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Davis Cafe

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518 N Decatur St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2633
+1 334-264-6015
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Montgomery, Alabama
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch. Marvelous seasoned menu for all tastes. A must visit for all visitors to get a taste of the South. Don't let the location discourage you...a favorite place for dowtown office workers. Very clean, prompt courteous service. Try the buttered squash.

Thank golfer96
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you are looking for some great soul food look no further. This old run down building has been cranking out southern favorites longer than i have been alive. Nothing has changed, the food is always delicious, and the service is spot on. It is so hard to resist not getting the fried chicken, mac n cheese, and collard greens... More 

Thank DontWannaLeave
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Davis Cafe is not much to look at from the outside but do not let that deter you! Recommended by the aunt of a dear friend, a Montgomery native and local historian, I knew I was in good hands. No fuss, down home, soul food cooking with the promise of delicious fried chicken fulfilled. Homemade sides included your choice of... More 

Thank Ingrid G
Daphne, Alabama
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Four thumbs up for our friend chicken lunch yesterday! Crispy and deliciously moist. Beloved has corn and beans and peas as sides, I had greens and okra. All were super good. Two sweet teas and we were golden. Speedy service. Don't be put off by the outside. This place is a dive but of the best sort!

Thank alwaysamber
Yorktown Heights, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Want real, authentic southern cooking....this is the place to go!! Food is delicious! Meatloaf and fried chicken were incredible as well as collard greens and other tasty sides! Oh, and make sure to have the banana pudding!!! You'll never have anything as good anywhere else!! Nice friendly greeting at the door by a man with a large smile for everyone!... More 

Thank CarolJoe10
San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Pay no attention to the old building on the outside, the love that is put into the food on the inside is what it's all about. The breakfast was amazing and will certainly keep you full until lunch. The fried bologna with two eggs over easy and grits was comfort food to die for!

Thank Kitsho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Real soul food. The cornbread is fantastic. The sides are great. The décor and neighborhood lack polish but the food is worth it.

Thank Barbara W
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I had a meeting about 5 years ago and took the whole group to this restaurant (all different races and ages). By the time the meal was over, everybody was sucking the bone. The meal was cheap and good. Now, the momma died (the older lady who was the waitress) and they raised the prices. A place that normally was... More 

Thank beachtraveller2009
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were about to leave Montgomery to return home to FL and wanted to grab some yummy breakfast first. Not being familiar with the area, we turned to the Internet for answers. Davis' popped up, was close to our Downtown location, and so we decided to give them a try. At first we thought we were at the wrong place,... More 

Thank OutlawWales
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

On Tuesday, June 23 I visited with a group of 25 at lunchtime. I called ahead with only 30 minutes notice. They did an excellent job and the food was amazing. Was surprised by the outside but was willing to give it a try because it was suggested by a good friend. I am so glad that we did! Yum!

Thank tammy848

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 N Decatur St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-264-6015

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