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312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
205-655-8248
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food - Reasonable Price

Weekdays usually quick service through food line. Excellent, polite workers and servers. Good variety and well cooked Southern food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Icooktwo
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Mississippi
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Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Weekdays usually quick service through food line. Excellent, polite workers and servers. Good variety and well cooked Southern food.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Southern home cooking on steroids. That best describes their food. Menu of about a dozen entrees and 20 sides. Homemade Mexican cornbread and great iced tea included for $10. Go through line and seat yourself. Get ready for a wonderful experience. I hope your Mom cooked this well. Only open from 11 to 2.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If your looking for a meat and 3, this place is for you! Get ready for some grandma cooking! Yummy!!! Fried chicken is so good, they even sell the special spice they use on it! Also offers a blue plate special.

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BirminghamAL
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184 reviews 184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

They seem to be only open on the weekend. We ate on Sunday after church. They have a steam table and you go through it cafeteria style. It is the standard "southern cooking style" -- "nothing to write home about" but a place where you can get a decent meal for a reasonable price -- when they are open which... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Yes, these folks know what Southern cooking would be -- fresh veggies, fried chicken, meat loaf & the list goes on & on. Oh, yes, I can't forget to mention the homemade desserts !

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Trussville, Alabama, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of those places that is going extinct. A true cafeteria style restaurant. I have eaten there several times, and it is always a very good, comfortable, friendly experience. The meat and three is always a good choice, and not much more expensive than greasy, fast food. There is always a good selection, and it is always tasty,... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Mom and Pop, Joel and Peggy never leave while open. 11 Am to 2 PM Sunday to Friday closed Saturday. Joel cooks fresh veggies and entries. Fried chicken , meatloaf, baked fish all just right. How bout that signature Blueberry Delight Pie , Strawberry Shortcake, and seven other homemade deserts just as great. Cornbread is good enough to be a... More 

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Locust Fork, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've driven past this place about a hundred times and never thought to stop. Thought it would kind of be a hole in the wall.. well I shouldn't have judged a book by its cover! It was awesome. People weren't as friendly as I thought they would be in such a small home cooking type place (with the exception of... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We dropped by for a late lunch and found the place quite busy. Several options were available - four vegetables, meat and two, meat and three, etc. The vegetables were tasty, but the fried chicken was very salty and somewhat dry. The baked chicken was ok, but somewhat dry also. Service was friendly, and they allowed us to swap out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a "hometown" luncheon restaurant, meat & 3. A very wide variety of vegetables severed cafeteria style. Plenty of seating, in converted house. Very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Trussville
  • Phone Number: 205-655-8248
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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