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Garage Cafe

American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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2304 10th Ter S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2408
+1 205-322-3220
11:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bessemer, Alabama
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

TRULY awesome place for drinks, just a genuinel and totally cool atmosphere indeed, from the concrete bar to the vine-covered veranda...

Thank wvlngth10
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Every October we get to Birmingham for the barber vintage motorcycle show and every October we make sure to stop and have lunch at the garage. Great drinks, tasty sandwiches and always a fun atmosphere and bartender. Reminds me of a neighborhood bar you'd see on TV. No beer on tap but they have a wonderful selection of local beer... More 

Thank Qtinks
Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local and it lived up to his praise. Excellent concept and very tasty sandwich. Great value for money.

Thank Steve J
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Garage is a fantastic lunch spot. The outdoor dining is delightful. They offer a great selection of made to order sandwiches. Be aware that they only accept cash.

Thank 60something55
Riceville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The Garage Cafe is an eccentric deli/bar. You simply tell the server what you want on your sandwich, similar to Subway-style ordering, only the sandwiches taste a lot better. The ambiance is unusual but a nice change from the normal cafe atmosphere. You can dine inside or out. We did not order anything from the bar, but for those wanting... More 

Thank JennaMose
Haleyville, Alabama
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is a sandwich and soup cafe with a bar. Made to order sandwiches with fresh ingredients, but these aren't your average sandwiches. They were delicious!! Served with chips and pickle. Hubby says the beer selection is excellent and the drinks were really good also. Loved the atmosphere. Very eclectic outdoor dining. Live music Friday's and Saturdays.

Thank MimiMissy
New Jersey
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This place has been in the GQ magazine and I decided to give it a try. You would never notice it driving by, but this place has a beautiful outdoor back patio that is very large. Shaded with vines and filled with antique recycled decor around the courtyard from fountains to statues to flowers. The menu is limited to sandwiches... More 

Thank Brittany L
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Went here for the first time, as it was recommended by friends and it was different than expected. I liked it, but the others weren't. It is a very rustic area with a chill atmosphere and live music. I will more or likely visit again with others.

Thank Lazoog
Birmingham, Alabama
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266 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Just a fun light evening. This space previously houses the drivers cars for affluent families in the 40s. Now storage for architectural details and houses a cool cafe and bar. A must!!!

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Lewisville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The wife read reviews of this place and wanted to give it a try. We weren't impressed. Disinterested staff, uninspired selection of sandwich components, small dark interior seating area/bar, and the concept of pick your own components for a sandwich just isn't our thing. I also thought it was way overpriced. Some people may find the decor interesting, but to... More 

Thank deriter_in_nc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 10th Ter S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-322-3220

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