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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
205-345-8239
Today
5:30 pm - 12:00 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, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint!

Bear Bryant used to eat here! Just an old-fashion breakfast before time for my doctors appointment. We loved it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Jo Ann W
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Athens, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The waysider offers great down home charm. It is small and be prepared to wait for seating. The wait is well worth it. You will experience some of the best southern biscuits and gravy ever for breakfast! The fried ham and scrambled eggs with red eye gravy are to die for. The bacon is pretty awesome too.

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Tuscaloosa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Cozy place with friendly wait staff, and the most delicious biscuits. If you are looking for "gourmet" food, this is not your place. If you want a "down home" Southern experience, this is it! I have only eaten breakfast there, can't comment about lunch.

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Athens, Alabama
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bear Bryant used to eat here! Just an old-fashion breakfast before time for my doctors appointment. We loved it!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great biscuits and standard breakfast fare. Nothing fancy about the food or the place. Very crowded, tight and cozy. It's all part of the charm. Oddly, they have a bunch of Bama stuff in there, but I still try to go any time we are in town.

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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

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?