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cotton alley cafe

208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
+1 601-442-7452
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in town for a Kiwanis meeting and were looking for a nearby eating place. Friday night we got a 6:30 reservation with little trouble The wait staff was courteous and prompt. We both were ready for Red Meat and ordered the Filet Mignon...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat during our Kiwanis Convention in Natchez. Since we had eaten here on a previous visit we knew we would not be disappointed. We were quickly seated and our order was taken promptly. We didn’t wait long before...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were searching for a place for dinner on a Monday night in Natchez and happened upon this cafe. Service was excellent, the wine was good and reasonably priced and the food was wonderful. We had the fried eggplant for a starter , my husband...More

Thank Stillwater6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and good service. My wife and I had bummarundi - an Australian fish - for the first time and it was delicious. This place has a New Orleans feel, friendly service and nice cocktail selection as well.

Thank kevinwcheryl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tthis restaurant was recommended by a local so we thought it would be good. Inside and out decor very attractive. Good choice of food although the salad that accompanied meal was a bit plain and consisted of lettuce 1 small slice tomato and a small...More

Thank rgnlady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a little pricey, but the food is alright and the service was very good. We came right at lunchtime on a weekend but didn't have to wait. The decor is very modern and upbeat. I liked the way each table is separated in a...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group which was handled well with great service, tasty food. Southern cuisine. Good setting and atmosphere. Not too noisy.

Thank Gerald F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant service, delicious food and central location make this restaurant very popular in downtown Natchez. Fresh fish, pasta or steak with southern specialties are available nightly. Small, lighted, and festive with a full bar,you'll find the atmosphere at Cotton Alley inviting.

Thank carolmK577FR
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Wife and I stopped for lunch after seeing the sights. Charming place, waitress was very responsive. We both enjoyed the Gumbo. Wife had Fried chicken chef salad - she liked it very much and ample amount of chicken. I had the regular chef salad, very...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Went to Cotton Alley for lunch a few days before Christmas. Shared a large salad and a bowl of Gumbo. The salad was very nice however the gumbo lacked something. Service was great. There was no room for the desert bar but looked fantastic and...More

Thank John R
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9 September 2016|
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Response from makin-memories | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It's a very small restaurant and it didn't look like there was room for a band.
Lily H
9 April 2015|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Ye the do. Even though I did not make or need reservations, I recommend them and I have seen many others that also recommend advance reservations... especially if you're interested in a weekend night. We went at about 6 PM... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
  • Phone Number: +1 601-442-7452
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Cotton alley is a quaint cafe located across from the Natchez convention center on main st. The owners have been serving the local community for over 35 years in different eating venues. The restaurant seats about 90 people in upstairs and downstairs areas. We serve local cuisine as well as grilled fish,assorted pastas, steaks, salads and sandwiches. We specialize in many homemade desserts , they are considered a local favorite.
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