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2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
+1 205-254-9167
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast spot. Work group stopped here before a customer meeting. The chairs and booth are a little rough around the edges, but the food and service were great. The portions were decent size and came out quickly. I'd recommend coming in for breakfast.

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Thank Betsy C
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Hotel doorman recommended, though he had not eaten at Fife's. Walked over mid afternoon hot day through a crumbling streetscape, looking forward to the traditional Southern menu. Not crowded, and after studying the daily specials on the wall, and not seeing the advertised chicken livers in the trays, asked, and received with the addition of gravy. Chose the cabbage and... More 

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Thank Prairiedogg
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Anytime I need a home cooked meal, be it breakfast or lunch, I can always stop here to get some nice food!! And momma Doris is really sweet!!

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Thank mzrobinson22
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jon P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Slapphapi
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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 bubbles 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!

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Thank Jan S
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank floridasbob
Birmingham, AL
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265 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Judy19
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 205-254-9167

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?