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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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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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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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I ate here a bit when I was a student 20 or so years ago. It has not changed. The food is plentiful and better than most typical chain restaurants. It is southern food in all of it's glory or gory. It's not fancy but down home with mostly locals.

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125 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I have seen this restaurant here for 10 years but had never eaten here. My friend was buying and recommended it so we tried it. It is a standard cafeteria line with several meats (today chicken livers, country fried steak, fried fish, stew, and others) and several vegetables. The restaurant is an older building but clean. The food was OK... More 

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Additional Information about Fife's Restaurant

Address: 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
Phone Number: 205-254-9167
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
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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