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Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville, Asheville, NC

Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville

4.3
4.3
6 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table

Located in West Asheville, Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville is the critically-acclaimed and locally beloved eatery that offers delicious southern food in a casual, charming atmosphere. Early Girl serves dinner Thursday through Saturday night with a well-crafted beer and wine menu and offers breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Regulars’ favorites include pan-fried free range chicken with herb gravy for dinner, the local sausage and sweet potato scramble for breakfast and the almond and ginger salad almost any time.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Mon–Wed 11:00 am–4:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 820-2323

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Howard Pickrel

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Parking details

    There is parking in the Mardis Building parking lot (attached to the building we are in). On the weekends there is parking across the street too.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Breakfast Served all Day! Appetizers, Soup, Salads, Sandwiches, and Plates available after 11am

Starters

  • Quick Breads$5.00

    Served warm. Pumpkin Ginger or Banana

    • Half Order House Granola$4.75

      A vegan specialty, topped with fresh fruit, served with organic soy milk, 2% milk, or yogurt

      Breakfast

      Served All Day!

      • Egg Biscuit*$3.75

        • Biscuit and Gravy$4.50

          Our homemade biscuit topped with vegetarian herb cream gravy or smoky bacon gravy

          • Biscuit French Toast$9.00

            Cinnamon battered biscuits, fresh whipped cream, seasonal fruit, with organic maple syrup

            • Southern Breakfast*$8.50

              2 eggs any style with grits or homefries and toast or a homemade biscuit

              • Multigrain Pancakes$11.00

                Three cakes with organic maple syrup

                • Shrimp and Grits$14.00

                  Jumbo shrimp sautéed in a spicy brown gravy with peppers, green onions, tomato, and andouille sausage over stone-ground grits

                  • Vegan Tofu Scramble$11.00

                    Marinated organic tofu with peas, red onions, mushrooms, tomato, and spinach, served with toast or a homemade biscuit

                    • Spinach Potato Cakes*$12.00

                      Two cakes topped with tomato gravy, served with 2 eggs any style and choice of toast or biscuit

                      • Local Sausage & Sweet Potato Scramble$13.00

                        Eggs scrambled with housemade sausage, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, bacon, and green onion, served with toast or a homemade biscuit

                        • Veggie Breakfast Bowl*$13.00

                          Rice, black beans, sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, Cheddar cheese, and scrambled eggs, topped with salsa and avocado relish

                          • Porky Breakfast Bowl*$13.00

                            Homefries, BBQ pork, scrambled eggs, and local aged Cheddar smothered in smoky bacon gravy

                            • House Granola$8.50

                              A vegan specialty, topped with fresh fruit, served with organic soy milk, 2% milk, or yogurt

                              • Black Bean and Cheddar Omelet$11.00

                                Topped with salsa and sour cream, served with homefries and toast

                                • Cheese and Herb Omelet$11.00

                                  Local aged Cheddar cheese and chopped fresh herbs, served with homefries and toast

                                  Breakfast à La Carte

                                  • Fresh Fruit$4.50

                                    • One Pancake$4.00

                                      • One Egg*$2.00

                                        • Toast$2.00

                                          • Gluten Free Toast$2.00

                                            • Biscuit$2.00

                                              • Homefries$3.00

                                                • Stone-Ground Grits$3.00

                                                  • Spinach Potato Cake$2.00

                                                    • Bacon$3.00

                                                      • Local Pork Sausage$3.00

                                                        • Local Country Ham$3.00

                                                          • Baked Local Tempeh$3.00

                                                            • Vegan Tomato Gravy$3.00

                                                              • Vegetarian Herb Cream Gravy.$3.00

                                                                • Smoky Bacon Gravy$3.00

                                                                  • Avocado$3.00

                                                                    • Pimento Cheese$1.50

                                                                      • Add Cheddar$0.75

                                                                        Soup & Appetizers

                                                                        • Soup of the Day

                                                                          • Cup$3.00
                                                                          • Bowl$4.50
                                                                        • Seasonal Pickle & Local Cheese Platter$12.00

                                                                          Served with deviled eggs and crostinis

                                                                          • Fried Green Tomato Napoleon$11.00

                                                                            Fried green tomatoes layered with fresh basil and herbed fromage blanc, topped with salsa and balsamic dressing, served over grits

                                                                            Meat & Two

                                                                            Choose one protein and two vegetables. Dinners served with a homemade biscuit

                                                                            • Vegetable Plate$11.50

                                                                              Choose four vegetables with cornbread

                                                                              Proteins

                                                                              • Pan-Fried Free Range Chicken$16.00

                                                                                With herb cream gravy

                                                                                • Spinach Potato Cakes$14.00

                                                                                  Three cakes topped with tomato gravy

                                                                                  • Pan-Fried Catfish$15.00

                                                                                    Topped with green tomato chutney

                                                                                    • Meatloaf$15.00

                                                                                      Prepared with local, hormone-free beef, topped with tomato gravy

                                                                                      Vegetables

                                                                                      Each day's Special Vegetables are posted in the restaurant

                                                                                      • Cucumber Onion Salad

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Stone-Ground Grits

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Black-Eyed Peas

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Ginger Coleslaw

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Candied Yams

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Mashed Potatoes

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Collard Greens

                                                                                        with ham

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • French Fries

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Pickled Beets

                                                                                        • A La Carte$3.00
                                                                                      • Cornbread$2.50

                                                                                        • Macaroni and Cheese

                                                                                          • A La Carte$3.00

                                                                                        Sandwiches

                                                                                        Served with cup of soup, French fries, or vegetable

                                                                                        • Grilled Tempeh Sandwich$11.00

                                                                                          Chipotle-maple tempeh with roasted tomato, arugula, and black-eyed pea hummus on wheat bread

                                                                                          • Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich$9.50

                                                                                            House pimento cheese grilled with arugula and tomato on whole wheat

                                                                                            • Cheeseburger*$12.00

                                                                                              Locally raised hormone-free beef topped with local aged Cheddar, basil mayo, lettuce, tomato, and grilled red onions

                                                                                              • BBQ Pork Sandwich$11.00

                                                                                                Chopped hormone-free pork with ginger coleslaw

                                                                                                • Tempeh Reuben$11.00

                                                                                                  Baked local tempeh, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese

                                                                                                  • Avocado and Sprout Sandwich$10.00

                                                                                                    On wheat toast with local sprouts, cucumber slices, tomato, and black-eyed pea hummus

                                                                                                    • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$11.00

                                                                                                      With herbed fromage blanc, arugula, bacon, and tomato

                                                                                                      • Catfish Sandwich$11.00

                                                                                                        Topped with house chipotle tartar, lettuce, and tomato

                                                                                                        Salads

                                                                                                        Homemade Dressings: Creamy Garlic, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Miso Poppyseed Tahini, Sweet Ginger, Cobb (Red Wine Vinaigrette), Caesar

                                                                                                        • House Green Salad

                                                                                                          Topped with tomato, cucumber, organic carrots, and local aged Cheddar

                                                                                                          • Small$4.00
                                                                                                          • Large$7.00
                                                                                                        • Toasted Almond and Ginger Salad$10.00

                                                                                                          Greens tossed in a sweet ginger dressing with toasted almonds, sunflower seeds, celery, diced oranges, and red pepper

                                                                                                          • Fried Chicken and Bacon Salad$12.00

                                                                                                            Green leaf lettuce topped with local aged Cheddar, bacon, diced cucumber, tomato, grated carrots, fried chicken, and your choice of dressing

                                                                                                            • Caesar Salad$9.00

                                                                                                              Romaine tossed with Caesar dressing, topped with Parmesan cheese and grit croutons

                                                                                                              • Apple Walnut Salad$10.00

                                                                                                                A bed of fresh spinach topped with local apples, candied walnuts, and local feta cheese with your choice of dressing

                                                                                                                • Cobb Salad$12.00

                                                                                                                  Tomato, boiled egg, bacon, grilled chicken, avocado, and local aged Cheddar, served with cobb dressing

                                                                                                                  Salad Additions

                                                                                                                  Add to any Salad:

                                                                                                                  • Grit Croutons$2.00

                                                                                                                    • Chopped Bacon$3.00

                                                                                                                      • Grilled Free Range Chicken$5.00

                                                                                                                        • Grilled Shrimp$6.00

                                                                                                                          • Baked Local Tempeh$3.00

                                                                                                                            Children's Menu

                                                                                                                            For kids under 12. Served with choice of one vegetable

                                                                                                                            • Peanut Butter & Jelly$6.00

                                                                                                                              • Grilled Cheese$6.00

                                                                                                                                • Chicken Fingers$6.00

                                                                                                                                  • Vegetable Plate$6.00

                                                                                                                                    Includes two veggies and a biscuit

                                                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                                                    • Desserts$5.75

                                                                                                                                      Ask your server about today's desserts! All made from scratch

                                                                                                                                      Beverages

                                                                                                                                      • Locally Roasted Organic Coffee$2.75

                                                                                                                                        • San Pellegrino$1.95

                                                                                                                                          • Local Milk$2.25

                                                                                                                                            • Local Chocolate Milk$2.25

                                                                                                                                              • Iced Tea$2.75

                                                                                                                                                • Bloody Mary$8.00

                                                                                                                                                  Soda

                                                                                                                                                  $2.75

                                                                                                                                                  • Coke

                                                                                                                                                    • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                      • Sprite

                                                                                                                                                        • Mello Yello

                                                                                                                                                          Juice

                                                                                                                                                          $2.75

                                                                                                                                                          • Orange

                                                                                                                                                            • Apple

                                                                                                                                                              • Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                                Pot of Hot Tea

                                                                                                                                                                $3 - from Asheville Tea Co.

                                                                                                                                                                • Asheville Grey

                                                                                                                                                                  • Jasmine Gold

                                                                                                                                                                    • Lemon Yaupon

                                                                                                                                                                      • Chamomile Lavender

                                                                                                                                                                        What 6 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.3
                                                                                                                                                                        4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                        • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTableMountaineer

                                                                                                                                                                          Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on July 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          First visit. Food was very well prepared. Definitely a 'go back' kind of place ... and we plan to! Server was very friendly, willing to get answers to questions we had about menu items (and admitted to being relatively new), but missed several opportunities to excel (had to be prompted on a couple things. Also, the establishment indicated they didn't operate with the OpenTable reservations system. Not. problem as there were plenty of tables ... but could have been a real dilemma if they were full. Somewhere there is a disconnct.

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                                                                                                                                                                          PatriciaG

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          The service was good but the food was mediocre. The restaurant had very little ambience.

                                                                                                                                                                        3. JN

                                                                                                                                                                          JanN

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on July 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          We Love Early Girl and now that they have 3 locations, it is so much easier to get to them. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict (with hollandaise or tomato gravy). Jack enjoyed the meatloaf and had enough to take some home. John enjoyed one of the 3 specials of the night: breaded chicken something. As we usually think of Early Girl for breakfast, it was delightful to go for dinner and have the full offerings from the bar as well. We will be back! Hard to choose: the charm and character of Early Girl Eatery on Wall Street or the proximity and availability (it was not crowded) of Early Girl Eatery on Haywood. Will have to try the new one on Merrimon, too!

                                                                                                                                                                        4. TH

                                                                                                                                                                          TinaH

                                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Great food, wonderful service! Oh, and this may be the ONLY restaurant on Haywood Road that has ample parking.

                                                                                                                                                                        5. I

                                                                                                                                                                          Ionio

                                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Delicious food, nice ambiance, warm and attentive service.

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                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          Meh - won’t go back for dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                        Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 820-2323.

                                                                                                                                                                        Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville is rated 4.3 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                          Asheville

                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                          Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Mon–Wed 11:00 am–4:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                          Farm-to-table, Southern, American

                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                          There is parking in the Mardis Building parking lot (attached to the building we are in). On the weekends there is parking across the street too.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                          Howard Pickrel

                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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