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Irondale Cafe

1900-1st Avenue North, Irondale, Alabama
This historic lunch spot was the setting for the novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the WhistleStop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg and the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes." With over 70 years of tradition, it serves up old-fashioned Southern cooking like fried chicken, roast turkey, fried okra, mashed potatoes, butter beans, biscuits, and, of course, fried green tomatoes.

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 at 02:39PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

I have just found your site, through Cheryl. What a great asset to the Birmingham area! You have touched on most of my favorite restaurants... and some I didn't know about.
I do know about the Irondale Cafe- our family owned it for years. The new owner has done a good job of carrying on the tradition.
Thanks for the site. I'll be back.

When the old owner was in charge, this place served terrific, authentic Southern cuisine. Now, it's gone way down the tubes. After several disappointments, I gave up.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarla

Went due to the fame-factor. Seems like a combination of packaged foods. Not fresh. Might as well get something boxed or frozen at the grocery store.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShia

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