ASHEVILLE
Downtown

The Mother Ship

This is the Mother Ship, where Tupelo Honey Cafe began in 2000. We believe it’s a magical place with creative southern food and spirits inspired by the enchanting South.

While you’re in Beer City enjoy our new Blues and Brews Happy Hour menu Monday – Wednesday.

  • Downtown Asheville

    12 College Street
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Phone: 828-255-4863
    Fax: 828-255-4864

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  • Hours

    Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm 

     

  • Parking Options

    Rankin Street Garage
    Wall Street Garage
    Metered Street Parking

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Our Downtown Asheville Home

Come for our fresh, scratch-made Southern comfort food, of course, but also enjoy a craft beer or Southern cocktail. And take in the creative vibe of our space. We are conveniently located near Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the North Carolina Arboretum, McCormick Field, the UNC Asheville Botanical Gardens and right around the corner from the Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

 

Our Food

What constitutes “New South Flavors?” For us, it is begins with reverence for those time-honored Southern dishes. served up by wonderful home cooks for years. We respect the freshness, the flavors and the food itself. But we like to jazz it up a little, add something deliciously unexpected to delight your palate. Our interpretation of traditional Southern fare is creative, inventive and satisfyingly scrumptious. Cheers to New South Flavor!

 

Our Bar

Our roots in Asheville (Beer City USA) and love of Southern cocktails have inspired our appreciation for the art of imbibing. Our bar specializes in the best craft beers we can find and the most inventive, scratch-made Southern cocktails we can imagine. That includes our three different Bloody Marys, including our Queen Mary– perfect for brunch!

Home of Southern, fresh, scratch-made comfort food for the soul.
Country Ham and Cream cheese wontons
Ashevile artist Simone Wilso
Tupelo Honey strives to use local artists to add to the communal spirit of our restaurant.
Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits with caramelized onions and roasted red peppers
Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop with Braised Figs and Red Wine Reduction
Frenched Lamb Chops with black-eyed pea and french green bean salad, mint chimichurri
Roasted Duck Breast served with root vegetable pot pie, shaved Brussels sprouts salad
The original Tupelo Honey Café located in the heart of downtown Asheville.
Fresh southern scratch-made food started here.
Carolina Peach Mai Tai with Muddy River Distillery Rum
crab cake, pecan crusted goat cheese, house cured slamon with potato pancakes
Tupelo Honey Cafe Supper Plate
Tupelo Farm Burger from Creekston Farms - all-natural and hormone free.
Sweet Potato Pancakes with spiced pecans and whipped peach butter.
Queen Bloody Mary with roasted yellow tomatoes and a killer garnish.
Goat Cheese Grit Popper with smoked jalapeno BBQ sauce and apple salsa
Fresh carrots glazed with Tupelo Honey
We source craft beer from the best breweries around the world.

Our Food

What constitutes “New South Flavors?” For us, it is begins with reverence for those time-honored Southern dishes. served up by wonderful home cooks for years. We respect the freshness, the flavors and the food itself. But we like to jazz it up a little, add something deliciously unexpected to delight your palate. Our interpretation of traditional Southern fare is creative, inventive and satisfyingly scrumptious. Cheers to New South Flavor!

 

Our Bar

Our roots in Asheville (Beer City USA) and love of Southern cocktails have inspired our appreciation for the art of imbibing. Our bar specializes in the best craft beers we can find and the most inventive, scratch-made Southern cocktails we can imagine. That includes our three different Bloody Marys, including our Queen Mary– perfect for brunch!

 

Happy Hour