The South Slope is mostly known for its craft breweries and laid-back vibe, but Buxton Hall adds something a little extra to this part of town. While they do serve beer, they also have wine, a large liquor selection, and best of all is their signature cocktails. It's one of the only places in the South Slope serving more than just beer (don't get me wrong, the beer is great) but if you've found yourself full off beer you can head here. Plus, they have some of the best barbecue around.
Things to Consider:
- This is a whole-hog barbecue restaurant... vegans and vegetarians might want to steer clear. Check out their menu... they may have some vegan/vegetarian options, but they are few and far between.
- This place gets crowded and they do not take reservations. Don't be surprised if you have to wait a while during peak hours/days. If you do have to wait, try finding a place at the bar and getting a drink until your table is ready.
- This is eastern NC barbecue. Barbecue has a long history in NC... some like eastern barbecue which uses a vinegar based sauce including sugar and red pepper and others like Western NC barbecue includes a ketchup/tomato component and is sweeter and redder in color. I personally like Western NC barbecue better (sorry, Dad) but I have to say, Buxton's eastern barbecue is some of the best I've had... I just go easy on the sauce or order the fried chicken sandwich (it's to die for!).
Today was extremely crowded, but luckily we snagged a spot at the bar. We decided to eat and drink there instead of waiting for a table. We ordered their rosé on tap and a “Longwave” (Tito’s vodka, Chartreuse, Strawberry, Sumac, & Lemon, pictured abouve). Sarah split the fried chicken sandwich with her husband, and my husband and I ordered some hushpuppies (SO GOOD) and split a salt&pepper chicken platter.
LUNCH: 11:30 AM — 3:00 PM DAILY
DINNER: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM DAILY
Address: 32 BANKS AVE ASHEVILLE, N.C.