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Cotton Alley Cafe

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208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
+1 601-442-7452
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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222 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us ladies stopped in here for lunch after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! I had the salad with fried chicken pieces on it and it was delicious with their house made ranch dressing. One friend ordered the bbq sandwich with sweet potato fries and loved them both. Another lady got the chicken... More 

Thank TXVicky
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful find put first night in Natchez. The food was amazing, service great & live entertainment a plus. Highly recommend, it's small so go early.

Thank Eileen G
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, lively restaurant in downtown Natchez, with a welcoming feel. There is a nice menu to choose from, and the food and service are both top notch. Be sure to eat those fried rolls that comes with your meal. They're delicious.

Thank Patricia B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a wonderful visit to Longwood Plantation, three ofmus went to Cotton Alley Cafe upon the recommendation of a helpful docent at Longwood. It was perfect! The ambience was artsy and cozy. The service was fine and the food was delicious. I am "a good eater" but I took home half of my scrumptous Cotton Club Sandwich. Perhaps all of... More 

Thank Russell C
Clemmons, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are "foodies" and love to try local restaurants when we travel. Cotton Alley Cafe was the best meal we had on our recent trip to Natchez (and we had plenty of good ones). The wait staff was excellent and the owners even checked to see how we liked our meal. The Cajun pasta and cocktails were delicious. I recommend... More 

Thank dnhampton
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. We struggled to concentrate through our wonderful meal as we were located right next to the dessert display case. Everything looked wonderful so we made sure that we had room after finishing dinner. Apparently, the top seller is their fresh strawberry cake which they were out of. Fortunately, there was one last piece of raspberry cake... More 

Thank Dpskl
Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mississippi
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service, waiter and remainder of staff very attentive. Accommodating to our children - very pleasant atmosphere. One of our favorites every time we visit Natchez!

Thank jenn167613
Mobile, Alabama
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in after the lunch crowd, it was still packed, but they still found us a table in the back corner. No problem with that. The menu was fine. My issue was with the seafood gumbo and catfish appetizers. The gumbo was not seafood, it had sausage in it. The catfish appetizer was WAY over priced. For $8 only... More 

Thank Martha B
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! The prices are great. The owner is a precious soul that obviously loves his business. Highly reccomend this place for a casual or a dress up date with amazing food.

Thank Michelle B
Downers Grove, Illinois
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive, skilled service was not backed up by the food. While the starting salads were fresh and nice, both fish meals were seriously overcooked and disappointing. Desserts were just OK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 29
American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
  • Phone Number: +1 601-442-7452

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