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City Cafe

408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
+1 205-758-9171
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food is goon and service is great very crowded and is a landmark establishment in a college town. Long lines are to be expected

Thank Beatuscaloosa
Reviewed 23 March 2017

"You'll never get in there!" my friend warned. Whatever. So I waited a teensy bit and it was worth it. Baked chicken, mashed & gravy, green beans, corn bread, half sweet and unsweet. Just go.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not only is the food good, fast and cheap... but the place actually has an interesting ambience. The pictures on the wall will entertain you if you tire of watching the staff race to and fro filling orders.

Thank zodzilla
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place is a local favorite. It opens early in the morning and stays open till just a couple hours after lunch. If you can get there in time to get some biscuits leftover from in the morning they're really good. Some people like to...More

1  Thank rebelengineer
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great food today with a dear friend. Recommend it highly. The hamburger steak was tasty as well as the pea salad and sliced tomatoes . Ended with a few bites of peach cobbler 😆

Thank Sandy E
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff like old friends and family serving homestyle fare..A part of town history.Very basic surroundings but he staff makes up for it. You will meet some of the local colorful characters and probably the mayor too.

Thank herman g
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have loved this place for years! Homey atmosphere, great service, tasty meats and vegetables menu, and reasonable prices. Often the line is long for a table, but it moves really fast and the food is well worth the wait. You won't leave hungry!

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Had the fried chicken breast filet, Mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn. Get there early because it was packed.

Thank MarcMis96
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My favorite restaurant in the state. Southern style vegetables, cornbread. They serve only breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check the daily special before you go as it varies each day- especially on the meat. I love the beef tips over rice and the southern peas. Great...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this local favorite for breakfast following my daughter's orthodontist appointment! We each had an omelette this visit ! Servers are always friendly and the wait is never long once you get a table 😉! Can't ever go wrong with a cheeseburger at City...More

Thank Suzanne M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
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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