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22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-252-8840
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (71 reviews)
“beignets” (87 reviews)
“jambalaya” (34 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for breakfast on a cold morning with 3 dogs in tow. Thankfully, the patio is heated! My husband enjoyed his eggs. I wish the menu included other options (oatmeal, yogurt, etc.) But the lunch menu is available for breakfast so I enjoyed the...More

Thank SchnauzerBridget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter ruined the reputation of this restaurant . Although I had a tasty apple tart the make your own Bloody Mary was NASTY watery mess. The waiter asked how it was and when I expressed distaste he was offended and presumed to tell me...More

1  Thank LIsa B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner and everything was great. Crab cake appetizer is a must! We weren’t starving so we split the shrimp and grits which was great because we had space for beignets. Supper fun place and we will defiantly be going...More

Thank EBwhit2014
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks for the awesome review! And no need to be defiant about it, we want you to come back ;)

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch and were glad we did!! I had an lobster omelet and steak fries and he had shrimp and grits. The food was excellent and made for a perfect lunch in Asheville!!

Thank rdbolden
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks for the great review! And Happy Birthday from all of us!

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful New Orleans style restaurant serving an eclectic menu of southern dishes. We arrived a bit late (between breakfast and lunch) and as such did not encounter any wait. The establishment is decorated in a Portland, Oregon meets New Orleans, LA manner...More

Thank DignanAgnew
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and thanks for the 5 stars!

Reviewed 29 November 2017

3 of us had breakfast here. I was excited to see the word 'beignet' painted on the window, but they were disappointing. I was expecting something like the ones you get in New Orleans but they were dry and not 'airy' as expected. They were...More

1  Thank charliespal2
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Sorry to leave you underwhelmed. Not sure what happened with the sausage, it is usually quite moist. And while our beignets may not stack up to Cafe Du Monde's (we don't make hundreds an hour), folks seem to enjoy 'em. Hope you'll give us another...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great gumbo with homemade corn bread and fresh brewed tea..... Nice covered area to sit outside. The main room restaurant is very crowded and Very noisy.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had brunch at Mayfels, last Sunday,towards the end of our Asheville vacation.I'd say the wait was about 20 minutes, so it wasnt that bad. It was very crowded,our table was right next to some very loud people,but that was o.k.I had their French toast...More

Thank delray222
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your brunch. Hopefully you can hit up the Bloody Mary bar next time!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went here for brunch. It was not a long wait. I believe they know how to get people in and out and still have great service! Mimosas were delicious! I had the chicken biscuits, which were HUGE! I would definitely come back!

Thank Amanda F
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Super! See you next time!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I happened by here after being told it would be an hour wait at another restaurant, and we are so happy for the redirect. Mayfel’s is an ode to the owner’s grandmother, and I have to believe grandma would be proud. The...More

Thank Casie W
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

"Take or leave the biscuits"?! Dang. Glad y'all enjoyed everything else so much. Come on back anytime.

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Christine A
22 September 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. You can also call in for take out too.
Kathryn C
4 July 2016|
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Response from Nattarinnc | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly assemble the elements of a brunch anytime from the menu. Cocktails and coffee when you want them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8840
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Serving traditional Louisiana and Southern cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville for over 13 years. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week. Enjoy a made-from-scratch meal in our eclectic, lively dining room, our patio overlooking Pritchard Park, or our seasonal courtyard, one of Asheville's best kept secrets. We also offer beer, wine, and cocktails. And feel free to bring the pooch along!
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