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The Blue Plate

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3850 W Main St, Houston Centre, Dothan, AL 36305-1045
+1 334-673-2583
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 20:30
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after our appointment at Dixieland Dental. It is just a small down home type of restaurant. Very clean. Wait staff was nice and friendly. Fast service. The food was good. We had burgers and salad, shrimp po boy, hamburger steak, chicken livers, and French fries. The chicken livers were done to perfection. I loved the thick crispy fries.... More 

Thank Kitty P
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family decided to stop at The Blue Plate as we traveled home away from Hurricane Mathew. The food was so delicious my children are still talking about it months later. Service was excellent too.

1 Thank Angela T
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first and last visit. We had roast, hamburger steak and an assortment of vegetables. The food was bland and served cold. We ate around 5:30 pm. The waitstaff was huddled around the register and visited throughout our entire meal. They did not notice that our food was barely touched. Never again.

1 Thank Smarty J
Panama City FL , United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Me and wife stopped in for lunch, on a Saturday about 12:30. They were full, but found a place to sit, waiter quickly came over took our order, and drinks where at the table within a two minutes. Food arrived in about ten minutes, it looked good and tasted wonderful. I got the fried pork chops, with rice and gravy... More 

1 Thank Keith A
Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Food was good , seemed very popular with the locals. Waitress was very attentive . And sweet. I had the vegetable plate , enjoyed it. My sweetie had the liver and onions. Also came other biscuits and fried cornbread. Nice place , favorite of the locals.

1 Thank nanabre
Dothan, Alabama
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Menu has southern vegetables and meats including fried chicken and steak, roast pork and beef, fish fried and grilled plus cornbreads and biscuits. Salads and fruit plates are available.

Thank Cowan W
Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My family and I stopped in on our way back home from a family visit. It was busy, but we were able to be seated immediately. The waitress was extremely friendly and provided great service. I grew up on southern cooking and their food absolutely meet my expectations. There were plenty of options for our little ones as well. All... More 

Thank Katherine S
Dothan, Alabama
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We eat hear after church often. The blackend talapa is good. Wife likes the turnip greens. The peas are always a good vegetable. Fried chicken salad is great.

1 Thank David G
Panama City Beach, FL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The best southern country cooking around! I eat here at least once a week! Great fresh veggies... And the best chicken salad and fruit plate!!! LOTS of fresh fruit.... Also love the fried cornbread.

1 Thank Amanda015
Enterprise, Alabama
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240 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Eat here often and always have a great experience. Service is quick and attentive. Food is excellent. Cost are reasonable but it can add up quickly. This trip I had the buttermilk fried chicken breast (boneless) with two sides, mash potatoes and gravy and white acre peas. With a drink and dessert of banana pudding the bill was $13.68. The... More 

1 Thank chrisjoi

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3850 W Main St, Houston Centre, Dothan, AL 36305-1045
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: +1 334-673-2583

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