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Cypress Inn

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$$ - $$$
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501 Rice Mine Road North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 (Tuscaloosa)
+1 205-345-6963
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here on a Friday night around 6:30pm. Had made reservations (for 2). The restaurant was not crowded, however. Despite this, it was quite noisy due to all the hard interior surfaces. We were seated right away at one of the numerous tables that has a nice view of the Black Warrior River. Service was reasonably attentive. I had previously... More 

Thank Ron C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cypress Inn has a beautiful view of the sunset over the river, and the food was delightful. The waitress was attentive. The cinnamon nut muffins that were brought with the bread were delicious. The green tomatoes appetizer was also good. My prime rib was dry and tough, but the gouda cheese grits were delectable.

Thank kfm _
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My lunch of smoked chicken was just ok. My companions had seafood and seemed to like their dishes more than I did. Great atmosphere with a view of the river. Service was outstanding.

Thank bruce h
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many excellent options in TTOWN these days to bother. I ordered the chicken and it was not the same. I bet it was frozen and ordered in from some cheap supplier...looked too...formed. Won't be back, it must have changed hands.

Thank Brandon B
Franklin, Tennessee
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service in a rustic environment. Reasonable prices. I had the sea food platter - fried catfish fillets (great), fired jumbo shrimp, fired calamari, and fried oysters. I'm not an oyster fan, anyway, but everything else was good. 2 sides + fries included. My wife said her grilled shrimp salad was good, too. We'll go back next time we are... More 

Thank casjrmd
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

When ever we visit Alabama, Cypress Inn is the place for lunch. It was our daughters choice for her birthday lunch. It was a Tuesday and the place was hopping for lunch. The wait was not bad at all. I would normally have given this review not a 5 but a 10 star, what made me give it a 3... More 

Thank blancanj
San Antonio, Texas
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526 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We made 11am reservations weeks prior for lunch on Iron Bowl Saturday (after Thanksgiving). Just prior to 11am, we entered the restaurant and were told we could not be seated until 11am. The crowd grew larger in the entrance area, but the hostess never sat anyone until AFTER 11am. We were seated next to the window overlooking the river which... More 

Thank Napunani
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food always good and service too. The view of the river is nice too. The catfish is always good and we love the muffins and rolls.

Thank Gene H
calera, al
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The food here is always delicious. The little muffins just melt in your mouth. I always have a hard time deciding what to order!

Thank Connie H
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in the night before the Iron Bowl. I had the catfish with fries and green beans. Wife had shrimp pasta. Both were good. Not a fan of the green beans. Sweet tea wasn't sweet enough for me. The rolls they bring are amazing, muffins not so much. Cool little place on the water though. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Blake S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Rice Mine Road North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-6963
The Cypress Inn Restaurant has been established for over 30 years. It's beautiful riverfront views combined with quality southern cuisine and friendly service has made it one of Tuscaloosa's premiere casual dining establishments. It is a full service restaurant that also offers curbside takeaway to-go orders, delivery, catering and private parties. The Cypress Inn has private venues available for celebrations and events of any size and theme.

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