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Fife's Restaurant

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2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
+1 205-254-9167
06:00 - 18:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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171 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast here on a weekend was a good choice. First time here and food came to the table hot and yummy. We were impressed and will most definitely come back again. Free parking

Thank nickamc80
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went for breakfast and was told at the door that after we wait and get a table it will be about a 30 minute wait to get the food. That was true but we were in the mood for a southern breakfast not from Cracker Barrell and we were happy with our decision. The only real complaint is the... More 

Thank ibcleve
Cape Coral, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast spot. Work group stopped here before a customer meeting. The chairs and booth are a little rough around the edges, but the food and service were great. The portions were decent size and came out quickly. I'd recommend coming in for breakfast.

Thank Betsy C
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Hotel doorman recommended, though he had not eaten at Fife's. Walked over mid afternoon hot day through a crumbling streetscape, looking forward to the traditional Southern menu. Not crowded, and after studying the daily specials on the wall, and not seeing the advertised chicken livers in the trays, asked, and received with the addition of gravy. Chose the cabbage and... More 

Thank Prairiedogg
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Anytime I need a home cooked meal, be it breakfast or lunch, I can always stop here to get some nice food!! And momma Doris is really sweet!!

Thank mzrobinson22
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

My cab driver said that Fife's is the place to go for traditional local fare. It is essentially a buffet line with all the food pre-cooked in warming trays. The fried chicken was very good but the meat loaf was so-so. The sweet potatoes (I LOVE sweet potatoes) were so syrupy that they were dripping. The service was GREAT. Very... More 

Thank Jon P
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

My friend took us there for lunch. The food portions were so worth it and the taste was awesome. If I ever visit AL again I will definitely go back.

Thank Slapphapi
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The food taste good however I could not stay out of the bathroom once I left this place!! Don't know what went wrong but that was the case

Thank TinkaTred
Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Great southern food. From the fried chicken to candied yams, it was great! Dine in or take out, you will leave stuffed!

Thank Jan S
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

After too many meals on the road in bright, trendy eateries, this was a pleasure. Not pretty outside, pretty plain inside, but a line of good solid food like grandma used to make. My baked chicken and greens were excellent. I was there to eat alone....so I was actually grateful for the news playing on a TV on the wall.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-254-9167

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