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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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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love barbecue so whenever I go out of town, I look for local barbecue restaurants. My wife and I were visiting Asheville and I decided to look up local BBQ restaurants and Luella's was close and had really good reviews so we decided to go. The parking lot was full but once inside we only had to wait 5... More 

Thank glen s
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the beef brisket sliced sandwich was a bit smaller than I thought it would be but my husband had the brisket chopped and that looked more substantial. They have fun beverages (local cheerwine soda as well), delicious sides, and a wide variety of meats to enjoy. It was a fun atmosphere as well

Thank ishcampmom
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like I stepped back in time... may have been an old "Drive-In" restaurant that now houses BBQ. The food was good and our bubbly waitress was a breath of fresh air after a long drive. We asked to relax and have a cocktail before ordering and never once did she push us to order, as a matter of fact... More 

Thank dh64
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. Neat little neighborhood restaurant lots of families. Best part was our waitress Amanda. She very helpful and friendly.

Thank Jim H
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luella's was recommended as the #1 place for pulled pork and so it was. The prices were reasonable, the service more than adequate and the many draft beers cold. We suggest that if you go, go ear;ly. It does get crowded. go early, eat and then walk it off downtown.

Thank angusnh
Orange City, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a quick trip to Alabama and wanted to stop at a Bar-B-Que place before we left. We randomly chose Luella's because it was in the right place at the right time. We are so glad we did! The food was amazing and prices were right. I ordered the smoked turkey and savored each bite. My husband ordered a 3... More 

Thank NAIAfan
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is NOT bbq it's a pile of skin. My meal was a huge dissapointment but apparently not enough for the person that asked me about it to alert anyone else. The sides were good but not good enough for $14! What a rip off. BBQ is meat, not skin. The little bit of meat I actually got was bland.... More 

Thank Patrice S
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we visit Asheville. The pulled pork is done just right it has a great flavor and not to much bbq sauce, there's a great selection of sides ,extra bbq sauce on the table, the service is good and the price is reasonable. I recommend this place to my friends when they are coming to Asheville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?