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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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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
Consistently good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Sheri R
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Pelham, Alabama
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Pelham, Alabama
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW 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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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Baton Rouge, LA
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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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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After a long day on the road we stopped for the night and this place was recommended. The place was crowded and looked like it was pretty popular with the locals. The service was okay but the food was terrible. My wife and I had shrimp alfredo. It was salty and the shrimp were not fresh. Being this close to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here for Friday night dinner with a group of 10. I was very impressed with my Blackened Amberjack with an etouffe sauce dinner. I did not hear anyone at our table complain about the quality or tastiness of their meal. The waiter brought the wrong dinner to one of our party, and the service was a little slow. I... More 

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Orange Park, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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?