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Early Girl Eatery

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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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Salem, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Yes the food was solidly 'good.' Amazing? ...can't say that. If you've ever eaten at a farm-to-table in CA or Austin, this is going to seem at or under par. The 'granola punk' factor is high and that gives the appearance of restaurant edginess...maybe what others say is 'cool'? The dishes have Southern twist and great flavor; but, I'd go... More 

Thank Kris G
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317 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We ended up going twice and then moved on. This place is good however it seems to be overrated to us. The biscuits were smaller than usual and a bit dry. The eggs were served burnt and it wasn't even crowded when we were there. The jam was good as well as the sweet tea. I like ham but that... More 

Thank Bob S
Helena, Montana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Local sourced foods and delicious spins on the classics--sweet potatoes in the eggs, yummy....grits off course

Thank FrugalFisherman
Yorktown, VA
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292 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Another great breakfast on our second trip to Asheville. Very cool atmosphere including the servers, with their torn tshirts and asymmetrical haircuts. Everyone is nice and attentive. We got the scramble with local sausage and sweet potato, pork bfast bowl with bacon gravy, southern bfast, and a biscuit sandwich.

Thank seethesightsUSA
White Plains, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Highly recommended by locals who said that we must order the Eggs Bennie...and you must too. Great selections and Dynamite Coffee. Funky, fun environment with spirited wait staff.

Thank jtonthego
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

You might think there's nothing on the lunch menu that you'd care for, but don't despair! This ordinary sounding fare will be a delicately flavored, perfectly done masterpiece! It's comfort food like you've never had it before. We had the tempeh and trout, both wonderful. It's a friendly place, too. We got to talking to patrons at two nearby tables,... More 

Thank jrh0
Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

I almost hate writing this review because soooooo many magazines already have and as a local it's already hard to get into so here's some tips. Try not to go at peak eating hours - you'll have a wait and it could be 1 hr+. Hence, family style tables (eating with others) it a great thing here. The people the... More 

2 Thank Christine D
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Great coffee, incredibly fresh omlette (especially the mushrooms), biscuits melt in your mouth, fun ambience even with tight seating!

Thank GJewel5
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

This is my second review of this place and I can tell you that I'll go back next time I am in town. It's consistently good with huge portions and fair prices. Beer was good and meatloaf to die for. Who knew! Meatloaf of all things. This is not your typical meatloaf and neither is their mayo chocolate cake. Don't... More 

Thank NCSandbox
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

I had the Tempeh Reuben, and I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone in my family enjoyed their meal. Our waitress refilled my coffee the very second I went to ask for more... psychic! While Early Girl is a 30 min - 1 hr wait on the weekends, its definitely worth it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, as part of... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?