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Early Girl Eatery

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Downtown Asheville
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8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-259-9292
07:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast spot...really creative menu! Vegetarian options abound, and the service was quick and friendly. Would definitely return.

Thank lincolnmeadows
Albany, Georgia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Who would have thought that black eyed peas would be so awesome with scrambled eggs and gravy? YUM!!! We loved our food and the staff was awesome. From the coffee, to the cool jam mix that was made locally, to the meal....everything was a treat! The food was so awesome. We will be visiting this place again!

Thank sdport83
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Three of us ate here based on others reviews. The food was pretty good and I would eat here again based on the food. The service was sub-par. Waitress was not friendly nor was hostess. I expected much more based on others reviews. Quaint interior.

1 Thank PHbalanced1963
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

The early girl came recommended by a friend from the area. Great ambience , good food, excellent service. Put it on your list of in Asheville

Thank Jogorman41
Medfield, Massachusetts
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

The shrimp and grits were delicious, as were the biscuits with bacon gravy. The grits were coarse and very tasty. Service was very friendly.

Thank ymcarthur
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

...and that's not a double entendre. Not at all hypeworthy. The grits had great texture but lacked flavor, and the eggs appeared to be from a carton. That said, I've had worse...but rather disappointing nonetheless.

1 Thank DLax69
Salem, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Yes the food was solidly 'good.' Amazing? ...can't say that. If you've ever eaten at a farm-to-table in CA or Austin, this is going to seem at or under par. The 'granola punk' factor is high and that gives the appearance of restaurant edginess...maybe what others say is 'cool'? The dishes have Southern twist and great flavor; but, I'd go... More 

Thank Kris G
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317 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We ended up going twice and then moved on. This place is good however it seems to be overrated to us. The biscuits were smaller than usual and a bit dry. The eggs were served burnt and it wasn't even crowded when we were there. The jam was good as well as the sweet tea. I like ham but that... More 

Thank Bob S
Helena, Montana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Local sourced foods and delicious spins on the classics--sweet potatoes in the eggs, yummy....grits off course

Thank FrugalFisherman
Yorktown, VA
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292 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Another great breakfast on our second trip to Asheville. Very cool atmosphere including the servers, with their torn tshirts and asymmetrical haircuts. Everyone is nice and attentive. We got the scramble with local sausage and sweet potato, pork bfast bowl with bacon gravy, southern bfast, and a biscuit sandwich.

Thank seethesightsUSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-259-9292

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?