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Magnolia Cafe (Bellingrath Gardens)

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12401 Bellingrath Rd, Theodore, AL
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Description: They served soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Very nice people and...
They served soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Very nice people and good food.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Soups & salads

Hearty salad plates. I got the 3 salad plate with chicken salad, broccoli salad, & waldorf salad. Spouse got the shrimp salad, with broccoli salad, & waldorf salad. All very fresh, delicious, & filling. Also got the broccoli cheese soup & the minestrone soup. Price was decent, cafe clean, quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Fort Walton Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Hearty salad plates. I got the 3 salad plate with chicken salad, broccoli salad, & waldorf salad. Spouse got the shrimp salad, with broccoli salad, & waldorf salad. All very fresh, delicious, & filling. Also got the broccoli cheese soup & the minestrone soup. Price was decent, cafe clean, quiet, with nice view of courtyard. Staff friendly.

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Alexandria, La
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100 reviews 100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Cafeteria style, lunch/dinner special each day. Pretty good food, but it is still cafeteria style. Friendly staff, comfortable dining room, hot tasty food. They do have sandwiches.

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Columbia, Tn
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Food was good, but prices were a little high, staff was pleasant. The tables were clean as was the silverware. A pleasant dining experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped at the cafe for lunch after a 2 hour meander through the gardens. It was clean and spacious, and the staff were business-like but friendly. The food was pretty basic but good-tasting: sandwiches, soups, a salad bar, and desserts...with Coka-Cola products, of course, since Mr. Bellingrath was the first CC bottler in Mobile! The cafe is a nice... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sandwich bar available. Each order has large portions and yummy bread. Large atrium area to eat in. I was there at the wrong time of year to be able to eat outside, but it was still very nice.

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Savannah, Georgia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We each get the salad trio: shrimp salad, broccoli salad, and ambrosia. Service was very friendly. Good food for a decent price, and the view out the window was outstanding.

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Michigan
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170 reviews 170 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Staff here are very helpful and friendly. Offer homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and dessert. Nice open eating area.

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Pearl River, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

great food, service wonderful, staff just absolutely professional and charming;variety of hot and cold meals ;my favorite was the chicken salad ;The best!!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The café’s chicken wrap and chicken gumbo were both well-flavored and reasonably priced. We had decent food quickly from the cafeteria line, saving us just that much more time to tour the delightful gardens. The café and gift shop are located in a separate building adjacent to the entry building where you pay admission to go in the gardens. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food, a chicken salad sandwich with chips, is adequate for two people. A very clean Café. It is next to the Great Gift Shop and restrooms.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12401 Bellingrath Rd, Theodore, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Theodore

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

They served soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Very nice people and good food.

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