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Cypress Inn

501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
+1 205-345-6963
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked chicken” (40 reviews)
“catfish” (52 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
4:30 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 Rice Mine Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the river is the real attraction. Nice atmosphere, attentive service. Had the fried crab claws as a meal. One pound is a lot. A bit pricey, but I felt it was worth it.

Thank radioflyer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasted 1.5 hours driving from Birmingham only to have to wait 1.5 hours instead of 45 minutes for a table for 4. Except there were plenty open tables to seat what was waiting in the front room. 83 Health rating when we went. I should...More

1  Thank JennB0518
CITusc, Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, my name is Bradley the front of house manager. I am not sure why you waited so long to be sat. We do apologize for the shrimp, please advise the server next time so we can properly handle the situation. Are you sure it...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Broad menu. Good seafood options. Reasonably well prepared. Not inexpensive, but not too bad. One of the best restaurants in Tuscaloosa.

Thank KenGreenville
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

First time visitor to this spot to meet some new friends. The decor is simple, relaxed, and rustic with a log cabin feel. Attire is casual. The food was tasty but when it arrived our server left it on the tray near another table for...More

Thank Donna D
CITusc, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We certainly want to apologize for the food mishap and will discuss with the staff about your specified concerns of the food. We look forward to seeing you this winter and hope that your second visit with us is...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The Inn was able to accommodate our group of seven, without reservations, quickly on a very busy graduation day. Our table overlooked the scenic Black Warrior river. My lunch was good, shrimp and grits, one of my favorites but it fell short of 5 stars....More

Thank Eric D
CITusc, Guest Relations Manager at Cypress Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for bringing your family to dine with us on Graduation weekend. We are pleased to hear that everyone left stuffed & happy! We definitely will keep check on the serving of the Shrimp and Grits in hopes that we had an 'off' day....More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had the pan seared crab cake with grits and pasta. WONDERFUL! Service was excellent as usual. Service was excellent also.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We love coming here with a group. They take reservations and have a gluten free menu. We have gone here at least 6 times. I personally love their prime rib and their shrimp and grits. Very good dessert items as well. Service is very friendly!...More

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 20 July 2017

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 19 July 2017 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 20 July 2017

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

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Ricci C
13 February 2017|
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Response from CypressInnRestTuscAL | Property representative |
We do not have crab legs, only claws! Thanks!!
27 October 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.
18 April 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
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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