About Tupelo Honey - Charlotte
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern 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.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Comfort Food, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm*
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm*
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
*Our bar will be open until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in the lot directly behind the restaurant and on the other side of the East/West light rail spot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
Tupelo Honey - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews
The space is far too noisy to have a pleasant conversation. Noise reducing ceiling tiles would go a long way to help that. The service was slow, the beets heavily over-salted, although the rest of the food was good. I doubt I'll return, because of the noise.
This is our second time dining here for brunch and the food was great yet again! I had to order the Shoo Mercy sweet potato pancakes again...though I do wan to try other menu items at some point. The flavors and execution of this dish are fantastic and nothing like I've tasted before. And the portion size is enough for 2 people! The only downside to this place is the crowds and parking is a challenge - because this place is in high demand. Or at least the one on South Blvd is. But I was thrilled this time to see that reservations can be made on Open Table now. This made for a very short wait, compared to those that had no reservations.
The restaurant is upstairs but there is an elevator located to the side. Be careful upon entering the dining area to the right of the hostess stand, there is a mat that both myself and my son tripped on.
Food was good. Blueberry compote - outstanding.
Gluten-free choices were available and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the ingredients of the dishes.
First visit there for my sons birhday. The veggie burger was not good, my daughter took two bites and left it there. The Mac and cheese was dry and was delivered lukewarm. My husband asked for gravy on the side with his buttermilk fried chicken. It was delivered covered in this white gravy that tasted like a flour paste. Definitely not gravy. The pork, nachos and the fried green tomatoes were really good. Although I could have done without the goat cheese grits underneath the tomatoes. The birthday boy had the grilled cheese on pumpernickel and it had a really weird taste. I had the trout and I did not like the bread crumbs on top because it had a honey taste to it and wasn't browned. It was also very dry. The collards were ok. The best pry of the meal was the biscuits with the homemade jam and honey. Although no one mentioned it, they must have had AC problems because it was terribly hot inside. You could not feel any air at all. The poor waiter was sweating profusely.
We ate there on a busy Saturday for brunch. The service was rather slow. It took about an hour to get our food. When the food arrived, it was starting to get cold. I ordered a dish with poached eggs that were basically hard boiled. Another one of my party had a dry, over cooked piece of chicken on her dish that was replaced by the staff with only a slightly less dry over cooked piece of chicken. The dishes sounded good on the menu but for some reason the kitchen seemed to be having trouble executing the dishes correctly that day.
Amazing Southern food with a unique twist. Also interesting flavor combinations in their signature cocktails. Shrimp and grits were a little too spicy for me, but I understand this dish is a favorite, so order it notwithstanding my small issue. I will be back.
As usual, the food @ Tupelo Honey was very good. However, the drinks menus need updating. I ordered the Old Fasioned. Our waiter told me the specific bourbon listed wasn't available. Ok, fine. There are lots of alternatives. The drinks were great. Then we get the bill. A 12.00 drink is 15.50 on the bill. Apart from the false advertising, 15.50 is an outrage for a simple cocktail. It's more than a 20% surcharge. 😠 The menu price and the bill also need to match or the servers need to disclose the real price. My friend had the exact same thing with his drink. The good news, the server fixed the bill. However, ASK about the drink price before you order or you'll get a nasty surprise.
Visiting from CT and saw all the good reviews for brunch. Our server was very friendly, quick service, food was good, but regardless of our reservation we had to wait another 20 minutes, which was inconvenient because we made the reservation since we were on a tight schedule. Also, after ordering the shaksuka (something like that) I had an awful stomachache and ended up getting sick, which is very unusual for me. However, disregarding my sickness and the wait time, it was an overall nice experience.
As an out of town visitor, I previously had dinner at Tupelo which was great! Decided to have brunch for my wedding guests the day after my wedding and I was disappointed. My guests were not seated in a timely fashion although there was a reservation in my maid of honor's name. Apparently the staff couldn't find it, miraculously when I arrived, the reservation was found. Seating all of my guests was unorganized and an event all on its own. Please allow guests to sit with whom they know and are comfortable sitting with and at table that they are able to sit at comfortably. The biscuits were not as hot and fresh as they were previously. My first visit was much better. Large parties are not handled well.
I had reservations for 24 at 9:00 and although 20 of the people were present, we weren't allowed to be seated until 9:30 when the other 4 arrived. We patiently waited. After the 24 were FINALLY seated, more people from our wedding party decided to come to the restaurant. There was no wait or anything and we were given a hard time about adding more tables for our party, although there were about 5 empty tables of 4 seats each vacant near our party. I'm not sure why the establishment couldn't have just been happy at the fact that they were getting so much business. Instead they acted as if we needed too many seats and they didn't want to accommodate. I felt very uncomfortable and the food is definitely overpriced. The entire party flew into Charlotte for a wedding and decided to try this place for brunch before we flew back home. Very bad choice and terrible way to end our trip.
This was a great find for a glass of wine and dinner with friends. Atmosphere very friendly and customer service outstanding. Plus the food is amazing! I found this jewel through word of mouth and had dinner before a show on a Saturday night, 3 days later I was back with another friend. Both visits were fabulous. Highly recommend.
The brunch prix fixe menu was a great value! We split the meal between us and had plenty to eat. We chose fried green tomatoes as the appetizer and blueberry French toast with pork belly as the entree. The complimentary biscuits were delicious! My friend drank the coffee and declared it to be delicious. We'll be back!
We had brunch. I can always count on solid classics but I go for the creative twists on southern traditional fare. We each loved our dishes - Banana pudding pancakes (enough for lots of leftovers), Appalachian breakfast, and Red Flannel hash (beets being the red component, pretty sure it was veg but not 100% sure). Love their classic and house cocktails. We tried the Violet Beauregard (my fav), Bloody Mary, Boubon blueberry sage (good but I'm not a big bourbon person), and Honeysuckle Lavander Flip.
Been here a few times and the last couple times the food really wasn't that great and definitely not worth the price. I love the ambiance of the place and our server was pretty attentive. We were sat immediately with our reservation. Probably won't be back...:(
This used to be one of my husbands faves. Much has changed with menu and service. Reservations for Father's Day. I didn't realize the restaurant was no longer kid friendly. No kids menu for breakfast. We asked for a shady spot outside. We were sat in blaring sun. We would have happily sat inside if we knew outside shade was non existent. There were plenty of spots inside. There were only specialty items on the menu, no way to eat healthy - which breakfast is a always an easy way to eat out healthy. All food was very slow to come out. Last, the server didn't even wish my husband Happy Fathers Day. While the food itself was tasty - the service and new mood aren't worth it.
The appetizers were heavily breaded, fried green tomatoes and chicken. The salad greens were not fresh. The ribs were spiced hot, although this was not noted on the menu. The waiter was very chatty, but was attentive to our requests. We were celebrating birthdays and were very disappointed with the meal. Would not recommend this restaurant to a friend.
Every was delicious except my husband's catfish had a burnt flavor. I think his leeks were burnt. My pork shoulder was moist and delicious and the potato cracklings and Brussels sprouts with hominy were plentiful and tasty. Fried green tomatoes over goat cheese grit-fabulous. Biscuits with blueberry compote-divine. The service and atmosphere excellent
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