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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
+1 205-345-8239
Sun 18:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

A local fave for breakfast and always packed. The food is delicious and freshly prepared to perfection, The staff will recommend daily specials and new items which means you can't go wrong!!! This is a must for family, friends or a business setting as they make sure you have lots to drink and eat.

Thank Bryan B
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Waysider has been a breakfast tradition for many years in Tuscaloosa, and is probably one of the oldest restaurants still around. The biscuits are what people come for, they're homemade and absolutely delicious. They've started serving beignets from the extra biscuit dough as well. The hashbrowns are my family's favorite and the food is cheap, but oh so good. It... More 

Thank Alexandra S
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

You won't beat the welcoming atmosphere or the biscuits. Other meals are fine, but breakfast is famous for good reason. Ask to have your waitress point out The Bears traditional table. He was a regular. Roll Tide.

Thank amyavalon
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Cute little restaurants on the outskirts of Downtown Tuscaloosa famous for their breakfasts. Delicous little donuts are served with every breakfast. On weekends the wait is long, but during the week you can usually get seated right away.

Thank Bets01
Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We have eaten at some really terrific little local breakfast joints in Tuscaloosa, sadly the Waysider is not one of them. Long wait, flies buzzing in the dining room, oily biscuits, half cooked hashbrowns, tasteless gravy and super salty and over-cooked ham. The Waysider might be a local institution, but we will will not return.

Thank janecook
Coto de Caza
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We ate here during UA move in with our son in August. Based on the reviews, we decided it would be worth the long wait. Well, it was not. First of all, the waitress we had was also cashing out customers and playing hostess so it was obvious when those who sat after us received their food long before us,... More 

Thank TAG18
Suffolk, Virginia
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We were traveling to Tuscaloosa to move my daughter into her dorm. I checked on line to find a Sunday morning breakfast brunch for all of the family. This one seemed like a good choice...we didn't get the brunch, but it was a good late breakfast. We had a little of an issue trying to find the parking in the... More 

Thank SouthernBelleByBirth
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled onto this local restaurant while looking for a place to take our son to breakfast. We were thrilled with it! We had the pancakes (homemade batter), steak and eggs, bacon and eggs, grits, biscuits (homemade), and these amazing potato skins. There was not a bite of food left on our plates. If you are in Tuscaloosa, you really... More 

Thank CollegeMomOhio
Choctaw, Mississippi
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you are looking for a real southern breakfast, this is the place. They have mouthwatering biscuits, grits, eggs and very good smoked sausage. Took my family here and had a great meal.

Thank Kevin L
Stamford, Connecticut
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Waysider has been a staple in Tuscaloosa for many years. We ate there when I was young, through college and now as a returning alum. Their biscuits remain the best in the world (literally) and they recently introduced beignet's. The decor remains the same with the regular addition of Alabama Football prints. The staff adds to the experience with... More 

Thank CousteauMunson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-8239

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