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cotton alley cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cajun & Creole,
208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
+1 601-442-7452
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would go back because it was overall a very good meal. Local flavor with excellent dessert. The server was very attentive as well.

Thank OleMissTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great... with a variety of menu items. The atmosphere is very charming. Our server was very nice and informative. My only regret is not leaving room for one of their homemade desserts!

Thank michellensteveg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and was promptly seated. Great environment! Wanting something light, I ordered a chicken breast with grilled veggies. The meal was okay, but could have had more seasoning without adding calories. While we were eating we realized that there was a...More

Thank KittyG40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual, dining here was a hit! Food was great and atmosphere even better! Menu had a nice variety and service was great as well.

Thank 02mallard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived between lunch and dinner, but the owner let us come in for an ice cream break while the were closed for set-up...lovely

Thank chili-ili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good food and good service when you come to Cotton Alley. The food has always been consistently good when ordering the same item. All the food has been good when with just two or in larger groups. If you are in Natchez, its worth...More

Thank lattitudes2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't decide to eat at Cotton Alley until one minute before we walked in. Rain drove us inside. The fried shrimp, and Gelato was wonderful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Walking downtown Natchez, we discovered this lovely restaurant where my wife and I had a delightful romantic dinner. The service was perfect, the decor delightful, and the food was delicious.

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Totally restored building with wonderful ambiance. Home made dinners with proprietary recipes and fantastic deserts. Several to die for fish dinners and very affordable pricing. Friendly staff. We are blessed to have these restauteurs manage this business for so many years

Thank RisingSunNatchez
Reviewed 2 August 2017

They need a better system for settling cheques. Husband and I enjoyed the cafe and our lunch selections, but the wait to pay and get on with our day was ridiculously long. It seemed as if one employee was in charge of making change for...More

Thank Mard55
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Questions & Answers
10 September 2016|
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Response from makin-memories | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It's a very small restaurant and it didn't look like there was room for a band.
Lily H
9 April 2015|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Ye the do. Even though I did not make or need reservations, I recommend them and I have seen many others that also recommend advance reservations... especially if you're interested in a weekend night. We went at about 6 PM... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
  • Phone Number: +1 601-442-7452
  • E-mail
Cotton alley is a quaint cafe located across from the Natchez convention center on main st. The owners have been serving the local community for over 35 years in different eating venues. The restaurant seats about 90 people in upstairs and downstairs areas. We serve local cuisine as well as grilled fish,assorted pastas, steaks, salads and sandwiches. We specialize in many homemade desserts , they are considered a local favorite.
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