Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Gluten-free Restaurant · Downtown Asheville
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Tupelo Honey Cafe offers fresh, creative Southern food and spirits, so you’ll want to return for brunch, lunch or dinner.

9.2/10

Based on 516 votes

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    Lance B.
    "Sweet potato pancakes are the bomb diggity!"(24 Tips)
    Mary M.
    "Love the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese grits."(8 Tips)
    Joe N.
    "Local sausage and homemade bisquits with blueberry jam are awesome."(5 Tips)
    Alex V.
    "Fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes & the biscuits"(8 Tips)

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Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Wednesday from 4pm-7pm. $3 Pints $5 Draft Cocktails $6 Select Small Plates Build Your Own Old Fashioneds and Champagne Cocktails! http://tupelohoneycafe.com/happyhour

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  • Southern food
  • sweet potato pancakes
  • grits
  • biscuits
  • breakfast food
  • fried green tomatoes
  • fried chicken
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  • pecan pie
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  • Tupelo Honey Cafe

    Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Wednesday from 4pm-7pm. $3 Pints $5 Draft Cocktails $6 Select Small Plates Build Your Own Old Fashioneds and Champagne Cocktails! http://tupelohoneycafe.com/happyhour

    Tupelo Honey Cafe · May 13, 2015
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  • Nick A.

    A foodie nirvana. The food is as good as hyped. Order the Chicken Piccata with shrimp. You will not be disappointed. Great selection of Asheville-area craft brews. Biscuits with jam are terrific.

    Nick Aguirre · August 21, 2014
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  • Epicurious

    Vegetables and herbs are provided by the owners' own 10-acre farm. A local bakery supplies the bread, and nearby breweries deliver their best beers, including Pisgah's Organic Pale Ale. Read more

    Epicurious · February 19, 2015
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  • Amanda W.

    Brunch was absolutely amazing! We sat at the bar, in front of Chef Dave. He made great recommendations and kept us entertained. He made the experience that much better! Loved THC!

    Amanda Webb · June 2, 2013
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  • Sarah G.

    Go hungry-- everything on the menu is delicious, + they bring you a biscuit with blueberry jam & honey before your meal. Save room for dessert as they've got the best pecan pie in town, hands down.

    Sarah G. · May 25, 2013
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  • Mairead M.

    Hard to choose with so many great choices on this menu! Black bean burger and corn on the cob are delicious! Try the raspberry basil lemonade, but make sure to order a glass of water too.

    Mairead M · November 13, 2012
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  • Carol T.

    The fried chicken strombolica was beyond awesome. It came with mashed cheesy cauliflower. (which was so good I ordered an extra side of it!). Eat at the bar- less wait & watch them cook.

    Carol T · October 17, 2011
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  • Roaming Gnome

    Order the Kenny Special: sweet potato pancake with fried chicken and pecans on top. It was named after a waiter named Kenny. Which makes sense.

    Roaming Gnome · November 16, 2013
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  • Epicurious

    This cafe is a neighborhood effort - the owners own a farm and also buy locally the bread, chicken, eggs, beer, and even the artwork! Try the salads garnished with herbal flowers.

    Epicurious · August 24, 2010
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  • Eva S.

    Good tasty fried chicken over mashed potatoes, same with catfish and grits, fried okra. service good, prices moderate to high noise, diner setting with a modern twist

    Eva Smith · October 14, 2014
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  • Paul M.

    Had a great breakfast here. Bacon, eggs and grits were awesome along with the biscuit adorned with, you guessed it, honey. I would definitely suggest THC.

    Paul McRae · May 5, 2014
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  • Jay F.

    Try the Country Breakfast With Sausage And Goat Cheese Grits - Great eggs and sausage...I'm sure everything is local...and don't forget the sweet potato pancake!!

    Jay Foust · September 30, 2012
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  • Welcome to College

    Located in the heart of downtown and filled with friendly people, "Brian's Shrimp & Grits" is a treat worth waiting for before heading home from you college visits.

    Welcome to College · February 4, 2011
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  • Marisol P.

    Try the sweet potato pancakes with fried chicken for a twist on chicken and waffles! The burger is also delicious!

    Marisol Pluhar · January 7, 2014
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  • Austin A.

    Everything is delicious here! I highly recommend the meatloaf!! And get the smashed sweet potatoes! I can't wait until there's one in Charlotte!

    Austin Arnold · October 14, 2013
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  • Karen P.

    Nom nom nom. Ah-mazing. Grits, Mac n' cheese, grilled cheese, burger cooked to perfection. Sat at the bar. Can't wait to come back for breakfast!

    Karen Pace · December 26, 2012
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  • David P.

    100% awesome southern food. Top 5 pork dish I've ever had and the fried green tomatoes were outstanding.

    David Pitts · August 13, 2014
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  • Xaque W.

    Okra! Southern eggroll! Fried green tomatoes! And an excellent beer selection, not to mention the friendly staff were awesome as well

    Xaque Williams · January 6
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  • Hillary P.

    It's all good. One giant foodgasm. My favorite restaurant in Asheville. Worth the wait. OR -- order carry out and eat it in the park across the street.

    Hillary Pierce · December 23, 2011
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  • Renee P.

    Worth the wait. Server was nice. Food was great and prices reasonable for the quality of food. Banana pudding and pecan pie were wonderful too.

    Renee Perelmuter · December 29, 2012
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  • Adam S.

    Pancakes and fried chicken BLT. Also the coffee milk stout beer is great. You can't go wrong here.

    Adam Smith · November 21, 2014
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  • Alex F.

    Food = 10 | Service =8.5-9 | Hostess = 0. Don't let the salty entrance deter you, it's well worth her drama to get to a table and enjoy the fare.

    Alex Fraser · September 4, 2012
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  • Bethany D.

    The Appalachian Egg Rolls were a DELICIOUS appetizer! All the food is super fresh and local and it really makes a difference. So yummy!

    Bethany Decossas · May 24, 2013
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  • Dan G.

    It's hard to explain how awesome this place is. It's as if you are experiencing the entire breadth of North Carolina cuisine in one menu. You can't go wrong with any item.

    Dan Griffin · September 14, 2015
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  • Todd W.

    Best breakfast place in town. The fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles are always awesome but everything is amazing

    Todd White · February 16, 2015
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  • Mike M.

    Had maple butter salmon, fried chicken, spicy Mac and cheese, BBQ egg rolls, and sweet potato pancake. All 10/10

    Mike Martoccia · October 11, 2015
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  • Julian N.

    Sweet potato pancakes = definite yes! Also the biscuit & gravy = drool yum. Actually, can't go wrong with just about everything.

    Julian Nam · May 31, 2011
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  • Patrick L.

    Fried Egg BLT is delicious and don't forget to get some Honey Glazed Fruit Salad. Wash it down with a Bourbon and Blenheim's!

    Patrick Lester · April 4, 2012
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  • Laura B.

    Ended up with the fried Chicken & Gravy, which was great. Biscuits melt in your mouth. Great recommendation from my friends at the Greenville Hyatt..

    Laura Bergersen · October 7, 2012
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  • Emily Marie C.

    Delicious gluten free options including gluten free sandwhich bread that taste like the real thing ;) A must for Asheville!

    Emily Marie Carroll · March 17, 2011
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  • chris w.

    Pimento cheese app and bbq pork egg rolls app are awesome. Be sure to add the mustard and relish on the egg rolls.

    chris walters · July 31, 2011
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  • JD H.

    Sit at the chefs table if possible you get a great show. Everything is wonderful. Excelent staff, great service. Instant favorite.

    JD Herrera · August 9, 2013
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  • Jini M.

    Long wait at lunch time but worth it. Have the Rosemary Peach Lemonade, even if the weather is chilly. It's divine!

    Jini M · October 29, 2012
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  • Jodie

    After being told of a 45 minute wait, we waited an hour and a half to be seated by the door that is constantly propped open. Not worth the wait.

    Jodie · December 28, 2013
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  • Adam W.

    Service was excellent. Black bean burger less than par, but sweet potato fries & fried chicken strombolica (sp?) delish.

    Adam Woodcock · October 2, 2011
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  • Brooke O.

    Excellent food and iced coffee brewed to perfection! Sweet potato pancakes are heaven an a must have like everyone says!

    Brooke Orr · September 4, 2011
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  • A R.

    Southern cooking with a twist. I loved this hidden gem. Get there early because there will be a crowd.

    A Rouse · September 21, 2015
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  • Bonnie C.

    Honest to god the best free bread and homemade jam while waiting for your meal. Long wait buy worth it

    Bonnie Carpenter · September 6, 2014
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  • Mitch M.

    Thyme Lemonade, Shrimp & grits & nutty fried chicken. I prefer waitresses cold, rude but fast, so all around, perfect.

    Mitch M · October 9, 2013
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  • Rachel M.

    Rude servers, limited bar, long wait. Brought a full cold beer from the bar next door and they took it from me. This is Asheville - be cool. Not impressed.

    Rachel Masterman · September 2, 2012
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  • Jimmy F.

    Try the Tupelo bliss burger so good really awesome! Had to wait 40min for a table well worth the wait!!!

    Jimmy Freiberg · April 22, 2012
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  • Melissa L.

    Had the curry chicken tacos, spicy but very delicious! The blueberry preserves are amazing. Very nice establishment.

    Melissa Longwill-Ackerman · November 5, 2015
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  • Matt D.

    If you like shrimp and grits you have to get the here. They're just a bit spicy and the grits are amazing!

    Matt Dellinger · April 12, 2012
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  • Kaitlyn R.

    Skip the bloody marys. Their veggies are delicious. And don't order the beet salad if you're wearing a white shirt.

    Kaitlyn Reed · November 27, 2013
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  • Trak E.

    Omg sweet potatoe pancake huge, eggs rolls phenomenal, biscuits are the most amazing biscuits in NC!

    Trak Ervin · October 18, 2015
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  • Chris B.

    Excellent food. We have eaten here both for brunch and dinner. Get the pancakes and the grit appetizers. Read more

    Chris Brown · June 9, 2010
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  • Jed S.

    Oh my god everything on the menu looks amazing. This place makes me want to eat, throw up, and order another meal. Could probably eat here every meal for a week.

    Jed Singer · November 13, 2012
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  • Patrick C.

    From fresh foods served here. Very pricy. Get here very early to get in because the wait is very long.

    Patrick Cusack · July 12, 2014
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  • Mary M.

    Love the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese grits. Pick up a pint glass, cookbook, or pecan pie while you're there.

    Mary McGurn · September 4, 2011
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  • Jay F.

    Try the Eggs Betty With Homefries - An nice take on Eggs Benedict...and don't forget the Homefries!!!

    Jay Foust · November 25, 2012
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  • Nic Z.

    The food was honestly little more than satisfactory and the service was fine. Absolutely NOT worth the hour and half wait.

    Nic Z · May 24, 2015
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