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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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
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We stayed at a Hotel just around the corner and wanted some place close. They had a patio section that allowed dogs that was also a plus. Everyone was super nice and the food was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
ErnieandFred
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Killeen, Texas
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Orange Park, FL
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The place was really crowded so I thought that was a good sign. However, I have to think most people were there for the drinks and weren't actually tasting the food. I had a blackened fish (I can't remember what kind) and Ragtime shrimp. The waitress mentioned something special about the shrimp to intrigue me. The fish was very thin... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed at a Hotel just around the corner and wanted some place close. They had a patio section that allowed dogs that was also a plus. Everyone was super nice and the food was amazing.

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Mississippi
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped at Ragtime based on the reviews here. I expected something of a diner of which Ragtime was not. It's a cozy restaurant with plenty of sports watching (my husband was pleased) and decent food. The burgers we had were big, though my husband said his Cajun burger was a tad too spicy. Friendly staff as well.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a place I would definitely return to. The food and service was great, and the atmosphere is versatile enough for different occasions.

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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stop by for lunch and had the buffalo chicken salad with Caesar dressing. The food was excellent it was hot and fresh. The chicken had just the right amount of spice to it so it was really good. The service was great and the food came out in a very timely manner. Extremely friendly staff absolutely no complaints I will... More 

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DOUGLASVILLE
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Busy Friday night but got table pretty quick. Bar was mobbed so skipped predinner cocktail. Filet was great as always. Love bernaise but don't need crab or artichokes. Ribeye steak sandwich tasty and good choice if not up to filet. Tried spinach salad departing from normal Greek choice and loved it. Waiter was super and had time to answer questions... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ragtime seems to be a locals hangout. Good food and good service. They were quite busy and at times it seemed like our waitress was rushing us. Still a very nice evening.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Consistently good to great, the Ragtime Café provides an excellent relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere to enjoy great food at a reasonable price. NONE of the online menus I can find have the best page visible. Their online menus (as well as Yelp etc...) do not show the steak and seafood page. The rib eye in white whine creamy mushroom sauce... More 

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Andalusia, Alabama
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We tried to eat here on Friday night, but the lights were out and some of the furniture was on the front walk.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Never a bad experience - food is affordable and service is always prompt even when crowded - would recommend to anyone

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Additional Information about Ragtime Cafe

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

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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?