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The Admiral

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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 828-252-2541
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE ADMIRAL IN ASHEVILLE. It's taken me a while to get there, obviously, but now I see what so many good folks have been talking about. From the outside, this small spot in West Asheville isn't much on the eyes. But inside it is warm and cozy and the folks are cordial.. And the food is superb! Reservations are hard... More 

1 Thank cleggett336
Level Contributor
25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is what all the Asheville food scene should strive for. Great service, great drinks and hands down the best food in Buncombe. Bravo!

Thank Ftmyerschef
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you can only chose one restaurant to enjoy in Asheville, this is the one!!Although housed in a cinder block building with challenging parking, don't be daunted by these external nothings. Inside, a lovely, somewhat romantic atmosphere awaits you. Best of all, the food is fabulous! The menu is interesting but easily understood. The wine list is excellent and the... More 

Thank Carol M
Johnson City, Tennessee
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I would never have chosen this restaurant from the appearance of the outside of the building. But everything our party of 4 ordered was fantastic. The tapas dishes are super delicious and just the right size without being over filling. The bar has an excellent beers on tap and my wife's Negroni was the best one she's ever had. We're... More 

Thank Hal B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My favorite restaurant in Asheville, maybe anywhere. I never miss a trip to the Admiral when I am in town. I used to visit weekly when I lived in Asheville and was always very satisfied. Like everyone says "Best Dive Bar cuisine anywhere" Relax and enjoy the quirkiness.

Thank John P
Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The restaurant's unpretentious locale doesn't reflect the quality of the dishes being served. I love sampling the ecclectic assortment of small plates with a variety of exotic meats. Everything I have sampled was absolutely delicious. Reservations are usually required for a table but, you can just show up and eat at the bar.

Thank William S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

After multiple failed attempts to make a reservation we just stumbled in and scored seats at the bar. Servers and staff are super attentive, friendly and helpful. Shared small plates are the way to go to avoid FOMO but we will have to go back to try all of the other intriguing options. Highlights of our meal were the grilled... More 

Thank Laura M
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Such great food! Service was great as well. We enjoyed the arugula salad, the crab cake, the fried Louisiana oysters and the **braised short ribs with pimento mac & cheese** <--- I would order 3 of these if I was able to return! If we ever have time when we are in town, we will definitely be returning!

1 Thank miss9224
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great meal.. great service.. we tried multiple thing on the menu love it all. Can't wait to go back!!

Thank 6MikeH246
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The Admiral has one of the most interesting and dynamic menus I have sampled in a long time. From the outside, the place looks like a run-down biker bar. But put first impressions aside and walk in to what will be one of the most enjoyable meals you will have. We had the steamed pork buns, the seared scallops, the... More 

1 Thank Andrew B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-2541

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