Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.4
2384 reviews
$30 and under
Southern
We are finally open for both Dine-In and Patio seating! Please adhere to Covid State guidelines upon dining at our restaurant. If there isn't a patio option upon booking, its because that time slot is already taken and cannot guarantee patio seating if you book indoor. Please keep in mind that our patio does have direct sunlight until about 12:30pm and shaded the rest of the day. Looking forward to hosting ya'll soon!

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

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.
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vipCMTL
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the wonderfully aromatic honey dusted fried chicken , the dense and tangy mac and cheese , and flavorful greens. Comfort food with southern style goodness. Great for Sunday brunch or dinner. Top notch service.

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TiffanyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a good time at brunch. Drinks and food were great and the service

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Purple
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Tupelo for brunch and it was good. Typical brunch food. High card and a little fryed. The service was great and would go back and recommend.

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RachelG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable - waitress had a great sense of humor and helped us navigate different tastes and appetites.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Made reservations three weeks in advance. Arrived and were told that we couldn't sit in a booth because they were holding them for others. (The booths remained empty for 75 minutes.) Why do I know this? Because our party was discriminated upon by our server who had to be forced to attend to attend us after we sat with nothing in front of us for 45 minutes. We sought out other assistance after a while and was served by Zach, who was the only saving grace in this establishment. He took our orders and brought us drinks. Once they arrived, our server walked up to us and asked us if we wanted appetizers. For real?!? It was awful. We didn't leave until after 9 (we arrived at 6:45pm) because that's how long it took for our food to come. This was the worst dinning experience I had in a long time. It's been a while since I felt less than others, so I guess that was the real authentic southern experience their establishment sought to give you.

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KimberlyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Food was cold. Fried chicken way overcooked. Second visit. Don’t be back.

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akaul1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Plenty of space. Will come again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience for my husband's birthday. The waitress went above and beyond and so did the host! Thanks so much for making this special for him!

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YolandaH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute of it. From the greeting at the front door to Sadie's exemplary service, everything about our experience was memorable and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

We have had lots of opportunity to visit Tupelo Honey. This visit however was not great. We found out that okra was taken off the menu. We didn’t get our biscuits with honey like we always have. I thought this was awful since the restaurant promotes honey. Also the parking wasn’t validated so we paid 10 dollars to park.
The service was great.

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VincentG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Excellent place!!!

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SushrutJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was priced well. Fried chicken was a bit more bone than meat. Liquor service a bit slow. Desserts were amazing

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AngelaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The server and service was great. It just made me a little uncomfortable because only one server had on a mask. Not even the cooks has on mask. That made me feel a little uneasy.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE Tupelo Honey, their chicken and waffles are to die for. This was my second time here and it won't be my last, it's definitely one of my top 3 brunch spots for Arlington, and maybe even the entire DMV.

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Claire
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience at Tupelo. My friends were running late and the host was so patient. He never made me feel bad and the restaurant was pretty crowded. Food was delicious and we had plenty of time to eat and chat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was overall a bit bland. The shrimp did not taste very fresh. The grain bowl came with comically large slices of onion… way too much for the size of the meal. The butternut squash soup had the consistency and flavor of baby food. The service was ok… not great. The biscuits were really good though.

I have been to the Tupelo Honey in VA beach and in Asheville. Both were much better than this one.

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Heather
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the southern menu and the casual fresh decor. Some items were a little spicy but overall very delicious and a good value. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. The fact they serve brunch all day and every day is a bonus !

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Kodjo
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I have been to Tupelo a number of times and always enjoy the service and unique food. Unfortunately, this particular visit did not meet the standard in terms of service. We waited over an hour for food to arrive and even after it arrived, we did not get everything that was asked so, had to wait again. The food was definitely worth it and we wish the service had been better

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vipdixiechicken
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious brunch. It was very good. Service was very good. We will definitely go back. I especially liked the fried green tomatoes and the waffles

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vipluvfood
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really like Tupelo Honey. This was my third time there. The food was really good. My only thing was the noise level. Of course with more people, the louder it gets. Either way, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipVtth8a
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Cocktails and wine were sub par, but the fried chicken was excellent. Service was just slow enough to be annoying but not entirely problematic.

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vipFabulousFoodie
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Claire was phenomenal! This was my third time here and it’s been a couple of years but the food was excellent

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vipBigE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was on point all of our food was good except the greens. Gotta be honest about it. But over all it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Open Table! I searched for brunch options after mid morning flight back to DC area. I found a ‘Daily all day brunch’ available at Tupelo Honey!! Tupelo did not disappoint with an updated twist to traditional southern menu. I had the Shoo Mercy; sweet potato spiced pancakes, honey dusted crispy fried chicken, two eggs, I chose scrambled, apple cider bacon topped with spiced pecans—delicious!! My son and hubby opted for ‘Old Skool’ Breakfast Bowl; fried eggs over easy, Parmesan & rosemary potatoes cracklin, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, salsa, red pepper sauce over grits with goat cheese and side order of waffles topped with blueberries. They were very pleased with their choice!And the biscuits with blueberry jam and butter appetizer I highly suggest. Claire was delightful, attentive and made our brunch so pleasant. We chose to dine outside in the high 60°s The coffee and good food warmed our souls and left us greatly satisfied.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Was sat down Promptly but the table we were sat at was still dirty table. No server came up to my party for at least 30min. Another 30 min past and we finally have out water and out order was taken. Another hour past and we were only served drinks, ultimately had to ask for a Togo box as no food was served and we were seated for almost two hours while we watched parties being sat around us after we came in, being served, paying, and leaving while we were still waiting for our meal. Order was also incorrect but we did not see until we arrived home.

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BioncaB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Very helpful wait staff but over all things kept running out. No straws, no ketchup in the bottles, no espresso for coffee. Just was a bit disappointing to keep here “no sorry we ran out of that or don’t have that”. The food was plentiful but lacked flavor. I would go back and give it another try on maybe a less busy day where they are stocked with things.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food is good but takes a long time to get to the table. We had very basic food (salad, waffle, grits) and it took over 40 minutes to get to the table after ordering.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was mediocre, especially for the prices. Service was good.

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TheBeez83
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Reasonable pricing. Service was decent though the restaurant was very busy. The main issues are that the lights in the dining room were bright and the music was very loud making it difficult to hear.

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Crissiev
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a while. Love their potato cracklin’s! I got a free dessert for my birthday, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Hello All-

I came by the restaurant to celebrate my moms 50th birthday this weekend. Little did I know Aubrey, one of the staff members was truly rude and unprofessional. I called early before opening to ask. Some questions about my reservation and she was completed frustrated and clearly not having a good day. She answer a few of my question in an aggressive way and before I come say thank you she hung up On me. I will not and will share this experience with my friends.

Lastly, the staff was amazing and one of the staff with braids or dreads was extremely a delight. The server was vey kind and welcoming. Just that phone call really upset me. I only attended because my mom wanted to try the food. Never again. Sorry, not sorry!

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vipCeee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had high expectations after reading the reviews. Appetizers such as cauliflower bites, fried pickles are nice. Service was slow though. We had to wait for our main dishes 30 minutes or more after we're all done with appetizers. Shrimp and Grits tasted bland. Fried chicken wasn't crispy and tender, but instead it has dough-like skin and dry meat.

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Chelle16
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and wonderful experience.

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Nikki
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed my sweet potato pancakes but bacon and potatoes were cold. Host and my server were great, nice large open space and outdoor seating. Would def return!

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AyannaV
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We visited the restaurant around 6:30 on a Sunday and despite the low number of patrons, the service was rather slow. However, The waitress was very personable and friendly, which made the experience bareable. 2 of our orders were wrong (which we just excepted without complaint due to being hungry and having to wait so long for the food to come out). But then the sides were cold with exception of the fried chicken and Mac n cheese (which was yummy). We got desert to go (pecan pie) and it was fine. If I’m in the area I might give them another try, however I certainly would not make the drive from Md just to dine here.

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Great
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Server threw me off a little, but overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I love Tupelo Honey's brunch. Always good food. Our server was not super attentive but she was sweet. I know it is busy as that time So I try to be more understanding. The food was delicious. Best chicken and waffles around!

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington is rated 4.4 stars by 2384 OpenTable diners.

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