Reviews of Ranch House Makarios Family Restaurant (Restaurant)

2931 Columbiana Rd #3505, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216, United States

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REVIEWS OF Ranch House Makarios Family Restaurant IN Alabama

Jan Fox

Relaxed family atmosphere with food like your mama used to cook. This is a place you need to go when you're really hungry because the portions are extremely generous and reasonably priced. Plus the staff is super friendly and attentive to your needs without being invasive. Best meat and three in town!!

Tim Bob

I agree with the family friendly atmosphere. Went to this place on a whim and wasn't disappointed. Breakfast was inexpensive and also came quickly. Don't expect anything fancy; for a comparison think waffle house. But for the price, quantity and expediency I recommend if your hankering for a hearty breakfast.

Carl Cathey

Great service and awesome breakfast!

Lynn Stevenson

The service was bad ,had to wait 20 minutes just to get some water to go, no friendly smile, will not return, took Bosh their.

Izzy Sellers

Great food service was wonderful and wuick

Mary Michael

Food was pretty good and very reasonably priced. Very impressed that it's breakfast in the morning and Mediterranean at night! Service was awesome and staff was so nice, that's always a plus for me!

Stephen Hess

Beware the Greek food. It's super overcooked, hot-held too long. The hummus was decent.

Diane Carden

Best Mediterranean food anywhere

Danielle G.

Loved the food! Great service!

Martha Chastain-Womble

Friendly servers, awesome food

Josh Williams

Great food friendly staff Malia was my waitress and she went above and beyond

Michael Kennedy

Family breakfast with children and grandchildren. Very good service staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Gerald Anderson

Wonderful breakfast until 2 PM & a steam table or order from menu. Huge selection of dishes from classic Southern to Greek seafood.

Jessica Sabouh

Pretty good food. I personally prefer the downtown Makarios over this one though.

jerome johnson

Service was terrible but food wasn't bad


Great service and food with a smile...

Corey Hay

Great atmosphere! Great service. Outstanding food

Andrew Crittenden

GREAT FOOD! Friendly staff. Very home like feeling.

Shannon Pierce

Always a good experience. Great food and people.

Jacqueline Bascomb

Great breakfast and very family oriented.

April Crump

Amazing food and awesome service!

Chuck Conyers

Much better than the last time we were there. We'll be back soon and look forward to the continued quality we found today.

Dale Haase

Nothing fancy. Good, Greek diner food. Gyro omelet was tasty.

Chelsea Jones

Food was yummy!

Scott Singleton

Grossly overpriced for food this poor! Four of us ate lunch. Tea was so sweet none of us could drink it. 1. BBQ sandwich had cheap grocery store bbq sauce 2. Meatloaf tasted more like a meatball because of the marinara sauce instead of ketchup 3. Fried chicken was soggy and tasted frozen 4. Cheeseburger with ketchup only. No complaints. The service was GREAT. By far the servers are the best part of this restaurant.

Jeff Powell

From what I know. Best breakfast joint in Birmingham. Nothing fancy, just a local spot that does breakfast right. Gravy for the biscuits could use some help though (For those biscuits and gravy fans). Staff is also great. I know some of them have been there for a long time.

Gar Finnvold

Very good food

Tony Calderone

Service is great, but food quality is very inconsistent. Sometimes you get perfectly cooked steak and eggs, sometimes you get sausage gravy that is mostly raw White onions (why? How?) They are quick to correct such mishaps, and more often than not, like 9 time out of ten, my wife and I are very pleased with the food.

Caleb Campbell

We go here a lot for breakfast! It is very good! They have very good bar b q and a lot of other foods! I tried the creme brûlée the other day! It was amazing! A very good restaurant! No complaints at all! I definitely recommend you going to ranch house! It is good and local!

Lorenzo Griffin

The service and food was excellent.

Michelle Spencer

Great food! Outstanding service.

Scott Elliott

Great omelette for breakfast. Always a busy place, but service and food are excellent.

Lee Lockhart

It was okay. I was expecting country cooking (hamburger steak and the like). However, it was primarily a Middle Eastern menu. The shrimp in the shrimp basket were pre-breaded, frozen...meh. The service, however, was and attentive.

Bill Long

At lunchtime, I ordered the grilled grouper with three veggies, and the staff served me what I ordered. The veggies were decent. The fish was so over-seasoned (extremely salty) that I could not eat it. Fortunately, the service was efficient, friendly, and understanding. They did not hesitate to take back the fish. They billed me for only a three-vegetable plate.

ryan ernst

Down-home country cooking paired well with Greek classics.

Don Petry

The food is better than you would expect based on the state of the property and building. The family makes great authentic dishes which would be much more expensive in a different setting.

Jan Parks

Always reliably great! Lots of good food for the price... Great meat and 3 every Sunday lunch!

Guy Bower

A great family run restaurant with an extensive menu. Friendly efficient staff complements fine food. Tremendous value, hope to pass through on our way home!

Jessica Austyn

My fiance and I enjoyed an excellent meal here on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was busy but not packed and we received fast, friendly service. I had the grilled catfish and it was perfectly cooked, well seasoned and steaming hot when it came to the table. My fiance had the steak and shrimp and could not stop raving about how tender it was! We are from Mobile but will definitely be making another visit when we're back in town!

Steven Price

My favorite lunch place for delicious food. The staff is incredible and so courteous. I go several times a week for my lunch. Loveee this place

Will Hines

Great hostess, good food.

Darlene Woods

Service was very good. Food was good.

Tim Parker

I go there whenever I'm in the area. Food is always good, a little pricey, but good size portions, so I can't complain. Good service as well.

Terrence King

A great variety of food items to choose from. A nice breakfast or lunch spot. A Family atmosphere great for all ages. Both locations offer great service.

Teri Uhler

Very good food and service was great!!!!!

Scott Swann

Our favorite breakfast place in Vestavia Hills.

Craig Winn

Food is generally good meat and three. Large menu with some consistent choices everyday and specialty items on certain days. I gave this place a four but I admit I don’t eat here much. The parking lot is small and it can get very busy very fast. The service is generally very good but the kitchen can get overwhelmed and you will wait a long time for the food. If you have the time and don’t mind struggling for parking the food is worth it.

Anita Martin

We really enjoyed dining here... Great food, good service, friendly staff. We w ill be back. Thank you

Derrick Whittemore

The waitresses are awesome and they have great coffee!

Nita Blankenship

Food was very good. People were courteous.

Jonathan Mauldin

Omelet wasnt very good, they wouldn't substitute all the extras ie. Biscuits and gravy or grits for the fruit.

Ellen Morgan

It was our first time here and we were seated for about ten minutes before a server took our drink order. Then he acted very annoyed that we didn't know which menu we wanted (apparently they are a meat and 3 and Mediterranean restaurant and have 3 different menus.) It was another ten minutes before we got our drinks or brought menus. By the time we got to order our food they had sold out of the daily special which we both ordered.

Heather Smith

Absolutely love this place. We go almost every weekend. The food is yum. The atmosphere is cozy. Service is impeccable.

Karen Roberts

Comfortable atmosphere. Fair pricing.

Josephine Rucker

The bomb / job lived ya

Cindy Roberts

Great food abd equally nice prices. We have not tried the American food, we usually get Kibba, Shawarma, Gyro, or the Grape Leaves.

Joy Wagner

Great food at great prices

Olivia Ja

One of the favorite places for breakfast, service is very accommodating, food is great,eat there regularly.

Barett Amato

First visit was a 5+ star visit with my gyro and my husband's strip steak, today's was mediocre at best. I had the country fried steak with veggies. It tasted like school cafeteria food. My husband ordered the same steak he had last time. Ordered rare and literally it came out ice cold. Like the top that had grill marks was cold to the touch. They refired it with little apology, but to say "Well for it to get warm it'll have to be cooked a little bit longer". The waitress was nice and gave him an extra side while we had to wait. Then a man (who I assume was the manager) brought his steak to the table with absolutely no apologies, just a "Here ya go big man". It came back cooked to medium-well. He ate it but I doubt we'll be back soon.

greg Thomas

Good food, good service. The place is usually packed for breakfast, but they are good at getting you served in a timely fashion.

Cheryl Lynch

Nice, neighborhood dine-in feel. I've only had their breakfast so far. After 2 o clock, the menu changes to Mediterranean. Enjoyed my morning dine-ins

James Harris

Always consistent. Always good. I order their rotisserie chicken (Schwarma Chicken) wrap frequently. Very healthy. Staff is friendly. Restaurant has a nice ambiance and atmosphere. Very clean. Great desserts, too. Cake, pies, cannolis. A friend recommended this restaurant to me about a month ago and now I come about 1-2 times per week. This is mostly a Greek restaurant, so you find a lot of traditional Greek entrees and mediterranean food here.

reco peterson

Great omlet and the cashier was so nice

Lou Heerten

Seated quickly on a Sunday around 12pm. Great biscuits & blackberry cobbler.

Brian Baker

Great food at very reasonable prices. Staff is very nice they get busy early on the weekends and there isn't a ton of parking. It's way worth it tho, I'd just go earlier.

Paul Smith

Great service, food, and deals. Highly recommend the shish combo so you can try all the meats. Definitely be back.


Man oh man, i love me a lamb kabob from here!!


Always great food and service !!

Elbert Davis

Service was good and the food was tasty. The only thing I would suggest my cheese steak omalett could have had more cheese preferably Swiss. Because I believe that's the way cheese steak sandwiches are made.

Shuntasha Foster

That was my first time food was excellent and staff was awesome. Dee dee was great

Jason Cunningham

Great food and service. I definitely recommend

Chef Tré Joyner

It was my first time and I absolutely loved my breakfast. I had blueberry pancakes, eggs, and hashbrowns. My sister brought me and the service was great, the portion size was wonderful, down home atmosphere, and delicious. Came back that same night with my friend and enjoyed dinner. The catfish was cooked and seasoned to perfection, the lamb soup was yummy, and the greek salad was great! Definitely going back!

Angie Dunham

Perfect place to go for homestyle southern cooking! They do have healthy options but it's hard to stay away from the good stuff.

Conni Willcutt

Good breakfast with cheap prices

Randy Bolton

Wow! Not sure why anyone would give a negative review. Everything we had was great, even the service. The Mac & Cheese and the Banana Pudding are off the chain good!!! Count on me and my Family for repeat customers.

Jeremiah Gable

Pleasant surprise. My son and I came for breakfast one morning while visiting town and found everything done very well. The staff all were friendly and seemed to care about their customers. It might be the kind of place you would drive by and not try but don't let that fool you. Their breakfast was really good. Restaurant was busy so I feel it's definatly a locals place.If we were in the area again we would eat there.

Keith Mahorney

Great food. Very reasonable prices. Service was outstanding.

Gottfried Kibelka

I am on the fence with my rating. I went for lunch but ended up ordering from the breakfast menu. The hash browns and eggs were very well prepared, the waitress professional, the view nice, and the interior design gives it a classic feel. Why not more stars? I saw the name Makarios and immediately dreamed of grape leaves, eggplant rolls, and falafel. I was hoping for a nice variety of Mediterranean dishes but instead arrived in a Meat and 3. Nothing wrong with that southern standard but the vegetarian option was limited to a 4 veggie plate and it takes a while before I trust such place to cook without the ham bone.

Dr. Mizo Taha

Super. Excellent staff, excellent food and excellent environment. The food is very tasty I usually order the combo platters. Is always fresh and hot. Customer service is excellent over there people are very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The prices are little bit expensive but reasonable. There is a parking lot. No reservation is needed. You've got to try the desserts over there

Scott Barlow

Went because my mom and wife said it was real good but was really disappointed! Wasn't good at all!

kay crews

Breakfast was great!! Service was great and even though it was pre5packed we were seated right away and food arrived quickly

Pj Mo

Food was decent...service was ok, but checking out at the register wasn't. The person checking us out was so worried about people who weren't standing in front of him, that we had to wait for him to scan 2 credit cards. Those people were …

Marty McArthur

Great food. Separate Greek menu. Highly recommend the lamb chops.

Kelsey Wright

Lunch of grilled shrimp and choice of three sides. I went with house salad, baby lima beans, and broccoli rice casserole. It was all delicious. Shrimp was well seasoned and came with fresh lemon. Service was great and they even offered my son a free slice of cake

Carey Cauthen

Their fresh lemonade is amazing. Good food with generous portion sizes, and the staff is always friendly.

Ahmed Owian

Delicious salad.

La Portia Oliver

It wasn't what I expected for a family restaurant. Dinner menu composed of kabobs. Lunch until 2 is buffet I don't know much about what is offered at this time.

David Kressel

Delicious gyro and rice!

Adams Laura

Ranch house is near my work so I love going there to eat. Great memories, you feel right at home when you are there. It keeps getting better and better. Very very good southern hospitality....

John Spence

Best Mediterranean food around. Baba Ganoush is to die for. Great service too.

Nancy Payne

Great Greek food and excellent service!

Marcel Google

I had the Ox tails mac and cheese and the Cheese broccoli. The mac was great and I usually don't eat mac. But the cheese looked so good I had to try it. Ox tails were good tender to my surprise. I would like to see more vegetable choices.

Erik Warren

Food was good service so so out of a lot of menu items that day not saying it happens a lot that's the only time I've been here

Bradley Wells

Nice local place to eat. The ranch house breakfast is great, good ole country eating. I also really enjoy the Mediterranean menu, the chicken and schwarma is my favorite in town!

Clifton Kew

Good food in a relaxing atmosphere

Timothy Smith

Why this place is always packed for breakfast is lost on me, food is average, bacon cooked hours before serving, and always check your bill for inaccuracies

Jerry Whitman

MyWife is the cook and she cares about how it's prepared. She loves what she is doing. She is delicate (Frekita)they call her (KITA)KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

elonzo taylor

Very nice Breakfast!!

Allen Bryan

Ranch House Makarios is three restaurants in one! It’s a traditional American full breakfast shop in the morning; the best Southern meat-and-three in Birmingham for lunch; and a great (and halal!) Mediterranean restaurant for dinner. And *all three* are amazing! This is a family Restauraunt in the “family operated” sense too. Whether related by blood or years of close cooperation, the staff are always familiar and friendly with each other and all the regular customers. I have taken friends and family from all walks of life, all ages, and every part of the country to Ranch House Makarios and no one has EVER come away anything but satisfied. Immigrant ethnic and good ol’ country, side by side, with strong community and great food. This is what America is all about!!!

Jay Melrose

Good breakfast in Vestavia Hills, AL

Certifiedyoungans Yg

Great food!! Good service.

Trey Parrish

Great service and food.

Gerald Stephens Jr.

Very good breakfast restaurant. Tasty food at very good price.

Chadwick Sentell

If you are looking for affordable traditional southern breakfast food, this is your place.

Amanda Ennis

So friendly and helpful! Did a large order for my office with less than an hour's notice.

Karol Melsheimer

Don't like thwir weak coffee!

Becca Foster

Very friendly staff! The inside and clean and comfortable. The food was very delicious and filling!

Robert Hill

Not good at all. Would not recommend.

George Clowdus

Friendly and great food

Maggie Kahiu

Awesome philly steak with mushroom, this has made me come back again and again

Hans Corser

Been there for lunch and breakfast. Drove across town to eat there.

Kayla C

Best breakfast, fast service friendly faces!

Michael Brasher

great breakfast, and good prices along with friendly service. will go back again. had a nice welcoming atmosphere.

Christina Gibson

I ordered a large to go order today from a young man that was on his first day working. Due to him and the young lady working, every single detail was absolutely perfect, also my compliments to the chef. I could live on the med rare lamb leaves❤️❤️ The gyros and kabob plates were amazing as well! I will most definitely be a regular and recommend this location to anyone!

Lateesha Foy


Jonathan LeCroy

One of our favorite places for breakfast. We can eat for two people for less than $15 yes. Love the wait staff and enjoy every time we go.

alicia frazier

Great food and service. Always clean

Roy Burnett

Great selections to choose from

Dana Braxton

Great food and service.


I tried it because of the vegetarian reviews. Sadly, the veggie burger was disappointing. The French fries were great! But when aren't French fries great?! The interior of the restaurant is very much reminiscent of the Pizza Hut that existed here. I've heard such great things about this place but it disappointed. Maybe it's great for meat eaters.

Jeff Estes

Very enjoyable.

Ryan Linkous

Genuinely the best of both worlds. Their Mediterranean/Lebanese cuisine is the best in Birmingham. I highly commend their hummus and Dill salad. On the ranch house side, they offer good southern cooking. I ordered a bacon omelette and it was FULL of bacon. Staff is always friendly.


Love the ranch house, something are a little pricey.

laura concannon

This place is right by my house, they have great burgers.

Jeremy R33D

Nice southern style down home soul food! Scrumpdilliumptous clean and pleasant environment. Very nice employees


Breakfast is really good. Test not. Not very clean Menus were really dirty

Tobin Cataldo

Portions are too small

Kmberlee Mercer

Everyone was very nice, my food was hot and delicious

Shawt Cutta

Great food and service.

Wayne Sellers

Great service, great breakfast

Farron Della

Makarios is the real MVP, but this location has something for everyone...including hamburgers & real fruit smoothies! The service is fantastic, whether dine in or pick up. I’m only a semi-regular (every few weeks) and they still remember my lemon slices with my soup. The Ghallaba & Grape Leaves appetizer is where it’s at!!

Blaine Hurt

This place is always great and is one of few restaurants that I always try something different. Everything has been excellent and the staff has always been attentive and personable. I recommend this page to everyone I know and go out of my way to come back here.

Pamela Reed

Top quality food exceeded only by the service. Good management.

Kathryn Wortmann

Very good, service was quick too

Brandon White

Interesting decor. Elvis movies, and good food. Thank you very much for good grub.

Chris Clark

You'd be hard pressed to find a place that serves breakfast every day until two while simultaneously giving those leaning more towards lunch a meat-and-three option. Those not working for you? There's also the complete Mediterranean menu available from their parent restaurant downtown.

Bill Tiemann

This was my first visit to Ranch House. It was a Sunday morning and the place was nearly full leading me to believe it is a very popular eatery. I was there for breakfast. I thought the meal was good, not exceptional, but good. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Price was very affordable.

Ms Axtion

Nice breakfast spot ..I had the spinach long waiting..fresh healthy food..Thx

Cheryl Coletta

Great food anytime! Nicest people really show pride in their work!

Michael Rodgers

Not much to look at but a very solid restaurant. A strange combination of a meat and three with traditional Med cuisine. I would rate it a 4.5 but we're stuck with integer ratings. Will be back.

stephen vinziant

Steak and shrimp with awesome


Good food went there Saturday afternoon we ordered to go took at least 15 minutes so service was a little slow because they weren't busy at all. Will go back though to try some of the other food there

Kaylee Culwell

The food always looks and smells delicious! The guy working upfront is always very nice.

Greg McGill

Solid Southern breakfast and traditional Southern meat-and-three for lunch. Rotating menu for lunch. This is a well-known neighborhood standby for a reason!

Keshia Murphy

This place was the food highlight of my trip to Alabama! They accommodated my large family with children and the portions were large enough that we did not have to order any extra food for the kids. The meat was fresh, tender, and cooked the way that I ordered it. Will definitely be back here!

J. Clifton Jones

What a great vibe. Fantastic food and service..

alesia adams

Great food and nice people.

Roto Rooter

Lot of good food fair to low prices

Johnny Narcoleptic

Great food, as always. Stuffed grape leaves are phenomenal.

Bryan Craig

Love the soup love the atmosphere and the food

Shaun P

Ive only eaten breakfast here and Its been consistently good every time. The service has always been great and seating isnt usually an issue. It does get extremely busy on the weekends. They have great biscuits ans gravy.


STILL the best breakfast in town.

sami jahmi

The cashier wail by far is the best, he also takes there calls and his voice is so soothing to listen to I just call and order sometimes to feel better :)

Camille Elmore

I love this place! I usually order take out but its also nice to sit inside. The schwarma chicken is fantastic, especially with a side Makarios salad!

Hamlet Sanchez

Good Customer Service Good Food Good Over All Would Go Back

Scott Miller

Great selection of food. I ordered the steak and was very surprised. The steak was great, and grilled to perfection. My wife ordered the gyro, and she loved it. She loves the taziki sauce! I would come here again.

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