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Cypress Inn

501 Rice Mine Road North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
+1 205-345-6963
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Ranked #11 of 231 restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tuscaloosa
Description: Located on the Black Warrior River. For 30 years, the Cypress Inn combines great views with great local food and service. We also offer bulk delivery, catering, private dinning, and other venues.
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Brent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Over the years, I've been to Cypress Inn many times. And, I've never been disappointed with any aspect of the establishment. The view (overlooking the Black Warrior River)is relaxing, the food (be it steak, seafood, or a chicken dish) is always wonderful. The staff is very pleasant and helpful, start to finish. One of the little delights there, is the... More

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear every time you visit you are never disappointed and hope that continues. More

NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The view and the food were exceptional. Dropped our daughter off at school and had a family dinner here. Ate in the bar aera which was cusual but had a very extensive menu and a view to die for. Service was excellent and friendly a wonderful first experience in Tuscaloosa!

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful first experience with us. Thank you for your review and hope to see you and your family soon. More

Frisco, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Make sure you request a table by the window so you can see the beautiful Black Warrior River. Their Cypress Inn Smoked Chicken is a great appetizer with it's white bbq sauce, however we thought the Fried Green Tomatoes were a bit lacking. The Catfish and Shrimp Pasta were the two best entries from our party of eight. Our server... More

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and your review. We apologize for the lack of attention from your server and will work on this for your next visit. We hate to hear the Fried Green Tomatoes were lacking as well. They are always a favorite. Hope your next visit is better. More

Salt Lake City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although a very rainy night, we ate a delicious meal here. My son ordered a swordfish special with Gouda grits on the side. He ate every bite. It was a little pricey at $24 but it was an occasion. I ordered the sirloin salad. The meat was perfectly prepared but the salad was overdressed. Next time I would order the... More

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. The overdressed salad will be addressed. Always great to hear the service was excellent. Hope you and your family visit again soon. More

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A unique experience for a first timer to the Cypress Inn is the view. There are markers to show how high the river has risen in years past. It is interesting and has great , fresh food.

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We love our view here on the Black Warrior River. We take pride on the up keep of our grounds as well as the quality of our food. More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My first taste of Southern hospitality - and more to the point southern food. I played it safe and took the recommendation from my host, fried green tomatoes to start and a main of catfish - good choice. Based by the side of a very large river it provides a great setting for dinner.

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at the Cypress Inn. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope you visit with us again. More

Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've been to Tuscaloosa 4 years in a row and finally visited Cypress Inn. Matter of fact once by ourselves and second time with friends. Both visits were good. Service at both visits were excellent, our very first visit we had great view right next to windows. I had the fish specials both times and both were ok, husband had... More

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We are taking your review to the kitchen and going to make it better. Thank you again and hope you return on your visit next year. More

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I chose the shrimp and grits, because I felt like indulging a little bit. It was heavenly! Fresh shrimp and gouda cheese grits get an A++++ The restaurant has a beautiful river view, so get a window seat if you can. Friendly, attentive service too.

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! It's great to hear you enjoyed your recent dinning experience. We love to know that the food and service were up the your expectations and also the view. We hope you visit us again soon. More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This used to be my go to restaurant. You could usually count on a good meal every time. The past three times I have been I have been really disappointed. The menu has changed and you can tell that the attention to details in the kitchen has also. The delicate sauces that used to accompany seafood have been replaced by... More

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ABHenson, Owner at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

We hate to hear that your past three experiences with us were disappointing. Our goal is to provide excellent food along with excellent customer service. We have been in the process of changing a few menu items to benefit our customers. We thank you for your review and this has been looked into in our kitchen. We apologize and hope... More

San Diego
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You cannot go wrong with the bbque chicken in white sauce and fried green tomatoes. The food mind service are excellent, and the view of the river is lovely.

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Stephanie S, Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this review

Thank you dinning with us again and so glad to hear everything was excellent! The smoked chicken and the fried green tomatoes are two of our favorites! You'll have to come by another time to try some of the additions to our happy hour! More

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