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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
205-345-8239
Today
5:30 pm - 2:00 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
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  • 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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Choctaw, Mississippi
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
5 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Waysider

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