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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5051 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food. This original, flagship location boasts almost 20 years of delighting diners and providing a high energy environment that is synonymous the Asheville community.
Reservations recommended.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 186 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Regional American (Southern), American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 09:00–21:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (828) 255-4863

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    No off premise catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Cross Street

    ​Patton Ave. / College Street

  • Parking Details

    Rankin and Wall Street garages are the closest. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended! *OUT OF RESPECT FOR THOSE THAT ARE WAITING, WE ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY ARE PRESENT AT YOUR RESERVATION TIME BEFORE TAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE. RESERVATIONS ARE CANCELLED AFTER 15 MINUTES.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,051 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    SheilaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    There were a lot of bridal parties that made the restaurant to loud to hold a conversation. The food was greasy.
  2. p

    perryp

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate at bar. Overall great restaurant. Very good food. Enjoyed it a lot
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food, drinks and vibe. The lights were a hair too bright for my taste, but overall the energy, flavors and details were all attended too really perfectly. Smothered chicken was incredible, biscuits, sprouts, the works. Every dish was awesome.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Extremely poor quality food. Their special fried chicken was dry to a fault and inadequate portions. Very much a tourist trap restaurant so they can get away with mediocre!!
  5. EB

    EvanB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hot chicken Mac and cheese waffle was amazing!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The starters we ordered didn’t arrive until after the main courses. My wife ordered a lemon drop martini because the first one she ever had was at this location and it was amazing. This lemon drop was terrible and the waitress charged us for a double Tito’s with lemon drop! A freaking double! The table behind us was loaded with kids screaming. We were sat beside the kitchen even though we made reservations and asked to sit on the bar side so we wouldn’t have to listen to the kitchen staff drop multiple plates and pots. Then we had to listen to the wait staff openly discuss their life problems along with cussing. It was only my wife and daughter but they put us at a table for six. The food was great but everything else was terrible. I am afraid this will be our last trip to this location. It is a shame. Oh and our bill was $135 at 3:30 pm for 3 people. The terrible lemon drop was over charged at $20! A complete rip off.
  7. RG

    RobG

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We sat at the bar for dinner (that was all that was available on Open Table). The bartender was really great. The bar is nice, but the rest of the restaurant is basic. The food was decent but nothing memorable. We had the Cobb salad and fried chicken.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    My friend and I had lunch there on Tuesday and it was nothing short of amazing. We had the fried green tomatoes and the fried Brussels which were both delicious. We ordered the pork because we were told that they have replaced sriracha with Thai chili sauce since sriracha will not be available until next year. It was so delicious that we insisted on going back with 6 more of our friends for dinner a few days later. We ordered some apps, which did not disappoint, and we ordered our entrees according to what we had been told only 2 short days earlier, sriracha had been replaced by Thai chili sauce. Everything we had was over the top spicy. The pork did not have the incredible sear that it had at lunch and was frankly, a little dry. It was very disappointing, I expected a restaurant like this to be more consistent.
  9. CJ

    CherryJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast with my husband and 11-year-old daughter (during our back to school getaway) was wonderful! The food and service was fantastic. We love the aesthetics and ambiance of the restaurant. Will definitely go back on future trips to Asheville!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Server who really can multitask!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service!!!
  12. MD

    MichaelD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biscuits are a must! Had the chicken BLT, and-my goodness!-it was delicious. Can’t wait to come back soon
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good! Kind service and great way to see Asheville go by. Parking is super hard but overall good experience.
  14. M

    Mamaoflittles

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was truly delicious. We had breakfast food after church, and it was a hit for the whole family! Our server was kind, but with how busy the time of day was, the waits were long, and in our interactions, she seemed overwhelmed (understandably so perhaps, especially given the number of young families seated in the outdoor area). A point not attributable to the restaurant but to Asheville is that the surrounding area was not as nice as I anticipated. Asheville is surprisingly unkempt. The city would do well to encourage volunteering to clean up downtown or put forth more effort in its sanitation efforts.
  15. K

    Kb2017

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent
  16. I

    Iza9

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tory the bartender is awesome!
  17. M

    Matt

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Not great experience this time...drink was just half full ("that's just the way we make them"), and they got my order wrong three times (not something off menu, they brought me the WRONG DISH!), with no apologies, accommodations, or anything. The rest of my party was almost done before I just gave up and ate what they brought on the third try. All that noted, the biscuits and fried green tomatoes we had as appetizers were great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Make reservations in advance. Darren our server was great.
  19. MI

    MICHAELM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First review on open table, have been using it a while now. But felt motivated to rate our experience here because it was outstanding. The food, drink, service, value.. all were outstanding.
  20. DB

    DerekB

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Spencer, the server was fantastic. What a wonderful experience. This is the best Tupelo Honey experience we have had. We had family over from Sctland and they were blown away. Thanks.
  21. GF

    GreatFoods

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service!
  22. c

    comet

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food at the bar, service was professional and courteous
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A repeat visit for me, but first time for the extended family. Everyone loved it.
  24. LS

    LauriS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Food is good, service was better!
  25. JS

    JustinS

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The biscuits are wonderful. Don’t believe any hype about the waffles, though: They’re TERRIBLE.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great except that they had no hot coffee available on a Sunday morning 😬
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. The food was as good as it always is.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We’ve been many times and everything has been wonderful! This time food seemed like it had been under a heat lamp and we seemed rushed to order and finish our meal by the wait staff
  29. AP

    ArleneP

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, waitstaff, and drinks!!
  30. CC

    CindyC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection everytime!! Thank you.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There should be a separate line for people checking in and people who got text messages confirming the table is ready. People who didn’t need to be in line had to wait in line for everyone to check in
  32. AR

    AmberR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    With reservations we still had to wait 15 minutes. Complimentary biscuits were brought to our table to help make up for it, they were yummy! Food was good except for the brussel sprouts that 3 people in our party ordered, they were all very much overcooked and burnt.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the fried green tomato sandwich with the salt and pepper Brussels as my side and a HUGE Queen Mary Bloody Mary to drink. The sandwich was delectable! The Brussels…over done. They literally became dust in my mouth and had very little flavor to be honest. They could have been cooked a bit less. The Bloody Mary… If you are a fan of bloody Mary’s and typically drink at least two then this is the bloody for you. Spice level out of 10…6 or 7. Overall I loved the ambiance of the bar side. The other side looked a brighter but I enjoyed the moodier bar side.
  34. LM

    LauraM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great southern options a With perfect brunch cocktail options.
  35. T

    Truefoodie21

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat the fried chicken and biscuits!! Service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the city of Asheville.
  36. RH

    RobertH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tupelo Honey is a very sociable place, a friendly calming ambiance that lends itself to relaxing conversation over drinks and food. And you will not want to rush over your food. It is meant to be savored and enjoyed, to highlight without intruding into your conversation.
  37. m

    michelleb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really loved Tupelo honey!! We got the fried chicken and baked Mac n cheese. And the homemade biscuits. Sooooo good. Great service.
  38. DS

    DianaS

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great food, great location , great service! Outdoor seating great place to relax and watch the world go by.
  39. LZ

    LauraZ

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles were delicious, as was the avocado toast!
  40. WT

    WillTravel4GoodFood

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a meal with my son. Chicken and waffles were excellent!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 255-4863.

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.6 stars by 5051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 186 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    ​Patton Ave. / College Street

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 09:00–21:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Regional American (Southern), American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Rankin and Wall Street garages are the closest. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended! *OUT OF RESPECT FOR THOSE THAT ARE WAITING, WE ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY ARE PRESENT AT YOUR RESERVATION TIME BEFORE TAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE. RESERVATIONS ARE CANCELLED AFTER 15 MINUTES.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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