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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (164 reviews)
“hush puppies” (151 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (31 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a very good family dinner on a Saturday night. There was no wait at 5:30. The service was very attentive and friendly. Plenty of seating and great atmosphere. On to the food. The portions were huge. None of us finished our meals completely....More

Thank xxxadixxx
Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I tried this place that is less than a mile off of I-26.They have a pork barbeque platter for around 8 or 9 dollars that will fill you up. Our waiter Dominic was very friendly and explained to us what one of...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 days ago

At this restaurant, one orders at the counter, and then the food is delivered to your table quite promptly. The chopped pork was excellent, and the hush puppies were light and tasty. The collard greens were also excellent. The atmosphere is, well, not elegant.

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend told us to come here and so glad we did. Sunday morning brunch plus live music--what a treat. I had the very tasty bbq brisket and Walt enjoyed shredded chicken with black-eyed peas and collard greens to die for. But the pie`ce de...More

Thank lilsm0s
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I grew up in Texas and have been utter snobs about bbq anywhere else. We were blown away by Luella's place. The food was fantastic. Larry had the ribs and it just fell off the bones. We had excellent side dishes too...More

Thank Phoenix7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Smokey goodness. Sausage and ribs were amazing. Green chili cheese grits had me begging for more. Hands down, best BBQ.

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well again this place was recommended by some locals and it sure did not disappoint. The food was great, I had the whole smoked chicken, and the wife had the brisket both were great. Most impressive was the bartended. I wish I recalled here name....More

Thank mthouin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a quck lunch here yesterday. He ordered the pork sandwich and garlic green beans and I had the daily special of turkey and pimento cheese sandwich with tomato and cucumber salad. We ordered at the counter and the food was...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We appreciate all of the feedback - we want those hushpuppies to be something to write home about!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a MUST try! We had such a wonderful experience and the Bar-B-Que was delicious! If you are in the area stop by. We had the Andouille Sausage sandwich and the chopped pork plate. We also highly recommend the deviled eggs.

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

Thank you for the stars! We're so glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Asheville for the weekend and looking for a casual place to eat dinner. Luella's was recommended to us. We are glad that we took their advice. Lots of Barbecue choices on the menu. The brisket plate was the best that I have...More

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

Thank you for recommending us! We really appreciate your kind words and hope you'll be back in town soon - for more bbq and our sinful desserts. You know, it's National Dessert Month. :)

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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Opening our doors in 2007, Luella's Bar-B-Que is a destination for homemade recipes and bbq perfection. Now taking orders online!
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