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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (168 reviews)
“hush puppies” (156 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I used trip to find this restaurant. If it did not have such good reviews problem with have driven up to the restaurant and left without going in. Once we got inside was a little southern old town restaurant but he seemed...More

Thank John41354
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The baby back is St Louis style, which I prefer, and not cooked until it’s completely falling off the bone, but has a little chew to it, which is also nice. My favorite part of N.C. style BBQ is that they don’t slather the ribs...More

Thank lhq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband were in Asheville for a few days to see the Biltmore. We saw a movie and then contemplated on where to eat. We decided to try Luella’s and I’m so glad we did! The BBQ was delicious. They offered several different...More

Thank K M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprised ! Had the chopped brisket, collards, and potato salad. The brisket sauce covered the brisket flavor entirely. Collards were pretty tasty. Potato salad was very cold , not very tasty. Had heard this was a five star , it is not. Three stars. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here because of the local recommendations. We were not disappointed. All selections were delicious!! Enjoy 😎

Thank Bret F
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and thanks to the locals who recommended us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends and I were visiting Asheville. A tour bus guy suggested it, which, I admit, made me suspicious that he was getting paid to say so. But we had great service, excellent barbecue, and and prices that were more like fast food....More

Thank 99SusanK
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We can honestly say that we don't pay the tour bus guys, but we do need to thank them!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short wait for dinner and it was worth it. Chopped brisket was delicious and our party of four thought the baked beans were possibly the best we've ever had. The cole slaw was much too vinegary for our tastes. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Skyetop
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW! Thank you for coming in 2 days in a row. We're sorry that the slaw wasn't your favorite but the comment about the beans makes up for it! We hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Asheville at least twice a year and having a meal at Luella’s is always a given! Our meals have been consistently excellent and I highly recommend anything on the menu!

Thank Julia1138
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the stars and for recommending us so highly!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Good atmosphere and the staff were friendly. Love the vinegar sauce and a pulled pork sandwich. Husband got the brisket sandwich and he said it was good to

Thank 214dolphins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here. I thoroughly enjoyed the hushpuppies, which usually aren’t my favorite things. I enjoy sweet bbq more than mustard or vinegar bbq which this restaurant serves. We all liked our food. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank KBenyuska
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. We're happy that our hushpuppies made a good impression! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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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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