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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Us girls decided to try Luella's but were disappointed. Two us got BBQ it was just ok. I wouldn't get it again. My other friend got the chicken and she said it was tuff. If we go back to Asheville we will find anther place to eat for sure. Service was good and the prices were ok. Had much better... More 

Thank samL7793OE
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sampler plate! Delicious! Would've liked something more interesting than homemade Hostess cupcakes for a chocolate dessert.

Thank peerlessvolfan
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Asheville my whole life, and had never been to Luella's until recently. I'm no BBQ expert but this was de-freakin-licious. We had the pulled pork (with the sweet pisgah sauce, which was amazing by the way) and the pulled chicken. It was the simple, good stuff. Nothin too fancy, but BBQ just the way I like it.... More 

Thank Megan P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a tip from a friend. We stopped here for dinner. Cute place. The servers are attentive - I ordered the ribs and my husband ordered the chicken. I saw Brussel sprouts as a seasonal side, and I ordered them with my dinner. They were very tasty. They were prepared with parsnips & brown butter - when you go and... More 

Thank Griffinmyth
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Louella's, and it was as good as the first time. Good food, generous portions. I especially enjoyed the homemade sweet potato chips.

Thank Joy B
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband ordered the three meat choice. It was a lot for one person. Each of the three was carefully prepared and with different, flavorful rubs, And I got to order no meat dishes, but still good food: Cob salad with barbecued tempeh. There were other side dishes I could have ordered, but they serve a lot of food here.... More 

Thank brklyn2016
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378 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had this happen at any restaurant, ever. My wife ordered a baked potato as a side dish for her meal. When it arrived she noticed there was not much butter that came with it and asked our waiter if she could have a little more. The waiter gladly and promptly returned with an additional pat or two. Nothing... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luella's is my favorite place in Asheville for bbq. There are different kinds of meat available (pork, chicken, beef, turkey, sausage) and tempeh if you're vegetarian- I usually go for the pulled pork. Since this is North Carolina, you can add a vinegar based sauce if you're into Eastern Carolina style or Sweet Pisgah sauce if you're not. The sides... More 

Thank shadamai
Gray, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had the - Cheese ‘N Comfort Fries and the Chopped Pork BBQ, with sides of Spicy Vinegar Slaw, Mac ‘n Hoop Cheese, Calico Baked Beans and Hush Puppies. 1st - the food is VERY BLAND! And there are only 2 types of BBQ sauce - and one of them is not considered BBQ because of the vinegar base. It... More 

Thank Amie W
Waleska, Georgia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the Biltmore Park location. I had the Brisket plate with Brussels sprouts and Mac n cheese. It was wonderful. Hushpuppies were great too. My husband had a pork sandwich with baked beans that were delicious too. Dustin, our server did a great job too! View will definitely be back!

Thank Marie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?