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Newk's Express Cafe

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611 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 323-0992
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Northeastern Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have eaten here several times and keep coming back again and again. Great salads , sandwiches and soups. It is very busy with the lunch crowd from the nearby hospital, but the staff manages to deliver your order to your table quite quickly. Very friendly and polite employees. Even with the volume of business done here, the facility is... More 

Thank rties
Adger, Alabama
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This Newk's used to be great, but now it is hit or miss! You can have a good meal one day and a bad meal the next. I guess it depends on who's doing the cooking and food prep. Last meal was really bad - won't visit again for a while!

Thank Waits4
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Good food and great customer service! Newk's at UAB is my go-to place for lunch. Other reviews have mention that the food is a little pricey. For the quality and the amount, I do not think it is overpriced at all. From salads to sandwiches to pizza, I have never had a bad meal.

Thank Linda T
Hueytown, Alabama
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Although I agree with several other posts that the food is a little more expensive (compared to other 'fast food') it is also very good. With a large (and clean) dinning room; fast and friendly device; and free breadsticks, sometimes it's worth spending a little more.

Thank jepoarch
Dothan, Alabama
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

it is Newk's what more can I say, other than it is great. The service was fairly quick even at lunch time on Saturday when it was very busy. Great salads, sandwiches and flatbreads.

Thank slimb2061
Helena, Alabama
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Eat inside or in their sidewalk dining, this is a must visit for lunch. Great service and great food. The employees move fast and know what they are doing. You order at a counter, then your food is brought to you quickly-even when it is busy.

Thank Robert R
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The sandwiches and pasta are good. I just think it's a little overpriced compared to places with the same type of menu.

Thank MK H
Birmingham, Alabama
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Have changed menu décor so I was a little thrown off, but food was as delicious as ever. Everything is always fresh and the right temperature; most dressings come on the side, so you can use as much or as little as you desire. Sweet Tea is best in this area!

Thank Wayne H
Iowa City, Iowa
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

– I was on a recent motorcycle trip and was visiting my daughter in Birmingham for a few days. We were heading downtown for an event at UAB and went to Newks for supper before the event. It was a different semi-fast food type of restaurant. My daughter had to kind of help me through the system to order, which... More 

Thank as3dgfad6
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Newk's is a good eatery place. One can have a quick bite here. It serves variety of salads ,sandwiches and pizzas. The service is very quick. One can spend a leisure time here while eating good and tasty food.

Thank Bschroff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 323-0992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?