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Blue Plate Cafe

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3210 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3632
+1 256-533-8808
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each day they offer a limited selection - and a desert. You choose 3 sides to go along with your entree and the service is normally completed within 5 - yes, FIVE minutes of sitting down at your table! For a quick, reasonably priced, centrally located, hot lunch this place is hard to beat.

Thank Linda R
Huntsville, Alabama
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really want to try everything on the menu but I rarely get past the daily specials. Great southern offerings, served quickly and hot, but not overcooked or mushy like some places. I highly recommend the grilled chicken or the fried chicken salads. They are huge and tasty. They are served in a large Fiestaware bowl rather a little side... More 

Thank SpicyAnthony
Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about the great food from TripAdvisor, and I must say, it's all true! Great little place to eat in Huntsville. The diner has a much older vintage feel that makes it seem older than it is. Lots of locals in there eating, as well. I ordered fried chicken tenders with mashed potatoes (brown gravy), corn, and fried okra. Everything... More 

Thank BBSings
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch here for years. It's great food and clean. However, it's very busy so plan on having to get a number and wait a few minutes.

Thank George B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fairly fast for lunch but it should be considering the food is mostly prepared ahead of time. Food was okay... nothing to write home about

Thank Crystal A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about the Blue Plate and decided to try it. It lived up to the hype in spades. Restaurant is very clean and inviting and that food. My oh my. Oh, and Paul the server was a lot of fun to talk with. Everything about the visit to Blue Plate was wonderful. You will not want to miss the... More 

Thank joannem482
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are hungry, this is your restaurant. We got the daily special and one other dish, both way more food than we could eat. Served hot with all of the trimmings. The only reason for the average rating was that our order got lost and started over again -- major wait! Then, when the bill was brought to us,... More 

Thank Alabama21
Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here looking for home style Southern cuisine and I was not disappointed! Fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes... yum! I also fell in love with their cheesy hash brown casserole. It was delicious! The meal was very filling so I ordered a slice of chocolate pie to go. Oh my goodness! It was everything a good chocolate pie... More 

Thank MLTraveler23
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Near Campus 605, this is southern food at its finest. Generous portion for a small price. Atmosphere is a good flashback to a simpler time. Great service, great food, great prices. trifecta.

Thank Amy S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is great to get a true southern cooked meal. We didn't have to wait long. Loved the atmosphere and staff was great.

Thank Melanie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3210 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3632
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-533-8808

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