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Joel's Restaurant

312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
205-655-8248
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Ranked #9 of 52 Restaurants in Trussville
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- Mar 22, 2014
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English first
Trussville, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Trussville, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great meat and 3, or 4, or 5!! They have a great selection of home-cooked entrees and sides at a reasonable price. Super down-home and friendly feel.

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Trussville, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Joel's used to be one of the best places to eat, but our past couple of visits were disappointing. The food was not as tasty as we'd hoped and we left a good bit of it on the plates. Still, there were a lot of folks lined up to eat there. So, obviously many people like it. As for our... More

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Alabama
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Awesome food here! We don't get to eat here often, since most of the time when we go to Trussville is either on a Saturday or at night. They are only open from 11 to 3 and closed on Saturdays. This is the BEST place to go for good down-home country meals. They have a menu that changes daily, but... More

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Amory, Mississippi
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157 reviews 157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

If you like a great meat & 3 restaurant, this is it! Very busy! a town favorite!

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