Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.4
2334 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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GarrisonF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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GuyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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ToniB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager Lawrence Rice and our waiter Tim were excellent. Our food and drinks were great. The servers brought our food to the table hot and made sure we had everything necessary to enjoy our meal.

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chelleynic
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My only complaint was our server. It didn't seem to be excessively busy. I had to ask four times for a refill on the coffee, and when he finally gave me a refill, it was cold coffee. He took a drink order, did a few laps to other tables, came back, and asked if we wanted drinks - he forgot he took our order. I told him I wanted to put in a dessert order, and he said he'd come back to take it but came back with the bill. He seemed overwhelmed when he only had a few tables. Despite those challenges, the food, drinks, and ambiance were excellent.

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MariJ
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My table was available when i arrived, and they were able to accommodate my request for outdoor seating. My server was both efficient and fun. And the food was everything I'd hoped

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was GREAT. Natalia made menu recommendations that were amazing. The fried green tomatoes were delicious. My friend enjoyed the grits that came with it so much she ordered a side of them. The food came quickly, was hot, and cooked well. The sweet potato pancakes were delicious, but the fresh blueberry compote was the star. The Southern Hospitality mimosa was very tasty. The restaurant was full of a diverse group of people. I will go back there again.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good , service a little slow , portions not very much for the price

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vipMBrad2L
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant I had expected a phenomenal dining experience. Unfortunately it was not to be. It began when the hostess sat us right behind the servers station/adjacent to the kitchen. When we asked to move another table, the server came and moved us literally one table away from where we had been and had the nerve to ask, is this better? No ma’am it is not. When I pointed to one of the many empty tables by the windows she said they were not seating people there to ensure there was adequate server coverage. But the restaurant was no where near full so I don’t get how the server would have to do more work to walk a few feet over to the table by the window. In any event we settled on a table outside and were seated at a table that was dirty. Even the server commented that the table should have been cleaned before we were seated. And it smelled badly outside, like garbage. Anyway, now to the food. The biscuits were dry and even the heaping cup of butter and jam that came with them couldn’t help them. My sweet and spicy fried chicken was Chinese store quality; not great but not horrible. But expected more for the price. The Mac and cheese was a bit over cooked but the Brussels were good. My husband enjoyed his shrimp and grits and my kids liked their waffles and eggs - which leads me to think ordering from the brunch/breakfast menu is the way to go. Overall, given the initial server experience and the mediocre food would not recommend.

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Sherif
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the area. You have to try their biscuits with jam and honey. Outstanding experience!!

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vipKendallH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing and friendly service. Chicken and waffles are bomb! We got both the Sriracha and Mac and Cheese ones. You can’t go wrong with either. The house margarita is also a great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely visit! Drinks and food were delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend.

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Arlene
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Brussel sprouts, chicken and waffles were delish!

The restaurant closed at 8 pm on a weeknight!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and the food was only ok. We won’t be back.

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vipLuvagoodmeal
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was the best. Liz was amazing. Going back again.

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AmberG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I love the atmosphere however the food needs seasoning, drinks were weak and service was mediocre at best

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were so refreshing. I enjoyed having brunch there since it had been a long time. Thank you Tupelo Honey and our server was amazing and friendly!

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AliciaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was great but very busy so barely had time to check on us. I think they should hire more people. Great experience nevertheless!

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JC18
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Arrived for my reservation and got seated in an area with no server. After 15 min, I asked and was relocated to a different section. I wait another 15 min and no one came to the table. After wasting 30 min, we decided to leave. Very disappointing as we have loved going here multiple times in the past!

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Beartrees
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Menu creative and interesting. Our server Kevin was the key to a great evening.

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JeannieG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Great service but food left much to be desired. For example, the avocado toast came with a large raw onion slices (3 inches thick) not as garish. It was disgusting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not great. So salty. Dining room pretty empty. Nice waiter tho.

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food came out promptly and was delicious. Server was fun, neighborhood was cute.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was phenomenal! The service was bizarre and obnoxious. The waiter was busy and didn’t even take our drink order. One of the managers did. Fine. But then he tells us that the kitchen closes in 15 minutes…..ummm I just sat down and scanned the menu and I have a reservation. Seriously?! The waiter left much to be desired and many other bizarre things happened. When we tried to leave before ordering, we were asked to stay and that nothing would be rushed and that was untrue. We were in and out, boxes on hand in 31 mins.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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vipProteach1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. I will summarize this place to that of a boutique restaurant. Small but casual classy. Extremely friendly and helpful service. My only criticism is that the waitress was a little over extended for a large party needs. However, we were patient and managed. In the end, this place is worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’d heard so much about the fried chicken, so we had to try it. It was very crisp and a little dry. The Brussels sprouts side dish was huge which meant leftovers for sure.

Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Responded on 3 September 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. I will be sure to let our chefs know so we can perfect our fried chicken every time. Look forward to hosting you again soon.

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Second time visiting and the food was just as good.

Service is friendly but I would like them to be more mindful of pacing the courses properly. I again ordered biscuits to start and my main course at once but the food was again delivered all as one course.

Service will get five stars from me once they fix the pacing issue.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, The frose was one of my favorite drinks!

Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Responded on 3 September 2021

Thank you for your review Jade. That Frose is so good, especially with the heat we have endured. PRO-TIP Add a tequila float next time! Thats the only way I have mine! Look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The honey dusted chicken is very good as always.

Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Responded on 3 September 2021

Some of the best fried chicken on this side of town. Our chefs appreciate great feedback and we thank you for your review.

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington is rated 4.4 stars by 2334 OpenTable diners.

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