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Camellia Cafe

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61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
+1 251-928-4321
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fairhope, Alabama
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Anniversary date for us and it was so good. There is a "but" however...but is was so noisy and loud you could not have a very good conversation. Service was good, and the best part was the food! I had the grilled lamb chop and it was the best I've ever eaten. The tomato stack was delicious! Expensive but worth... More 

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Pace, Florida
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264 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently dined here for the second time in six months. Decor is stark and includes interesting art in a long, narrow dining room. Noise level was high. Aaron was our waiter at both meals and was knowledgable about the menu but somewhat detached. Husband started with a gin and tonic and I tried the Cafe's signature cocktail: too pink... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate at the Camellia Cafe last Thursday evening. I had a Mahi Mahi seafood dish in a lemon sauce that was wonderful one of the best I've had. We each had a thoroughly delicious salad, and instead of an entree, my spouse chose two appetizers which she really enjoyed. The topper was a bread pudding with a cream and... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Delectable fresh cuisine with fresh and sometimes organic and locally grown ingredients here. Camellia Café has a real chef, not just a cook. And you can tell the difference. The ambience is so nice and it is a romantic little hide away that is just perfect for a couple's night out!

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1 Thank Angeline B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Food was great. We sat at the bar because the place was full,.... usually a good sign. Had wonderful appetizers and great fun chatting with the bar staff. I will be back!

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Alabama
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I dined with a large group of friends. The atmosphere is not formal, just sort of classy casual. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the menu and the food and offered good recommendations. While there weren't any "specials" for the evening, everything we tried on the menu was delicious, fresh and perfectly prepared. I ordered a house special cocktail and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

I had dinner here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The restaurant is fairly small and was packed, so reservations are recommended. I am vegetarian and there wasn't much on the menu for me, but the waitress offered the choice of a vegetable plate or vegetarian pasta. I got the pasta and it was very tasty. My dinner companions raved... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

We've been spending winters in lower AL for 11 years and have eaten lots of shrimp and grits. The shrimp and grits at the Camellia Cafe were the best yet. I'd order them again in a heartbeat! My husband was impressed with the top shelf liquors - had his first Johnny Walker Blue and enjoyed every sip. Service was very... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

While the menu has plenty of good food! The Kobe Beef Burger is outstanding. Excellent Flavor, perfectly cooked and superb presentation.

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405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

had the burger which was very good but charge a $5 up charge for fries instead of chips which I thought was too expensive. their food is good but pricey burger, fries, & one beer with tip $32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2215
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-928-4321

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