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1205 Lake Dr SE, Bessemer, AL 35022-6487
+1 205-424-1073
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Anderson, South Carolina
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Service is a little slow. We got the hamburger steak and gravey, and it was very good. Just hope you're not in a hurry. If I am in the area again...yes we would go back.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a locally owned Meat &Three diner/cafe. The food is fresh and it is very affordable. Another reviewer said they would prefer Cracker Barrel - not me, and not over this place - where the Railroad Cafe wins is in its local charm and the fact that their revenue stays in the local economy. There wasn't any fuss or... More 

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Alachua, FL
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is an unusual establishment: Their food is actually pretty good. But the problem - and it is a BIG problem - is the fact that they go cheap when it comes to condiments and accompaniments. The first tip-off was when the waitress brought coffee to the table. I asked for cream and, instead of 1/2 & 1/2 (single serving... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I live about 5 minutes from this place and we've tried their food twice. It's "home cooking" but it's bland (barely any seasonings) and not the way I like my home cooking. I'd rather drive a little further up the road for Cracker Barrel.

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Thank Innisfree1986
Jackson, Mississippi
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223 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Sometimes we like to find locally popular eating establishments where you can get food that is popular to the area. This is one of those places. Nothing great, just good local flavor (the food and the people). The people were friendly, the service was good and the was just what we were looking for.

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Thank 50States36Countries
Birmingham, Alabama
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

A long time resturant just off I-459 with three meals. Lunch has daily specials. My last were the chicken and dumplings with sides of pintos and cole slaw with fresh cornbread. I chose the chocolate pie for desert. The food was very good and service excellent. I've also enjoyed their meatloaf and pork chops on select days. Either are great... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

This is a wonderful place to get home cooking. Prices are very reasonable. Service occasionally slow but we still go!

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  • Address: 1205 Lake Dr SE, Bessemer, AL 35022-6487
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-424-1073

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?