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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” (174 reviews)
“hush puppies” (161 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ is OK, the brisket was a little dry and needed some help. The chicken and ribs were good. However the sides were the best part of the meal. They were the best of the best. Service was outstanding and they had a very...More

Thank RMWOLF
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm sorry that your meat was not what you had hoped. We would love it if you gave us another shot!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of five (includes grandma and two teens) and ordered the Big Boy's Platter that feeds a family of four for $62. It included 1/2 pound each of chicken, ribs, brisket and pork barb-b-que, 3 side dishes and a dozen hush puppies....More

Thank Carrol D
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! Glad your family enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luella's is a super friendly restaurant with yummy southern BBQ. We had brisket with collard greens and grits. The Collard greens were not my favourite in town, but the brisket was delicious, as were the grits.

Thank Jonathan W
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality meats, good beer selection and great sides. Nice rustic atmosphere. Our server was attentive and the pace of the meal was great.

Thank Steven C
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Steven!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After long day of hiking we decided to avoid the wait and just order carryout. Stayed in a vrbo just a few blocks away. Order triple meat platter (double brisket and pork great flavor and very tender) w maccheese (ok) &vinegar slaw(awesome) texas baker which...More

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Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Have stopped by twice for lunch at Luella's and loved it both times. Really good ribs and very good turkey. Sides I've had were all very good and love the baked beans. Nice job here....

1  Thank LVNCMTNS
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

3/3/2018 The service was lack luster, food was not too good. Would I frequent this establishment again and the answer is no. May I clarify food not good. The half backed potatoe was cold and not cooked, the smoked turkey was cold and dry, the...More

Thank Flounder04
Jeff M, Owner at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Flounder04, Thank you sharing your experience with us. I am sorry to hear your meal did not meet the same delicious quality we provided on your past visits. An undercooked potato and cold turkey are surely under the mark. We hand mix our hush puppy...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing, the deviled eggs are like mom makes and the meat and sauces are just terrific and to top it off the banana pudding is the best over ever had.

Thank Brooks T
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Wednesday night at 7:00 - should be slow. It sorta was, but a booth was a 10 minute wait. The host forgot we were waiting even though we were sitting in front of him. The server was slow in showing up - always. Had to...More

Thank MrTopDawg
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Our first restaurant had a 30-minute wait, so we went here. Coming from South Carolina, with parents who grew up in Eastern NC, I know a little bit about BBQ. This was some of the best. I had sliced brisket and chopped BBQ with Jambalaya...More

Thank jdj1765
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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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