My wife and I stopped in here for lunch on 7/28/14. Actually, we largely made the trip from Gatlinburg to Asheville to visit this place and eat here. We were not disappointed.
Sitting at counter with my sandwich and egg cream, with all of the retro decorations, was like a step back in time.
And the food was fantastic. I had the club sandwich on rye and it very well may be the best club I've ever had. It was delicious and surprisingly large. I've had an authentic egg cream made by a Brooklyn native and the one here stood right up to it.
The girls working behind the counter were all very cool and friendly too.
If you're making a trip to Asheville, definitely make plans to stop in here for some lunch. A bit of advice: They open at 11:00 on weekdays. Get there right when the doors open and you can get in and get some photos before the crowd rushes in. You'll also be able to get your order in and get a good seat before it gets crowded.