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About Tupelo Honey - Arlington

From Fried Chicken To Hot Biscuits With Honey
We serve fresh, scratch-made, Southern comfort food re-imagined.

At Tupelo Honey, when we play with our food (and we think it’s okay), the result is scrumptious.


We Are Mouth-Wateringly Fresh, Southern and Scratch-Made: Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Grits, Fried Chicken BLTs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Shrimp and Grits, Buttermilk Biscuits – all served with Southern hospitality.

In The South, You Are What You Drink:
We offer the greatest craft beers in the world, from Stone Brews to Founders Brewing. Also, discover our inventive, scratch-made cocktails made with fresh ingredients.

1616 N Troy St
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 9 :00pm

Brunch & Lunch: Open – 4:00pm

Dinner: 4:00pm – Close

Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm– 7:00pm

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(703) 253-8140

Website:
http://tupelohoneycafe.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tupelo Honey - Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Brunch (96)
Comfort Food (81)
Casual (65)
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Sunday Lunch (55)
Group Bookings (53)
Lunch (48)
Neighbourhood Gem (45)
Fun (42)
Good for a Date (36)
Outdoor Eating (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Special Occasions (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Authentic (22)
Child Friendly (21)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cosy (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great Beer (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Romance (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Organic (4)
High Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Great for large groups

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Very specialized menu if you’re looking for a new place. If you want something simple this is not the place. Fresh ingredients, good drinks, and the biscuits are always fresh. The service depends on how busy the place is. Overall the food was par. Didn’t leave hungry, but not really super impressed. Parking can be difficult as well.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

We waited almost an hour for our food- lots of excuses, few apologies. Five of the six of us enjoyed our food but too noisy & hectic to attempt a second try.

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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Our food was good, very good even, but lacked a bit of pizazz. The crab benedict was almost devoid of crab, but everything else satisfied discerning palates. Our main problem was that the noise level was so high we could not hear each other at all. This was a significant problem for the older and younger members of our party,

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Very crowded and even with reservations we had a long wait. Extremely noisey, so not a good date venue, unless you are outside. Food was good... but too many fried options. Management is exceptional.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Charged a dollar for a ramekin of sour cream. Thought that was odd.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

A favorite for personal or work meals. Great modernized Southern food. Plenty of good soul food, but non-fried and not as heavy options as well. Routinely I'll just put different sides together for a lighter meal. Really good beer selections, nice appetizers, and my wife's and my favorite weekend brunch place. Outdoor seating when weather nice or change of pace after dark in summer.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 14 October 2017

We are always excited to find a Tupelo Honey when traveling after discovering the original in downtown Asheville NC. The bar, food and service were great. The chef came out to make sure he understood my order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 October 2017

We had a great server and the food was very good!

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·Dined on 14 October 2017

The food was good but not very good. The service was friendly but poor. We had to ask for a server to come by after waiting for 15 minutes., then our drinks appetizers and entrees all arrived within 10 minutes. For better fried chicken go to Bob Chon, Family Meal, or Flavors.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Service was excellent. Tsigist was accommodating and attentive. Food quality and taste was very good. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Great food and drinks!

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

From the first time I tried Tupelo Honey in Tennessee, I knew it would be a favorite. It is definitely my go-to for brunch, and for at least 3 years running it's the place I go to after the Army Ten Miler. Given it's proximity to the race, I know it will fill up fast, so I usually make my reservations well in advance. I've never had a problem in the past getting seated on time for a reservation, but this weekend was a bit of a miss. It was clear the hostess was a little overwhelmed and there were a lot of hungry runners, and general brunchers waiting for a table. I was ready for a bit of a wait, what I was not ready for was being told our table was being set and watching 6 other groups get seated before us. I appreciated the comped apps, and, again, I don't mind the wait, but I would prefer a reasonable expectation be set rather than get bumped 6 times with the explanation that these walk-ins who were impatient and angry or that other runners were some how more important than we were, because we took the time to shower first and didn't appear to have just run.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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Food5
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 (El Paso)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Food is excellent, but what makes Tupelo Honey even more special is the quality of the staff. Great customer service and a great variety of excellent dishes. No need to say more!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

We've been to this location a few times, and while they have always had a certain slowness in bussing and table turn over, today, when the Army Ten Miler was making Tupelo brunch a prime destination, was no exception. Knowing this, we made a reservation. We understood that we could not be seated immediately, but even after checking with the hostesses two times about our table, we were identified as a "no show" and passed over. On the third table check when we were told we had been marked as a "no show," they did give us the next open table. The food was, per usual, amazing and comforting.

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

What I am assuming is the manager saw that my friend had a Bride shirt on, as we were going bridesmaid dress shopping after in Georgetown. He proceeded to come over and give her a gift which consisted of a cookbook and some preserves. Then had our waiter bring over champagne for all of us. It was very thoughtful and unexpected. The service was already very good and that kind gesture made it that much better. Highly recommend! Wish we didn't leave so far.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Awesome brunch

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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great breakfast! Highly recommend the southwest omelette and the praline bacon was amazing. Loved the biscuits with honey and jam. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Great atmosphere, people and food! The biscuits are amazingly delicious. So is the short rib, so is the... etc.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Great gluten-free options for dinner entrees but no desserts and only one GF appetizer when we were there. They happened to be out of the grilled okra (the GF app) so subbed some GF toast with their blueberry preserves for free--nice to have a backup. Our group ordered fried chicken with collard greens, polenta with shrimp, and sweet tea brined chicken with mustard sauce--everyone loved their meals. We'll definitely be back next time we're in the area, especially since there didn't seem to be any cross-contamination issues with the GF meal and drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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Food2
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Took 45 minutes for drinks to arrive, and when they did 3 of the 4 were incorrect. Waitress was very rude and inattentive, food was bland, appetizers arrived after our entrees.

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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Was there for the first time. Went for a friends birthday brunch and I loved it.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Place was packed for Sunday Brunch so make a reservation. Our waitress was terrific and the food was great. We had a great time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Amazing brunch menu! The variety and flavors are incredible and prices reasonable. The manager, Ryan, takes great pride in the place and is always around to check on your meal, service, and experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Loved this place! Beautiful outdoor area, kind servers, superb happy hour, prettiest pancakes ever. I'll return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

It was a great overall experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

I have eaten here several times and while the food is pretty solid (everything is amazing though they seriously need to work on the mac and cheese) the service is somewhat lacking. The past two times, we have had to pretty much chase down the waiter/waitress and we end up not eating any delicious banana pudding (which is much better than the Magnolia version) because I am tired of trying to hail someone to get what I ordered. So - if the waitstaff is on par, dinner is perfect. If they are off.. plan on eating there, but have lots of time. the good news is that they do not rush you like so many other restaurants do. You can have a leisurely meal. Try the fried chicken - skip the macaroni- and ask for dessert in advance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great overall experience. I do plan on returning for a second experience, maybe for dinner or brunch again. My partner and I had an exceptional first-time experience.... from the food, the time we were seated and the customer service, it was a grand experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Food was very good, but could have warmer. The soda and orange juice were expensive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Very nice waiter who tried his best but there was a real language barrier and he messed up virtually every part of our order. And the pork belly appetizer was terrible. Table next to us agreed. I'd been here once before and it rocked so I'm hoping this was just bad luck.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 September 2017

The food here was mediocre at best. Tasteless fried greed potatoes, almost inedible burgers which we left after two bites and fries that were limp and bland. The ice tea was good. Never going back.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on 19 September 2017

One of my favorite places in Arlington, hands down. This is where you being your friends and family (that you care about lol) for good conversation and great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 September 2017

After being seated promptly, the server materialized after about 10 minutes. Drink orders were mixed up with incorrectly made drinks delivered to the table. After three tries of asking for a straight-up martini, and being delivered a kamikaze on the third attempt, I gave up on my drink order and drank water. The server disappeared and we ended up flagging down another one to get the check. When I approached the manager upon leaving the restaurant to provide some friendly, constructive feedback, he was defensive and unreceptive to the dialogue. I paid for a cocktail I ultimately did not drink. There was no apology from the restaurant regarding the three attempts at the cocktail order. This was a great training opportunity for his staff, and he chose to ignore it. The food was average at best. The salmon entree is more like a warm salad with wilted vegetables. Meh. There are plenty of other choices in the Orange Line corridor, so I doubt I'll return any time soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 September 2017

The food was excellent but our server left something to be desired. Water stayed empty, and it took a long time for our drinks to come. We didn't see him at all during the meal, I wanted some condiments, but never had an opportunity to ask him for them.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Sports
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

I had seen excellent reviews for this place. Things got off to a good start: we had a reservation and got seated promptly. The table was extremely noisy; they were accommodating and sat us a couple tables over where it was slightly less noisy. From there our service, however, was extremely poor. We ordered, an hour had passed, no food. I finally got up to find our waitress to ask if she could at least bring us some biscuits and to please put in our main dishes even though we hadn't even gotten our appetizers because we had to leave soon. I figured a reservation with 1.5 hrs. of a lead time was plenty. It was a Sunday brunch hour, packed, and it just seemed to be very short on staff. Our waitress never came back to see how we were doing. I flagged someone for a "to go" bag and that person was very nice and prompt. The food was good. We had to flag down people though for water, our dirty plates were slow to be cleared if at all, and primarily our food service extremely slow. I did not feel like we got to even enjoy the food because we had to wait so long and then rush to eat in less than 30. One person in our party had been there before and said normally you get the biscuits right away. That wasn't the case for us. Would I go there again? The food was good, but the service put a huge damper on things. It was extremely loud too and you had to shout to each other. If we were at least eating something the noise could have been overlooked somewhat. It was our 2nd time checking out Arlington and I guess I'd have to re-think it and try elsewhere given the poor service.

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·Dined on 17 September 2017

The service was fine. The food wasn't bad, but it didn't live up to the hype.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 16 September 2017

This restaurant could not be better unless it were to expand further north like in northern New Jersey, or better yet the Hudson Valley NY area. The place offers southern comfort food, but not just something simple that you have grown up with. Instead they offer a new innovative take on classics. There is no way that their menu disappoints. I drive to Arlington/DC area for over 6 hours twice a year to run in military races. I have to stop here because it is the only chance I get to sample this divine menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (San Antonio)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Food and service were great. Great neighborhood spot!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Excellent service, friendly accommodating staff! The food is AMAZING!!! The drinks are too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 September 2017

The food was awful. The fried green tomatoes were tasteless

Tags: Quick Bite
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