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Fife's Restaurant

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2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

My cab driver said that Fife's is the place to go for traditional local fare. It is essentially a buffet line with all the food pre-cooked in warming trays. The fried chicken was very good but the meat loaf was so-so. The sweet potatoes (I LOVE sweet potatoes) were so syrupy that they were dripping. The service was GREAT. Very... More 

Thank Jon P
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My friend took us there for lunch. The food portions were so worth it and the taste was awesome. If I ever visit AL again I will definitely go back.

Thank Slapphapi
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The food taste good however I could not stay out of the bathroom once I left this place!! Don't know what went wrong but that was the case

Thank TinkaTred
Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great southern food. From the fried chicken to candied yams, it was great! Dine in or take out, you will leave stuffed!

Thank Jan S
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

After too many meals on the road in bright, trendy eateries, this was a pleasure. Not pretty outside, pretty plain inside, but a line of good solid food like grandma used to make. My baked chicken and greens were excellent. I was there to eat alone....so I was actually grateful for the news playing on a TV on the wall.... More 

Thank floridasbob
Birmingham, AL
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235 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fife's has been around my whole life and the area it's in has certainly declined. The building doesn't have its own parking lot on the side plus metered street parking, Inside it's nothing fancy, but it's large & clean & serves cafeteria-style good ol' Southern home cooking. The guy who's usually behind the counter tries for humor, but it doesn't... More 

Thank Judy19
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy, just some of the best down home cooking that you'll every eat. There's always a good selection of food to choose from and the owner always greets you with a smile. I've been coming here for 25 years and I've yet to have a bad experience. If you want fancy, then go to a French restaurant! If you... More 

Thank Burr B
Caledonia, Michigan
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Found this on YELP! while staying in Birmingham on business for the first time. I wanted to find a 'non-standard' breakfast spot. This place is downtown and isn't much to look at from the outside. But it's clear the locals breakfast here, and I understand why. A basic breakfast menu, and the prices are right. I imagine this place hasn't... More 

Thank michiganpete7
Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

had good soul food I thought a little to pricie for the amount you receive but I guess you have to make profit if you are to stay in business but should have deals like drink added for 50 cent more

Thank BrownBaby87
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I had heard of this place from some, and I decided to try it out. The food here is served in a cafeteria-like serving line, and includes many Soul Foods. I would more than likely return here again.

Thank Brandon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-254-9167

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