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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (151 reviews)
“brisket” (156 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here to save some money, have a good, quick meal and based on Trip Advisor rating - we were not disappointed. We each had a drink, shared the deviled egg appetizer and shared the chopped pork plate with 2 sides. And we did not...More

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited a few different barbecue restaurants on our recent trip to Asheville partially chosen based on TripAdvisor reviews. This restaurant was highly rated so we had high hopes for it. We visited on a Saturday evening and the place was half empty, not a good...More

Thank trishDerwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're from Texas and we love our barbecue - we weren't disappointed here. Delicious pulled pork and lots of good sides. Friendly prompt service and a lively location. Loved the hole hoops for waiting diners.

Thank Ricky474747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father and I are in Asheville to visit the Biltmore Estate and see the mountains and we were looking for a place to get good authentic BBQ that was also pet friendly and allow for my dog to join us. We found it! We...More

Thank jeejly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this place. I'm not a huge pork barbecue eater but when in Rome. This place was the real deal. My family and I ate outside and we absolutely enjoyed it because the weather was great. Blue Cheese...More

Thank DiamondDoug44
Lynne C, Manager at Luella's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review! It means a lot to be "Texas Approved!" We hope you had a great time in NC and that you'll come see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket, sides, and service were all great, but I think the wings stole the show! Will definitely visit again when back in the Asheville area, hopefully soon!

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

Fly back in soon! Wings will be waiting for you. Thank you for the kind review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good. Some of the best BBQ I've had. Nice setting and friendly staff working. Would for sure go back

Thank Jimmy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun and funky place to get good barbecue. The pulled pork was tasty as was the brisket although the latter was a little tough. Great barbecue sauce. Sides were good including potato salad, fried okra and garlic green beans. Interesting selection of...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Eat for $8" lunch special today looked really interesting so I tried it - burnt brisket end mac & cheese with tomatoes, scallions, and lightly fried collards. It was amazing! Super creamy mac & cheese, yummy chunks of burnt brisket, etc. And the hush...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have some BBQ while on our trip to Asheville and we are so glad we stopped here. The food was fantastic and it came out quickly which our hungry kids were happy about! Highly recommend stopping here for some great BBQ.

Thank xu2002
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Response from ewagner3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did! My husband and 2 of our children loved the Bloody Mary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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