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Irondale Cafe - Original Whistle Stop

1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210
+1 205-956-5258
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a trip to the cafe anytime. Great meats, vegtables, salads, and deserts. Dont miss the fried or baked chicken, fried green tomatoes & fried okra. What ever you choose it will be good. Don't forget a glass of Southern sweet tea or a cold...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are craving some good home cooked southern cooking this place is a must! From the fried green tomatoes to Mac and cheese and collard greens you can’t go wrong! The chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and country fried steak are all delicious and...More

Thank Bubblesup13
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Old style Main Street home cooking. Had the fried chicken, lima beans, mac and cheese, collard greens, fried green tomatoes and topped off with peach cobbler. Co-worker had the fried catfish (not to heavy of a corn meal crust) with 2 sides. Everything was as...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place, interesting history, good food. I had to go there after becoming obsessed with the book and because I live Fried Green tomatoes and the Mac and cheese and fried okra was great too.

Thank origamimoon
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Recently had a large group there for lunch. Food was very good and service was great. They got us through the line very quickly.

Thank fooded
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wasn't impressed the last time my husband and I visited Irondale Cafe several years ago, but decided to give it a try again. Glad we did! The food was very good, especially the Fried Green Tomatoes! If you love good Southern food, you'll like Irondale...More

Thank kathy216
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stopped at the Irondale Cafe after a long drive through the back roads of Alabama with a camper in tow. The entire way we were looking forward to the fried green tomatoes of whistle stop fame. The tomatoes did not disappoint. A few things...More

Thank Sean E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I tried chicken and dumplings ,mac and cheese , and mashed potatoes. The chicken and dumplings were so hot they almost burned my mouth. The mac and cheese was dried out. I can tell it was probably amazing when fresh. They might have the temps...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday afternoon lunch of fried green tomatoes, fried okra, and catfish with buttermilk pie for dessert.

1  Thank morsebernardk
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I had not been here in 25 years. I did not remember it being a buffet, which I typically avoid, but they had a lady spooning out the food instead of self serve, and you could see exactly what you were getting. The meat choices...More

Thank Chauntiel C
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Neill B | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant and ask
Ray S
25 October 2016|
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Response from Walter F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ray, we called for lunch and it was well worth the trip lovely food nice atmosphere. Not sure if they open for dinner. There is nice book shop just along the street worth a look maybe. If you are interested in motorcycles... More
26 March 2015|
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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
They have groups all the time. I would check with them since they are using thier winter hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Irondale
  • Phone Number: +1 205-956-5258
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