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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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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“candied yams” (2 reviews)
Open Now
04:00 - 15:30 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
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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

Thank Stan1124
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!!!!!!!

Thank Dangitgirl
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.

Thank Tommy1311
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...More

Thank katork
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...More

Thank Donna D
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.

Thank lemonbassett
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The City Cafe is apparently an institution in Tuscaloosa - Northport, and I understand why! Even though there was a little bit of a (crazy) wait for a table (with people congregating, practically breathing down the throats of people eating, waiting for them to get...More

Thank NBAGirl2016
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Took me a year to finally visit City Cafe but glad I did. As a Bama parent I usually stay on the Tuscaloosa side of the river, but I will be making more trips to Northport in the future. A wide selection of Diner classics...More

Thank bobl855
Reviewed 23 August 2016

They have great Home Style Foods and Sweet Tea. They are well known for their Home Style Foods and Sweet Tea. I have been in Ohio and seen adds for CITY CAFE that is in Northport Alabama. The College kids loves to eat there too...More

Thank mstamps
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Sometimes you might have to wait for a table, just be patient and enjoy. It's not fine dining, it's just fine food.

Thank EdChism
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Restaurant Details

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