Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.4
2362 reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
We are finally open for both Dine-In and Patio seating! Please adhere to Covid State guidelines upon dining at our restaurant. If there isn't a patio option upon booking, its because that time slot is already taken and cannot guarantee patio seating if you book indoor. Please keep in mind that our patio does have direct sunlight until about 12:30pm and shaded the rest of the day. Looking forward to hosting ya'll soon!

From Fried Chicken To Hot Biscuits With Honey
We serve fresh, scratch-made, Southern comfort food re-imagined.

We Are Mouth-Wateringly Fresh, Southern and Scratch-Made: Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Grits, Fried Chicken BLTs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Shrimp and Grits, Buttermilk Biscuits – all served with Southern hospitality.

In The South, You Are What You Drink:
We offer the greatest craft beers in the world, from Stone Brews to Founders Brewing. Also, discover our inventive, scratch-made cocktails made with fresh ingredients.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the southern menu and the casual fresh decor. Some items were a little spicy but overall very delicious and a good value. Would definitely recommend.

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vipVtth8a
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Cocktails and wine were sub par, but the fried chicken was excellent. Service was just slow enough to be annoying but not entirely problematic.

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vipFabulousFoodie
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire was phenomenal! This was my third time here and it’s been a couple of years but the food was excellent

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vipBigE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was on point all of our food was good except the greens. Gotta be honest about it. But over all it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Open Table! I searched for brunch options after mid morning flight back to DC area. I found a ‘Daily all day brunch’ available at Tupelo Honey!! Tupelo did not disappoint with an updated twist to traditional southern menu. I had the Shoo Mercy; sweet potato spiced pancakes, honey dusted crispy fried chicken, two eggs, I chose scrambled, apple cider bacon topped with spiced pecans—delicious!! My son and hubby opted for ‘Old Skool’ Breakfast Bowl; fried eggs over easy, Parmesan & rosemary potatoes cracklin, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, salsa, red pepper sauce over grits with goat cheese and side order of waffles topped with blueberries. They were very pleased with their choice!And the biscuits with blueberry jam and butter appetizer I highly suggest. Claire was delightful, attentive and made our brunch so pleasant. We chose to dine outside in the high 60°s The coffee and good food warmed our souls and left us greatly satisfied.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Was sat down Promptly but the table we were sat at was still dirty table. No server came up to my party for at least 30min. Another 30 min past and we finally have out water and out order was taken. Another hour past and we were only served drinks, ultimately had to ask for a Togo box as no food was served and we were seated for almost two hours while we watched parties being sat around us after we came in, being served, paying, and leaving while we were still waiting for our meal. Order was also incorrect but we did not see until we arrived home.

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BioncaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Very helpful wait staff but over all things kept running out. No straws, no ketchup in the bottles, no espresso for coffee. Just was a bit disappointing to keep here “no sorry we ran out of that or don’t have that”. The food was plentiful but lacked flavor. I would go back and give it another try on maybe a less busy day where they are stocked with things.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is good but takes a long time to get to the table. We had very basic food (salad, waffle, grits) and it took over 40 minutes to get to the table after ordering.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was mediocre, especially for the prices. Service was good.

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TheBeez83
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. Reasonable pricing. Service was decent though the restaurant was very busy. The main issues are that the lights in the dining room were bright and the music was very loud making it difficult to hear.

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Crissiev
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a while. Love their potato cracklin’s! I got a free dessert for my birthday, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Hello All-

I came by the restaurant to celebrate my moms 50th birthday this weekend. Little did I know Aubrey, one of the staff members was truly rude and unprofessional. I called early before opening to ask. Some questions about my reservation and she was completed frustrated and clearly not having a good day. She answer a few of my question in an aggressive way and before I come say thank you she hung up On me. I will not and will share this experience with my friends.

Lastly, the staff was amazing and one of the staff with braids or dreads was extremely a delight. The server was vey kind and welcoming. Just that phone call really upset me. I only attended because my mom wanted to try the food. Never again. Sorry, not sorry!

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vipCeee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had high expectations after reading the reviews. Appetizers such as cauliflower bites, fried pickles are nice. Service was slow though. We had to wait for our main dishes 30 minutes or more after we're all done with appetizers. Shrimp and Grits tasted bland. Fried chicken wasn't crispy and tender, but instead it has dough-like skin and dry meat.

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Chelle16
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful experience.

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Nikki
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my sweet potato pancakes but bacon and potatoes were cold. Host and my server were great, nice large open space and outdoor seating. Would def return!

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AyannaV
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We visited the restaurant around 6:30 on a Sunday and despite the low number of patrons, the service was rather slow. However, The waitress was very personable and friendly, which made the experience bareable. 2 of our orders were wrong (which we just excepted without complaint due to being hungry and having to wait so long for the food to come out). But then the sides were cold with exception of the fried chicken and Mac n cheese (which was yummy). We got desert to go (pecan pie) and it was fine. If I’m in the area I might give them another try, however I certainly would not make the drive from Md just to dine here.

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Great
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server threw me off a little, but overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love Tupelo Honey's brunch. Always good food. Our server was not super attentive but she was sweet. I know it is busy as that time So I try to be more understanding. The food was delicious. Best chicken and waffles around!

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Dinner4two
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

sweet potato pancakes was all that!!.....GOOD
waffles and chicken with siracha sauce was good but their regular fry chicken was blan....needs more seasoning.
Overall it was a good breakfast meal.

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vipZhane
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this location! Kevin was our server in the outside seating area and was was great! The breakfast was amazing, the service and quality was phenomenal!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meals were really tasty, and we enjoyed some of Tupelo's specialties, including grits and waffles. The level of service was really good. This was our second visit to Tupelo Honey, and we will be back again!

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vipDRay
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadie was great. Excellent service and the food to match. Will definitely be going again

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Petro
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, beer, cocktails. Nice ambiance. Friendly service.

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RSullivan
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Server could have been a bit more attentive. Otherwise food was amazing

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ADAM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough. Have never been absolutely floored by chicken and waffles- but OMG. decadence, texture changes, and delicious at a level few achieve. Absolutely clear why the chef is so recognized.
Simply magnificent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ordered the farm fresh vegetable plate. The Mac and cheese was dried with hard noodles and it was literally two bites in regards to the amount. The green beans tasted watered down and bland. The biscuit was so salty. Our server took 30 minutes to order our food. Drinks came after the food. They appeared frazzled.

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GarrisonF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and came out fast. Nice veggie options

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant and decent food. The bar manager and Mike our server were amazing. Will certainly return.

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vipGReview
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and abundant ; Liz was our server , and I have rarely had better service in my entire career of dining from her promptness, energy , spirit… superb- I think I undertipped ( though generous) in retrospect.

All staff was quite pleasant actually . I’ve sinned here many times but this time reinforces that I should come more frequently.

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SMill
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The fried chicken is amazing! And the service was so great and quick!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cast Iron Pork was great! Very tender and moist. The sides were just so so, but the pork was very good.

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KeystoneF
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant surprise to find Tupelo Honey in Arlington, VA. We both first experienced this wonderful restaurant in Asheville, NC. We were also pleased and surprised to learn that Tupelo Honey in Pittsburgh, PA. We are looking forward to visiting the restaurant close to home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve had brunch here before and I believe the menu has slightly been altered. Although, I did enjoy my can we “get that old thing back” pleaseeee

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waited 1 hour for our food and they got 3 of our orders wrong! Terrible service

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DyannC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had outdoor reservations fora party of 5 confirmed through open table however when I arrived the hostess told me the restaurant did not accept reservations got sitting outside. I explained that I had booked the reservations several days ago through open table. The host said not to trust open table because they make loud of mistakes. I then spoke to a manager who a confirmed that I did indeed have a reservation confirmed for 5 for outside.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Kitchen was slow, server was slow. I asked for ketchup and no one ever brought me any. Could be better.

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vipPurfection66
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb as always, my open table points got dropped because I asked to eat outside. But this was corrected thanks. Great place to host

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GuyH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food - ok - not enough lighter fare - too heavy (which is the style)
Two daughters got same dish - shrimp linguini (one was swimming in sauce and one had almost no sauce)
Service - somewhat slow (waiting for drinks, food, etc - just longer than normal)
Ambiance - mixed noisy at times
Overall - needs to be more consistent.

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SarenciaDB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my mother’s birthday dinner and it was great but it does close a little early

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RasheedahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everyone and the food was great! Great prices!

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington is rated 4.4 stars by 2362 OpenTable diners.

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