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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%
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“brunch” (85 reviews)
“biscuits” (245 reviews)
“bacon gravy” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank DonnaS4165
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank cldaflecher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kayelm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice corner cafe ! Had gluten free blueberry pancakes ! They were yummy ! Would go back to try lunch too. Large menu with lots of options . Coffees, teas , pastry etc There’s a parking lot by it , $2.00 to park

Thank karen b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What terrible service! This place is always packed. A quoted 40 minute wait was more like 50 minutes, which I can deal with. We sat down and ordered immediately. About 30 minutes into our wait for our breakfast I made a point to tell our...More

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the West location for breakfast, everything was good. We had the cheese and herb omelet with biscuit. Server was friendly as well. The only complaint was it was a super cold day and we were sitting close to entrance, every time...More

Thank Tuxtails
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our breakfast service was extremely slow, and when our food finally arrived it was cold and we had to send it back. We had to wait a long time for everything - water, coffee, waiter to take our order, food, ticket. 2 tables next to...More

Thank LlanoSher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall unfriendly staff but who cares really but i do care when the banana bread was served ice cold and warm water placed on the table. Ridiculous. Biscuits were good but the gravy was cold. Potatoes were served cold and the sausage was bland. So...More

Thank RLS46212
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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
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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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