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Carmel's Restaurant & Bar at The Grove Arcade

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Downtown Asheville
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Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8730
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Concord, NC
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fried Green Tomato sandwich...oh yes! Delicious lunch stop for us as we meandered around Asheville. Very busy...all the tables were full. Made service a tad slow, but the food was very good.

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Thank MsReel
North Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch not even knowing what kind of food to expect. Prime rib sandwich was listed on the daily special sheet. Let me tell you, it was nothing short of amazing. Probably one of, if not the best sandwich I have ever tasted. We also had cheese grits, house salad, and quiche. All of the food was extremely... More 

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Florida
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246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here after just arriving in Asheville and was not disappointed: cozy atmosphere, good wait service, and portions were YUGE! Had the mac n' cheese app (enough for dinner), the simple pizza (excellent and thin), and the pork poutine (all ingredients separately served) which was amazing!

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Thank Karin23320
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Seated right away, excellent server, food was good. I had the special, Monte Cristo sandwich which was good, but wasn't the "real deal". The kids pizza looked good and my husband had a burger which looked great!

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Thank Emily I
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch. BLT sandwiches wonderful draft beer was excellent service was good. Sweet potato fries were very very good overall excellent service.

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Charlotte, NC
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459 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overall experience at Carmel's Restaurant & Bar was very, very good. One in our party required a lunch that was both dairy and egg free. The waiter was very attentive to the dietary restrictions and checked with the chef on two dishes to be sure they would be ok. The pulled pork sandwich on sour dough bread (grilled but... More 

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Boone, NC
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fabulous lunch at Carmel's I had the gourmet grilled cheese (your choice of 2 cheeses) with soup of the day and my husband had the Cuban. I also had a lovely amber beer which was on tap. Located in the Grove Arcade, Carmel's is street-front with windows out on the street scene. Lots of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late dinner recently. Service was excellent, very attentive. Ordered appetizers of fried green tomatoes ( best I've encountered anywhere) and the pork egg rolls. They were delicious with a Cheerwine reduction dipping sauce. Yes, Cheerwine. Brilliant. Never had collard greens taste as good anywhere as these did. (They were a side dish to the chicken... More 

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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583 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was a great find. Fast and fresh food. Excellent fried pickles, slaw, sweet potato fries. Sandwiches, salads. Really great.

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Thank MarkO95
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I took my daughter here on her first visit to Asheville -- she said she never wanted to leave, hehe. She had enjoyed the whole day, but this was a big part of it. Great indoor or outdoor seating. A nice way to take in the city.

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Thank Janis G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8730

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?