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Camellia Cafe

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61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
251-928-4321
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

We eat here all the time and often bring out of town visitors here for a dependably delicious meal. No need to read the menu because everything is good. Just close your eyes and randomly point at anything and you'll be pleased. Fish dishes are always perfectly cooked. Nothing is so buried in sauce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nina M
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Loxley
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Loxley
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here all the time and often bring out of town visitors here for a dependably delicious meal. No need to read the menu because everything is good. Just close your eyes and randomly point at anything and you'll be pleased. Fish dishes are always perfectly cooked. Nothing is so buried in sauce that you can't taste the meat... More 

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2 Thank Nina M
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was superb as well as the service. The restaurant is small and reservations are definitely recommended, even during the week. Whenever we are in Fairhope again, a repeat visit is a must.

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Thank Thomas G
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat without kids. We've never had a bad experience. The food is perfection. Steaks and seafood are great...love the desserts. The staff is attentive. Quaint and intimate atmosphere. Absolutely love this restaurant.

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Thank JennL1
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We've traveled around the world and this is some of the best food I've had. THE most tender, smokey, perfectly seasoned grouper you'll ever have. The BEST GROUPER EVER. The crab cakes were wonderfully delicious and the mixed green salad with apples and goat cheese should always remain on the menu. The staff was friendly, helpful, and hospitable. Again....THE BEST... More 

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1 Thank Baratunde C
Pace, Florida
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236 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. Our recent visit began with cocktails and appetizers of crab cake and soup. Entrees included duck breast and sheepshead - a special that evening. Each dish was fresh and creative. Our server, Justin, assisted with wine pairings for each course. Everything was wonderful. We plan to return.

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Thank Ellen B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Whether a special occasion or just a night out with friends, Camelia Cafe knocks it out of the park. The food is excellent, the wine list is exceptional and the staff is attentive and friendly. Feels like family.

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Thank ritchie m
Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've been eating here for several years now. It is by far the best restaurant in Fairhope. The food is to die for! Beautiful presentation, upscale menu, mouth watering and absolutely delicious. I have eaten every single item on the menu and it never disappoints. My favorites are the tomato salad, quail, flatiron steak and local gulf fish. The staff... More 

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1 Thank dawnlovestotravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

A gem of a place with a cozy atmosphere and intimacy reminiscent of an upscale Napa or Sonoma bistro. Menu somewhat limited, but always delicious specials. Great filets and wonderful desserts. Best place in town for fine dining. Great, friendly staff.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aiken, South Carolina
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203 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We met friends here for dinner. Luckily we were able to combine our tables and enjoy a number of different taste treats. I had a special, lamb shank, which was excellent. Steaks and seafood were had by others in the party and all reported the servings exceeded expectations. All this high end service and food comes with a high end... More 

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Thank Inkblot_doc
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I recently dined at Camellia Café on a girl's weekend to Fairhope. Amazingly good food with a small but chic and cozy atmosphere!!! My steak was cooked to PERFECTION and the roasted potatoes and veggies served as a great companion to the meal. Patrick was our server, and I must say that he was most attentive and knowledgeable. If you... More 

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1 Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: 251-928-4321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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