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City Cafe

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408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
+1 205-758-9171
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04:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 04:00 - 15:30
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Trussville, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap and good Southern food. You will leave stuffed but you may have a wait for a table. Another U of A student favorite. They close around 2 so go early.

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Thank justalee
Scottsboro, Alabama
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat. We found it by mistake. Good find. The small town atmosphere makes this place special. Love it when peach cobbler is considered a vegetable. The fried chicken fillet, mac and cheese and fried okra was my favorite. Cornbread was delicious. Our rolls were never touched. Carrot cake was also on the menu. We arrived at lunchtime... More 

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Thank Rebecca R
Tuscaloosa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Lines had thinned out when I arrived jut before 3. They stop taking orders at 3:30pm. Had their stew and it was full of tender beef and flavorful with potato, carrots, and onion. I also had their mac&cheese that was hardy and cheese filled. The fried okra was slightly greasy but had crunch. Stuffed eggs were bland and not flavorful.... More 

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Thank David W
Hoover, Alabama
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I very much enjoyed lunch at the City Cafe. We felt like we were stepping back in time. A great meat and three restaurant with tasty food, friendly servers and great prices. If you are in Tuscaloosa or Northport, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 4:30 AM and 3:30 PM, you must go there for some... More 

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Thank James R
Northport, Alabama
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

People have been going to City Café for as long as I can remember. Great breakfast menu and incredible home cooked lunch and dinner items. Locals have packed this restaurant for decades. A must place to eat while in Northport/Tuscaloosa

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Thank Stan1124
Northport, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

You will probably have to wait a couple of minutes for a seat... but it goes fast and well worth a little wait!!! I've never been disappointed!!!!!!!

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Thank Dangitgirl
Leesburg, Alabama
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food and good prices. service was very good and serving were large. Nice little town to walk around.

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Thank Tommy1311
Grayson, Georgia
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489 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whew, this must be the only place to eat in town. Opens at 4 am for breakfast & continues thru lunch @ 3:30. Mostly booths throughout the restaurant and daily specials of meat and vegetables. The prices are low and it was good and fast in the quaint town of Northport across the Black Warrior River from Tuscaloosa. Doesn't take... More 

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Thank katork
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

City Cafe is a staple of this college town. You can get a meat and four vegetables for about $5. It is economical but very good. You'll see a mix of college students and locals everyday. One of my favorite places to eat - just good home cooking!! Meats and vegetables rotate daily. Note: It is open for breakfast and... More 

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Thank Donna D
Hoover, Alabama
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I had the fried catfish fingers, field peas and snaps and fried green tomatoes. The meal was great. Desert was lemon Ice pie. Service was excellent, two minutes after we placed our order we had our lunch. Love the atmosphere and the staff.

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Thank lemonbassett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
04:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
04:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
04:00 - 15:30
Thursday
04:00 - 15:30
Friday
04:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-9171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?