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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (171 reviews)
“hush puppies” (157 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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1 - 10 of 862 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good comfort food. Had the combo plate with ribs, smoked turkey and brisket. Brisket with sweet Pisgah sauce was quite tasty! Mac and cheese good but needs a little zazzing up.

Thank Alexandra S
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great feedback. Good to know about the mac and cheese. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit- awesome ribs and collards. Server was very friendly. Place is quaint, nothing fancy but good pulled pork, chicken and sausage. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank 2boys2boys
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the feedback. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When traveling, I like to try to try local places. I saw this place on Trip Advisor and thought the reviews looked promising. My family and I went here as it offered servers and sit down ordering rather than counter service. We were a larger...More

Thank melani85
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the great review. It such a nice story. I have a recommendation for you the next time you're in town. Order the mac and cheese and okra as your sides and then put the okra on top of the mac...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good and reliable place to eat. They have excellent weekday lunch specials that are priced at $8 including beverage. Brisket is outstanding, and they have several side items that I think are unusually good; this varies with what is in season....More

Thank Tarneeltraveler
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the review. It's great to know that regulars are writing reviews as well as the out of town guests! It's clear that you know what's up. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told that the best bbq in the Ashville area was at 12 bones and Luella's. We tried them both. They were both good. At 12 bones you order at the cash register before you are seated. Luella's has servers. Since they are both...More

Thank garyhow60614
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for trying Luella's as well as 12Bones. We have to admit that Asheville is a big enough town for more than one great local BBQ restaurant! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Luella's for an early dinner and loved it. I had a pork bbq sandwich with mac and cheese and he had the brisket sandwich with collard greens. My pork was fall apart tender with a great taste, some of the...More

Thank Paula S
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the great feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean little barbecue joint. Ribs were fall off the bone tender but great sides. Go for a double order of the Mac and cheese and a side of deviled eggs. A little pricey but what isn't in Ashville.

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch while visiting asheville. Got the Cobb salad , it was great , the bartender was friendly as well . Tried the cold mt brew . Very good . Also got ribs to go for my 83 yr old Mom . She...More

Thank jank1959
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Such a nice review! Thank you!

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I am a native of Texas and, I’m a little ashamed to admit, a barbecue snob. I’ve long insisted that the only first-rate BBQ is to be found there. But acting on a resident’s tip, we visited Luella’s on a recent visit to Asheville, and...More

1  Thank Phoenix7
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This is one of the best reviews of all time. Can we use "prejudice-vaporizing revelation" in our marketing materials? We hope you'll fly back in for some BBQ (at least until we work out a subscription service). :)

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Not to be a picky person but I don't eat red meat. Well done is another story. Coming from NY it looks more like a roadside stop. It is nothing fancy but I looved it. If possible don't miss this, just plain but food was...More

1  Thank Ro D
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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Description
Opening our doors in 2007, Luella's Bar-B-Que is a destination for homemade recipes and bbq perfection. Now taking orders online!
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