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Waysider

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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
205-345-8239
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6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
32 years and counting...

The Waysider has been a staple in Tuscaloosa for many years. We ate there when I was young, through college and now as a returning alum. Their biscuits remain the best in the world (literally) and they recently introduced beignet's. The decor remains the same with the regular addition of Alabama... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
CousteauMunson
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Stamford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Suffolk, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were traveling to Tuscaloosa to move my daughter into her dorm. I checked on line to find a Sunday morning breakfast brunch for all of the family. This one seemed like a good choice...we didn't get the brunch, but it was a good late breakfast. We had a little of an issue trying to find the parking in the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled onto this local restaurant while looking for a place to take our son to breakfast. We were thrilled with it! We had the pancakes (homemade batter), steak and eggs, bacon and eggs, grits, biscuits (homemade), and these amazing potato skins. There was not a bite of food left on our plates. If you are in Tuscaloosa, you really... More 

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Choctaw, Mississippi
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are looking for a real southern breakfast, this is the place. They have mouthwatering biscuits, grits, eggs and very good smoked sausage. Took my family here and had a great meal.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Waysider has been a staple in Tuscaloosa for many years. We ate there when I was young, through college and now as a returning alum. Their biscuits remain the best in the world (literally) and they recently introduced beignet's. The decor remains the same with the regular addition of Alabama Football prints. The staff adds to the experience with... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This truly is the best breakfast in town. Tiny building with very limited seating and it is hidden behind other buildings, but definitely worth getting in.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?