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The Admiral

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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 828-252-2541
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wasted a year of not enjoying this wonderful restaurant-we had heard of it but for one reason or another never got around to driving up there from South Asheville. The restaurant itself is understated; it looks smaller than it actually is when driving by. The parking lot is small. But once inside you immediately feel the... More 

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Thank Jackson34231
Atlanta, GA
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807 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the Admiral in a few years (too many good restaurants much closer to our house and you have to plan ahead because reservations are needed) but we finally went for dinner on a Monday night. The evening started out right because I snagged a parking spot in their minuscule lot adjacent to the building. Service was... More 

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Thank GPBurdell67
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lobster pot pie, shrimp tostada, beef tartare, and other items and everything was delicious. The prices were attractive too!

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Thank Prema S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Our table ordered multiple small plates. We were not disappointed with any of them. Some of the best oysters I have ever eaten. Duck was off the charts. Steamed bun was a flavor explosion.

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Thank Ken C
St. Louis
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must do for foodies. Great food in a very casual setting. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Thank CDowl
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They say a picture paints a thousand words and all too often that is true. Yet my recent experience at The Admiral is what I would call The Pearl of West Asheville. Like an oyster, the rough shell hides an absolutely beautiful gem inside. My recent experience was truly a wonderfully delictable pearl, a true gem, a marvelous surprise in... More 

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Thank R T
Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST food and drink we have had in a long time!!! Wait staff was excellent and kudos to the chef!

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Thank Julianne R
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel (Country Inn and Suites, West Asheville) recommended this restaurant and told us not to be put off by the exterior of the restaurant. It is a small cinder block type building; but as soon as we walked into the parking lot, we knew this was going to be good just by what we could smell! We had an... More 

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Thank Pat M
Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was great, wait staff was excellent. The parking was horrible. We had to search for parking and settled for parking on the street and walking uphill to the restaurant. The fried oysters, filet mignon and salmon were wonderful. At least the walk back to the car was downhill.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Admiral is one of the outstanding restaurants in Asheville. I started with the best Manhattan I've ever had (I knew that from the last time we were there) and graduated to a second. We shared 3 appetizers, 2 small plates, 1 vegetable side (outstanding brussel sprouts), and 1 dessert and everything was exceedingly tasty. Delivery of food was appropriately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-2541

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