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22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-252-8840
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (70 reviews)
“beignets” (86 reviews)
“jambalaya” (34 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

7 of us were able to get in. Didn't realize it was cajun food. Wow, was it good! We had wonderful shrimp and grits, and a fabulous meatloaf dish. Prices were reasonable. A real value considering great location and quality food!

Thank Randal H
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went this morning and sat outside. We were seated quickly. The service was mediocre and the food was less than desired. The coffee tasted burned and not all that great. I had the eggs with the home fries and husband had the fried chicken with...More

Thank BSV1823
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Gotta say, this is the first "too much gravy" complaint I have ever received. Sorry you didn't enjoy your breakfast.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped here for Sunday brunch while visiting Asheville for a long weekend. Great downtown location and we were able to dine outdoors and people watch while eating. There was a wait but the line went fast. I had the very tasty berry french toast...More

Thank MadFamily88
Reviewed 10 October 2017

There are many great choices for weekend brunch in downtown Asheville - Mayfel’s is one of them. After a 15m wait (no surprise on a rainy Saturday afternoon) - we started our brunch by hitting the “mix it yourself” Bloody Mary bar - good stuff....More

Thank daigdude
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had a casual lunch, crab cakes and bowl of seafood gumbo....absolutely to die for. I wish I could remember our waiters name, but he had a beard and was so nice, helpful without being obtrusive. Highly recommend

Thank georoz1
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our waitress recognized right away that my husband and I hadn't made up our minds on what we were doing...just iced tea or food or who knows. Super patient and pleasant. Once we decided to stay, we were sure glad we did! She customized our...More

Thank Susan C
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Glad we could offer you a pleasant break and some tasty food. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I were on our first visit to Ashville. I'm a sucker for Cajun/Louisiana style food so the decision was made. Overall the restaurant has an offbeat feel to it. We started out with the smoked trout dip which was divine. The trout...More

Thank BJinBowie
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Those darn disappearing waitresses! Sorry for that, and the underseasoned trout. We'll work on it. Hope to earn 5 stars next time!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Put simply the service was great. The food was hearty and Delicious! A good selection of beers. Did I say the service was great!

Thank richhines
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for the kind words. Come back anytime!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a brunch time meal here with our two four-legged kids. It was great. The kids got lots of attention along with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit. We should have split an entree but all of the choices sounded so good,...More

Thank Gagal
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Glad we could hit the spot. See you again soon!

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Asheville to see our daughter and her husband. I wanted to go to Mayfel’s because of their Cajun and Creole option s. All of our dinners were very good. You can’t go wrong. Be sure and order a beignet...More

Thank Randy S
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

5 stars AND 4 thumbs! Can't beat that. Make sure to stop in next time you visit.

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Christine A
21 September 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. You can also call in for take out too.
Kathryn C
4 July 2016|
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Response from Nattarinnc | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly assemble the elements of a brunch anytime from the menu. Cocktails and coffee when you want them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8840
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Serving traditional Louisiana and Southern cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville for over 13 years. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week. Enjoy a made-from-scratch meal in our eclectic, lively dining room, our patio overlooking Pritchard Park, or our seasonal courtyard, one of Asheville's best kept secrets. We also offer beer, wine, and cocktails. And feel free to bring the pooch along!
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