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Early Girl Eatery

8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-259-9292
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (91 reviews)
“biscuits” (252 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed today

We stopped in after our mobile brewery tour. It is a great place if you are vegetarian, they have many options. Everything was delicious including the vegetarian chili! Must try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SummerTimeLivin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cute Restaraunt in Battery Park that serves breakfast all day. I had the special eggs Benedict with fried green tomato, pesto sauce and grits. My husband had catfish with French fries and black eyed peas. The homemade biscuits are crispy outside, tender inside. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 315mardiy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place came highly recommended from multiple people we met in Asheville and it didn’t disappoint! The waiting time was about 40 minutes but you can go for a walk and visit some interesting stores closed by while waiting and when the table becomes available...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RealtorOnTheRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem of a restaurant overlooks a park and has a great selection of organic and vegan options. The tofu breakfast scramble was delicious. The organic coffee was awesome! The only downside was that the dining room is small and there's a lot of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is cosy home-style with meals for the light to hearty eater. There is a variety of southern style meals on offer and the portions are just right. The desserts are old favourites! A welcome spot to sit and have a bite after wandering...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Johnrburnett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here mid-morning on a Sunday for breakfast. It was delicious! It was very busy, but our party of two was sat rather quickly. We were sat much quicker than the quoted wait time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DonnaS4165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not enough gluten free options. Overpriced and doesn’t taste as good as before. Was a favorite now a place for tourists only.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cldaflecher
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had very high hopes for a wonderful dining experience. It was simply average and failed to meet expectations. Chef's brother has a retaurant in Charleston, SC - Hominy Grill - which is a personal favorite. However, the chef owner at Early Girl has moved...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jack C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were there on a Saturday morning. It was a long wait, but worth it. All of our food was good. The biscuits got high points from my wife.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kayelm
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We went for a slightly late lunch on the recommendation of our hotel staff, and we really enjoyed the place. One of our foursome had the day's special eggs benedict which was reported to be very good. The other three of us had salads, two...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bbwex
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natalie b
May 23, 2018|
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Response from bgood3 | Reviewed this property |
No outside seating......not sure about pet friendly. Really good, though
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. For instance they use croutons made out of grits for their salads. I had a friend with Celiacs visit me here, and we found that it's pretty easy to find gluten free options in most restaraunts. There is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-259-9292
  • E-mail
Early Girl Eatery is a critically acclaimed dining destination that has been highlighted in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, and Bon Appetit. Established in 2001 and locally owned, the restaurant serves southern food and features local and seasonal ingredients. Located on Wall Street in downtown Asheville, the restaurant boasts a casual and charming atmosphere. Early Girl Eatery serves breakfast and lunch daily. The restaurant also serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday; reservations are only available for dinner.
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