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Cypress Inn

501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
+1 205-345-6963
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“smoked chicken” (42 reviews)
“catfish” (53 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yearly tradition celebrating our baby girl’s birthday at the Cypress Inn. This year our waitress was Meredith and she was lovely. The food was good. I really enjoyed their appetizers.

Thank blancanj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cypress Inn is a wonderful place to eat. We eat here every time we are in Tuscaloosa and the food is always delicious. The service is great and the atmosphere is very welcoming. It is a relaxing, enjoyable place to eat with a beautiful...More

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby took me here for our anniversary as a surprise and we absolutely loved it!! The service was the best the staff was absolutely sweet and the food was so delicious and fresh. I would highly recommend for a extravagant fancy date night out!

Thank WhatIMint
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Came here on a Thursday night with a large group. They originally set us up in the live entertainment area right in front of the singer and we couldn’t hear each other talk. After requesting a move to a quieter area they were unable to...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had a late lunch at this scenically located restaurant. Situated on the north side of the river maybe 10 mins from downtown. Had the shrimp and grits that was very good. Shared a few appetizers that included fried green tomatoes, smoked chicken, and catfish. Portions...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Always on the short list when in town. The Cypress Inn Special with cheese grits and country club squash is my go to. Never a disappointment.

Thank Michael C
CITusc, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

We are always happy to have you visit when you are in town. Thank you for your kind words on your meal! We look forward to seeing you again soon Michael C! :)

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The fish and steak are excellent. The pasta dishes are great (especially the Shrimp and Grits). The Pan Seared Scallops are amazing.

Thank djhorgan
CITusc, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

We are thrilled that your meals were excellent and met your expectations. We hope that you visit us again soon! :)

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I don’t know if you’re the owner or a person who Works within the actual walls of the business, but let me enlighten you a slight bit. Was told 45 minute wait for a table So we went to the bar. Took 25 minutes to...More

1  Thank rkasky
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Had been here a couple times in the past couple summers, so decided to bring my boyfriend here for a romantic pre-gameday dinner. It. Was. Awful. We were told 45 min- 1 hour wait and ended up waiting for 2 solid hours. In our waiting,...More

1  Thank April J. I
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited here to enjoy the location and good food I remembered from the past. We were there on a football weekend, during which they had a limited menu. It was still robust and had many choices. While the food was good their desserts are...More

Thank CousteauMunson
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Ricci C
12 February 2017|
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Response from CypressInnRestTuscAL | Property representative |
We do not have crab legs, only claws! Thanks!!
26 October 2016|
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Response from BijonV | Reviewed this property |
Yes but better to eat in the enclosed glass area. Still have the view but out of the wind and weather.
17 April 2016|
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Response from jancarr2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the website can answer all your questions or give Cypress Inn a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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