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City Cafe

408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
+1 205-758-9171
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2018

A good meat and three in historic downtown Northport. Be prepared to wait 5-10 minutes for a table at lunch. Food is pretty good, especially vegetables. The breaded pork cutlet just about covers your plate. The country fried steak was a disappointment, however. It was...More

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Have not been here in years. Stopped by for lunch. Same scenario.... you just walk in and you are automatically in a que for a table. The first person in that line waits until someone leaves, then instantly sits at that table. The waitress comes...More

Thank ramblin1
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

City cafe has been a favorite of mine for 35 years. Sadly, the new co-owner, Gin, has had a negative impact on the quality of the food as well as the service. We arrived at the beginning of the lunch service and received pencil thin,...More

2  Thank rolltideamy r
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is a greasy spoon in the best way. The biscuits are excellent and the food is prepared well. I’d recommend this place to anyone in Tuscaloosa looking for a good breakfast.

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for some down home southern food! Portions were more than enough on the meat and 3. Affordable and a very comfy,clean family atmosphere. Terrific experience. , YOU NEED TO CHECK THEM OUT! Oh and they have AMAZING buttermilk pie! Will definitely...More

Thank Greywolf74
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting Tuscaloosa during the week and love meat and 3 restaurants? This one has been a favorite of the community, students and alumni for over 40 years.

Thank Kenny H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This restaurant consistently provides delicious Southern cuisine at very reasonable prices. Even if you have to wait, it's worth it!

Thank ConnieH35
Reviewed 6 September 2017

food is always good ..fast service and friendly staff. good southern cooking...moms cooking while away from home

Thank plantoreturn
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a gem! Off the beaten path. Great breakfast and lunch place. We ate there three times in the past two days. Really good home style food. Great value. Friendly service. Worth the trip!

1  Thank KenGreenville
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A tradition in this area. City Café serves up great southern fare in a no frills, old timey diner!! Fresh from the farm veggies are delicious. Mains are your typical country favorites like chicken and dumplings, beef stew, fried chicken, meat loaf, pork chop, salmon...More

Thank susant771
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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