Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Asheville, Asheville
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  • Nick A.
    Nick AguirreAugust 21, 2014
    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.
  • Debbie P.
    Debbie PackerSeptember 16, 2016
    The sweet potato pancake is my favorite (and what I always get), but this time I tried the best salad and it was SO good! I had apparently never eaten goat cheese and it's now my favorite.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousFebruary 19, 2015
    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
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WebbJune 2, 2013
    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!
  • Alix R.
    Alix RecordSeptember 19, 2016
    Omg! Died and gone to food heaven💃🏼 ribs so good even the fat on them is good. The white sauce on the chicken is perfect. Sides are too good. We'll be back!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.May 25, 2013
    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.
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaMay 15, 2016
    Very fun place to be. Some good beer selection. Beet salad was great, Kenny pancakes with chicken, greets with shrimp, and ribs appetizer (2 small ribs). I enjoyed the cider from the drinks.
  • Mairead M.
    Mairead MNovember 13, 2012
    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.
  • John K.
    John KraftMarch 27
    I had prosciutto-wrapped cod on succotash & puréed squash. Wife: pan-seared trout, corn soufflé & Brussels Sprouts she raved over. Free biscuits & all great. Her margarita ok, but smallish. honey/jam.
  • Madeline B.
    Madeline BiedaJune 24, 2016
    Appalachian Johnny cakes, friend chicken, fried green tomatoes, Cajun scallop sofritos, side of biscuits with homemade blueberry compote 👌🏼 all dank as hell
  • Fish F.
    Fish FishJanuary 13
    Really good food here. Have to recommend the banana pudding! Their house Rye Ale was delicious. Just the right amount of Rye! All well worth the wait for a table.
  • Amol U.
    Amol UtrankarFebruary 9
    The french toast with fried chicken, bacon, and candied pecans is a must. Literally the definition of a perfect Southern brunch. 🔥🔥
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeNovember 16, 2013
    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.
  • Marisol P.
    Marisol PluharJanuary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the sweet potato pancakes with fried chicken for a twist on chicken and waffles! The burger is also delicious!
  • Carol T.
    Carol TOctober 17, 2011
    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.
  • Paul M.
    Paul McRaeMay 5, 2014
    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.
  • Jed S.
    Jed SingerNovember 13, 2012
    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.
  • Lynn Marie F.
    Lynn Marie FrancoJuly 12, 2016
    Amazing southern breakfast spot. They really know how to step up chicken and waffles. Get a pint-size mimosa!
  • Jay F.
    Jay FoustSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyOctober 7, 2016
    Fried Green Tomatoes on goat cheese grits are amazing. The Shoo Mercy Shrimp & Grits are well worth the upgrade! They will blow your mind...
  • Austin A.
    Austin ArnoldOctober 14, 2013
    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!
  • David P.
    David PittsAugust 13, 2014
    100% awesome southern food. Top 5 pork dish I've ever had and the fried green tomatoes were outstanding.
  • Karen P.
    Karen PaceDecember 26, 2012
    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!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithNovember 21, 2014
    Pancakes and fried chicken BLT. Also the coffee milk stout beer is great. You can't go wrong here.
  • Eva S.
    Eva SmithOctober 14, 2014
    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
  • Renee P.
    Renee PerelmuterDecember 29, 2012
    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.
  • PureWow
    PureWowNovember 21, 2016
    Get the Southern Belle, with Brie, gorgonzola and homemade pear-and-onion marmalade on sourdough. Read more
  • Xaque W.
    Xaque WilliamsJanuary 6, 2016
    Okra! Southern eggroll! Fried green tomatoes! And an excellent beer selection, not to mention the friendly staff were awesome as well
  • Bethany D.
    Bethany DecossasMay 24, 2013
    The Appalachian Egg Rolls were a DELICIOUS appetizer! All the food is super fresh and local and it really makes a difference. So yummy!
  • Hillary P.
    Hillary PierceDecember 23, 2011
    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.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GriffinSeptember 14, 2015
    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.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteFebruary 16, 2015
    Best breakfast place in town. The fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles are always awesome but everything is amazing
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartocciaOctober 11, 2015
    Had maple butter salmon, fried chicken, spicy Mac and cheese, BBQ egg rolls, and sweet potato pancake. All 10/10
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    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.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BergersenOctober 7, 2012
    Ended up with the fried Chicken & Gravy, which was great. Biscuits melt in your mouth. Great recommendation from my friends at the Greenville Hyatt..
  • Sharon O.
    Sharon OverbyFebruary 19
    Great Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese with a side of Brussel Sprouts....yum!
  • JD H.
    JD HerreraAugust 9, 2013
    Sit at the chefs table if possible you get a great show. Everything is wonderful. Excelent staff, great service. Instant favorite.
  • Anaid R.
    Anaid RomeroJanuary 16
    Try the southern fried chicken sandwich with corn souffle and for share avocado fried and fried green tomatoes. Deli!
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LesterApril 4, 2012
    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!
  • Jini M.
    Jini MOctober 29, 2012
    Long wait at lunch time but worth it. Have the Rosemary Peach Lemonade, even if the weather is chilly. It's divine!
  • Welcome to College
    Welcome to CollegeFebruary 4, 2011
    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.
  • A R.
    A RobinsonSeptember 21, 2015
    Southern cooking with a twist. I loved this hidden gem. Get there early because there will be a crowd.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LowderSeptember 11, 2014
    Fried egg BLT is fantastic. Goat cheese grits are great too.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DellingerApril 12, 2012
    If you like shrimp and grits you have to get the here. They're just a bit spicy and the grits are amazing!
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie CarpenterSeptember 6, 2014
    Honest to god the best free bread and homemade jam while waiting for your meal. Long wait buy worth it
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FreibergApril 22, 2012
    Try the Tupelo bliss burger so good really awesome! Had to wait 40min for a table well worth the wait!!!
  • Mitch M.
    Mitch MOctober 9, 2013
    Thyme Lemonade, Shrimp & grits & nutty fried chicken. I prefer waitresses cold, rude but fast, so all around, perfect.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FraserSeptember 4, 2012
    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.
  • chris w.
    chris waltersJuly 31, 2011
    Pimento cheese app and bbq pork egg rolls app are awesome. Be sure to add the mustard and relish on the egg rolls.
  • Jay F.
    Jay FoustNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Eggs Betty With Homefries - An nice take on Eggs Benedict...and don't forget the Homefries!!!
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