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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
205-345-8239
Today
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 31
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just good southern food.

If you are visiting and want grits, go here. Scratch biscuits with "eggs any style". There is always a line but go hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting and want grits, go here. Scratch biscuits with "eggs any style". There is always a line but go hungry.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Waysider will serve you biscuits that will melt in your mouth. The cheese grits and omelettes aren't bad either. Bama fans frequent this small eatery just for the chance to see other fans and even people from the University of Alabama Sports Program.

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alabama, usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Any place at which you can special order your own omelette is the one for me! They also have southern grits and the best biscuits for miles. If you are an Alabama fan and have never been to this place, you have missed out on some nice UA memorabilia. Tell Linda and Darlene "hi" for me when you go!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While many find this a charming place, it is actually just an old house that really needs cleaning. The food comes out in parts, ex. you may get your meat, with the vegetables coming later. I quit eating there. Breakfast is no better than any where else that sells breakfast. I am sure it is "grandfathered", because it cannot be... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The food was great. I had eggs over easy with grits, homemade biscuits& a blueberry pancake. It was great. That b'fast lasted me all day. So I could shop & sightsee UA & Tuscaloosa. Get there early b/c lots of locals. You may have to wait, it's in a house that was built in 1906. Very charming. Reasonably priced.

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Trussville, Alabama, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Waysider is a must stop in Tuscaloosa for the serious food junkie. I have been to breakfast there before and it is great, lunch is just as good. A plentiful selection of veggies and entrees, and those biscuits....yum. The service was timely and friendly. A lot of memories on the wall to keep your attention until the food arrives.... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Down home wonderful breakfast.you can't find better biscuits with butter and honey, along with the plantation smoked sausage. Whether its eggs, pancakes with sugar cured ham or country ham with red eye gravy, you can't go wrong. It's a tight squeeze as far as seating arrangements are concerned but it's worth every minute!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best breakfast, eggs, grits, smoked sausage, pancakes, delicious biscuits, always a special, great service and lots of atmosphere for the Bama Fan!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The waysider has very good food and never dissapoints , the restaurant is a old house and has cramped conditions so be aware its not comfortable for large groups, parking is around back side. I have been coming to the Waysider for over 25 years and even thru ownership change it's still good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the Waysider! I know its run down and a bit grungy, but it is still my favorite breakfast place in T'town. I've been going there for over 20 years and love the small town, family atmosphere as well as the best little biscuits you'll ever put in your mouth! Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 205-345-8239

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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