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Thyme. by the bay

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151 South Mobile Street, Fairhope, AL
+1 251-990-5635
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10:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Fairhope, Alabama
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Still a great restaurant with great food Now they have more space YEAH. Will miss the view, but it's worth it for the food

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Thank Jaqit
Fairfax, Virginia
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155 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Thyme by the Bay has now moved to Thyme on Section in Fairhope, Alabama. There the restaurant has just opened in the city which is a great addition to the small town atmosphere.

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1 Thank Sara C
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We love this very small restaurant. One of our favorites in our home town. They are moving to a new location, or may be open already. Don't know. Food has always been great as was service. Priced right for what you get. Hope new location has better parking.

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1 Thank Gregory S
DFW, TX
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Delicious, fresh, innovative, layers of favors... We loved every last morsel of our lunch here! I had the mahi mahi with truffle fries (to die for!), my husband and son both ordered the Korean BBQ with fries and my daughter had the chicken tortilla soup and caprese flatbread. Everything was beyond delicious!

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Thank JJnCowtown
Augusta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Tucked away near the Fairhope pier this is a must for anyone seeking something a bit different. Ceviche tostada was absolutely amazing. Very limited seating but a definite must see in Fairhope

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Thank Leslie H
Jackson, Mississippi
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We attend an annual conference at the Grand Hotel and our routine includes a lunch on Friday at Thyme as we leave for home. Today we enjoyed a pork confit sandwich, seafood chowder soup, a spicy tuna taco and 1/2 garden salad. We topped that off with a piece of key lime pie topped with caramel dripped strawberries. Delicious as... More 

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1 Thank deltaboy
Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We loved Sunday brunch here! I know the restaurant is moving to downtown Fairhope so the view will change but the food will still be excellent. I loved the New Orleans omelet (had conenuh sausage), coffee & mimosas were good! Staff was friendly. New location in summer 2016 will add more space for customers!

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1 Thank Suzi K
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was the tastiest lunch we could have asked for! Not wanting a heavy meal, we decided to try this tiny, eclectic looking place. So delicious!! My grilled chicken tacos and my husband's mahi sandwich were fresh and right off the grill. The two waiters were less than friendly, however, which was surprising since Fairhope teems with Southern friendliness and... More 

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Thank Linda J
Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Small, intimate setting with no pretenses...just great good,good service and a beautiful view of Mobile,Bay.

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1 Thank Mojo106
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after walking by the place all week on vacation in Fairhope. My husband and I spilt the fish tacos, which were delicious and topped with a pineapple slaw. The dish came with a side, so we chose the truffles fries for the heck of it....amazing. Service was great-pleasant and attentive. We sat on the deck and... More 

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1 Thank Tracey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 South Mobile Street, Fairhope, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-990-5635

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Fairhope
9 months ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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