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The Rankin Vault

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
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Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

WORST service in town! Don't bother. Ignored by bartender 3 different times!! Worst service in Asheville. Will never return.

Thank djlaughter0716
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a big burger person, but The Vault could convert me! Super yummy & the cocktails are unique. Staff was very friendly - even at closing time!

Thank Skyler H
North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by the hotel staff at Aloft, we walked to this great bar for dinner. We sat at the bar, but there are tables inside and outside. All orders are taken at the bar. I ordered a phalli cheese steak sub, my spouse had a burger. Both sandwiches were delivered quickly, and were delicious! There are bar specials most every... More 

Thank Pugmark77
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were visiting Asheville and needed an afternoon respite from shopping. We headed to the Vault and started with Bloody Mary's and moved on to Tater Tots. What more could a girl want! The perfect afternoon.

Thank MomMCS
Asheville, North Carolina
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Okay, we made this the first stop in our multi-restaurant burger tour of Asheville. We had heard that in years past, The Vault burger is the best and has won awards at the Asheville Burger Wars competition. Anyway, yes, for us, it is definitely the gold medal winner so far. And btw, I'm doing this review after having burgers at... More 

Thank JEB-Asheville
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It's more of a lounge or nightclub-looking place but the Burgers are excellent. The meat, the sauce, the seasoning are all topnotch. It is as good a gourmet burger as I have had. The ambiance is typical of the area, catering to the young and trendy crowd. The fingerling potatoes are their version of French fries and very good. You... More 

Thank Nupester
Statesville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

While visiting Asheville we met locals here. It is a bit different from other bars and restaurants. If you want food or drink you go and order from the bartender. No table service. At any range, the burgers we had were delish and the beers were cold. Certainly worth a visit!

Thank Janet F
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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382 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went here with a bunch of my girlfriends and we ate in the vault! The food was amazing! I ordered the grilled cheese, so worth it! I also got a smoke and salt drink which is very good!

Thank Banana427
Monroe, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Vault burger is to die for!!! It was the best I've ever had. Excellent beer and cocktail selection. The atmosphere is cozy. A great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and eat the most delicious burger ever. The only drawback is you have to go to the bar to order your food and drinks, but... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had pretty good meals here, but were confused that we had to order from the bar rather than a server since there were probably only 5 people in the entire restaurant. Maybe it's their policy to not do table service, but the place is small enough for 1 or 2 bartenders to serve the entire... More 

Thank Emily W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 8282544993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?