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1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
+1 205-345-8239
18:30 - 01:00
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Sun 18:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Northport, Alabama
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This truly is the best breakfast in town. Tiny building with very limited seating and it is hidden behind other buildings, but definitely worth getting in.

Thank Kelsie V
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The waysider offers great down home charm. It is small and be prepared to wait for seating. The wait is well worth it. You will experience some of the best southern biscuits and gravy ever for breakfast! The fried ham and scrambled eggs with red eye gravy are to die for. The bacon is pretty awesome too.

Thank Stacy S
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Cozy place with friendly wait staff, and the most delicious biscuits. If you are looking for "gourmet" food, this is not your place. If you want a "down home" Southern experience, this is it! I have only eaten breakfast there, can't comment about lunch.

Thank TuscaloosaAteam
Athens, Alabama
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Bear Bryant used to eat here! Just an old-fashion breakfast before time for my doctors appointment. We loved it!

Thank Jo Ann W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Great biscuits and standard breakfast fare. Nothing fancy about the food or the place. Very crowded, tight and cozy. It's all part of the charm. Oddly, they have a bunch of Bama stuff in there, but I still try to go any time we are in town.

Thank pasdad
United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting and want grits, go here. Scratch biscuits with "eggs any style". There is always a line but go hungry.

Thank FrenchVogue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

The Waysider will serve you biscuits that will melt in your mouth. The cheese grits and omelettes aren't bad either. Bama fans frequent this small eatery just for the chance to see other fans and even people from the University of Alabama Sports Program.

Thank fstopover
alabama, usa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Any place at which you can special order your own omelette is the one for me! They also have southern grits and the best biscuits for miles. If you are an Alabama fan and have never been to this place, you have missed out on some nice UA memorabilia. Tell Linda and Darlene "hi" for me when you go!

Thank mad-american-doctor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

While many find this a charming place, it is actually just an old house that really needs cleaning. The food comes out in parts, ex. you may get your meat, with the vegetables coming later. I quit eating there. Breakfast is no better than any where else that sells breakfast. I am sure it is "grandfathered", because it cannot be... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

The food was great. I had eggs over easy with grits, homemade biscuits& a blueberry pancake. It was great. That b'fast lasted me all day. So I could shop & sightsee UA & Tuscaloosa. Get there early b/c lots of locals. You may have to wait, it's in a house that was built in 1906. Very charming. Reasonably priced.

Thank Bob L

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-8239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?