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Early Girl Eatery

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8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-259-9292
07:30 - 21:00
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Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Charlotte, NC
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152 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Pancakes were great---super expensive though. 4 of us came to $56. Service good. Difficult to find parking downtown.

Thank jazztiggers
Bloomington, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Early Girl was a nice surprise! Great southern food! Recommend the meatloaf!! Also enjoyed the greens, okra, biscuits. Service was exceptional! Prices were fair. Fun downtown location. I would definitely go again.

Thank kap1967
Martins Ferry, OH
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This place was a little difficult to find, but if you like organic and true home cooking, you will like this place. We had a great server (can't remember his name but he was from New Mexico) and the food was yummy!

Thank hockeymom56
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2015

What a great restaurant! It was recommended by our Blue Heron rafting guide who advised us to get there at least 45 minutes early.... which we did. Even the waiting was fun, since all the folks were enthusiastic. The food was very creative and delicious and satisfied even the raving vegans among us. Pleasant atmosphere and outstanding service. It's on... More 

Thank emylou2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is the kind of restaurant I want to find in any city I visit. Historic building with funky decor and an exuberant young wait staff. Breakfast all day. Take on eggs Benedict: baked grits muffin, spinach and poached eggs with roasted tomato sauce. Super yum. Great coffe. So friendly.

Thank localcolor1
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I haven't had a bad meal here but by far my favorite dish is the fried green tomato napoleon (a tower of fried green tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh basil atop a generous serving of grits drizzled with balsalmic vinegarette). My friend swears Early Girl has the best burger in Asheville.

Thank ClayWanderer
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Based on recommendations we went to Early Girl Eatery on Sunday morning for what else, breakfast. We voted not to stay. No pancakes and scrambled eggs warrant an hour plus wait. Just not sure how early a girl must be to eat here but clearly we were not early enough. A few steps away were steps leading to Mayfel's and... More 

Thank MonicaMooresville
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

The food here is so amazing! We were planning on going to the soda foutain, but it is very commercial and they shut the grill down a hour early. I had the Tempe Ruben and my wife had the pan fried pork loin. Breakfast is served all day and all the food is farm fresh. They have a selection of... More 

Thank dl3xg
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

The BF and I stopped her on our way into town for a late lunch on a Friday. We arrived around 1:45 and were seated right away even though the place was still pretty packed. Service was quick and friendly. I had the fried chicken salad which was very good. The fried chicken was excellent! The BF had some kind... More 

Thank Mkroman87
Franklin, Tennessee
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We were at a workshop down the street, and when they announced lunch, we took off out the door to go get in line for EGE. And there were people waiting. For two of us, we were immediately seated. I don't remember wine there before, and the server gave us samples to try, which we then converted into glasses. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?