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Carmel's Restaurant & Bar at The Grove Arcade

Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8730
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (110 reviews)
“blt salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently really good food. The staff is friendly too. Not the best food in Asheville but you cannot go wrong here.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across Carmel’s while on vacation and visiting the Old Grove Arcade. They were able to accommodate our party of 9 quickly. The service was ok given the size of our group. I ordered the meatloaf which was nothing out of this world, however...More

Thank Julissa H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Conveniently located right in the middle of the shopping area in downtown Asheville. It is very nice on the inside and the service is good, fast and friendly. I had the personal pizza which was very good (thin crust style).

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Had a great lunch thee, great menu vey eclectic I had BLT salad and husband had Caesar salad with salmon, all was great, very nice staff and the have daily specials, wine the day we were there was $4, house wine, nice.

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The food here was okay, but nothing outstanding. The restaurant was clean and well run. The service was fine. Everything was okay, but nothing that made us stand up and cheer.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful November day and a perfect location for a break. Staff is attentive as always, drinks are cold and the sun very warm.

Thank Armina H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped in late for dinner. We weren’t sure at first, but it was great! The waiter suggested the bbq duck wings, which were delish! My husband ordered the chicken pizza and I ordered fried chicken, grits and collards. The pizza was thin, crispy and...More

Thank Renee Anne J
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I had the lamb and cheese risotto. The lamb was cooked as ordered and not gamey the risotto, a hard item to cook al dente but was really good. The service was attentive but slow at the bar. It was no fault of the bartender....More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Mac and Cheese to share and our entrees of shrimp and grits and carb cakes. Good selection of beers and cocktails. Nice late lunch on a rainy day. Easy to get to stop 6 on the trolley tour.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 20 October 2017

On our way through , we stopped by for a bite. Great corner, under the umbrella. Great food, and employees. Very nice and polite. I had a burger with sweet potato fries. My wife had a good soup. Love hose corner cafes.

Thank Scott V
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Robert T
21 September 2016|
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Response from Alanl1181 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall them going out of their way to offer them like Posana does. I've got no connection to either one but the people I know who are 'gluton free' because it's the only healthy lifestyle go there.
5 October 2015|
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Response from Carole B | Property representative |
Yes! We serve Thanksgiving dinner - we put a limited menu together for Thanksgiving day. We are actually putting the menu together right now and will be posted on our website soon. If you send me your email address I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8730
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