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City Cafe

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408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
+1 205-758-9171
04:00 - 15:30
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Denton, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only is the food good, fast and cheap... but the place actually has an interesting ambience. The pictures on the wall will entertain you if you tire of watching the staff race to and fro filling orders.

Thank zodzilla
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a local favorite. It opens early in the morning and stays open till just a couple hours after lunch. If you can get there in time to get some biscuits leftover from in the morning they're really good. Some people like to say that is hard to get a table but I went there multiple times and... More 

Thank rebelengineer
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food today with a dear friend. Recommend it highly. The hamburger steak was tasty as well as the pea salad and sliced tomatoes . Ended with a few bites of peach cobbler 😆

Thank Sandy E
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff like old friends and family serving homestyle fare..A part of town history.Very basic surroundings but he staff makes up for it. You will meet some of the local colorful characters and probably the mayor too.

Thank herman g
United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have loved this place for years! Homey atmosphere, great service, tasty meats and vegetables menu, and reasonable prices. Often the line is long for a table, but it moves really fast and the food is well worth the wait. You won't leave hungry!

Thank Edward M
Arab, Alabama
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42 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Had the fried chicken breast filet, Mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn. Get there early because it was packed.

Thank MarcMis96
Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My favorite restaurant in the state. Southern style vegetables, cornbread. They serve only breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check the daily special before you go as it varies each day- especially on the meat. I love the beef tips over rice and the southern peas. Great value. Right in downtown. Long lines so go early for lunch. Serves only lunch and... More 

Thank Dana C
Northport, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this local favorite for breakfast following my daughter's orthodontist appointment! We each had an omelette this visit ! Servers are always friendly and the wait is never long once you get a table 😉! Can't ever go wrong with a cheeseburger at City Cafe! Locals definitely know a good place to eat and City Cafe is just that!

Thank Suzanne M
Trussville, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cheap and good Southern food. You will leave stuffed but you may have a wait for a table. Another U of A student favorite. They close around 2 so go early.

Thank justalee
Scottsboro, Alabama
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great place to eat. We found it by mistake. Good find. The small town atmosphere makes this place special. Love it when peach cobbler is considered a vegetable. The fried chicken fillet, mac and cheese and fried okra was my favorite. Cornbread was delicious. Our rolls were never touched. Carrot cake was also on the menu. We arrived at lunchtime... More 

Thank Rebecca R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
04:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-9171

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