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Newk's Express Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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611 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2103
+1 205-323-0992
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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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cullman
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110 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

ordered salads was a lot of food was able to make two meals off is . service was slow for some reason not many customers in at the time I went

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Thank fwngold
Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The Food is very delicious with all the complimentary toppings you can add. My first visit here and I will definitely eat here again. The Staff were GREAT!

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Thank Antoinette B
Iowa City, Iowa
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I have been to Newks before when I was in Birmingham visiting with my daughter and son-in-law. This time my wife and my brother and sister-in-law were with us on a motorcycle trip. We stopped at Newks for lunch and we had a really good meal. Nothing fancy, but good quality food served fast. Their macaroni and cheese and sweet... More 

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Thank as3dgfad6
Alabaster, Alabama
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Newk's great variety of food made from fresh ingredients and served in decent portions gets them the four stars and might warrant five. Their breads, sandwiches and soups are excellent. The variety of comfortable seating options makes it nice for the average weekday lunch but also for a small meeting of colleagues or students over laptops. This is totally subjective... More 

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Thank scottgh
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The food was a bit expensive and it tasted absolutely horrible. The staff was extremely rude.Will not visit again.

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Thank Amanda S
Stockbridge, Georgia
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

While attending a conference at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, I visited Newk's for lunch! Although quite crowded at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon, the wait wasn't long, and the food was excellent!! In addition to self-service beverage bars, there is a table stocked with terrific complimentary condiments, including pickles and cheeses! Prices were most reasonable, and the staff was... More 

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Thank Wayne K
Northeastern Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank rties
Adger, Alabama
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Waits4
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Linda T
Hueytown, Alabama
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-323-0992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?