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The Rankin Vault

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
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Statesville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

While visiting Asheville we met locals here. It is a bit different from other bars and restaurants. If you want food or drink you go and order from the bartender. No table service. At any range, the burgers we had were delish and the beers were cold. Certainly worth a visit!

Thank Janet F
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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374 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went here with a bunch of my girlfriends and we ate in the vault! The food was amazing! I ordered the grilled cheese, so worth it! I also got a smoke and salt drink which is very good!

Thank Banana427
Monroe, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Vault burger is to die for!!! It was the best I've ever had. Excellent beer and cocktail selection. The atmosphere is cozy. A great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and eat the most delicious burger ever. The only drawback is you have to go to the bar to order your food and drinks, but... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had pretty good meals here, but were confused that we had to order from the bar rather than a server since there were probably only 5 people in the entire restaurant. Maybe it's their policy to not do table service, but the place is small enough for 1 or 2 bartenders to serve the entire... More 

Thank Emily W
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Vault has been rated as the best burgers in Asheville for three years running and they deserve it. Not sure what their secret ingredient is but the burgers are fantastic. So is the baked mac and cheese. Bartenders are friendly and helpful. The Vault became our hangout place while in Asheville. Great to sit and the bar and chat... More 

Thank patricia m
Hope, Maine
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435 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We met some local people and they invited us here today. It's a really fun place. Located just a few blocks from the heart of downtown and down a quiet side street, The Vault has great cocktails and excellent service. We didn't have anything to eat but it looked good and everyone was happy! Dog-friendly seating outside.

Thank Sonia T
Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Dropped in for a couple of Bloody Mary's and they were great! Fun spot - outdoor seating available! '

Thank DBS5687
Charlotte, North Carolina
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160 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Super cheap drinks with $4 house wine and $5 sparkling wine. The burger was great and came with these super spicy chips. Great with the drinks. Had the chips and queso which was average but cheap for drinking. They had a neat outside seating area for people watching. You have to order everything from the bar even if you sit... More 

Thank janicept
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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393 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were recommended by some of the locals to eat here. Wanted something simple....had a group of 9 people with some vegetarians. We sat outside and ordered at the bar window. Nice and easy. Great beer options! But had wine as well. Best food was the burger they are known for. It really was excellent! There were a couple of... More 

Thank Lisa S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and the Bloody Mary was so good that everyone in my group got one! Nice outdoor area too!

Thank Jason W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 8282544993

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