Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.3
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1516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional American (Southern)

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

At Tupelo Honey, when we play with our food (and we think it’s okay), the result is scrumptious.


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.

Special Offers

Happy Hour - $2 Off Craft Beers and $4 Snacks

Join us for happy hour and enjoy $2 off craft beers, $4 snacks, $6 select glasses of wine, and more! Available every day from 3-7PM.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 January 2019

Ends: 1 January 2020

Availability: Daily 15:00-19:00

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $11

Join us for weekend brunch and enjoy build-your-own breakfast combos! Choose 3 items for $11 or 4 for $13. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 26 January 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 09:00-16:00
Sat 09:00-16:00

Lunch Combos - 3 for $12

Join us for weekday lunch and enjoy $12 lunch combos! Choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 January 2019

Ends: 1 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00-16:00

What 1516 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service- had to walk over our credit card to the bar at the end of the night to close out after 20 minutes of waiting. Food was ok- not worth the price. Not many people were there, tons of servers, yet took forever to get someone to come to our table through the night.

MP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Went during lunch so there wasn’t much of a wait or crowd. Service was fast and friendly and I’m planning on coming back soon.

Q
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch place generous delicious portions

MJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

This is the second time in a row the service has been strangely slow, waiting a long time before anyone comes to the table. The food is great, but the service is definitely not what it used to be.

SD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our waitress was extremely inattentive and we had to wave her down for things. We never got the honey and biscuits.

Worse - our food was cold and the side dishes were wrong. She never came over to asked how everything was so wave her down again.

They microwaved the fried chicken (after complaining it was cold) which just made the skin soggy. Sacrilege for fried chicken.

I have been to other topelo honey locations and had amazing experiences. Won’t go back to this one, and it also put a bitter taste in my mouth and ruined my previous good experiences.

Fell short on everything.

LN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was really slow and they got all of our orders wrong

KW
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great place for a medium to large group. Unfortunately, the service was not great- we waited almost 15 minutes after seating for our waiter to come over. The food was good, nothing outstanding. Happy hour drinks are a great deal.

N
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Cold and dry baked mac and cheese. Cold and not flavorful fried chicken.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Our party of 4 all ordered different items and each really enjoyed them. The only con was the drink order took quite a bit to arrive for our table and those next to us. I believe it was the bar holding up the order, as our party ordered mixed drinks. Staff was courteous and the food arrived very quickly.

DH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All delicious

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. The fried chicken is excellent!

f
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good and interesting but recognizable foods.. service was excellent! Street parking or garage parking both super easy

C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tupelo Honey in Arlington is our “Go To” restaurant in Arlington. It has such an upbeat vibe. Our waiter Andrew was excellent and professional. Our girls were home from college and they could not wait to have Sunday Brunch at Tupelo Honey. The food is amazing! Fun to watch the Chef inspect all dishes that come out. The manager, Ryan, greets you warmly. Teamwork is very noticeable. Ryan not only visits costumers to check if everything is fine- we also noticed him serving plates and joining right in with his team. Cannot miss this gem of a restaurant!!!!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great time , the waiters were attentive and accommodating to our requests even though we had a smaller party than anticipated

V
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, although sometimes cold. Warm fried green tomatoes on cold cheese grits. Wonderful waiter!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife came to visit me from out of town. I told her about the food at Tupelo Honey. Once we arrived I was nervous that maybe I talked the food up too much. I was happy to find I did not! She enjoyed the food just as much as I do. Thanks for the great food and service. We will be back!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was very good. We ordered sweet potato pancakes (the only kind on the menu) topped with blueberries and chunks of pecan pie, and eggs Benedict on biscuits with avocado and potatoes. These were served very briefly after we ordered, even though there was a bit of a crowd.
So we suspect the restaurant already has large amounts of pre-cooked/pre-baked pancakes and biscuits that are just kept warm and topped with the requested topping.
However, it worked well, at least for us. Flavors and textures were well paired. The food was warm. So we were overall quite satisfied with our meal.
The only thing we found a bit disappointing were the biscuits brought to us while we were waiting for our dishes. They were a bit too salty compared to biscuits we have had in the past.

w
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food locally sourced and yummy cocktails made this a great experience

MJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We waited more than 20 minutes before a server ever came by the table. Even after we ordered, the service did not improve.

The food was very good, though.

LM
London
40 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow to start with. Food was great. Annoyingly they had no pint glasses for loyalty members and didn’t offer any other option.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great business meal here. The appetizers (deviled eggs & the cauliflower poppers) showed plenty of flavor & not too heavy. The entrees were great, but pacing was a bit too fast. Overall, great location. Will come back.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was very disappointing

T
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow but friendly. Outside dining was clean snd spacious. Food was excellent at a very reasonable price.

NP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The drinks and food were underwhelming. The food did not have seasoning. It took a long time to receive our meals. We were there for brunch and sat outside.I wanted to give it another try because I use to go to the one in Charlotte, NC. I don't intend to return.

GT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Get the shrimp and grits Yum Lovely food at a good price with an excellent waiter Will definitely do it again

AE
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! Would recommend this place to everyone!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The grits were dry. Even with reservations we waited 37min. The eggs were okay but seemed hastily prepared. We had higher expectations and comparable assumptions (Liberty Tavern, Le Diplomate, etc....)

PL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended this restaurant to at least 20 people. I will DEFINITELY be back. The food was AMAZINGLY delicious. The atmosphere outside was PERFECT and my waiter Forrest was super attentive and a doll. I plan to come back before the week is over 🥰

JF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Like the food & atmosphere but thought the wait was too long for our food and drinks.

OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelentes desayunos americanos! Un lugar muy agradable!

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RH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service! The good was cold as well.

HW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic southern food done in a fresh and updated way. Choices that will appeal to everyone in your friend group. Great brunch spot, generous portions.

w
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The southern style food they serve did not meet our expectations of southern style food. The dessert was in very small portions not worth the price.

MV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good, but service was less than good. Waited over 20 minutes to get our check.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for brunch on a weekend with friends.

KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I usually love this place, but was embarrassed to have taken friends here after talking about how great it was. Was seated 40 minutes after our reservation, the service was slow, they never brought our appetizer, had to ask several times for utensils, water etc..

The quality of the food was also just okay this time. Overall very disappointing.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Server was not attentive. Did not get refills, brought incomplete meals. Not as good as last time. But, the Nashville Hot Chicken appetizer is delicious!

A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very mediocre chain tasting food. They have great potential, but need a reset.

CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

OK Tupelo honey looks like it’s going to be a great place to have breakfast because they have a really nice layout outside and their food is good! Unfortunately the way that their outdoor space is set up, you COOK. Oh my God, there was only one small umbrella for the entire patio?! And it only covered one table 😹😹😹 and then I don’t know if they were understaffed or what but it took 50 minutes for me to get French toast and eggs.... so I don’t know I would recommend eating outside brunch on the weekend unfortunately even with tons of sunblock 😔 Barley Mac would be really good for breakfast I think! They are at least in the shade .... and their food doesn’t take an hour to come out 😂

J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very nice looking restaurant. And, the service was really good. The food was yummy, but I would not say it was super special. My friend and I needed GF options, and we didn't really love the GF bread that was available for substitutions - just not very tasty.

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