March 15th, 2016
Visitors to Tupelo Honey Cafe call this Arlington restaurant fresh, contemporary, and modern, and once you step inside, it's easy to see why. The dining room is a bright and airy space, filled with deep booth seating, quirky overhead lamps, and sculptural lighting behind the bar. The Southern-influenced menu, exhibits a similar style, and it's perfect for breakfast or lunch near Concord Crystal City.
You'll find dishes like peach poblano pork ribs, which combine sweet and spicy flavors, as well as fried chicken and biscuits served with plenty of rich, country gravy. Add a couple of sides like creamy mashed potatoes, honey pickled beets or fried okra and you've got yourself a hearty, filling meal. Whatever you order, regulars say you should be sure to leave room for dessert, as this place is famous for its brown butter pecan pie. Insider tip: if you're with a group, request one of the tables with couch seating along the back wall for an especially cozy, comfortable meal.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
1616 North Troy Street
Arlington, VA 22201