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Fife's Restaurant

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2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
205-254-9167
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6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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
Don't let its looks fool you!

Fife's has been around my whole life and the area it's in has certainly declined. The building doesn't have its own parking lot on the side plus metered street parking, Inside it's nothing fancy, but it's large & clean & serves cafeteria-style good ol' Southern home cooking. The guy who's usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Judy19
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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fife's has been around my whole life and the area it's in has certainly declined. The building doesn't have its own parking lot on the side plus metered street parking, Inside it's nothing fancy, but it's large & clean & serves cafeteria-style good ol' Southern home cooking. The guy who's usually behind the counter tries for humor, but it doesn't... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nothing fancy, just some of the best down home cooking that you'll every eat. There's always a good selection of food to choose from and the owner always greets you with a smile. I've been coming here for 25 years and I've yet to have a bad experience. If you want fancy, then go to a French restaurant! If you... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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