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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
4933 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. PW

    PeggyW

    Naples

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Service was good, food was delicious. Relatively no ambiance and not quiet. If you’re looking for great southern cuisine this is the spot!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food. Outdoor dining was wonderful.

  3. JR

    JulieR

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for a girls brunch! Everyone left satisfied and we had great service.

  4. JH

    JayneH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Rebecca is awesome!

  5. G

    Gigi

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was awesome! We were in town for a wedding and will go back again the next time we visit!!

  6. DB

    DeneenB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Chicken was trying out my has been received the wrong meal overall very disappointed compare Charlas six visits here will not return lots of choices in the area

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wait staff was great! Good delicious. A bit noisy.

  8. GD

    GaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eclectic menu, great steaks, great service, enjoyed !

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Sam. Our waitstaff was excellent!

  10. CD

    ChrisD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mac-n-cheese Waffles and Asheville Hot Chicken was awesome!

  11. ST

    SusanT

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Tupelo Honey is located in downtown Asheville with a large porch for outdoor dining. We had a perfect evening for sitting on the porch. Unfortunately the signature dish which we all ordered, fried kitchen, was dry and disappointing. The servers were prompt and friendly.

  12. LC

    LeanneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Loud, crowded. But wonderful, prompt service. Would eat here again.

  13. L

    Lewis

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the pork in the skillet! Was looking for the fried catfish but they no longer carry that! I was so disappointed! It I ordered the pork and it was pleasantly delicious! The collards needed to be cooked more and they would have been better. My server was just great! I forgot her name but she was so bubbly, and very, very attentive! She had a large party and she kept checking on them and on us making sure we were ok and didn’t need anything! Great experience! Will go back if I’m ever in Asheville again!

  14. IB

    IdaBeans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Southern cuisine…classic and classy. Good atmosphere…bright and alive without being overwhelming

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food !

  16. MJ

    MissyJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Food lacked flavor and seasoning as well as any finesse in presentation. Service was even worse.

  17. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    It was not good. The service was okay but it was cold and dry (chicken)

  18. S

    Steve

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a group of seven which our waitress did a fantastic job. All meals were solid. The only exception are the fried potatoes way too big and no taste since they were fried beyond hard. The drinks and desserts were awesome.

  19. P

    Pattiz

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Chicken skin was crispy but chicken was super dry. Potato cracklings were delicious

  20. CR

    CourtneyR

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Waffles and Asheville Hot Chicken is a must! And they take reservations:) ❤️

  21. KA

    KathrynA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food and a great way to celebrate Father's Day!

  22. AS

    AntonioS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had made reservations 2 weeks before I went when I got there they seated me fast& with good courtesy when I sit down to order my food the food came out before the drinks that was great customer service and in the future I will be back again and I will let people know that Tupelo Honey is a great place to eat at ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  23. LA

    LeeAnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated outside on a busy Saturday night and we loved it. We were able to people watch and enjoy all of the energy along the street.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    In town for a family wedding. Large group enjoyed brunch at Tupelo. Actually, it was the best restaurant food we had during our trip!

  25. M

    Melshopper

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent and food was fresh and delicious!

  26. AS

    AshleyS

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We very much enjoyed our evening at Tupelo Honey. The food was tasty and our server, Kayla was helpful, nice and efficient. They let us eat on the patio instead of waiting for the bar. That was nice !!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    They ran out of fried chicken which was a bummer cause that is their most popular dish.

  28. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    The restaurant was extremely crowded, the kitchen was completely backed up and we had to wait almost an hour before we even got our appetizer. The food came out shortly after the appetizer. There was syrup on the bench where my son sat so he got syrup all over his pants. He asked for something to clean it with and the waitress plopped a dry towel on the table which was useless for syrup cleanup . The waitress was stressed out saying she was having a terrible day. We watched her storm out the back door and disappear for a bit. She did return pleasant. We ended up being in the restaurant 2 or so hours which is unacceptable in my opinion. Overall experience was not a positive one and I would not return to that particular location again.

  29. F

    Favorite

    Orlando

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a must stop for each time we are in Asheville. The food taste great , service friendly.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Waiter busy , missed drinks , refills, etc. You have better

  31. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. We had the Avocado and bacon melt sandwich and Chicken and Waffles....both were fantastic and Conrad our waiter was very helpful.

  32. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food. I have never had fried chicken that tasted like this - it was fantastic. Kinda sweet, I think? Seriously great food. Also, 100% get the banana pudding. So refreshing and tasty on a hot day.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal by far that we have had on our vacation. Highly recommend!

  34. BM

    BillMiami

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The bourbon meatloaf was to die for but the collard greens were even better. My wife loved her mahi-mahi.

  35. BH

    BridgeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner! Great staff! The cauliflower/jalapeño appetizer and the blood orange margarita were amazing!

  36. MZ

    MeredithZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and great service!

  37. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    My husband ordered a $11.50 drink that was supposed to be served up with a twist. It came in a champagne flute with no lemon twist. We asked the server and were told they were out of the glass it was as supposed to be served in? My grits were bland and green beans barely cooked (maybe not even blanched?) and had tough ends still on many of them. We were sitting at the kitchen bar and maybe slightly forgotten about by our waiter as we watched our food sit for 20+ minutes waiting for us under the lights. It was a disappointing experience.

  38. JE

    JayE

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Southern cooking! Jeffery was awesome, and was spot on with the recommendations!

  39. DV

    DebV

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious drinks and food. Great service!

  40. BM

    BrittneyM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! We went twice while on a girl’s trip.

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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 4933 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

12 College St Asheville, NC 28801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    ​Patton Ave. / College Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, 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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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