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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch at a reasonable price

The cafe is near the entrance to the gardens and you should plan on eating before buying your tickets. Our party of four sampled a variety of items. My wife and I had the shrimp trio which consisted of shrimp, broccoli, and (canned?) peaches. Our friends each had excellent sandwiches with what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The cafe is near the entrance to the gardens and you should plan on eating before buying your tickets. Our party of four sampled a variety of items. My wife and I had the shrimp trio which consisted of shrimp, broccoli, and (canned?) peaches. Our friends each had excellent sandwiches with what appeared to be homemade bread. The shrimp and... More 

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Fort Walton Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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44 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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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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