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Old Greenbrier Restaurant

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27028 Old Highway 20, Madison, AL 35756-5534
+1 256-351-1800
10:00 - 20:30
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Seattle, WA
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great catfish restaurant. They have other stuff too, but catfish, oyster, and fired shrimp combo was what I got. All excellent, but in my case, the catfish was the top of the trio. Great service. Kind of an out of the way place... but worth the drive to the outskirsts of the city....

Madison, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A dining experience back in time. Friendly people, cool environment and killer hushpuppies. Do not miss the photos on the wall.

Thank Bill S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great place to go for a good but cheap lunch. Place is busy I have never had to wait for a table. Service is good and food arrives promptly.

Thank Ron F
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us locals this is THE place. For any events or just going out to eat as a family this is THE place. They have the best hush puppies and will give you as many as you can eat. You dont even have to ask since they just come by your table once your baskets get low and refill them.... More 

Thank SGibbs58
Vienna, Virginia
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348 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great find! Not much to look at in the outside but simply the best BBQ we have had in Alabama! This is a welcoming place with the nicest staff. Food comes fast and the value is unbeatable- no frills, just good BBQ. Meats are smoke perfectly, no sauce even needed. Well worth the drive into the country in a... More 

Thank Spiegs1968
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Greenbrier, as the locals call it, is a must visit. Simple, plain catfish, chicken and BBQ nothing fancy about it, but prompt service and reasonable prices. Basic wooden tables and service that gets the food to your table quickly. Tasty stuff, been going there for over 39 years, though the ownership has changed.

Thank Les S
Huntsville, Alabama
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203 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly the ambiance of the ritz Carlton but if you don't mind a BBQ joint in the middle of nowhere then this is the place for you. Wonderful BBQ, especially the pork. Baked chicken is good as is the catfish. Coleslaw is sweet and vinegar based. Well worth the trip out.

Thank cindyannsmith
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like good, old Southern cooking - catfish, BBQ, etc............ then this is a place you will enjoy. The decor is typical of old Southern restaurants and the staff treats you like you are family, except you don't have to do the dishes.

Thank Thrasher82
Moline, Illinois
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting Huntsville my boss took 8 of us to Old Greenbrier. It was super fast! I had the boiled shrimp - 2 dozen! The guys had the large BBQ platter & it was large! One guy had the ham it was huge too. They also have self serve ice cream for 25 cents fix it yourself! What a gem... More 

Thank JPatrickX2
Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I went Saturday afternoon for a late lunch and we were not disappointed. I got the large whole catfish plate already planning ahead for leftovers (I got to eat it two more times!). And hubby was hungry so he went for the Combination dinner - no kidding when they say it's a lot of food! All tasted good... More 

Thank Christine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27028 Old Highway 20, Madison, AL 35756-5534
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 256-351-1800

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