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Joel's Restaurant

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312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Meat and 3. Chicken fried steak, greens, fried okra and squash casserole. Chased it with some pecan pie and ice cream. Great lunch

Thank Greg W
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

A varied menu with lots of daily vegetables. A local establushment and although the food is very good, it is priced too high for me to frequent on a regular basis. My price comparison is to Cracker Barrel.

Thank patricia b
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The parking lot was packed, but they seated us right away. This is a great little meat and three. Once you have been given a table, you go to the line to get your food "cafeteria style". The tables are close together, but it was not too loud. The staff was friendly. Our waitress keep our drinks full, and made... More 

Thank SouthernGirlFromAla
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Six of us ate lunch here. Three had never eaten here before. Everybody cleaned their plates!! They always have a Blue Plate Special for a very reasonable price but no substitutions are allowed. Yesterday it was meatloaf, loaded baked potato casserole and another veggie with bread. The menu changes everyday but is posted on their website each morning. They have... More 

Thank Bjaya
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Always has good food. Just wish they were open longer than 11-2. Never a bad meal here. Love love LOVE their food.

1 Thank Erin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Joel's is great for Southern home cooking any day that they are open! They have a buffet, they also offer take out and they offer pre-ordering for the big holiday meals as well. It's a fixture in Trussville and you can't go wrong if you are looking for this type of food :)

Thank twosassyk
Alpine, Alabama
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I think Joel's has switched owners. The old guy (Joel?) used to be seen always in the kitchen and the food was always incredible. But here lately he's been missing and seems like there's a new owner. The food's been tasting a bit different lately and seems to be going downhill as of now. Hopefully the new management will be... More 

1 Thank Ronnie C
Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

We've have been eating at Joel's for many years. The people are friendly and the food is consistently good. I love their fried chicken and their greens. If you are ever there when they have the banana split pie, you have to try it...AWESOME! Picked up takeout today, and it was excellent. This is our Go To Meat & 3.... More 

1 Thank VinoBambinos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

Weekdays usually quick service through food line. Excellent, polite workers and servers. Good variety and well cooked Southern food.

1 Thank Icooktwo
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Southern home cooking on steroids. That best describes their food. Menu of about a dozen entrees and 20 sides. Homemade Mexican cornbread and great iced tea included for $10. Go through line and seat yourself. Get ready for a wonderful experience. I hope your Mom cooked this well. Only open from 11 to 2.

1 Thank Love2eat32547

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Trussville
  • Phone Number: 205-655-8248

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