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Cypress Inn

501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
+1 205-345-6963
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (52 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had dinner there with work friends. The location and views are spectacular. The food was fantastic from the appetizers to the main dishes. Nice selection of wine. Waitstaff was the weakest part of this experience. Our waitress never once smiled the entire time we were...More

Thank jonmar1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cypress Inn is an outstanding location for a quiet dinner or relaxing lunch. Located on the banks of the Black Warrior River, it's picturesque setting is perfect for any occasion. You may encounter a wait on Friday and Saturday night as it is a popular...More

Thank khorst5555
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife raved about her experiences at Cypress Inn during her undergrad years (early 90's). I couldn't wait to go and build our own experiences. Oh my! This place is in need of major renovations and a menu upgrade. Tired looking decor and surroundings (not...More

Thank Warrior8292
CITusc, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so sorry about your dining experience with us. That is not the way we do business, our mission is to exceed to customers expectations. We are looking into the issue in which you have stated. We are talking with the staff about how...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

4 guest were seated at a small table for 4. We ordered an appetizer of Spinach Dip and a few minutes later we ordered our entrees. Within 15 minutes we had 4 glasses of water, a bread basket, large plate of Spinach Dip, 4 salads...More

Thank Debbie Y
ABHenson, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize about your experience and hope that you will allow us to make it right. We are looking into this situation. Our servers are aware of how they are to bring out each plate. We are working with each of our managers and shift...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a family favorite! Make sure to ask for a window seat if available to look out at the Black Warrior River. This restaurant is great for dinner with the family, large groups, wedding parties and catering. It is a must visit!

Thank StephanieSwindle
ABHenson, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to serving you and your family again soon! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place that served local far not far from the university. This was one of only a few non-chain restaurants open on a Sunday for dinner. Great food, service and desserts!

Thank Karen Z
ABHenson, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and your family for dining with us at The Cypress Inn! We are pleased to hear that your experience was excellent and look forward to serving you again soon! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the restful feeling of this place. The service is good. The view is lovely and the food is really good as well.

Thank Kalinta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting overlooking the river. The front-end staff were nice and helpful however the real bones of this dining experience was the kitchen. The food was a wonderful southern dish with a personal twist and the lead cook, who we saw at the front as...More

Thank IditarodFinisher
ABHenson, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us be apart of your Anniversary. We strive to make each and every guests visit the best! We are happy to hear that we made your special evening a very memorable one and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite from my college days but it's not the Cypress Inn I once knew. Still has a great view of the river, ok service and average food taste.

Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Clean, friendly atmosphere. Tables not too close to each other. Food served hot. Great tasting meals. Restaurant is by the Warrior River making the ambiance serene.

Thank Alice K
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Ricci C
February 12, 2017|
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Response from CypressInnRestTuscAL | Property representative |
We do not have crab legs, only claws! Thanks!!
October 26, 2016|
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Response from BijonV | Reviewed this property |
Yes but better to eat in the enclosed glass area. Still have the view but out of the wind and weather.
April 17, 2016|
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Response from jancarr2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the website can answer all your questions or give Cypress Inn a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-6963
  • E-mail
The Cypress Inn Restaurant has been established for over 30 years. It's beautiful riverfront views combined with quality southern cuisine and friendly service has made it one of Tuscaloosa's premiere casual dining establishments. It is a full service restaurant that also offers curbside takeaway to-go orders, delivery, catering and private parties. The Cypress Inn has private venues available for celebrations and events of any size and theme.
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