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61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
251-928-4321
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Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in Fairhope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Fairhope, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Camelia Cafe is simply one of the best restaurants we've experienced. While not cheap, their consistent delivery of gourmet food paired with an excellent wine list is second to none. While definitely a "fine dining" establishment, the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. This is our "special occasion" destination for anniversaries, birthdays, etc. It should be yours too!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our first meal & we were blown away by the reviews!!!! The atmosphere was great & can't wait for warm weather to dine outside! The service was impeccable w/ our waiter suggesting a great wine to accompany our meal. We luv beer and were disappointed to see only 2 options... Both from microbrewery in the N.E. Unfortunately, the... More 

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Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Always good, tomatoe and watermelon salads always please. Excellent service at the bar and if weather cooperates, set outside. But be aware of the limited space (4 max).

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The streets have all the trees dressed in white lights. The ambience is exciting and a bit noisier than I like, but the food is excellent. Each meal was prepared to perfection. I had the venison and it was extremely tender. The service was excellent.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've been here twice now, once for a business dinner then back to treat the wife. Both times the meal was wonderful! Very educated and professional service. Loved the stuffed Quail and the Duck Breast with mushroom risotto! The flavors here are some of the best I've ever tasted! I was told the chef was awarded "Best Chef's of America"... More 

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Tryon, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We finally found a place in coastal Alabama that checked all the boxes for a great dinner. Tired of the greasy, run-of-the-mill places claiming to offer a great dining experience, we checked all the reviews and drove to Camellia in Fairhope ... the best dining decision we've made. While a little early for our reservation, we were warmly welcomed and... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here twice and both times it has been a great experience! Appetizer of fried oyster wraps.. Devine! Then perfect snapper and roasted chicken..yum!!! Bananas foster for dessert! Can't be beat!!! GO!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The October Thursday night we were at the Camellia Cafe, the place was packed. The clientele was mostly 30's and 40s, enjoying the lively atmosphere and great food. I had the duck spring rolls (pretty much a spring roll wrapper and duck meat - very tasty) and a terrific menu staple - Sauteed Flounder "Lobster Oscar." The oddly named dish... More 

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Montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Michelin guides used to have three categories for restaurants -- this one fits snugly in the coveted second category ... You anywhere near? Make the effort. Book a spot, stay the night nearby!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

This is wonderful restaurant. I dropped in as a single and decided to eat at the bar and I'm happy I did. The bartender, straight out of south Louisiana, is a kick...very attentive and knowledgable about the food. The fish is fresh, as you would expect, and creatively prepared, without being fussy. Certainly the best in the area.

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Additional Information about Camellia Cafe

Address: 61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
Phone Number: 251-928-4321
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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