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22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8840
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“beignets” (78 reviews)
“gumbo” (43 reviews)
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
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Reviewed today

We were pleased with the no wait on a Saturday evening. We were seated while waiting for our other family to arrive and our server was very attentive. We ordered beignets while we waiting and they were seriously delicious! Honestly, everything was going quite well,...More

Thank tljoseph
Reviewed 6 days ago

By Cajun standards, not too bad. Lived in LA for years and found this place across from the park to have a nice variety of authentic Cajun foods. Prices were fair, but the wait was a bit long. Would return and do recommend.

Thank Hoach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mayfel's offers a variety of New Orlean's style/inspired food. The smoked trout dip appetizer was delicious. The shrimp and grits was tasty. It's served with blue cheese crumbles on top, so make sure you request it without if you're not a blue cheese fan.

Thank alishac28
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 stars!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself downtown Asheville, drop into Mayfel's for a basket of made to order beignets and a cup of coffee! This is one of my favorite indulgences when I am downtown! Their beignets melt in your mouth and arrive steaming hot to your...More

Thank murphy1712
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wait...are you the customer who started disrobing in the dining room last week? Haha. Thanks for the good review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the southern eggs Benedict and the Bloody Mary bar and I must say, it was fantastic. The Benedict had some spice to it, and we had the corn mixed with peppers that was super spicy and delicious. The outdoor patio is small and...More

Thank Michelle A
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Spicy and quaint! Couldn't have said it better. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Asheville with friends we stumbled onto Mayfel's for an early dinner. We ordered 3 different dinners, all of which were excellent. Before dinner we ordered beignets and they were very good, but dinner was the highlight. My girlfriend and I ordered a scallop...More

Thank Sanjy
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy that you happened upon us as well! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very busy spot in downtown, but friendly and fast service. The shrimp po' boy was outstanding. And since we noticed they served beignets, we enjoyed them, too! While we sat indoors, there is outdoor seating, too. Many people were serving themselves from what appeared...More

Thank summersailor1
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh, there is alcohol involved in the Bloody Mary Bar! Super happy you enjoyed your food, and that you could get down with our "Asheville-style". Don't hesitate to drop by anytime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast today. I'm not a fan of breakfast food... They said we could order anything on the menu! I got the Portobello sandwich with collards and my fiancé got the gator po boy with okra. I also got coffee and he...More

Thank Briley S
Eli G, General Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad we could serve you a fantastic meal. See you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on spec . A warm welcome as we were ushered to our table. The food here owes a lot to deep south cooking and is seriously good. The groupa was spot on as was the rest of the food. Mayfield should definitely be...More

Thank michaelfleming687
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 stars!

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I had the crab burger with a side of parmesan grits. OMG - delicious. I would recommend. Cute little place.

Thank Sandy S
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review, Sandy!

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Kathryn C
Is brunch served all day?
4 July 2016|
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Response from Nattarinnc | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly assemble the elements of a brunch anytime from the menu. Cocktails and coffee when you want them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8840
  • E-mail
Serving traditional Louisiana and Southern cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville for over 13 years. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week. Enjoy a made-from-scratch meal in our eclectic, lively dining room, our patio overlooking Pritchard Park, or our seasonal courtyard, one of Asheville's best kept secrets. We also offer beer, wine, and cocktails. And feel free to bring the pooch along!
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