Reviews of Magnolia Cafe (Restaurant)

4704 Cahaba River Rd E, Birmingham, AL 35243

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As of day this business has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 and that rating was based on 113 reviews.

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of Southern restaurant (US).

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REVIEWS OF Magnolia Cafe IN Alabama

Torsten Froemelt

Ordered take out, fried chicken w. mashed potatoes, green beans and Banana Pudding for two which costs $26,00. The chicken was dry and small, and the Banana Pudding really not that great. The veggies were too greasy, beans too salty. $26 are not justified

Julia Harris

Eric Ferrell

Great lunch and they now serve breakfast

Bonnie Richards

Excellent food and large portions! Never had a bad meal here. Love the new breakfast options!

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Eric Becker

Thoroughly enjoyed it! I love coming here with my dad on Thursdays. Thank you for your business!

Shaunda Mitchell

Good food but NOT worth the price. For 2 adults and 1 child it was $52!! When we asked the owner to explain the bill he was super rude. We’ve been going after church for 2 years now and the prices keep going up. We won’t be back again. They totally nickel and dimed us. Upcharge for pot roast, $.50 for water and a fee for using our debit card. Outrageous.

Clarence Jones

My favorite place because of the great food but more love due to the staff.

Dennis Dease

Tyler Bonds

Maryjane Powell

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Rochelle Bailey

The food wasn't good and it was very overpriced for lunch. The atmosphere was outdated. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Dave Stephenson

Russell Wood

Food was bland. The service was mediocre. The staff acted like they didnt want to bee there.

Harvey Jenkins

Christine Calzada

Great meat and three, but a little pricey

Kendall Rich

Good food, but $28 for 2 veggie plates & 2 sweet teas?

Ron Perkins

Old school meat and 3. Decent food, but more pricey than other meat and 3s around.

Maria Johnson

One of the best meat and three restaurants in the area. The food is great and the staff is even better . Great place to bring a friend to have lunch or a Sunday after church lunch.

Ashley Burchfield

Shane Nail

Kevin Nelson

Great meat and three restaurant. Worth a stop to get a bite to eat.

Mike Rice

The prices are unreal high. Charges for water! 1 meat & 2 veggies & water = $13.19 Food was average. Compared to Hartleys in Chelsea where the food is better and the price for same is $10 for same meal. I will not eat here again.

will rainwater

Worst food I have ever had.1 star is to much for this place

Lee Pate

Had meat loaf with Mac & cheese and green beans. Hot and delicious. One of the best meat and 3 places in the area.

James USA


J D Venable

Food is great. .clean and friendly place. Stopped by for lunch. ..awesome!!!!

Hunter Cornelius

Service is always great. Love these girls

Anna Harmon

Kinda crappy.

John Huff

Met a friend here for lunch last week and really enjoyed it. This is a no thrills cafeteria style meat & 3, but everything was spot on. I got the pecan chicken and would definitely have it again. The food is priced reasonably and the portions were large enough to fill me up. A must try if you are in the mood for some good southern cooking.

Mandy Chambers

Food was delicious! Good southern cooking, perfectly seasoned. Staff was very friendly, cafe was clean. I was disappointed in the price though, our bill was over $30 for lunch! It was great and we may go back if on that side of town, but it was definitely priced too high for lunch in my opinion. Would have given 5 stars if it was cheaper

Charles Mills

Wil Johnson

Food was really good and worth 4 stars. The price however was outrageous. 1 meat 2 sides and a water costs 14 dollars. Portions are pretty small too. Service was nice and would return but it’s hard to choose here over much cheaper lunch options.

Terri Moore

I love eating here. Best meat and veggie place on Hwy. 280!

Rockie Widner

Luther Joiner

First time food was good but prices way to high.

Jeff Winkle

Great food, service and atmosphere

Rachel Spencer

Amazing southern soul food lunch line. The best cornbread dressing I've had beyond Great Grandmother's.

Beatrice Ray

Phillip Ramirez

Delicious breakfast sandwiches and the brownies and cream cheese cake are to die for! Great coffee. Love the decor and atmosphere

Anissa Copes


Great food

G.C. Dillard

Very good meat and three. Wish they were open for dinner.

JP Halliwell

Brett Boles

The food is good. It is fast. But I think they over value their food. For 3 people: meat and 3, kids plate, 3 veggies; the cost with tip was $48. It is in a good location and has a good Southern atmosphere.

Wykeitha Williams

Freddy Edgerton

Love this place

Jovayn Sims

The food is delicious and customer service is awesome!!!!

kathi rushing

Two expensive for a .eat and three in the south. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary and actually lacking in choices and originality On the plus side, they were very friendly and cleanliness is obviously a priority. I am in the food industry and appreciate the concept. $30 is just two kuch for two people at lunch for chicken breast, limes, green beans and water..period

Marshall Scanlon

Everything was perfect! The girl was gorgeous and exactly what I asked for. I like that she was in no hurry. That's important. I will be calling again soon next time I'm in town.

Alexis Ross

Glen Coggins

Go there and see for yourself I dare you

Shun Hill

They serve overpriced bland southern food.

Jim C Hamil

mesha lin

Josh Hall

The "Ole Southern Cafe" that accurately(?) categorizes macaroni & cheese as a vegetable!

carole glover466

Donna Boyd

William Bahena

Great spot for the best southern food. Creamed corn is the best! Eating here is always a treat.

Sharon Wade

We always enjoy eating there after church

Lisa Adams

Perfect meat and three restaurant! Clean and quick lunch spot. Good value. I wish they were open at night.

Cindy McRee


Janet Bowden

Elizabeth Hester

Judy Paul

I saw the cafeteria style and thought it would be reasonable pricing. Nothing fancy about place or elaborate. When I went to pay was shocked. Food was good But Not that good. Too many other places have same type good food for half price and and people who cater to tables. Will Never go back or refer anyone.

Marion Whatley

Great home cooking style food, quick; a little expensive

Allie Hulcher

Gregory Steve

Food was good

Donald Claborn

Would not go there to eat because they add a fee for different meats, they add a feee for using a credit card. Too DAMN pricey for my family My wife and my meal for one meat and two veg's. was over 32.00 with my card, and wasn't told about the card fee until I called about the cost. The man at the register give me a menu for possible future visits. After we got home, I tried to figure the amount charged to my card, according to the menu with prices. So, I called to try understand the charges. Was told the market price on beef was up that day and told about the card fee.. After the fact, my feeling is it is a royal rip off to eat there. We won't be back

Jill Wegener

Pecan chicken is awesome! I only wish I had the recipe so I could have it for dinner when they are closed!

logan caterinichia

Let me just tell you how overrated, overpriced, and how below average this place really is. Any meat with two 2 veggies and drink shouldn't cost you $15 anywhere! Below average taste, below average portions, and below average staff. Remember Morrison's Cafe and Piccadilly restaurants?!?! Those restaurants were five stars compared to this retirement facility! Save your money and your taste buds; go somewhere else!

Russell Fulmer

Food is fine but prices are out of control. My wife and I each had 1 piece of catfish and two sides and the price out the door was right at $32.00 ....AND WE HAD WATER TO DRINK. Totally out of control for steam table meet and veggie place. (Charged extra because we used a debit card also). Not going back.

Chris Reyer

One of the best meat and threes in Birmingham. Eat there weekly with family and lunch breaks.

Carla Burwell

janet taylor

Kim Bostick

Friendly and caring staff. I personally did not care for their chicken pasta dish, but everything else was delicious. They are wonderful at catering and I will use them in future if the occasion arises.

Aaron McDonald

Tim Graham

Don Horsley

Wanda Self

Tasty & great coffee

Dean Weekley

We try to eat at Magnolia Cafe often. Their food is always delicious and priced reasonable. They are wonderful hosts and give fine service. My favorite Sunday lunch is pot roast with all the trimmings! Desserts are the best and my sons love banana pudding.

Travis Haas

My wifes and son's absolute favorite restaurant in Birmingham.

Barbara Fisackerly

Just another out of the can cafe

Martin Thornton

Consistently good food; Usually eat there on Sundays. Just wish they could switch up the Sunday menu periodically.


Jim Ferrill

Corrina Stairs

Bill Tiemann

Great meat and three. Good clean family atmosphere. Good healthy meals.

Ashley Lowe

The food is delicious and the employees there make you feel at home.

David Hains

Excellent food, good variety. Menu items revolve through out the week.

Jim Cox

A pleasant place with great service. The serving ladies were nice and helpful. The owner tested is like royalty. Great experience.

Lance Conner

I've been here several times. Best meat by far is the Pecan Chicken. Can't go wrong with any veggie.

Ms Kimbal930

Sonia Hinton

So good!!!! If you leave out Hungary it your own falt

Nathan Williams

Best vegetables in Birmingham. Pecan Chicken is to die for.

Richard Sexton

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Lynn Johns

Wow. Prices are way high. $7.50 for ONE catfish filet. I ended up paying $15.00 for that one filet, greens and tomatoes. Didn’t even get a drink.

Dari Roden

Great veggies!

Tara Liddle

Brian Skelton

Nice folks! Great food. Really like the green fried tomatoes. Yum! Yum!

Christa Sullivan

Julia Peart

Food and service was good but I thought the prices were a bit too high....

Kwoya Maples

Food was sub-par, (not flavorful, overcooked) -and grossly overpriced. I had baked chicken breast, green beans, okra, sweet potatoes and a sweet tea. It came to 17.88 after tax and included their .68 cent charge for using a card for payment! Cashier (older man) was indifferent and unfriendly. They don’t seem interested in having new customers. Seems like one of those places that will stay in business because of loyal customers who are used to settling for less.

Donna Jones

Grady Freeman

Sheryl Rodgers

LeighAnn Kilburn

Food is good, but for a meat and 3 it is pricey.

Forrest Pate

Great food! Personal and outstanding service! No better place to dine.

Carolyn Shirley

A homey clean restaurant that is a bit pricey. They incorporate tons of hot sauce in their recipes. I’ve never had fried green tomatoes battered in hot sauce before and was shocked when my mouth was set on fire! If this isn’t hot enough there are 3 different kinds of hot sauce on each table. The cook said they do not add pepper to their food but add hot sauce. Other food items were saucy. (By the way they charge 50c per water with self service.)Owner was indifferent. My advice is go to Cracker Barrel for better food and be served for less money. We will not return.

Samuel Devereaux

This is a consistently great restaurant. We are frequent visitors.

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