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Fife's Restaurant

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2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
205-254-9167
Today
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great southern greasy spoon experience. Low prices, comfort food.

Found this on YELP! while staying in Birmingham on business for the first time. I wanted to find a 'non-standard' breakfast spot. This place is downtown and isn't much to look at from the outside. But it's clear the locals breakfast here, and I understand why. A basic breakfast menu, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
michiganpete7
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Caledonia, Michigan
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Caledonia, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Found this on YELP! while staying in Birmingham on business for the first time. I wanted to find a 'non-standard' breakfast spot. This place is downtown and isn't much to look at from the outside. But it's clear the locals breakfast here, and I understand why. A basic breakfast menu, and the prices are right. I imagine this place hasn't... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

had good soul food I thought a little to pricie for the amount you receive but I guess you have to make profit if you are to stay in business but should have deals like drink added for 50 cent more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had heard of this place from some, and I decided to try it out. The food here is served in a cafeteria-like serving line, and includes many Soul Foods. I would more than likely return here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I visited Fife after visiting the 16th Street Baptist Church. The staff was very very friendly and welcoming. The food was good and authentic, definity not for calorie counters. if you want real soul food, this is the place. LOL!. I would definitely visit again when I'm in Birmingham again. Southern Hopistality at it's very very best.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is a local landmark. Old school cafeteria steam table food line with a mind boggling selection of meats and fresh vegetable dishes. If home cooked soul food is your craving in downtown Birmingham, this is your place. Very good fresh food. Very busy during peak hours.

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Bronx, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went with a group of Civil Rights pilgrims to various sites in Georgia and Alabama, and on the second day we had lunch here. We were a party of 18, and they set aside a long table for us (four people had to sit at a separate booth). The servers were all courteous and friendly, and when we left... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was slightly greasy but not as bad as a Waffle House. I liked it but my significant other did not. It was decently priced and had a good selection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I have been going here since i was a little girl i am now 19 and the food is still amazing! I love fifes!

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Anniston, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I was impressed with this restaurant. Typical downtown look, but the food inside was beyond my expectations. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the people. Food was very good in my opinion and the sweet tea just perfect. They should bottle it and sell it.

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KOKOMO, IN.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Average food, good service. Conbread dressing was spoiled it was very hot. Yams very good and the greens were good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-254-9167
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm

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