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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Dothan, Alabama
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went back for lunch to give them another try since it is a local place owned by local people. The food was nasty, I mean nasty! The bread tasted stale, the meat on my sandwich was slimmy! The salad was brown, I could go on but I won't except to say that our server was rude and inattentive, We... More 

Thank LAZebra65
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

For trusted & true, you can always count on The Basketcase. My favorite dish is their Alfredo pasta with chicken, mushrooms & bacon. Served with a sourdough roll, it is always more than I can eat; but I still can't resist ordering a poppyseed muffin that I finish my meal with! AND they use crushed ice with their tea, I... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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?