101 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC | Directions 2727836.075489 -79.099424
Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 3pm;Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
Good place for lunch; reasonable prces, good cajun-type food – I have never eaten dinner here, only lunch. There are numerous lunch entrees I like, all of the cajun/gulf coast variety--soft shelled crab or oyster po-boys, jambalaya, fried green tomatoes, etc. Good beers on tap, featuring Abita Turbo-Dog and Abita Amber. The main dining room is NOISY due to the old-fashioned tiles on the ceiling, probably, and the fact the place is always filled to near-capacity. If you have a chance and want a quieter meal, dine in the bar area.
Great choice for downtown restaurants – This is a great place to go for slightly more than casual food. The prices can be a bit high for the food you get but most of the time it's excellent. Their fried green tomatoes are wonderful. Good wine selection, and on Tuesdays you get 1/2 off a bottle of wine. Lots of fish entrees. Great pasta.
The only issue I have ever had is sometimes the waitstaff can be less than reliable--sometimes forgetting to bring salads before the meal, forgetting to drop off bread. Also, I ordered a risotto dish once and it wasn't made with arborio rice--it was made with regular rice and wasn't worth the high price.
Good food, great customer service – We were spending a night in Hillsborough, and went in to town close to 10pm, hungry and looking for dinner. Even though it was close to closing time, the service staff were very friendly and enthusiastic, and helpful and attentive even though they had cleared up for the night and we were the last ones there. The food was good, and excellent value for money. My friend was raving about the salmon all evening. All in all a very pleasant experience.
better than most – Tupelo's serves a very small community that visits this restaurant on a daily basis. They are a very smart and informed group of diners that keep us busy every day. We serve over 150 for lunch and 100 for dinner daily with our 60 seats and I believe we have become one of the area's favorite places to dine. I am probably to a fault overly protective of my employees but when I read a review attacking one of my cooks creations, prepared for a special one evening and knowing the hard work and dedication he has put in I must defend. I am confident that if you had let someone know about it, it would have been taken care of.-Cheers to the coward-The owner of Tupelo's
Tupelo's, not in good taste. – A few associates and I had a dinner meeting at this establishment. The service was acceptable, if a little inattentive. I had heard so many great things concerning the food, and general atmosphere. I ordered a grilled chicken entree, and was more then a little dissapointed. Not to be crude but the sauce tasted, literally, like bile. I must say that what made it worse was my high expectations. I can't stress how much of a dissapointment it was. What a blemish to have on Hillsborough's historic Churton St.
Best Fried Green Tomatoes! – It is our favorite restaurant! We love to go on Friday nights and sit outside, enjoying the downtown Hillsborough experience.
Food is great! Our favorite appetizer is the fried green tomatoes.
Definitely a great place to go and enjoy a relaxing dinner!
Good food, very slow service – I've been twice, including today. The food is very good (I've had the red beans and rice, fried green tomato BLT, and the blackended catfish). Service was extremely slow both times. You're supposed to get free cornbread with the meal, which never arrived even after we asked about it (one person got a salad and it would have been nice to have had something extra with the meal). We had a very long wait for refills and food. I'll go back, but only if I'm not worried about time.
Best in Hillsborough – Tupelo's has excellent food at reasonable prices. It's very good food, and cajun-inspired. However, if you're looking for authentic cajun food, this isn't your place.
I highly recommend the burger, the calamari, the crawfish ravioli, and the pork chops (when they're on the menu). The specials are frequently excellent.
If you find yourself in Hillsborough, eat at Tupelo's. It's the best in town.
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