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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Most amazing restaurant! The ribeye was one of the most moist and delicious ribeyes I have ever had. The presentation and service was great!! A great and relaxing environment with the locals. I am just visiting Asheville for the weekend but will have to go back! I forgot to take pictures of the entree but pictured is the amazing fig... More 

Thank Brooke B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

My husband is a chef, so we have very high expectations when it comes to quality and taste of food. We have never been disappointed at The Admiral. We prefer it over many James Beard Award winning locations. It is one of the reasons we keep coming back to Asheville! The muscles cannot be missed- so delicious. Great price points-... More 

Thank Alexandra H
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had read the reviews about Admiral, some not so good. So when we went there we did not know what to expect. I am happy to say we had a great meal. The menu is small, so the choices are not broad. But the menu changes frequently, and to do that the items need to be limited. A great... More 

Thank PAWMAW1983
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We had been told that the Admiral is where all the local "foodies" eat and we had been unable to get reservations on previous trips to Asheville so our expectations were high. Unfortunately, we were disappointed by our meal. The menu was uninspired and the quality mediocre (salty fried chicken, tough pork chop). We did have one excellent dessert (grilled... More 

2 Thank coolya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Wow this place looks like a dive from the outside, but it is top notch. The food and drinks are exceptional. Making a reservation is highly advised. Bar seats are available to eat at as well. Those are first come first serve.

Thank Egsss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

One of the best places we have had dinner EVER in the States. Highest level food, delicious plates and amazing pairings. Beautiful old-style atmosphere and great staff. A special thanks to Holly for her suggestions on the cheese plate!

Thank willycic
Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The admiral is a small place in a humble cinder block building (albeit with a somewhat funky, colorful paint job) but make no mistake about it, they will prepare and serve you one of the best meals you will ever have in a restaurant. From the specialty drinks (I recommend the Admiral Manhattan) to the perfectly prepared appetizers and entrees,... More 

Thank jodpan
Bamberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

I was there last month with my daughter and a friend. We had a reservation orginially for 9:30 which they moved up to 9 pm but we ended up waiting until 9:30 anyway. So this was not a great start. However the server made up for it by offering us an appetizer on the house after we said something about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

My second, husband's and friend's first visit tonight. We had to take the 5 PM reservations but all was ready when we arrived. They had glasses of Cabernet, I had Pinot noir. We ordered appetizers and small plates:the meatballs, compressed watermelon, PEI mussels, Scallops with baba ganoush, fried oysters, leg of duck, tuna, figs with cream sauce, and then Peach... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have eaten here many times and every time it blows us away. This time I had the scallops and Peter had the pork chop, fantastic. I also for the first time had sweetbreads, I've always said not a chance would I eat them. Then I said I am curious so if I'm going to try them it is going... More 

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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?