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Mellow Mushroom

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

34 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

50 Broadway St
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2916
United States

(828) 236-9800 | map
mellowmushroom.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
66
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
Taps:
71
Bottles/Cans:
43
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by 828beagle:
Photo of 828beagle
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mellow Mushroom is without a doubt my favorite place in Asheville for good beer and food. When the weather is nice there is a patio/courtyard that's pretty cool to sit out on. As for the inside, it's like having a good acid trip. Decorated with psychedelic paraphenilia and tie die. Nice high ceilings. Good music. My only complaint is about the service when it is busy. Other than that, the beer list is among the best I've ever seen with about 30 draughts to choose from with many local brews. As for the food, the pizza is the best I've ever had and that is a bold statement because I used to live in NYC. The subs are pretty decent also. For an appetizer the parmesan pretzels are a must. Although the place is hippied out it can be rather pricey so be prepared to spend some money. The pizzas are expensive but you definitely will get what you pay for. A pint of beer runs around $3.50 which is pretty decent. To sum it up, if you are from out of town and are passing through Asheville it is a must visit. The place is a personification of the Asheville way of life.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RochefortChris
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Gavage
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

If you have visited a Mellow Mushroom before, the vibe is the same as others. This one has a great outdoor seating area, and inside the place was decorated brightly. The bar was a nice size and overlooked the large number of taps. Lots of local beers here along with the standard and easy to get national micros. I was lucky to find Foothills Sexual Chocolate on draft. Service was decent despite the large crowds here. Wasn't hungry during my visit so I didn't have any food. So why stop here with all the breweries in the area ? Because you may stumble on a beer or two you can't find in town.

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Photo of JWhat
2.6/5  rDev -37.6%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2.25

Average food and beer not a focal point of this establishment. Seems like a good quick place to grab a bite and an A beer but just not where I would want to hang out to sample beer.

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Photo of atrocity
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of KingEdward
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Macsimus
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Peasephoto
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jbriggs7
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BriaCloette
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Strija01
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of psuKinger
2.98/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.75

Not being from down South, this was my first Mellow Mushroom experience. According to the reviews here, apparently this is considered one of the better MM locations? After my experience, that isn't a glowing endorsement of the chain...

We opted to eat lunch here because we have small kids, and pizza is always a hit with small kids. So a pizza place that got good beer reviews online seemed like a good compromise.

And this place was kid-friendly.

And they had craft beer. Which I like.

And the pizza wasn't "bad".

There just wasn't a whole lot "good" about it either. The pizza was mediocre, bordering on "sub-par". They had 30-some beers on draft, but in downtown Asheville, with so many interesting breweries nearby, I found the list to be largely unimaginitive. We practically opened the place at 11:00 AM, and despite being one of only 3-6 tables there throughout our entire meal, we received very slow service.

To top it all off, they brought out a pizza larger than what we ordered... my wife decided the leftovers would be useful, so we didn't complain. So that's my fault. But getting the order wrong initially is still on them.

Maybe it was just one bad experience? But all in all, I wouldn't really recommend it.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of xJMFCx
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.
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