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301 Bistro, Bar, & Beer Garden

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A restaurant, craft cocktail bar, and German-inspired beer garden in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Venue is a beautifully renovated circa-1912 train station with outstanding atmosphere and charm. Open for dinner 4pm until 11pm Monday-Saturday, and open on Sundays from 11am until 9:30pm. Full Brunch menu and live New Orleans-style jazz music on Sundays.
$12 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
German, American, Cajun & Creole
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

I visited in 2016 and was mildly disappointed, but on a return visit with friends on Sunday, I could not have been more thrilled! Everything is great! I want to be specific because they have done great things that mean so much to me, (and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RobinSpring
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner in this historic building. Beautiful atmosphere. Good food. We had spinach salad with peach and blueberries, smoked chicken and duck in a creamy sauce. Everything was very tasty. The only negative thing I have to say is that our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank veroniquee408
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Family ate at 301 Bistro and loved everything about this restaurant. From the Hostesses at the front, the wait staff on the floor...all were friendly, pleasant & accommodating. We ordered the pretzel & Rueben eggrolls for an appetizer, then everyone ordered a different entree. All...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 7USAgirl
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

I had several people here in town and wanted a spot that could accommodate about 12. My admin called around 3:00pm and didn’t get a return call. I called closer to 5 and got an answer. They accepted our group so we met there. They...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 913bradn
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on gameday for night game. Wasn’t crowded as it’s off the beaten path near stadium. Great lunch selection, wife and son had an amazing burger and fries, I had salmon salad and daughter soup and salad. All were excellent but wish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 513alleng
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We were in town for Bama Family Weekend and stopped in for brunch after church. Definitely the place to be on Sundays with the local jazz trio...we could’ve listened to them all day! The waiter was very attentive and everyone loved their food choices. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tandyl2015
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited 301 Bistro again today for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Live music in the bar was great and set a positive tone for the whole experience. Restaurant was professionally run with very attentive staff and very visible manager keeping things running smoothly. Waiter was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AtomicTraveler93
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Loved the atmosphere, drinks were good. Had the salmon which was excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nanabam
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Got there a bit before opening and had some drinks and appetizers in the bar which were great! My husband enjoyed his cilantro margarita, and I loved my Hemingway daiquiri. But then dinner arrived and I was completely disappointed. My tomato bisque was so salty...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Deborah G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stopped in Tuscaloosa for a night on the ride back home and wanted to eat somewhere that wasn't a chain restaurant. It didn't take long to find this place, and we were impressed with how beautiful this place was. We had a nice meal...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Janice F
August 4, 2016|
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Response from lgr4bama | Reviewed this property |
Desserts vary according to the day's menu. The few that I have tried have been delicious!
Pieter V
March 1, 2016|
Response from 301Bistro | Property representative |
No, we do not take reservations
February 26, 2016|
Response from 301Bistro | Property representative |
(205) 764-1395
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