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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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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I used Luella's for catering for our wedding and couldn't have been happier! The staff was pleasant while serving the buffet and drinks, the food was top-notch, and their accommodations for my dietary needs (gluten free) were great! I highly recommend to anyone looking to go off the beaten path and do some good ole' Southern BBQ... More 

Thank Leslee P
Wilmington, Delaware
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a hike on the BRP. Good fried okra and pulled pork. Portions big. I ordered sandwich without bun. Sat at bar. Bartender super efficient and friendly. Food served amazingly fast. Popular with locals. Great draft beer selection! I would return if in Asheville again!

Thank mealybug
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting grandkids and had a free few hours to explore. Since we were in the area we had a taste for barbecue and chose Luella's. We are so glad we did. The decor is casual and very comfortable. Lots of signs on the walls and things to look at. We were seated immediately and decided... More 

Thank Patty R
Management response:

Patty, thanks for taking time to share your experience with us! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the bbq sampler plate and banana pudding. Please come see us again next time you're in town. -Jeff More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I would miss the traditional mustard sauce but no, best ribs ever. Sweet potato chips are not to be missed also.

Thank Myron H
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love barbecue so whenever I go out of town, I look for local barbecue restaurants. My wife and I were visiting Asheville and I decided to look up local BBQ restaurants and Luella's was close and had really good reviews so we decided to go. The parking lot was full but once inside we only had to wait 5... More 

Thank glen s
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the beef brisket sliced sandwich was a bit smaller than I thought it would be but my husband had the brisket chopped and that looked more substantial. They have fun beverages (local cheerwine soda as well), delicious sides, and a wide variety of meats to enjoy. It was a fun atmosphere as well

Thank ishcampmom
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt like I stepped back in time... may have been an old "Drive-In" restaurant that now houses BBQ. The food was good and our bubbly waitress was a breath of fresh air after a long drive. We asked to relax and have a cocktail before ordering and never once did she push us to order, as a matter of fact... More 

Thank dh64
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Neat little neighborhood restaurant lots of families. Best part was our waitress Amanda. She very helpful and friendly.

Thank Jim H
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luella's was recommended as the #1 place for pulled pork and so it was. The prices were reasonable, the service more than adequate and the many draft beers cold. We suggest that if you go, go ear;ly. It does get crowded. go early, eat and then walk it off downtown.

Thank angusnh
Orange City, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a quick trip to Alabama and wanted to stop at a Bar-B-Que place before we left. We randomly chose Luella's because it was in the right place at the right time. We are so glad we did! The food was amazing and prices were right. I ordered the smoked turkey and savored each bite. My husband ordered a 3... More 

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?