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
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch
Tupelo Honey - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews
I was emailed an invitation to book "limited reservations" for Labor Day Brunch and unfortunately we were extremely let down. I chose to take my out-of-town mom for her birthday treat, and there was not a reserved table for our 10:30am group. We decided to grab the only open table in the bar area only because I didn't want her to stand around waiting outside. Our table was completely overcrowded with folks standing beside us and against our table the entire meal. The servers weren't able to even squeeze past with plates of food for delivery, but instead were pushed into leaning over our table with hands full. This was specifically why we booked a table reservation in the dining area and didn't want to sit in the "first-come, first-serve" bar area in the first place. Very disappointed, and I will likely avoid this location. In the future, do not extend reservation invitations for promotional reasons when you can't honor them, or even offer quality customer service after the wait.
I now see why this place stays packed. Tried out the Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes and it was AMAZING. The presentation, the flavor, everything was just superb. Staff was extremely friendly and the Beverage Manager Haley Shore even gave us a jar of their jam since it was our first visit. I will definitely be back.
FYI: Be sure to make reservations to guarantee you a spot.
we love tupelo honey in asheville. at this location, however, literally not one single thing brought to our table was as we had ordered or promised. after an hour of waiting, the manager gave us a discount and apologized profusely, and then made us wait another 20 minutes to bring back my credit card as she bounced around the store. she offered things such a extra sides but we never received them. Perhaps the waiter was new on the job. perhaps half the staff did not show up that day. i have a lot of grace for things not going well. but don't apologize up and down and then still not make any of it right.
I was disappointed in the experience we had for brunch over the weekend. Our waitress was very aloof. Not attentive and acted liked she had a huge attitude. The manager was very nice and gave us a free appetizer to make up for her. She didn't come to table for 10 min after we were seated. Didn't bring cream and sugar for coffee. Slow to bring out biscuits. Food is really tasty though. Not for older folks who are looking for traditional breakfast just FyI
Excellent and caring service and wonderful food using local ingredients. I love their non-alcoholic drink selection as well as their wonderful Okra Appetizer. The shrimp and grits was outstanding and our waitress was very thoughtful in verifying its ingredients as I have allergies.
Food was not as hot as I would expect given we were seated at service window for kitchen. Booth for two was very cramped. Had asked to be seated at a booth and was told others were reserved for larger parties. Too bad they never got occupied during our visit.
Food was very good though and the serving was large. Enough for lunch tomorrow and great value for the money
Cute atmosphere but a little overpriced and needs at least a few basic southern dishes added to the menu if everyone in your party isn't a total "foodie". One of the few restaurants that doesn't even acknowledge a wedding anniversary which we chose to celebrate there. Not worth a trip back.
My girlfriend and I love the Tupelo Honey Café in Asheville, so for our anniversary this year, we decided to go to the one in Charlotte. We had a reservation and arrived well in time, however we still had to wait for over a half an hour to be seated. What's the point of a reservation, then? When we were finally seated, it was at a table that hadn't been cleaned and once we had our appetizer, it took another ten minutes to get silverware. The service was horrible, but the food was amazing as always. Although, patrons used to the Asheville location should know that the Charlotte location had slightly less menu options. I truly hope that the lack of customer service was an isolated incident, otherwise, the Charlotte location isn't worth visiting.
We were seated in a pass through where all of the servers walked by multiple times throughout our meal. This was not comfortable seating at all. The food was good but not exceptional for the price. The kitchen was slow. We were able to view many meals left under the heat lamp for extended periods of time before a server picked it up to take to a table. Our meal took at least 30 minutes after we placed our order. I attempted to order a beer and they were out of both choices I made.
It will be a while before we return.
Not our 1st time here, but something has changed since the last time, and not for the better.
The server was rushed, twice she walked away from the table with only half an order and we had to call her back to say we weren't finished. Our a la carte sides came 10 mins before our entrees so we're cold when the entrees arrived.
Our water glasses were never refilled and we were never offered a 2nd round of drinks.
The food was just not very good. Excessive use of garlic. To the point that we stopped eating the crispy Brussels sprouts appetizer.
2 fingerling potatoes doesn't seem adequate as a side with a steak.
Cauliflower steak was barely touched, because it just wasn't good.
We were celebrating our recent marriage with our in-laws visiting us from out of town to see our new home. The waitress was so thoughtful that when she found out we were newlyweds, she brought us Tupelo honey and local blackberry jelly as gifts from the restaurant. We always love taking out of town guests to this spot for some wonderful Southern charm: delicious food, friendly and welcoming service, and a fun atmosphere. One of our favorite spots in Charlotte!
We had high hopes but they were dashed. We were disappointed in the the server as well as the fact they were out of what we wanted. Which affected 2 of the 4 of us. One of our Party ordered a burger and it was not assembled correctly. They left ingredients off. Ordered a drink, server admitted he heard me order it, but he didn't write it down so that didn't work out either. Not sure if we will be returning.
This was a huge disappointment. My wife and I went to the Tupelo Honey Restaurant in Asheville, NC two years ago this coming fall and we absolutely loved it. The Charlotte location is a fleeting imitation in every sense. Loud music, slow service and mediocre food at expensive prices. We won't be going back to this location again.
We were 10 minutes late for our reservation on a busy Sunday morning but were quickly seated in our preferred area - outdoors. Wait staff was attentive though there was a bit of a wait on the food - could be because they were busy. Favorites: the coffee (Counter Culture - yum!), potato cracklins and the pork belly that came with the Challah French Toast. Poached eggs were done perfectly; country ham was tasty. Least favorite - the biscuits - but that could be either because we're not big biscuit lovers to begin with or because I have yet to find biscuits that measure up to my memory of those from my childhood made with lard.
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