Alabama Food & Dining January 14, 2018
The Iconic Restaurant In Alabama With A Hollywood Connection
Alabama is filled with many unique restaurants. In fact, some are so unique that they have a Hollywood connection. One restaurant in particular that fits this description is Irondale Cafe. You can read all about this iconic restaurant below.
Irondale Cafe is located in the heart of downtown Irondale and is one of Alabama's top historic restaurants.
When this historic restaurant first opened in 1928, it was a hot dog stand. Soon after, hamburgers and a variety of sandwiches were added to the menu.
Today, Irondale Cafe is a cafeteria-style restaurant that specializes in delicious "meat and three" dishes.
From fried chicken and mac & cheese, to country fried steak and collard greens, Irondale Cafe serves all of your homestyle favorites.
The one food this iconic restaurant is best known for is its fried green tomatoes. On average, Irondale Cafe serves 600-800 slices of fried green tomatoes each day.
Irondale Cafe was the inspiration for the Whistle Stop Cafe in Fannie Flagg's novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," which was the basis for the film. People from near and far visit this iconic restaurant because of its unique Hollywood connection.
After finishing your meal, be sure to visit the train watching platform that's located across the street. It's such a fun experience, especially for train lovers.
Irondale Cafe is located at 1906 1st Avenue North, Irondale, Alabama 35210. For more information, you can take a look at the restaurant's website
Have you ever eaten at Irondale Cafe? If so, share your thoughts with us!
For a list of more historic restaurants in Alabama that are worthy of a visit, be sure to check out our previous article:
These 11 Old Restaurants In Alabama Have Stood The Test Of Time.
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