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The Fisherman Restaurant

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1873 Highway 77, Southside, AL 35907-0107
+1 256-442-5252
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to repay the favor. We have our favorite chewing spots locally but we decided to take a little road trip. We chose the Fisherman's Rest for our experiment. It's about 30 miles from the house. We chose on the basis of the Trip Advisor reviews. First. On a Friday evening the parking lot was full. That's good. When... More 

Thank TheOldRambler
Fortville, Indiana
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ate at The Fisherman on a Friday night and thought the food was excellent. Not a fancy restaurant. Good service. This restaurant is recommended by people who live in the area and is worth a visit. We had the fisherman's platter (fried and broiled). Generous portions. The hush puppies were some of the best I have had anywhere.

Thank IndyKat15
Gadsden, Alabama
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Friendly casual atmosphere, recommend Bang Bang Shrimp (appetizer). If hungry the Crab Stuffed Tilapia is to die for. For lighter meal I like the blackened Catfish or any po boy (also get them blackened). Hamburgers, Steaks & Pasta dishes are second to no one.

Thank Glenn S
Santa Clarita, CA
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Best seafood around - the fried oysters are amazing! Good, friendly service. Get there early, they fill up fast.

Thank Islandgirl53
Southside, AL
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

This establishment is in my neighborhood. I have always had a good experience at The Fisherman. I have had their seafood and their steaks ~ both excellent. The staff are nice and a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank TonkaSoul
Southside, Alabama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

As far as the food goes there's no complaints here. The food there is amazing. It's the service that's really bothered me when I've eaten there. The service can be a bit on the slow side at times, but that's to be expected at a sit down restaurant from time to time. I have heard the staff yelling at each... More 

1 Thank greyxarea
Southside, Alabama
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Really enjoyed the food not to mention this place is real close to where I live. Nice local place with a long history.

Thank sgtmajwixeman
Southside, Alabama
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

My family loves this place. When it's good, then its a 5/5. When it's not, then the shrimp can sometimes smell like ammonia and the fish can be old. I hope this gets corrected soon.

1 Thank 754JJ754
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Local favorite in Southside...gadsden. best hush puppies in town. Friendly staff. Plenty of parking. Clean & great food.

Thank Casey K
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

for fresh fish in Southside and surrounding areas, the place to go. They serve fresh seafood daily, lunch and dinner.

Thank PeteAnniston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1873 Highway 77, Southside, AL 35907-0107
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Southside
  • Phone Number: +1 256-442-5252

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