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Cypress Inn

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Fri, 2/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Fried Green Tomatoes
Alabama grown tomatoes topped with crumbled feta. Served with Cypress Inn Memphis dressing
Cypress Inn Smoked Chicken
Marinated chicken breast, smoked in-house daily. Served over our famous white BBQ sauce
1/3 LB $15.0
1 LB $36.0
Crab Claws
Available fried, sautéed, blackened, or broiled
Hot Spinach Dip
Fresh spinach blended with cream cheese & sautéed onions served with pita triangles
Dressing Choices: House Feta Cheese Vinaigrette, Ranch, Low-fat Cucumber, Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, Lemon Honey, and Italian. Add Bacon or Cheese for .50
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.0
Cypress Inn Gumbo
Made in house daily with lump crabmeat, shrimp, catfish, andouille sausage & chicken. Served with white rice
House Salad
Blend of iceberg, romaine & spring mix topped with roma tomatoes, cucumbers & seasoned croutons
Southern Fried Chicken Salad
Fried chicken strips served over a bed of iceberg, spring mix & hearts of romaine. Topped with roma tomatoes, cucumbers, hard boiled egg, shredded Monterey jack & cheddar cheese
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine with seasoned croutons & freshly shaved parmesan tossed in creamy Caesar dressing
Summer Salmon Salad
Grilled farm-raised Atlantic salmon over a bed of spring mix & hearts of romaine. Topped with strawberries, dried cranberries, candied pecans, & crumbled feta with balsamic vinaigrette
Homemade Chicken Salad
Served with fresh fruit & poppyseed dressing
Served with two sides. Shrimp & Grits and Shrimp Cypress Inn served with one side.
Alabama Farm Raised Catfish
Farm raised catfish filets deep fried in canola. Served with hushpuppies & tartar sauce
Cypress Inn Smoked Chicken
Marinated chicken breast, smoked in-house daily. Served over our famous white BBQ sauce
Fried Shrimp
Large domestic white shrimp deep fried in canola and served with tartar or cocktail sauce
Blackened Tilapia Filet
Farm raised tilapia. Served with lemon beurre blanc
Country Fried Steak
6 oz. cube steak coated with seasoned flour and pan fried.
Grilled Pork Chops
Two 4 oz. grilled pork chops, bone-in and center cut.
Hamburger Steak
8 oz. ground chuck with an onion and mushroom brown gravy.
The Prime Burger
Grilled and topped with swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato.
Shrimp & Grits
Large domestic white shrimp, onions, bell peppers & andouille sausage sautéed in our Cajun cream sauce. Served over smoked gouda grits (also available with chicken)
Shrimp Cypress Inn
Large domestic white shrimp & mushrooms baked in Monterey jack & cheddar cheese, Cypress Inn cream sauce & angel hair pasta (also available with chicken)
Add a side item: $3
Baked Potato
Mashed Potatoes
Mustard Greens
Country Club Squash
Mac & Cheese
Smoked Gouda Grits
Country-Style Green Beans
Homestyle French Fries
Fresh Fruit Cup
Cheese Pie
Cream cheese & chopped nuts whipped together & topped with our homemade strawberry sauce
Cypress Inn Homemade Bread Pudding
Made from our famous yeast rolls & served with our homemade whiskey sauce
Mississippi Mud Cake
Rich & decadent chocolate cake with a coffee, cream cheese & pecan filling, topped with ganache, whipped cream & chocolate shavings
Key Lime Pie
Homemade from fresh key limes & poured into a graham cracker crust
Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut butter filling poured into an Oreo chocolate crust & topped with chocolate sauce
Cypress Inn Dessert Sampler
Can't decide? Sample them all! Definitely enough to share. Peanut Butter Pie, Cheese Pie, Mississippi Mud Cake, Key Lime Pie & Bread Pudding (no substitutions)
Soft Drinks
Full Bar Available
For guests 21 and over
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.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cypress Inn no longer the go to restaurant in Tuscaloosa despite other reviews. Long gone are the dinner opportunities available with the absents of The Landing and the old Cypress Inn. Lunch there today was atrocious. My wife had the country fried steak which was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank allend520
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Cypress Inn in 1984 for graduation celebration. It is now under new management and great food and service. Large venue overlooking the water if you need to have a big party. On the patio bar with live music on weekends. Sunday Brunch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank allisonpuccettia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not visited in many years but it was just as we remembered. Food was good, especially the shrimp & grits, fried green tomatoes and squash. Lovely view of the river.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cypress is a great spot for a more formal dinner, whether that be with family or friends. The location on the river makes for a great setting, and the menu offers some unique and excellent options. A bit pricier than other local spots, so may...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sonricker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of seven (which incurs a mandatory gratuity). A few of us had the Shrimp Cypress Inn, which tasted pretty good. I had the ribeye, which really didn't have as much flavor expected and was cut a bit thin. It wasn't bad,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rcwiz
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

This property changed owenership about 60 days ago and we noticed a much improved attention to detail and overall service. Meals were well prepared and served n a very timely fashion. Manager stopped by each table to check on things. We will add this restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Greg E
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Lunch for 7 of us visiting for Christmas. Limited lunch menu with some appetizers and salads and several plate lunches. Country fried steak, hamburger steak, smoked chicken, catfish and some shrimp dishes. A variety of sides. All were very good and reasonably priced. Service was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SGMTommy
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We stopped going here a few years ago as the service & food had gone down.It now has new owners so we thought we would give it another try as we love eating on the river.We had an awesome waitress and the food was pretty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gingerbread1956
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A local must, this restaurant offers great food and the best location in Tuscaloosa. It isn't at its prime, but the restaurant and the event pavilion is still the best romantic atmosphere with the oldest reputation in town. The only downfall is that thre ownership...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BamaCCRE
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I attended the University of Alabama and this was always my "go to" place when I wanted something special. Recently was visiting from Texas and had lunch with my son there. It's under new management and they are using an abbreviated menu - minus Hoppin'...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hippy_Chick1509
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Melinda F
February 10, 2019|
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Response from mrw222016 | Reviewed this property |
The previous owners did not accept reservations except for large parties, but not sure what the policy is with the new owners. Best to call and double check.
July 7, 2018|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Cypress Inn certainly did cancel a function for the Kappa Alpha Psi, a fraternity of Black professionals and business leaders. Cypress Inn is saying it was because of security concerns and not because of race. KAP is saying... More
Ricci C
February 12, 2017|
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Response from CypressInnRestTuscAL | Property representative |
We do not have crab legs, only claws! Thanks!!
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