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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
+1 205-345-8239
17:30 - 02:00
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Sun 18:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Waysider when you are in Tuscaloosa. The breakfast is delicious with homemade biscuits, pancakes, grits, eggs, ham, bacon and more. Lunch is also delicious. Get there early or plan to wait!

Thank Pattonplace66
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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81 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing biscuits and even better beignets! They make absolutely wonderful tomato gravy, and the hashbrowns are one of a kind! The restaurant is charming and fits Tuscaloosa perfectly. A must go in Tuscaloosa!

Thank Alexandra S
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had to stop by Waysider for breakfast on Friday before the Miss St. game. I walked in with no wait on a Friday. Enjoyed reading the community "Tuscaloosa News" as I waited for my wonderful coffee, biscuits, scrambled eggs and plantation sausage. My grits were not hot but good. Several football coaches were eating and many locals. It is... More 

Thank cbmbama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

On a game weekend go early to be seated quickly. Around 8 the line grows and soon you will have moderate to long line to get in. I had vine ripe cantaloupe, two eggs scrambled with cheese - they were firm but moist and wonderful. I had their wonderful plantation pork split link sausage it was like a step back... More 

Thank David W
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here because when you ask anyone who is a Alabama fan The Waysider is on their go to list of restaurants. We waited only 20 mins on what we thought would be crazy place to get a seat after a game day in Tuscaloosa. While waiting outside I needed some coffee. They were happy to oblige.... More 

Thank Sbible
Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I hesitated visiting here for breakfast after reading the reviews until I realized the crowds are on weekends, especially on game days and when there are UA events. Weekdays are not crowded at all. Service was leisurely, but warm and friendly. My coffee cup was always full and my food was perfect - even my "over hard" eggs. There were... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

OI could not believe they served us biscuits that were burned on the bottom. the coffee was good but the food has been better. I know how can you screw up breakfast eggs overcooked tasteless home fries and $40.00 for 2 adults and 2 children. Used to be a lot cheaper too.

Thank Bonnie w
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nowhere what it used to be with their food or service. It's ok if all you want is a breakfast, but nothing special anymore.

Thank Tidex16
Niceville, Florida
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the staff was very pleasant, but not to the point that it is worth the excessive wait. I'm sure that our timing was not the best (late morning as they were transitioning from breakfast to lunch), but still not somewhere I can't wait to try again. My wife loved the pancakes so I'm sure we'll... More 

Thank rwethereyet850
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

There is nothing cozy about this place. It need a major renovation/upgrade. This place is to small for a restaurant. Looks like it is someone's living room. The food was okay, nothing to brag about. The portions are very small, not enough to fill you up. My husband was still hungry after we left. Will not return.

Thank gyoung072

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-8239

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