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2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
(205) 939-3221
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to get there early for lunch because place gets packed in a hurry. I had quiche and it was great. My friend had a vegan dish that she devoured.

Thank yhwildflower
Birmingham, AL
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come for the mussels and the French fries. None better anywhere period. Tripadvisor insists that reviews be at least 100 words long so I will say I think they have the best burgers in the city and my wive love to drink Orange Thingies.

Thank thefluss
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to appreciate the care that goes into the delightfully simple and delicious hamburger fon-fon. There is no equal. I love this little french bistro and its steak frites, great wine selection, and more causal vibe. The rainbow trout is also an excellent dish. There are more interesting specials, farm-to-table emphasized. If the weather is nice, the tables in... More 

Thank uawade
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250 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like I was in Paris. The menu is very much like a French Bistro. The food was excellent and the service was great. There is a bar to the right as you enter, in which you may eat if tables are not available. There is a good wine selection. There is a parking lot next door and also... More 

Thank nlskinner
Birmingham, Alabama
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the small surprises that lend to a party in the mouth. They are farm fresh to table and will not disappointed ( or make you feel miserable to the stomach when leaving) our server was very knowledgeable about all the ingredients and history of the chef. Strongly suggest.

Thank heelinbama
Tampa, Florida
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520 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Valet park by the restaurant and walk along the sidewalk. On a nice day there are several small cafe tables for dining al fresco. Once you enter you walk into a quaint dining room and a bar with seating for diners. It feels like a small cafe in Paris or even NOLA: small and cozy with cafe tables and the... More 

Thank TampaTrips
Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham! Frank Stitts' take on a casual French cafe with sandwiches, salads, soups and a daily entree special. Great spot for lunch with the girlfriends or a family dinner or even a romantic evening with my husband. Amazing cocktails and desserts! This is our go-to restaurant. They don't take reservations, so expect a wait.... More 

Thank 779beth
Lineville, Alabama
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually there is another Chez Fon Fon, it's at 140 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France. This gives you an idea of the food. A French cafe with a hint of Southern. We went on a Friday night at 7 pm and it only took about 40 minutes to get it. The staff was very accommodating and attentive.... More 

Thank Fred W
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While browsing the menu at Frank Stitt's Chez Fonfon, don't overlook the humble hamburger. My husband and I ate here as out of towners upon the recommendation of friends who were locals. We were not disappointed. Delicious burger. Nice atmosphere. Excellent service. $$$

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Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to try Chez Fon Fon for a late lunch to celebrate our anniversary and 35 years being together. We could not have picked a better place. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a South of France feel, and brought back fond memories of trips to France. We were seated at a quiet corner table overlooking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 939-3221

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