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Camellia Cafe

61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
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Ranked #3 of 85 Restaurants in Fairhope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

For two weeks we've staid in Fairhope and tried a couple of restaurants but kept going here. Very friendly staff and great food. An absolute recommendation!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In Fairhope, Camellia Cafe is more of a dining occasion because so many places are very casual and small. Very charming room, nice menu selections, and the food was very good. Every disch that walked by looked enticing. The total experience was a delightful evening.

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A local fisherman recommended this restaurant to us... and it was over the top amazing. For a small town... incredible menu...took us forever to settle on one thing! Great wine list! And well educated servers...they were eager to educate us about the origins of their offerings, as well as make great suggestions. There were 6 of us, each ordering something... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This small, quaint, elegant restaurant has all you would expect in a fine dining setting....yummy food, great atmosphere and first class service! We feel like the loudness can be overcome....just dine at 5:30 or 6:00! It was perfect for conversation, attentive wait staff, and prompt service. Can't wait to enjoy again!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I am a local and I love the experience every time. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is always quality and cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend camellia cafe for any occasion.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had reservations on a Wednesday night and thank goodness, they had to turn people away at 6:30 pm! Not a large restaurant but love the clean look and the food was great. Few mix ups in kitchen with food coming out at different times and mixing up our table and one next to us but easy to overlook when they... More

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I reviewed the menu before going to town and was not my first choice. We did not have a reservation and they sat us on a Saturday night at 8:00pm within 5 minutes. The envirnoment was great. loud and lively. Service was good. The food was a pleasant surprise. The food was fresh and the flavors were well comblined. Will... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Anniversary date for us and it was so good. There is a "but" however...but is was so noisy and loud you could not have a very good conversation. Service was good, and the best part was the food! I had the grilled lamb chop and it was the best I've ever eaten. The tomato stack was delicious! Expensive but worth... More

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Pace, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently dined here for the second time in six months. Decor is stark and includes interesting art in a long, narrow dining room. Noise level was high. Aaron was our waiter at both meals and was knowledgable about the menu but somewhat detached. Husband started with a gin and tonic and I tried the Cafe's signature cocktail: too pink... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate at the Camellia Cafe last Thursday evening. I had a Mahi Mahi seafood dish in a lemon sauce that was wonderful one of the best I've had. We each had a thoroughly delicious salad, and instead of an entree, my spouse chose two appetizers which she really enjoyed. The topper was a bread pudding with a cream and... More

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