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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a little of everything. Wings Appetizer: very meaty and delicious. 3-meat combo with chopped pork, ribs and brisket. Everything that they ate supposed to be. Great server too; there when we needed him, and timely food and drinks.

Thank bbqbilly
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here. All I can say is, they have the best BBQ I've tasted. We tried the ribs and BBQ plate and shared the Cobb salad. You don't need to go anywhere else in Asheville for good comfort food. The place is very laid back. We ate outside and they even allowed us to bring... More 

Thank RobBeth1
Management response:

RobBeth1, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us! I'm thrilled to learn you enjoyed the food and your dog felt at home on our patio. I'll be sure to let Heather know you enjoyed her hospitality. Please come see us again! -Jeff, Proprietor & Pit Boss More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a small place but great food! Im not always a pick fan of bbq but went with family. So good. Unique selections of bbq sauces. Vinegar...sweet sauces...hot sauces...and more. The chicken had some griss in it but still yummy. Brussel sprouts were chopped and grilled...best ever! Okra fried but not greasy.

Thank lkwestie
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't bother with anywhere else for Carolina bbq - this is it. Brisquet and ribs were fantastic, perfect mustard sauce, even converted me to a grits-eater with their prep.

Thank jj_sailing
Davidson, North Carolina
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon Luella's on a Sunday afternoon and are so happy we did! Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Pulled Chicken, pork and brisket we had it all! Deviled eggs and sweet potatoes chips were fab! Would definitely recommend this little joint!

Thank Mary G
Seminole, Florida
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The live bluegrass music brought us in the door but we stayed for the wide selection of craft beer and delicious food! Service is top notch too.

Thank Christine A
Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I used Luella's for catering for our wedding and couldn't have been happier! The staff was pleasant while serving the buffet and drinks, the food was top-notch, and their accommodations for my dietary needs (gluten free) were great! I highly recommend to anyone looking to go off the beaten path and do some good ole' Southern BBQ... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a hike on the BRP. Good fried okra and pulled pork. Portions big. I ordered sandwich without bun. Sat at bar. Bartender super efficient and friendly. Food served amazingly fast. Popular with locals. Great draft beer selection! I would return if in Asheville again!

Thank mealybug
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I were visiting grandkids and had a free few hours to explore. Since we were in the area we had a taste for barbecue and chose Luella's. We are so glad we did. The decor is casual and very comfortable. Lots of signs on the walls and things to look at. We were seated immediately and decided... More 

Thank Patty R
Management response:

Patty, thanks for taking time to share your experience with us! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the bbq sampler plate and banana pudding. Please come see us again next time you're in town. -Jeff More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Thought I would miss the traditional mustard sauce but no, best ribs ever. Sweet potato chips are not to be missed also.

Thank Myron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?