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

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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
Most recent review
Down Home Cooking!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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