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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (180 reviews)
“hush puppies” (163 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (31 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This barbeque place has friendly staff and a good variety of items on the menu. I got the brisket of beef and it was the best I have had. No knife needed, it fell apart with just a fork. The vinegar sauce was good. Everyone...More

Thank Frank S
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your feedback, we really appreciate it. Hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was busy but not too busy. The food was fast, good, and well priced. My companion said it was the Best BBQ Ever! The buns are homemade and so is the sause.

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

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The sides were very tasty, the service great and according to my friend this place has the best smoked wings. If we return to AVL we’d definitely return to Luella’s.

Thank MonkeyBoy57
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the stars! We hope to earn those 5 stars on your next visit. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best BBQ I've had in the South. Decent portions and very fairly priced. Great vibe in the restaurant and friendly staff - would definitely recommend!

Thank travel274
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yay! Thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress was knowledgeable to dairy free options, manager come out multiple times to check on us and see how we were. We even asked them where we should eat breakfast and they recommended some places we had not heard of. Menu had wide selection, and...More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very down home atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of parking, fast service, a variety of sauces for particular tastebuds

Thank glmtpm
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE enjoyed our first dinner in Asheville here. We all ordered different things and we all enjoyed very much! Wait staff was great, dog friendly allowed us to eat on the porch outside.

Thank kathyY35748
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to offer us feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you'll be back when you're in Asheville again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the wings here. Juicy and Smokey. Yum! The sides are also really good. Mac, slaw, wedge salad...all good. Their bbq meats are average, nothing to totally rave about. Service is good, friendly staff, local brews, nice family atmosphere. Worth a try...but get some...More

Thank Colleen Q
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Colleen. We hope you'll be back so we can earn those 5 stars!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to visit the place as some locals recommended us this restaurant. The smoked chicken wings with hot mama sauce were really good, we wished we just had that and ordered a bigger portion of it. The chopped pork was dry and boring....More

Thank Minh-Anh Q
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We take all feedback to heart, as it helps Luella's to offer our customers the best we can. We hope you'll be back soon so we can earn those 5 stars!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Luella’s and had smoked wings, (off the chart!), chopped pork, rack of St Louis ribs, Spicy slaw, Calico beans, collard greens. All pork items were very good, smoked beautifully. Spicy slaw was good, but I don’t care for sugar in slaw. Wings were...More

Thank JOHN1292
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much fella! :) .

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Kathy D
8 October 2017|
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Yes, we do. You can either get one from the restaurant or online. TripAdvisor won't allow us to put a link in our answer. Go to our website and click on the "Holiday Meal" link at the top of the homepage. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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