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415 Church Street, Suite 5, Huntsville, AL
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Very Bad Experience

Upon finishing my meal, I and others in my group went to the cash register to order coffee and dessert. The owner, Cynthia Shay-Hart, became extremely agitated and condescending when she began ordering me to step away from the dessert case and away from the cash register, all the time ignoring... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
debra X
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Upon finishing my meal, I and others in my group went to the cash register to order coffee and dessert. The owner, Cynthia Shay-Hart, became extremely agitated and condescending when she began ordering me to step away from the dessert case and away from the cash register, all the time ignoring others standing in line. Initially she ordered me to... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Fresh food with original recipes. Informal. You go through a line to order and meal is brought to table. Mint iced tea is exceptional. Great soups and sandwiches. Usually a vegetable special. Owner on premises--nice personality. Reasonably priced. Clean.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Almost too thick to get into my mouth, the Cherrywood Turkey sandwich on multi-grain bread was delicious. It's the only half-sandwich offered on the lunch menu. The other whole sandwiches on the menu are in the $10 range. I also had the gumbo which was quite good without excessive spices. The restaurant has a coffee shop feel inside. There are... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Six of us plus a sleeping baby met there for lunch. They went out of the way to be sure we had a way to get the carrier to the table, and the young lady checked back twice to be sure everything was OK. I had the Cuban sandwich which was great. So large I took half home for dinner.... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went here for lunch and for breakfast while we were in Huntsville this month. The scrambled eggs and bacon with potatoes were excellent. We also tried a cinnamon roll which was HUGE and enough for three of us! The chicken salad sandwich was great and the iced tea freshly brewed. I love this restaurant and can't wait to go... More 

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andalusia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you love a good sandwich for lunch Shea's Express is my favorite place to stop when I am in Huntsville working. There sandwiches are amazing and so unique. I always have the Apple Turkey hot sandwich which includes an orange-cranberry bread. cherry wood smoked turkey, warm with seared granny smith apple slices, melted muenster & tarragon mayo. OMG it... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Since moving to Huntsville, we had been searching for a good place to have a nice breakfast. Shea's Express is excellent with a wide choice of very nice breakfast dishes and/or pastries. For some reason, the restaurant is not at all crowded at breakfast. The breakfast tacos were delicious and the restaurant serves high quality coffee and orange juice. There... More 

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Alabama
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We had three in our party and the food didn't come out together even though we were on the same order number. In their defense it was crowded, but typically the food is served quickly and together. The staff was friendly and helpful. My favorite is the seafood quiche. Desserts are tempting, too!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Marvelous experience! I may never be able to go to Panera Bread again, knowing the kind of superb quality, variety, and service of this establishment. The owner runs a tight ship, serving and mingling with the customers right alongside her courteous and professional staff. The food itself is exceptional, and the portions are generous. I brought home half of my... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The food was fair, the decor was nice as far as getting you fair tasting food in a timely manner and it being correct forget it and its not worth telling the owner she is so very rude so don't waste your time and money!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Church Street, Suite 5, Huntsville, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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