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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (194 reviews)
“hush puppies” (171 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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1 - 10 of 960 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped by Luella's on a whim during weekend visit to Asheville. First, Trip Advisor dining reviews in the Asheville area are limited at best. This is a homey establishment with amazingly friendly service. Absolutely amazing food and good menu variety, daily specials, and excellent local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RichL06
Reviewed 1 week ago

ANYTIME my wife and I are craving some great barbeque, Luella's is where we always end up. Not once have we ever been disappointed with our visit. Remembering the first time we went, we were not very sure about what we were getting ourselves into,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Corbin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lily was our server and her outstanding personality made our dinner a true experience. We ordered the family meal with brisket, ribs, vinegar based pork and sweet pisgah pork with mac and cheese, dollars and spicy slaw. Everything was excellent! We topped it all off...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 975lianet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best barbecue in Asheville.. service was great and staff very friendly. A must while visiting Asheville.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patty L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress was so good. We had questions had she had the a sewers. Service was to my and the food tasted exceptional.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas B
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love to hear that! Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to real BBQ joints, so we had to try Luella's in Asheville. High points: Moist beef brisket (I suggest that you order it sliced) and tasty ribs. The chopped pork was good too, but the brisket was better. Each plate dinner comes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TravelBugVA
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold and windy night in Asheville and, after having spent a wonderful afternoon walking about downtown, we were tired. We rallied and ventured forth not looking forward to waiting in line on a Saturday night. Luella’s was busy but efficiently had us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank townbytown
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love to hear that! So glad you had that second wind and hope to see you back soon next time you're in Asheville!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Locals and visitors enjoy this eatery for excellent BBQ, atmosphere, friendly service, and quality food. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wunder3
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Yay! We love to hear that, thanks!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

My husband did a thorough review of BBQ in the Asheville area and we settled on the original Luella's and we were not disappointed. We loved the homey, comfortable atmosphere. We had the ribs and the brisket with beans and the great mac 'n cheese...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cavtowson
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Yay! So glad you had a great experience and we appreciate you taking the time to offer us some positive feedback. Hope you'll stop back in next time you're in Asheville!

Reviewed 30 October 2018

This very casual restaurant serves excellent barbecued food, with many options. It is a lively and fun place, with good service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank betty485
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks so much! Glad you stopped in!

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Kathy D
8 October 2017|
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Response from Lynne C |
Yes, we do. You can either get one from the restaurant or online. TripAdvisor won't allow us to put a link in our answer. Go to our website and click on the "Holiday Meal" link at the top of the homepage. Thank you!
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24 September 2015|
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Yes, they did! My husband and 2 of our children loved the Bloody Mary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Description
Opening our doors in 2007, Luella's Bar-B-Que is a destination for homemade recipes and bbq perfection. Now taking orders online!
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