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

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

4.5
4.5
2783 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern

Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.
Although our patio is available for dining year round, please note we do not have heaters.

**THIS IS OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE LOCATION. TO MAKE A RESERVATION DOWNTOWN, PLEASE VISIT THAT LOCATION. THANK YOU.**

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Booked 123 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 505-7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Catering

    Yes, we provide off-site catering. Please contact us for details. 828-505-7676

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Valerie at v.kopshina@tupelohoneycafe.com to begin making plans for your special occasion or business venture.

  • Private party contact

    828-505-7676: (828) 505-7676

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Gerber village/ Meridan Place/ South Asheville

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking on site directly in front of our location. Just look for the Meridian Plaza off Hendersonville road across from Publix Behind Farm Burger

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was very good, drinks were very good. Waitress was polite and attentive. Mother-daughter trip. We enjoyed, was a little loud and slightly difficult to converse at table, but overall a good experience. Would come back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience!! Food was great!! Staff was friendly and attentive.

  3. M

    Mikeyxxxx

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Nice atmosphere, but food definitely wasn’t real good. Doughy biscuits. Thick, “bready” waffle, dry chicken and slow service. We sat outside and had to move because the table was so wobbly. Two other tables had the same issue. The one next to us told the server and the response was “yeah, we need to get them tightened”.

  4. JP

    JenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything our party ordered was absolutely delicious! The biscuits, the fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and the meatloaf! Sooo good! We will definitely come back! The server was also great and friendly!

  5. l

    lmdaap

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Waited for forever just to get water. Took even longer to order and get food, check, etc. The food was subpar. The fried chicken on cobb salad was dry and had weird flavor. The shrimp and grits was more of a greasy soup.

  6. LS

    LynnS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tupelo Honey never disappoints. The menu offers a wide variety of creative dishes. From appetizers to sandwiches to entrees, there a lots of great choices. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. The main dining areas can get a bit noisy, but the covered patio is pleasant and quieter. They get really busy, especially on weekends so make a reservation.

  7. AG

    AdamG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Don't go the day after a holiday. We went the day after father’s day and had no problem getting a reservation. However, after ordering our drinks (which took about an hour for the waiter to bring) the waiter who had only been working the floor for 4 days said they were out of half the menu items.... no pork, no mahi mahi, no shrimp and grits. For someone with a chicken intolerance this was an issue, the waiter was nice and suggested the meatloaf which was good but not what i had come for. They also seemed understaffed but I'm not holding that against them. The outside dinning area was very nice as well. I will be giving them another chance when i come back through Asheville.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    The quality of the food was not great. They were out of so many items on a peak date and for peak dinner time. The server was overwhelmed but very sweet and apologetic.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Father’s Day dinner

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day, was good. Workers worked hard. I think they are understaffed, but did the best they could. Tortilla soup very good!

  11. BP

    BobP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great southern food with nice modern touches! Delicious!

  12. AH

    AmandaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Restaurant was small and clean. Loved the atmosphere. Great Sunday Brunch idea.

  13. AF

    ArtF

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day!

  14. KT

    KathleenT

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We ate here for Fathers Day. We had a reservation so had no trouble getting a table. It was crowded but our waitress was very good. The food was good too but we do wish they would bring back the black bean burger.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    Once again, unfortunately, Tupelo Honey did not live up to its hype. We had the avocado eggs Benedict and the chicken waffles and both were actually rather bland and ordinary tasting and VERY heavy. The place was crazy busy and very noisy with young kids everywhere but it was Fathers Day so we understand.

  16. M

    Mamasue

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful Father’s Day brunch. Our waiter was one of the best I’ve ever had anywhere.

  17. f

    foodforthought

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    This was our first time at Tupelo Honey. We were visiting from out of town. This place was highly recommended as one of the top places to eat when visiting Asheville. Unfortunately the food and service was not that great. The fried chicken was extremely salty and the mac-n-cheese was awful. It was runny and tasted like Kraft mac-n-cheese from the box. The collard greens were also extremely salty. The fried green tomatoes had no flavor and lacked seasoning. We tried the biscuits and they were ok. Our server had to be reminded several times to bring things such as soft drinks and water and service was slow. We probably won’t be going back as we were extremely disappointed with the food and service.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    First impression was not the best. There was food and drink under the booth we were seated at. My boyfriend was given an appetizer plate that was dirty. The fried pickles appetizer was very good-my favorite part of the whole meal. The server seemed to be in a rush. The restaurant was not quite what I expected. It seemed like a quick in and out kind of place once we were there. The food was okay- fried chicken meal with Mac & potatoes. The chicken became soggy quickly with the gravy. Gravy on the side would have made much more sense. Overall, not the best experience.

  19. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Really appreciated the manager getting us a table despite our reservation being messed up. Not sure how the reservation was wrong-got plenty of email confirmations from Open Table, but the manager was great about fixing it for us.

  20. SM

    SM1349

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Father’s Day weekend meal. Visited from out of town. Food has nice flavor. Best was fried pickles and sweet/spicy chicken sandwich. Will visit again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we first arrived we didn’t get a server, about 10 minutes went by and we flagged someone down. Once we got a server she was wonderful. That was our only complaint.

  22. KA

    KATHRYNP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone in our party of 6 ordered something different, and each choice was outstanding. The meatloaf won the prize!! You must try it. Desert was just ok. We had a great waiter (friendly, knowledgeable, engaging) and a wonderful time.

  23. RE

    ReneeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service we’ve had anywhere in a long time, food was incredible, the entire staff went out of their way to accommodate our large group for a special occasion. They could not have done a better job!

  24. PK

    PaulaK

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacation mode! Fabulous food! My husband ordered the bacon avocado melt and I had the hot chicken with mac and cheese waffle-both were fabulous. The staff were courteous and attentive, definitely in the list for our next visit to Asheville.

  25. AG

    AlohaGirl

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed the variety in the menu. The meatloaf was very good. The Mac N Cheese was mediocre and the Tortilla Soup was good. Our server was excellent and this restaurant seems to value quick service. We really liked it!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favorite spot to stop on our way through Asheville. We forget just how amazing the food is...and it never disappoints. Neither do the Bloody Marys.

  27. RE

    RicE

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were early for our reservation, but were seated immediately! GREAT start! We had expected to wait...they were VERY busy. Food and service was outstanding and great value! Since my wife and I try to eat healthy we ordered salads with grilled chicken. It was all delicious. The biscuits looked TOO good to pass up, so we indulged and they were worth every bite! Will go out of our way to visit Tupelo Honey again!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always consistently great. Sat outside and had a lovely brunch.

  29. M

    Monika

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Unfortunately the service was dismal on this visit. Biscuits were cold and hard. We will stick to the downtown location.

  30. S

    Smartin410

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic shrimp and grits and the biscuits with blueberry compote were outstanding. My husband and daughter had the bone in fried chicken and it was also very good. Highly recommend!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    What a great meal packed with southern charm and delicious to boot. I cannot wait to dine there again. My only issue was they did not have the table I reserved when I arrived. I had to take a different table type.

  32. JS

    JoyfulSongBird

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent family meal during a family vacation to Western, NC. The restaurant accommodated our group of 9 very well and the food was excellent. Would recommend.

  33. NS

    NathanS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time, and majority of our party - would highly recommend if in Asheville, NC. I had the Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf w/ green beans and Mac & cheese; 10/10.

  34. MF

    MaryellenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The chicken on the chicken & waffles was very very spicy- even though I ordered the classic

  35. LS

    LisaS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service were great, but it's six kinds of LOUD in there, for sure.

  36. FS

    Foodie4Sure

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Tupelo Honey is a staple of Asheville cuisine. We’ve dined here more times than I can remember and always love the service and eating on the breezy, beautiful outdoor patio. The food was very good but I absolutely miss their famous Shoo Mercy sweet potato pancakes. Our family literally goes to Tupelo for those mouth watering stack of carbs. We found out this trip they’ve removed this from the menu and replaced it with chicken and waffles. Taking this off the menu was a miss—you can get chicken and waffles literally anywhere. Sweet potato pancakes topped with chicken and drizzled with caramelized pecans and syrup? That’s a one-of-a-kind dish worth bringing back and keeping around.

  37. F

    Fazzell

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Our food was good and service was great. My group consisted of teenagers and the meal becomes pricey when every refill is a 3.25 charge.

  38. l

    loriz

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Staff was outstanding

  39. V

    Valerie

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped as part of a business trip. Such a great experience and the food was fantastic.

  40. p

    pjsev

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and even greater wait staff! Will be back next time we are in Asheville!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - South Asheville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - South Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 505-7676.

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville is rated 4.5 stars by 2783 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 123 times today
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

1829 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gerber village/ Meridan Place/ South Asheville

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking on site directly in front of our location. Just look for the Meridian Plaza off Hendersonville road across from Publix Behind Farm Burger

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 505-7676

  • Catering

    Yes, we provide off-site catering. Please contact us for details. 828-505-7676

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Valerie at v.kopshina@tupelohoneycafe.com to begin making plans for your special occasion or business venture.

  • Private party contact

    828-505-7676: (828) 505-7676

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