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Ragtime Cafe

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2080 Valleydale Rd Ste 4, Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 988-5323
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You have to try this place!

The food here is awesome. I stayed close to this place for four nights and ate there 5 times. Friendly staff and fast service, but definitely not fast food! All of my customers that I entertained there could get over how good it was. The grilled chicken Alfredo is the best. It is like none... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Gary A
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Bremen, United States
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Bremen, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is awesome. I stayed close to this place for four nights and ate there 5 times. Friendly staff and fast service, but definitely not fast food! All of my customers that I entertained there could get over how good it was. The grilled chicken Alfredo is the best. It is like none other!!

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Thank Gary A
Mackay, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this as it was local to La Quinta Hotel. The service was super fast and the girls really friendly and helpful. I had the Chicken Alfredo and it was really nice. My sister had the sirloin steak and she said it was the best steak she's had in a long time. We would definitely go back if... More 

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Thank Asil_1973
Birmingham, Alabama
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have dined here once before (both times at night) and there was not much of a crowd. This restaurant is situated near several large corporations and is normally very crowded at lunch time. Their menu has appetizers, salads, burgers and even a specialty dinner menu on the back side. The service is normally pretty good overall. We have tried... More 

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Thank TallTrainer
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Because of this restaurant's close proximity to several large corporations, it is routinely busy during the week. We have eaten here on more than one occasion. The service is usually pretty good overall and the food selection is good, but not overbearing. I have had a salad and a burger, both which were very good. Most recently I had the... More 

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Thank AWarnberg
San Diego, United States
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were staying at the La Quinta nearby and this was really the only dinner choice in the area. The reviews were good, so we decided to try it. I had the Cajun shrimp pasta -- the BEST I have ever had. Just the right amount of spice, and the creamy/tomato sauce was plentiful (not dry!). YUM!!!! My Mother had... More 

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Thank Karen M
Franklin, Tennessee
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Service was friendly. It is laid back with sports playing on several TVs and sports memorabilia adorning the walls. My husband and I had blackened grouper and a Greek salad. Both were good. We ordered queso dip and it has undeclared sausage in it which took us by complete surprise and caused us to waste it. My son ordered a... More 

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Thank Amy N
Pelham, Alabama
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have never had a bad meal at ragtime. All the food is good. We enjoy sitting outside in the afternoon and having beer and appetizers. I recommend.

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Thank Sheri R
USA
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

check out this place on monday around 6.30. it was pretty packed. few tables were available. our order was taken in 5 min. it took another 35 min to get the food cooked. the ribeye sandwich was good. the steak burger was dry and grainy, not good at all. one average the food was so-so, and the service slow. do... More 

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Thank xxapmc
Baton Rouge, LA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant recommend by desk clerk at hotel, it was close, clean and had a fun atmosphere. Lots to select from on the menus and food and service was fantastic

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Thank Fangasia
Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a must when you are near Hoover or Birmingham Alabama. The food was excellent and the staff makes it a fun place to eat. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2080 Valleydale Rd Ste 4, Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 988-5323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?