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Early Girl Eatery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-259-9292
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Key West, Florida
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Early Girl lives up to it's name by being one of the few eateries in the downtown area open for and early "American" breakfast. I enjoy the old standby of eggs my way, sausage, ham or bacon, toast and grits or homefries. However, the menu at Early Girl goes way beyond that with even a breakfast salad special every day.... More 

Thank 159Traveler159
Hickory, North Carolina
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

I've been lucky, I suppose, to have never had to wait for a table here. The service is always especially organized and friendly, and the food is interesting and delicious! There's usually a special twist to a familiar dish, which makes going there exciting for me. One of my faves in Asheville, and one that lives up to its hype.

Thank PCHolloway
Birmingham, Alabama
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Let the record reflect I am neither vegan nor vegetarian but I love, love, love Early Girl's veggie offerings. I read a review by someone who stated the items offered are 'not' unique... hhhhmmm... color me not equal to that reviewer's level of discrimination 'cause I think black-eyed peas for breakfast IS unique! Early Girl is one of those places... More 

Thank livs2eat
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Food was delicious. Plan to wait for a table no matter what time you arrive. Coffee was not good, but if you are just getting juice, you're set. Mostly organic, but not did not affect price.

Asheville, North Carolina
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We were there for a quick dinner before an event. I loved all the choices of vegetables, especially the honey beets and broccoli bacon salad. Biscuits…very good! We had a table by the window looking down on the active street below. Would love to come back for one of their all day breakfasts.

Thank nsmartist
Greensboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

One of the most popular restaurants in Asheville, early girl has something for everyone. we usually go for breakfast, as was the case this morning. There was quiche with shitake mushrooms, spinach potato cakes, chocolate chip pecan pancakes, and much, much more. This is quintessential Asheville. Small, intimate, rustic, and just swell. The wait staff are people you think you... More 

Thank suchafoodie
Grand Island, New York
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206 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Asheville has some amazing food spots but this placed topped them all for me. The shrimp and grits for breakfast was superb! My father ordered a pulled pork egg scramble thing which was also amazing. This place is a must try if you are in asheville.

Thank kwnike13
Grand Island, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I highly recommend Early Girl Eatery. When we arrived the place was just opening and there was a line to get in. At first we thought we were going to have to wait or go somewhere else, but they have more room then it looks. The service was quick and very friendly. The food was excellent. So many choices, so... More 

Thank Lynn W
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a good place for breakfast, look no more. Great main items, great sides, good local jams, jellies & honey.

Thank Faye W
Pittsburgh, PA
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Went here for breakfast before a day of beer tastings and we all enjoyed it! Interestingly decorated with a very friendly staff. Hipster place, but not too hipster. Food was delicious,eggs, omelets, pancakes the house jam in the squeeze bottle was very good too! Overall I would recommend this spot to anyone. BTW - you will have to wait to... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-259-9292

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