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The Basketcase Cafe

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228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
+1 334-671-1117
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dothan, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Empty Bowls Dothan 2017 was a wonderful fundraiser for the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank and we are so thankful to have had the Basketcase partner with us this again this year for the fifth year, running. Rick's tomato bisque was AMAZING as usual and was a crowd favorite! Thank you for supporting the Food Bank!

Thank Julie G
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This place was great. The food and service was very good. My wife and I love to let at local establishments. The menu had many options. My wife had a Blackened chicken pasta I had a turkey Rueben. It is in the downtown area. I would recommend this restaurant for everyone.

Thank Gatorpate
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired and sometimes the staff can be somewhat indifferent (mostly the lady at the check out counter) but the food is decent and the prices aren't bad.

Thank April G
Dothan, Alabama
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Had lunch with a friend. Met at The Basketcase café and enjoyed a salad, my friend had a spicy chicken pasta dish. Both were good and priced appropriately for lunch. The space is very large and even though there are large glass widows to draw in light, I felt it to be very dark. I felt as though I was... More 

Thank Lisa B
Dothan, Alabama
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This place is a little artsy for guys but if you find yourself there with the wife I recommend the aptly named Cardio Burger. On a menu of chicken salad and cantaloupe this thing stands head and shoulders above the rest. I've never seen a show here and have only been around lunch (wife works nearby) but the ladies love... More 

Thank Shawn R
Dothan, Alabama
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Had a wonderful Alfredo type pasta with chicken, bacon and mushrooms. This food was amazingly good! The menu had a good selection of food.

Thank Hillbillie12
Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

In town for business, first trip to Dothan. Went for lunch and had the chicken salad sandwich with corn chowder. The sandwich was outstanding. Obviously they make their own chicken salad but make the buns in house as well. That was a pleasant surprise. The corn chowder was good but not outstanding. At the urging of the waitress, finished the... More 

Thank Lee M
Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

We discovered this place years ago on our trips to the beach from Atlanta and now always try to stop. Good sandwiches and healthier offerings. Everything is good.

Thank RaoulAtlanta_GA
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

I tried to talk to the owner about setting up a tasting for my wedding. He was very rude and was talking down to me. I don't think it is uncommon for caterers to set up tastings for potential customers. I also understand that it is a resturant but the catering menu is quite different from what they serve in... More 

Thank Kelly J
Dothan, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love going to the Basketcase. The staff is so friendly and the chef is awesome. I love the pastas and the soups. I have never had a bad meal there.

Thank Mom_Dita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: +1 334-671-1117

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