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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” (191 reviews)
“hush puppies” (170 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (33 reviews)
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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 956 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was so good. We had questions had she had the a sewers. Service was to my and the food tasted exceptional.

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

We love to hear that! Thanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to real BBQ joints, so we had to try Luella's in Asheville. High points: Moist beef brisket (I suggest that you order it sliced) and tasty ribs. The chopped pork was good too, but the brisket was better. Each plate dinner comes...More

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

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold and windy night in Asheville and, after having spent a wonderful afternoon walking about downtown, we were tired. We rallied and ventured forth not looking forward to waiting in line on a Saturday night. Luella’s was busy but efficiently had us...More

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

We love to hear that! So glad you had that second wind and hope to see you back soon next time you're in Asheville!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals and visitors enjoy this eatery for excellent BBQ, atmosphere, friendly service, and quality food. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Wunder3
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yay! We love to hear that, thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband did a thorough review of BBQ in the Asheville area and we settled on the original Luella's and we were not disappointed. We loved the homey, comfortable atmosphere. We had the ribs and the brisket with beans and the great mac 'n cheese...More

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

Yay! So glad you had a great experience and we appreciate you taking the time to offer us some positive feedback. Hope you'll stop back in next time you're in Asheville!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very casual restaurant serves excellent barbecued food, with many options. It is a lively and fun place, with good service.

Thank betty485
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Glad you stopped in!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lily was our server and everything she recommended was even better than she said it was. Brisket sandwich was nicely cooked, and the mac and cheese side dish was worth the trip. If I was in the area again I would go back for the...More

Thank Jemmie33063
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate amazing Southern BBQ here at Liella,s on our way home after an amazing weekend in North Carolina. From pulled pork to BBQ chicken everything is delicious. Local side plates and dinks are the perfect complement to the best Carolinas food. We definitely we'll...More

Thank Andrea Z
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you stopped in Andrea! Thanks so much and be sure to come back on your next visit to Asheville. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant based on reviews from Google search. First of all, don't let the outside of the building deter you from coming in and trying some good barbeque. I ordered the chopped pork bbq sandwich. The pork was favorable and...More

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

We love to hear that- thanks so much!

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Couldn't travel through the Carolinas without some good BBQ and Luella's hit the spot perfectly. Grabbed some take out while passing through and even my non-barbecue obsessed travel mates were impresses. The chicken wings were a particular highlight but everything was very, very good.

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

We're so glad you stopped in and hope you'll be back soon! Thanks!

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Kathy D
9 October 2017|
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Yes, we do. You can either get one from the restaurant or online. TripAdvisor won't allow us to put a link in our answer. Go to our website and click on the "Holiday Meal" link at the top of the homepage. Thank you!
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25 September 2015|
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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