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The Sweet Magnolia Cafe

1154 North Wood Avenue, Florence, AL
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Ranked #7 of 139 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Amazing food, spectacular decor, friendly people
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great little restaurant is now gone ,kaput,closed.It will be missed by all who ventured there;I would like to know where the cook went!

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Florence, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Sweet Magnolia closed suddenly within the past 2 weeks with a quick note in the local newspaper. Owners decided to shut down. Realty "for sale" signs went up the next day. Our area lost a great little upscale restaurant.

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KSHEPSKI, Owner at The Sweet Magnolia Cafe, responded to this review

To our valued Patrons, We did not make the decision to Close THE SWEET MAGNOLIA CAFE. Montgomery would not renew our liquor license, which expired on 9/30/13. Closing was not OUR choice, and we are also saddened at it's closing. THANK YOU FOR 4 WONDERFUL YEARS! Ken & Doug More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

1st time here had the eggplant wt pasta was pretty good, salmon was great wt mashed potatoes n cream corn also Mac & cheese was very good deserts are also good.

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Florence, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This small cafe on the corner of a busy intersection is gracious service, outstanding food and entertainment by Ken. While space is limited, the combination of food, wine and candlelight make this a special stop for any occassion.

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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Wine and beer selection is good.Food preparation is great with a fair selection of choices ; anytime you get fresh swordfish seared properly in north Alabama you have done well

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Birmingham
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had heard how great this place was so decided to try one of their brunches. I was a little worried about a long wait, so we got there ten minutes before they opened (11:00). We were the only ones there and they welcomed us in and seated us right away. It wasn't long after that the place was full... More

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Florence, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Need I say more? Best I have ever tasted....got to try the Sunday Brunch in order to get one of these excelletns meals....pair with a bloody mary or Mimosa and finish the weekend off right!

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Madison, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had Sunday brunch at this adorable cafe. The brunch was wonderful and the service was friendly yet attentive and professional. Will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Really?Florence Alabama? yes Florence Alabama. Sweet Magnolia is a hidden gem in a quaint southern town. Absolutely no negatives. Loved the atmosphere, food, and service. Will definitely be returning.

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Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My son and I took my wife to Sweet Magnolia for Mother's Day brunch after church. We had reservations and walked right in to be seated. Reservations are definitely a necessity here as it is a very small and intimate setting and quite popular in the Shoals area. We have heard of many people driving for over an hour to... More

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