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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Denver, Denver, CO

Tupelo Honey - Denver

4.5
4.5
2616 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. Steps from historic Denver Union Station, we craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.

Reservations are strongly recommended, and we will accommodate walk-ins where possible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 274-0650

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Simms

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    17th & Wewatta Street

  • Parking details

    Simply mention that you are dining with us for a $10 valet at the Kimpton Born Hotel! Access via Northbound Wewatta, turn right into the valet area. Then walk north for about 30 second towards 17th. We look forward to hosting you!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,616 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place lives up to the hype. Per the great reviews, we got the fried green tomatoes - the perfect app! The flavor profile made a simple dish one to write about. I got the sriracha chicken and waffles - as a spice/heat wuss, it was the perfect combo of spicy and sweet and the waffles were perfect. My partner for the pork biscuits and gravy. The duck fat not only was perfect, I think necessary to make the dish stand out the way it did. The amount of food was perfect and totally shareable between 2 people and we waddled out of there full, happy, and at the same time wishing we had room for desert. 100% would recommend. Will most definitely dine in again!

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded 1 day agoHi there! We're so happy we met and exceeded your expectations! We take pride in all of our dishes and appreciate any and all positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit, and remember, you can always get dessert to-go!

  2. CK

    CarolK

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! Santana was a great waiter - with both food and drink suggestions. The sweet snd spicy chicken sandwich was so good, we are going back for lunch again today!!
  3. r

    randyd

    Denver

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tupelo Honey was a nice place for dinner before attending the theater. I was cozy and good service.
  4. KR

    KelvinR

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, a great spot for lunch. Quick and nice service and great lunch portions.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded 4 days agoWow, KelvinR !   You rock for this. Thank you so much for taking the time after your visit to gush about us!      I sincerely hope I get to chat with you next time you're in. Come back please!     Team Tupelo Denver 

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Either management needs to staff more or take a better look at their waitresses abilities to handle more than a few tables. Our waitress was incredibly slow, inattentive and seemed to just not care. Food was delicious.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 9, 2022Hello! We'd like to thank you for your business and your feedback. We will be happy to take this opportunity to reevaluate our staff's needs and capacities. Thankfully our food made a positive impact on you and hopefully will encourage you to give us another go. We look forward to serving you again!

  6. MM

    MalloryM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a lovely brunch spot. Food was good, waiter was kind and loud enough to hear over all the noise and space was inviting

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded 1 day agoHey, Mallory! Brunch is definitely a happening time to dine with us. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and that our staff met your needs! We look forward to your next visit.

  7. p

    prajmetal

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish we had was exquisite, the spicy cauliflower was spicy and sweet with perfect breading, the fried chicken was juicy, the meatloaf was a perfect texture. I loved the side of grits. The portions were generous. I needed this meal! The staff were so sweet.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 8, 2022Yay!      prajmetal ,thank you so much for taking the time to show our rockstars in the kitchen some love! Likewise if we can do anything to enhance your future visits with us, please don't hesitate to let us know.     Cheers,  Team Tupelo Denver 

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    very good!

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 9, 2022So happy you enjoyed and we are looking forward to your next visit!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. The food runner forgot my child’s meal but once we asked a passing by waiter he promptly went and got it for him. Great wait staff, I appreciated there customer service and smiling faces!

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 8, 2022Hi Guest!    Thank you for taking the time to show us some love! I am pleased to hear that our team made your visit even better. I greatly appreciate the high five! We hope to see you back for some southern fare again soon.     Biscuits & Bloodys,  Team Tupelo Denver 

  10. NR

    NiaR

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Tupelo Honey and we will DEFINITELY be back! Everything from the food to the service was great 😊

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 8, 2022Wow, NiaR !   You rock for this. Thank you so much for taking the time after your visit to gush about us!      I sincerely hope I get to chat with you next time you're in. Come back please!     Team Tupelo Denver 

  11. LS

    LoganS

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Cool food and location. Service was slow and not on the ball.
  12. AN

    ANDREAR

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was helpful making suggestions on what to eat. Food was great. Portions perfect
  13. DI

    DonInDenver

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We each tried the fried chicken, one original and one sweet/spicy. They were good not great. The sweet/spicy was as if they took the original chicken pieces that precooked and just poured sauce over it. The service was poor at best and it wasn't very busy. The biscuits were very good, huge and tasty. The Brussel sprouts were good too, With the parking hassle and parking cost combined with the "not great" food, it isn't worth the trouble to go there from the burbs in our opinion .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    We had friends in from Out of town and we weee super excited to rake them,
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in last night with a party of 14 and we had a really good night! Starting with the hostess who is super accommodating and friendly…Santana was our server and he was awesome! He did a seamless job with such a large party no mistakes everything was great we had a really good time! We will be back! Thank you
  16. o

    oftendiner1

    Chicago

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jamie did a great job caring for our table. The fried chicken and greens were spectacular! Juicy, flavor that got better with each bite! I’ll be back and truly a wonderful time!

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 29, 2022Hi oftendiner1!    Thank you for taking the time to show us some love! I am pleased to hear that Jamie made your visit even better. Let me know your reservation name and I will make a note of your server preference! We hope to see you back for some southern fare again soon.     Biscuits & Bloodys,  Team Tupelo Denver 

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Parking is a huge pain in the keister. Food was amazing. Service was quick considering how busy they were.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 29, 2022Thank you guest. I am so glad you enjoyed our southern food and hospitality. I would recommend using the Born hotel next door for discounted valet next time, way less of a headache. We hope to host you again soon! Team Tupelo Denver

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    agarcia

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food5service2ambience4
    Our experience was ruined by the manager. He came over and very rudely told us that we had to leave in 20 minutes due to another reservation. He quickly left not waiting for a response only to show his unprofessionalism. We were only there an hour for a party of 7 squeezed into a space for 6, and our waiter had not even dropped the check or offered dessert. I believe he could have handled this in many other ways. At least he could have told the waiter to offer us anything else and the check to speed things up and then maybe something else. But honestly an hour for appetizers, drinks, food for a party of seven is well under a overstay of lingering and didn't warrant a gesture of "move on". If they are overbooking that should be something they are handling internally. I love the food there but they lost me as a loyal patron.
  19. B

    Bogeyman

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another super meal at Tupelo. The meatloaf is the best. Pork shoulder is great, too. We like the short 5 minute walk from the light rail. Thanks.
  20. B

    Brewer

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was amazing

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on August 8, 2022YOU'RE amazing! Thank you for showing us some love, Team Tupelo Denver

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    Food was excellent but must avoid the patio at all costs. Tons of mice who are not afraid of humans. They will run right up to you without any fear. The mice are ALL OVER THE PATIO. Not ONE or TWO but at least a dozen! Dine with caution. Our waiter was well aware there was a mice problem and the host should’ve warned us prior to seating us. I was legit sick to my stomach. Food and drinks were good however.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 29, 2022Hello Jazmyne, Sorry again to hear about this experience. We are working diligently to combat this issue but of course its much harder to control local wildlife outdoors. We will continue to try to discourage mice away from our patio. Thank you for your understanding, Anna GM

  22. EB

    EBarClem

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was really wonderful! Thankfully is outweighed the horrendous service we got. There was a lady that got sat after us that worked there and she was waited on every 5 minutes and it took 30 min for our server to acknowledge us.
  23. M

    Merci

    Denver

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner before The Lumineers at Coors Field. Early reservation for outdoors-it was about 95 degrees but pleasant in the shade. Food was great -mahi-mahi, fried chicken and shrimp and grits. Had a few cocktails-very small glass and too much ice. Tasty though.
  24. ML

    MikeL

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    If your special is chicken and waffles at least start with them being served warm, fresh and tasting like they were at least made the same day. Quite disappointed. If the cocktails weren’t so yummy, rating would have been lower.
  25. CV

    CarrieV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious! None of us had ever been there, and we all enjoyed it very much. The service started out really good, but then the meal of one of our group didn't come out with all the rest of ours, and it took about 15 minutes or more before he FINALLY received it. That was quite a disappointment because we tried to wait for him to get his food too, but it took so long that eventually we had to just start eating our food because it was starting to get cold. I completely understand things happen! However, as a former server, I feel like the good thing to do on the part of the restaurant (given just how long it took), would've been to remove his meal from the bill or at least comp our appetizers or SOMETHING to apologize for the issue. At the end of the meal, we barely saw our server. She didn't ask if any of us wanted to go boxes even though several of us clearly had food left. She basically dropped off the bill and ran away. Since we couldn't wait around anymore for her to appear (given the work lunch had already taken longer than planned due to the other issue), we ended up just grabbing our own to go boxes from the wait station. I just feel like the food snafu and service could've been handled much better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Great restaurant!
  27. A

    Amde

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    TH is one of the few places that remains open near me in Lodo. Service is usually good and lived up to expectations. Food is consistently good.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you neighbor! We are lucky to have loyal guests like yourself! We can't wait to see you soon, and please let us know how we can better serve you!

  28. BF

    BroncosFan

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was a little disappointing. Biscuits for a Cause were great. Waffles were good. For a specialty, the chicken was just average. Service and atmosphere were great.
  29. KN

    KeithN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sunday Brunch was absolutely amazing every bite was wonderful.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time grabbing brunch with my other out of town friends.
  31. ES

    EddieSanchez

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Unique breakfast menu. Biscuits were huge and tasty. Everything was very good. You won’t leave hungry. Portions were huge. Nice outdoor seating too.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you EddieSanchez! I look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  32. TB

    TuttoBene21

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family got together for a some-what early Saturday brunch. They happily modified our reservation to eat indoors. Service was prompt, attentive, professional, and entertaining. We split an order of biscuits and the fried green tomatoes. Both were delicious; I could go back and just eat the fried green tomatoes, which came on a bed creamy grits. We were all happy with our orders and the portions…though most of us took some home with us. This is a sweet spot to indulge in inspired Southern comfort food.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 21, 2022You rock! Thank you for the kind review and for your time. We are truly lucky to have you! Cheers, Team Tupelo Denver

  33. v

    vtori

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing terrible, everything was just average. 20+ minutes till a server came to the table & just brought bill/didn't offer last call
  34. a

    amyc

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very kind waitress.

    Tupelo Honey - DenverResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you!!

  35. F

    Funwithfriends

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly and a very good southern menu. But the waffle in the chicken and waffles was hard and my fried green tomatoes were served cold.
  36. FG

    FreddieG

    Las Vegas

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch at the restaurant and had a good time. Food and service were good. All went as we expected. We will go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Breakfast date with my daughter
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    The main issue we had with the night had to do with our server. Very slow service. Took forever to take our order and then to get the food out to us. We ended up being there for a few hours (not by choice) and not once were our water glasses refilled. The food was good but certainly not good enough to make up for the poor service. We also had someone celebrating a birthday—we told our server—he barely even acknowledged it. He certainly didn’t do anything extra (comp a dessert maybe?) for us.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken and waffles here are so clutch, as are the bloody Mary’s.
  40. WN

    WrightN

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server was lacking in service, yes it was busy but I’d say the whole time she came over to talk to us 3-4 times.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Denver using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 274-0650.

Tupelo Honey - Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 2616 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 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Denver

1650 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th & Wewatta Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Simply mention that you are dining with us for a $10 valet at the Kimpton Born Hotel! Access via Northbound Wewatta, turn right into the valet area. Then walk north for about 30 second towards 17th. We look forward to hosting you!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Simms

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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