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Universal Joint

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews tater tots burger blackened fish tacos pimento cheese salad falafel egg rolls bison french fries wings sandwiches beef former gas station outside seating lemon zest beer selection local beers on tap
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had fantastic veggie quesadilla. I know they have the BEST tater tots, but did not order. Yet I picture myself as the salivating Homer Simpson as I think of them :~)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We stumbled across this place walking through West Asheville and had an early dinner. The drinks were great, service was cheerful and excellent, and the Bison Burgers were a special treat. Cooked perfectly and well presented. Outside seating was a plus.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank whitehorsetravellers
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This funky former gas station has a great vibe for outside seating. Our 15 year old grandson says these are his favorite blackened fish tacos. The quesadillas are a treat and we have found all of the other sandwiches and salads excellent. Order a basket...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynell B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Recently stopped here with family for early supper. This was my first visit and everyone was able to find something including my daughter who is vegetarian. Our server was prompt and helpful. I chose the chicken tacos which were very good. Only suggestion was was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cherie51
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this afternoon after it was recommended by a local business owner. So glad that we did. My daughter and I both had the gyro, my son had the blackened fish taco and my husband had the falafel. All we’re on point and amazing!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank robinreneeleitch
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The blackened fish tacos were fresh and flavorful. They made an excellent filling but not overwhelming dinner. My wife raves about the black bean quesadilla and the kids loved the side wall chalk. Awesome experience and the patio was perfect for this beautiful summer day.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Z9036KCjoshh
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I am giving three stars since the place needed to be cleaned - the patio was a mess! And smelled. Food was good. Service was good. Clean up the place guys!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Peter W
Forrest S, General Manager at Universal Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hello Peter! Thank you for you comment. Good or bad, we like to hear what people think about our establishment. We're sorry you think the patio is a mess. We do periodically pressure wash the patio and strive to keep it clean out there, especially...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

It's been a while since I've been to the Universal Joint, but some friends and I went Saturday night to have a burger and a drink or two. It hasn't changed much since the last time I was there. It's still popular, with parking (even...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Best burger in town. I have been going here for some time and they have never disappointed me yet. Took a friend who claimed he had not had a good burger in Asheville and now he wants to go every week. Wish they had onion...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JeraldR23
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The waiters were in a slow period and gathered at a table near us. Made lots of noise. Felt like we were in their break room! Turkey club was good; gyro was kinda tasteless. Wine (malbec) not very good. Better values and less noise elsewhereMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Steve P
Forrest S, General Manager at Universal Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

I'm sorry to hear your experience here wasn't a good one. We like to keep our servers moving, as not to gather in the upper dining room, but at shift change there are so many servers in one space that they often spill out into...More

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Well behaved dogs can join you on the patio!!!!
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