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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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375 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never had this happen at any restaurant, ever. My wife ordered a baked potato as a side dish for her meal. When it arrived she noticed there was not much butter that came with it and asked our waiter if she could have a little more. The waiter gladly and promptly returned with an additional pat or two. Nothing... More 

Thank WCUcody
Weaverville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Luella's is my favorite place in Asheville for bbq. There are different kinds of meat available (pork, chicken, beef, turkey, sausage) and tempeh if you're vegetarian- I usually go for the pulled pork. Since this is North Carolina, you can add a vinegar based sauce if you're into Eastern Carolina style or Sweet Pisgah sauce if you're not. The sides... More 

Thank shadamai
Gray, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the - Cheese ‘N Comfort Fries and the Chopped Pork BBQ, with sides of Spicy Vinegar Slaw, Mac ‘n Hoop Cheese, Calico Baked Beans and Hush Puppies. 1st - the food is VERY BLAND! And there are only 2 types of BBQ sauce - and one of them is not considered BBQ because of the vinegar base. It... More 

Thank Amie W
Waleska, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Biltmore Park location. I had the Brisket plate with Brussels sprouts and Mac n cheese. It was wonderful. Hushpuppies were great too. My husband had a pork sandwich with baked beans that were delicious too. Dustin, our server did a great job too! View will definitely be back!

Thank Marie H
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because we wanted a pet-friendly brunch place and the others that had high ratings had long waiting lines. Service was okay, food was okay. If I visited Asheville again, I would give this place a miss. Their hush puppies, however, were great.

Thank Ashim P
Asheville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barbecue is very good. The variety of menu options is excellent, ribs, sandwiches, chicken and great salads. I don't always want to have a heavy meat but the salad options here are wonderful. The vegetables are very fresh with a perfect amount of smoked or barbecued meat on top.

Thank Yuliya T
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby suggested we go here after we did a little shopping nearby.... we'd both been wanting to try it. I had just bought some kinda tight jeans so the last thing I was thinking about for supper was bbq. But I kept my mind open and I'm so glad I didn't suggest elsewhere. Hubby had the special - bbq pork... More 

Thank Patti J
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the family plate, $59. Plenty of food. We brought home leftovers of the meat. Mac-n-cheese was creamy and good. Fries had a crisp shell and warm inside. Enjoyed the chai hard cider. We will definitely put this on our list of places to visit again.

Thank Haismais
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a down home feel and good food. There is ample parking, plenty of seating, good barbecue variety, and large portions. Kids get a whole bucket of crayons and have an excellent list of menu choices.

Thank Vera B
Madison, Alabama
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Luella's while spending a few days in Asheville. The service was fast (we arrived after the lunch hour) and the food was plentiful and delicious. We sampled pork, turkey, and brisket. All were delicious.

Thank wilco88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?