We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 133: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go here because when you ask anyone who is a Alabama fan The Waysider is on their go to list of restaurants. We waited only 20 mins on what we thought would be crazy place to get a seat after a game day in Tuscaloosa. While waiting outside I needed some coffee. They were happy to oblige.... More 

Thank Sbible
Mobile, Alabama
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I hesitated visiting here for breakfast after reading the reviews until I realized the crowds are on weekends, especially on game days and when there are UA events. Weekdays are not crowded at all. Service was leisurely, but warm and friendly. My coffee cup was always full and my food was perfect - even my "over hard" eggs. There were... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

OI could not believe they served us biscuits that were burned on the bottom. the coffee was good but the food has been better. I know how can you screw up breakfast eggs overcooked tasteless home fries and $40.00 for 2 adults and 2 children. Used to be a lot cheaper too.

Thank Bonnie w
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Nowhere what it used to be with their food or service. It's ok if all you want is a breakfast, but nothing special anymore.

Thank Tidex16
Niceville, Florida
Level Contributor
94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the staff was very pleasant, but not to the point that it is worth the excessive wait. I'm sure that our timing was not the best (late morning as they were transitioning from breakfast to lunch), but still not somewhere I can't wait to try again. My wife loved the pancakes so I'm sure we'll... More 

Thank rwethereyet850
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

There is nothing cozy about this place. It need a major renovation/upgrade. This place is to small for a restaurant. Looks like it is someone's living room. The food was okay, nothing to brag about. The portions are very small, not enough to fill you up. My husband was still hungry after we left. Will not return.

Thank gyoung072
Lombard, Illinois
Level Contributor
76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were told the restaurant is iconic and a must do. The wait to get in was long. It is an old house that was turned into a diner. We took that as a good sign that so many people were willing to wait so long to get in. Once we got a table and ordered, it took even longer... More 

Thank Bruna F
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Start your day with a fresh tasty breakfast .Great food, great service reasonable price. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Thank Nalan S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

For two people we waited a long time to get in for Sunday brunch since they don't take reservation. The restaurant looked like it was a large house converted into a business, and couldn't handle a large rush like the one we were in. Seating was very tight and the place was noisy (you'll unintentionally eavesdrop on neighboring tables). We... More 

Thank bsaltima
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Wayside is an institution in Tuscaloosa and our expectations were high prior to our first visit. We both ordered typical breakfast food, and we were very disappointed. The food was average at best, and the coffee was terrible. Our first visit was also our last visit.

Thank Rick G

Travelers who viewed Waysider also viewed


Been to Waysider? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 205-345-8239

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waysider staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?