait staff. They made recommendations for what to do, where to go, what to see, etc... and really showed an interest in their guests and making sure they enjoyed the stay in their town.

Will visit here again!

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Packs 2”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Visited Packs (again) Sept.3 - a very quiet Tuesday eve. Server was very frank and knowledgable - since it was a slow night we enjoyed several good chats. Good selection of local craft brews as well as other drafts. Pack's is a kick back and take it easy kind of joint. Decided it was a burger night and added jalapena's to it. Tried two very different IPAs and both complimented the burger. Splurged for the coconut cream pie - a definate treat - not too heavy. Pack's is just off Paton Ave - well worth the easy walk. Definately on my 'go to' list.

  • Visited September 2013
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