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Cypress Inn

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$$ - $$$
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501 Rice Mine Rd N, 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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143 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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522 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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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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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
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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186 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The smoked chicken was outstanding, the mustard greens were super. I had a grilled grouper special, priced at $24. The portion was small and it was way too salty-- I do not recommend it. Would have been better off getting the catfish. We had coupon for fried green tomatoes and they were done well. Got there about 5:40, not busy,... More 

Thank Kwajkid007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Grits my favorite. Waitress gave awesome attentive and prompt service. Chicken with white sauce was good. Creamed sweet potatoes were smooth, sweet and a nice compliment to the chicken.

Thank Patti P
Litchfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our waitress was wonderful. But the food came out in waves. Several were finished eating before the others got their food. My dinner, tilapia, was cold. My granddaughter's steak was so rare it could moo. She ordered it medium. Someone else ordered a shrimp and pasta dish. They forgot to put any shrimp in it. I felt so badly for... More 

Thank nancyhO3529DO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Cypress Inn is located on the riverbank so there are very few seats without a view. The catfish, grilled chicken & shrimp were excellent. The rolls were yummy. The wait staff did a great job taking care of you.

Thank A B T
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Have been many times. Always reliable, hardy southern style food in a fun, causal atmosphere on the river. Nothin' fancy! Rolls they serve are great. Like the veggies, the salmon, the chicken and the fried pickles. Oh, and desserts. And they cater and have rooms for groups and parties. Wonderful view.

Thank Rick 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Rd N, 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?