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“Expensive Disappointment”

The Fairhope Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 112 Restaurants in Fairhope
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Expensive Disappointment”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Just don't bother. $400.00 New Year's Eve for 4... It. Wouldn't have hurt had the food been good and we had all had drinks. This was not the case. The sea bass was cold, a horrible texture, and bland. The steaks were small and not cooked to order. Average service. Just don't .

  • Visited December 2013
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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Average Food, Less Than Average Service”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

I've tried this place twice now and both times have been less than impressed with the food. This visit I ordered what was billed as paneed grouper but received instead what appeared to be broiled grouper, tasteless at that and obviously frozen. In addition, each time I have visited, the servers try and rush you out of the restaurant. Both visits they shoved the check in front of me even though I never asked for it or even motioned for the server. Seems they clank the plates and glasses loud when they want to go home and have very little regard for the customers. Take my advice and pass on this one as there is much better in Fairhope.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank cgall92016
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Houson, Texas
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99 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were staying at the Grand Hotel for business, but decided to have Sunday brunch at The Fairhope Inn.
I orderred softshell crabs, which are a favorite of mine. They were mediocre. No real flavor to the batter on the lightly fried crab. The accompaning grits were very good. Service: hmmm.....a bit lacking. It took forever to get a glass of ice tea. Maybe they were short staffed.
All that said, I think I would venture back for another meal next time we are in town.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank C B
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Leakesville, Mississippi
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another Anniversery Dinner Did not Dissappoint!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Food was excellent! Wife had Sweet Potato "stuffed" chicken. I had Fish of the day "succotash". We had cheesecake for dessert. Service was excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank bamatrader
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Picayune, Mississippi
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Anniversary Celebration”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Everything about the Fairhope Inn and Restaurant was wonderful! The food was outstanding; the service was excellent!

Visited August 2013
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