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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Arlington, Arlington, VA

Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.3
4.3
2896 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 253-8140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. TL

    TracieL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Girls brunch… Service was good and the food was good but a tad under seasoned …
  2. C

    Cass

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent, one of the best brunches I’ve had. I had the chicken and waffles - chicken was juicy and tender, waffles were perfectly soft. Drinks were just okay, they could improve in this department
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I took my wife here for brunch for our anniversary and this place did not disappoint!
  4. AC

    AllenC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The host greeted us and sat us although we were early. Lawrence the chef came over and said that our order was a bit late because he wanted it to be excellent. It was more than excellent and thank you Anthony, Lawrence and Jim. We will return on our next trip to Washington.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    It was OOO-kay. The chicken with the chicken and waffles combo… was seriously lacking seasoning. Did they run out of salt? Naw, they put it all in the savory biscuits.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very good experience. It was a bit busy so we had to wait a bit longer for bar drinks and to order. The experience was still great, but just not perfect like before.
  7. EH

    EmersonH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! Chicken and Waffles hot and just right!
  8. RI

    RaquelI

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Server was very helpful. Some items were great, my mahi-mahi looked good but lacked flavor and was a little dry. My mom enjoyed her fried chicken, collard greens were delicious. Green beans lacked flavor. I brought my mom for her birthday, noted in reservation and at check in, but there was no birthday dessert or anything offered.
  9. MP

    MoniqueP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I went there for a birthday celebration the food was outstanding. The service was mediocre it could’ve been better but I could tell our server was running from one end of the restaurant to the other servicing other tables so we were patient. A lot of things this restaurant was out of like juice, certain mimosas and food items we specifically came for. Overall it’s a good restaurant but the service could’ve been better.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The service was slow but the waitress was nice. The food was overpriced and the portion size was really small. They didn’t bring out syrup for my waffles but by the time I noticed the waitress was gone. No one asked if we needed a refill or anything. My friend and I left still hungry.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good, service was nice and accommodating
  12. SE

    SashaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our time at Tupelo Honey! The banana pudding is perfect
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious!! Very nice staff as well
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey is beyond delicious! The chef is amazing and everything we order is always delicious. Great drink selections as well. The decor is so cute and the service is excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was slow and the chicken was dry. I have been to Tupelo in other cities and very pleased, not this time
  16. GC

    GloriaC

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything was just ok. Within 10 minutes of sitting down, our appetizers, drinks, and entrees all came out at the same time. Nothing was bad, but nothing tasted like it was freshly made either. It would also be hard to believe fried chicken was table-ready within 10 mins of ordering. The whole meal was done within 30 minutes.
  18. T

    Tbell

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just ok. The “famous” fried chicken wasn’t as crispy as I expected and was a lighter color. The baked Mac and cheese didn’t have a lot of flavor. My husband had the blackened fish and said it was mediocre at best. This restaurant has a lot of hype and the setting is nice and our server was great but the food just wasn’t up to snuff
  19. NY

    NewYearsEveSpecialDinner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was Wednesday, and they were out of all of the ciders. They also had no shrimp— Not good for a pace that prides it self on Southern and Cajun cuisine
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always amazing!! Sad they got rid of the shakshuka 😭😭😭
  21. SM

    StonieM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Great place and ambiance! Friendly efficient staff! It was a joy and great experience seeing everyone working together in terms of the hosts, wait staff and servers! Our appetizer was great (The Famous Fried Green Tomatoes). No complaints! However, my guest and I both ordered Southern Chicken BLT and while it appeared appetizing on the menu with the ingredients, the chicken was very dry as if it were over cooked or heated too long. It did not make for a great food experience. Now because they were busy, I asked for additional Dijon dressing thinking it would help moisten the chicken or at least my tastebuds but it just made it edible enough to finish the chicken without the bread. I would recommend although its busy season during brunch. Cooking more things to order to ensure better quality would make for an enjoyable meal and experience since it is not a buffet. I would not have minded waiting to remake the sandwich but we had already been there for 2 hours waiting for food and drinks.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food great service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My family and I visited for the first time for my daughters birthday. I had heard great things and was eager to try. The food, drinks, and service were good. The hostess greeted us with a friendly smile and we were seated immediately. The only negative we experienced was a gentleman seated near us had a dog who barked constantly and at everyone walking by in the restaurant or on the street. I took my 8 year old to the restroom and when we returned, the dog approached us while barking aggressively. The man did nothing to control him. Other than that, it was a nice experience.
  24. KK

    KarlK

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter was not the best felt rushed after we got or food we had to chase him down to get more coffe and bill Food was great hot and worth going to Tupelo honey
  25. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    173 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First, the food isn't bad, but the portions seem rather small or at least not consistent. My friend ordered the same thing as me (chicken and waffles) but her chicken pieces were much larger and mine were more like chicken tenders and small. We ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer but they came at the same time as our entrees. The main problem is with where they sat us. We made reservations for 6:30 on a Friday night. We are two minority women. At first they tried to seat us at a small table in the bar next to the door to the patio where everyone goes in and out. We asked for a table away from the door. They then sat us at a high top table in the bar that was tiny, for 2 people only, and was up against a wall with no window. We noticed that a couple came in and they were seated at a 4 seat table and they only ordered drinks. We ordered food, entrees, appetizer and dessert, and we got seated at a tiny table for two that barely fit all of our food and drinks. The bar wasn't full. There were only 2 tables with people - our table and the table with the couple! What we don't understand is why we weren't seated in the dining room. We made reservations in advance and the dining room wasn't full. The bar is where you seat people who aren't ordering dinner or who haven't made reservations. Also, it was early in the evening; so we felt we were being discriminated against for being women and minorities. Maybe they thought that we wouldn't order much. That being said, the bartender, who was our server, was very nice but she was busy making drinks. I'm not sure that we'd go back again. The food was okay, but we didn't like the way we were treated.

    Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for reaching out about your experience here at Tupelo. I can assure you, as a person of color, I have trained my staff on not having prejudices with our guest. With the diverse staff we have, it is imperative to uphold these standards so we are not portraying prejudices towards not only the guest but our Tupelo family. Please reach out to me personally so we can further discuss and invite you back in. My email is: l.rice@tupelohonycafe.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and good service but it’s a little noisy inside. I originally opted to sit outside because of the noise level but it was way too hot to sit outside even in the shade. So we moved back inside and just struggled hearing each other. It would be nice if they invested in some sound dampening for the dining room.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The grits, biscuits, and fried pickles were good. The “famous” fried chicken, not so much. The two of us ordered the exact same fried chicken dish. Each had a breast and a wing. The difference in size between the two breasts was ridiculous. Like we ordered from two different restaurants. One was large and plump, the other looked more like an anemic thigh than a breast. Then, it was the driest fried chicken I’ve had, kind of reminded me of the frozen Banquet fried chicken from the grocery store. The skin was SO not crispy, but rather chewy. Overall, I’d rather have fried chicken at any of several other places including even Cracker Barrel than here. Just not worth the trouble finding parking, much less the price. Very disappointing.
  28. MJ

    MJohns

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  29. F

    Farinc55

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had a great conversation with the host. Wife’s salad was mediocre. Appetizers of broccoli and pickles were good. Sweet and spicy chicken was fantastic. Waitress never asked if I wanted my sweet tea refilled and I discovered why when I asked her at the end of our meal. She said they had no more tea so that’s why she never asked me if I wanted more to drink. Odd logic as you do have other drinks that she could have offered me. Otherwise, she was very pleasant. Pecan pie was burned and unfortunately I left the restaurant with that in my mouth.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was decent. Nothing spectacular but decent.
  31. N

    Nancy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great brunch spot for groups or just 2 people. Drinks are a little sweet.. but overall the food is great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was clean and inviting, and the service was great, but we were all a bit disappointed with the food. Overall, we agreed that the food was underseasoned. The pickles just tasted like cucumbers and the Brussel sprouts and collards were very bland. Banana pudding was a highlight though.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our previous experience with Tupelo Honey was outstanding in Myrtle Beach. Here in Arlington, not so much. Service was pleasant and engaging, but was *very* slow. Our drinks from the bar took quite some time. We ordered extra ranch with our appetizers, and the extra ranch came after we were done with the appetizers. Our main meal was delicious, but we weren’t checked in on until half of our party was finished with the meal. Our waitress said she was brand new, so there’s that. She was delightful, but has some learning to do. 🙂
  34. DL

    DonnaL

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This is the 2nd time we came for brunch and loved it the first time. I got the classic chicken and waffles again and enjoyed them as much as before. I also got the blood orange and lime mimosa, which was tasty and sour, which I like. My husband got one of the scrambles in a skillet, but it was surprisingly cold! Service recovery was quick and they brought him a new one. However, when it came time to settle the check, he was billed for 2 - the cold scrambled eggs that were sent back and the hot ones that he ate. After asking to see the detail slip and then calling it to the server’s attention, it was removed. This review reflects the issues we experienced on Sunday.
  35. B

    Buzz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was lukewarm for all four people at our brunch.
  36. M

    Mclean

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Staff was very attentive and food and drinks were promptly delivered to the table. Food was good, but not great—could have used some additional seasoning (shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes mostly). A nice evening out.
  37. DD

    DDSWriter

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very noisey but then again it was a Saturday afternoon in the summer.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Shout out to Lawrence who came out to personally check on us! Great great vibe and food service.
  39. B

    Babydurr5

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside Took a bit for them to find table for us even with res After that tho we had a terrific experience Food service and evthing was top notch Everyone left happy and full. Thank you for a wonderful brunch every time.
  40. f

    foodloverjb

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food quality has decreased and wasn’t as tasty (main reasons for not returning). Grilled chicken sandwich was dry, Mac/cheese portion size was small and taste was mediocre at best. Server was nice but made an error with one guests order and caused a delay in them enjoying their meal. The server immediately took action to get this corrected though and that was appreciated, furthermore, the hosts were welcoming and accommodating which was refreshing.

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Arlington using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Arlington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 253-8140.

Tupelo Honey - Arlington is rated 4.3 stars by 2896 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Arlington

1616 N Troy St, Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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