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23730 John T. Reid Parkway, Scottsboro, AL 35768-2313
256-574-5629
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good local eatery

Been to Carlile's many times and have had mixed experiences. Sometimes we have really enjoyed the food and sometimes not so much. This has been both with the buffet and menu items. The service and staff are always friendly and very good. The prices are very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
AlaRover
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Scottsboro, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scottsboro, Alabama
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been to Carlile's many times and have had mixed experiences. Sometimes we have really enjoyed the food and sometimes not so much. This has been both with the buffet and menu items. The service and staff are always friendly and very good. The prices are very reasonable.

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Scottsboro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I live in the area and have visited Carlile's several time (thinking the food would get better) and the food not very good. The staff is very nice but he dining room is cold and very loud. The up side is they have a private room that can be reserved for private parties.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carlile's has been around in Scottsboro for many years. The second generation now run it. If you like good southern cooking this is the place to go. Each evening they have a dinner buffet that features three meats and veggies. The salad bar is well stocked and excellent. Their Sunday Buffet is a must. The current owners won best in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere....southern hospitality with wonderful southern food. The fried chicken absolutely melts in your mouth!

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Valley Head, Alabama
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had the buffet and every thing was very good. Service was good. Prices were very reasonable. We have had friends eat here and got mixed reviews and trip advisor also had mixed reviews so we didn't know what to expect. We enjoyed the food, which was good, and a salad bar with a lot of choices. Everyone was real... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went to Scottsboro, Al to spend the day. That evening we decided to look for a place to eat. We came across Carlile's Restaurant. It was the night of the SEC Championship game. The waitress told us they did not put out the food bar but gave us some recommendations. She was dead on with her recommendations. The Creek... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stopped at Carlile's Restaurant for an early dinner. The tomato pie... ahhhhh... so so rich and good. You gotta eat one! Most of our group decided to do the buffet. The salad bar was very fresh with plenty of options. The hot bar included roast beef, fried chicken, beans, greens, and cobbler among other options. Everything had lots of... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I can't believe I've been coming here all this time and never ventured to Carlile's until today. Thank you Hillary for the recommendation. I loved the tomato pie and the BLT with fried green tomato! Sweet tea was spot on. They serve a buffet that I may try in the future but I was very happy with my selections today.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great Sunday buffet, with Southern fried chicken, fried okra, big salad. . . but the tomato pie is not to be missed!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

(2nd time down south yet first time being able to enjoy it.) Imagine all the things us "Yankees" hear about how amazing food is in the South... this far exceeds that! Almost ate myself into a coma & still wished I could come back that night for the dinner specials! Will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23730 John T. Reid Parkway, Scottsboro, AL 35768-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
  • Phone Number: 256-574-5629

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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