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Cotton Alley Cafe

208 Main street, Natchez, MS 39120
601-442-7452
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Ranked #4 of 85 restaurants in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Family Fare
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I think this is our favorite non casual place, we have hit about every place in town.. So far for non casual dining this place is the best. Great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went for coffee and dessert -- very yummy! Very nice atmosphere and great service. Will be going back for dinner on our next trip to Natchez.

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Central, Louisiana, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

While antique shopping in Natchez, we were told the Cotton Alley was a good place to eat. We went on a Saturday for lunch. My husband and I had different entrees. I had the Cotton Alley Pasta with a salad with the house dressing. My husband had seafood gumbo with the Grilled Chicken Breast. Both entrees were excellent. The gumbo... More

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Columbus, MS
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When in Natchez, be sure to visit Cotton Alley Café. It is over the top! Not only is the service excellent, the food is equally as good. My husband and I had different entrees but both were excellent. The desserts are out of this world-especially the strawberry cake-homemade. Get the dessert to go because you will be full when you... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We found this place just across from our hotel, Natchez Grand, when we were walking around. The hotel had not told us about this place. We had had dinner but wanted a cool dessert and bought 2 cups of great gelato. The site is wonderful and we wished we were staying another day to sample the food. Menu looked great... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Local people recommend us to go have lunch in this restaurant. It was busy but not packed when we came in. There were two tables of for two people open on the right hand side but still we had to wait according the first waiter. Than he sat us down on one of those tables. We waited for the menu... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Everyone recommended this restaurant to us while we were in Natchez -- so we headed over 30 mins before the advertised closing time to get coffee and dessert. However, the owner/manager turned us away upon entering, saying they were closing and that we needed to leave. We said we just wanted coffee and dessert, but he said the coffee pots... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A hidden gem in Natchez. This restaurant should be on the reccomended lists at Natchez hotels, and B & B's. It is not a very large restaurant but has a wonderful ambiance. It was eklectic and fun. We talked to the owner and he said he likes to change the interior often. A nice variety of items on the menu... More

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Atoka, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food and service were excellent. This was away from the river, but the atmosphere was excellent. Great place to celebrate over a meal.

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Hammond, LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoy Cotton Alley very much and like the larger Main Street location. We always get a table and waited on quickly. The fried shrimp platter is particularly good.

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