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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.
Arlington, VA 22201
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Tupelo Honey - Arlington Ratings and Reviews
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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