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The Rankin Vault

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American, Bar, Pub
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7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
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North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended by the hotel staff at Aloft, we walked to this great bar for dinner. We sat at the bar, but there are tables inside and outside. All orders are taken at the bar. I ordered a phalli cheese steak sub, my spouse had a burger. Both sandwiches were delivered quickly, and were delicious! There are bar specials most every... More 

Thank Pugmark77
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I were visiting Asheville and needed an afternoon respite from shopping. We headed to the Vault and started with Bloody Mary's and moved on to Tater Tots. What more could a girl want! The perfect afternoon.

Thank MomMCS
Asheville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Okay, we made this the first stop in our multi-restaurant burger tour of Asheville. We had heard that in years past, The Vault burger is the best and has won awards at the Asheville Burger Wars competition. Anyway, yes, for us, it is definitely the gold medal winner so far. And btw, I'm doing this review after having burgers at... More 

Thank JEB-Asheville
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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300 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's more of a lounge or nightclub-looking place but the Burgers are excellent. The meat, the sauce, the seasoning are all topnotch. It is as good a gourmet burger as I have had. The ambiance is typical of the area, catering to the young and trendy crowd. The fingerling potatoes are their version of French fries and very good. You... More 

Thank Nupester
Statesville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

While visiting Asheville we met locals here. It is a bit different from other bars and restaurants. If you want food or drink you go and order from the bartender. No table service. At any range, the burgers we had were delish and the beers were cold. Certainly worth a visit!

Thank Janet F
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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374 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went here with a bunch of my girlfriends and we ate in the vault! The food was amazing! I ordered the grilled cheese, so worth it! I also got a smoke and salt drink which is very good!

Thank Banana427
Monroe, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Vault burger is to die for!!! It was the best I've ever had. Excellent beer and cocktail selection. The atmosphere is cozy. A great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and eat the most delicious burger ever. The only drawback is you have to go to the bar to order your food and drinks, but... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had pretty good meals here, but were confused that we had to order from the bar rather than a server since there were probably only 5 people in the entire restaurant. Maybe it's their policy to not do table service, but the place is small enough for 1 or 2 bartenders to serve the entire... More 

Thank Emily W
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Vault has been rated as the best burgers in Asheville for three years running and they deserve it. Not sure what their secret ingredient is but the burgers are fantastic. So is the baked mac and cheese. Bartenders are friendly and helpful. The Vault became our hangout place while in Asheville. Great to sit and the bar and chat... More 

Thank patricia m
Hope, Maine
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435 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We met some local people and they invited us here today. It's a really fun place. Located just a few blocks from the heart of downtown and down a quiet side street, The Vault has great cocktails and excellent service. We didn't have anything to eat but it looked good and everyone was happy! Dog-friendly seating outside.

Thank Sonia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 8282544993

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