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Cafe Alona

1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
+1 423-574-3333
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

3rd trip here. My husband is Cajun and Cajun tonight was absolutely wonderful. We have had Lebanese here and the Valentine's special. Food unsurpassed any where in the Tri-Cities or many other places in our extensive travels. Great staff, service, and atmosphere. A gem to...More

Thank Lynn S
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review and kind words. We are very glad to have foodies who like something different. Thanks Jeff and Alona

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We did the Lebanese dinners, and each course was fantastic. Soup was special, hummus was delicious, chicken and rice were both unique and prime. Dessert was great but we had to take it home. We've also had the artichoke dip and it's good too. Service...More

Thank tombigbee82
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

First We want to Thank You for taking the time for reviewing us. It is always nice after a hard weeks work on International shopping and food preparation to get such kind words to us. We love having return and new Foodies come enjoy our...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I must admit I absolutely love this place since discovering it, never have been disappointed, a gem.

Thank fergy1970
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for the review and we love or foodies to enjoy something different weekly. Thanks Jeff and Alona.

Reviewed 3 February 2018

We can make much better food ourselves at home. They didn't have any lamb left and still charged more than a normal night because "lamb is expensive" per the owner! don't waste your time.

Thank Bill B
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thanks for trying us. May your foodie home life be fruitful. Sorry we could not meet your skill level of cooking. God bless. Jeff

Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you have not taken the time to eat at Alona’s, you are seriously missing out! Chef Alona can cook!!! She has a set menu and then she has the International Cuisine nd both are Outstanding! A must on your dining list.

Thank Laura B
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for the review! We are glad to keep our standards high and food fresh quality up for all our local and traveling foodies who want little something more out of our area. Thanks again Jeff and Alona.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Small restaurant that seats about 60 people, very simple. International food is amazing! The cost is steep at first glance at $27 but it is four course. We have visited when serving from Peru, Switzerland, Hawaii, Italy and Holland and have not been disappointed yet....More

Thank Janet B
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

First thanks for the review! It is always great to gain a new foodie who likes to try something different. Our goal is to be a ever changing International Cuisine menu while keeping our In house Italian men consistent to foodie favorites. Thanks Jeff and...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

Small little out of the way place that the locals flock to. Alona changes the weekend menu regularly and serves various different and regional foods. One weekend may be German, the next, south pacific. And it's always great.

1  Thank baysfamily1
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Trying the different countries shows a study of our cultural likes and deferences, but it shows that we all enjoy good food! Thank you for great review.

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant three times while in town on business. Alona puts her special touch on every dish prepared. Her culinary skills are phenomenal. The food is top notch! I always get great service. They treat me well every time I visit.

Thank KamoraSW
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thanks for the review! We love that you enjoy our team effort. Everything is possible with love for what you are doing. Thanks for your support and kind words.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

BEWARE! Website says closes at 9:00. Kitchen actually closes earlier. We arrived at 8:15 on a Saturday night and were told the kitchen was closed. Appears to do a large take out business. Dark and dreary. Very dark road. Very few customers.More

Thank PedalFasterStupid
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

We honor all reservations so call before you come to be sure. After a sold out night before only three early reservations we decided as any business would to close. If you had called we would informed you property. Thanks for trying to try us....More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Such a terrific little restaurant. My hubby and I had the international special, which tonight was Transylvania --tomato soup, cabbage rolls on palenta, chicken with mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes, and dessert. Everything was outstanding! The food was delicious and the plating looked great. The...More

Thank TennesseeSunflower
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thanks for the visit and the great review. Many countries cuisines to try. Come get you some.

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26 June 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
Sorry not to answer on time but we post every Monday our market fresh menu of International cuisine on Facebook and cafealona website
Jeffrey S
21 May 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
Sure you will be.
20 May 2016|
Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
w-f lunch 11am-3pm t-s dinner 5pm-9pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-574-3333
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Warm cozy environment designed for a true Dining Experience different from any in our area. Secured parking lot small outside dinning with fresh herd gardens and tulip and landscaping beds.Most of all trained warm service that cares.
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