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Cafe' on Main

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101 5th St S, Columbus, MS 39701-5727
+1 662-241-4401
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe' on Main is in the heart of old downtown. The hours are strange, but the food is good. I think they prep everything cafeteria-style in the back and have it all warmed and ready to go. Your food will come out in less than five minutes. It's hearty southern cooking at its best. The pie, by the way, is... More 

Thank Zach B
Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Laid back restaurant with great southern food. You circle your menu choices, put your name on it and soon your food comes to the table. Fresh and delicious, I've been here three times and never had a bad meal or bad service!

Thank Jetone25
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a generous weekday lunch, arriving just when they opened. Service was quick and the "meat and three" with fried chicken and hamburger steak entrees were very good. The cornbread tasted like an authentic southern recipe-which is nice for a change! The coconut cake was delicious and definitely enough to share. The attached bakery has lots of good deserts... More 

Thank gotimes
Columbus, Mississippi
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A friend was visiting from out of town, so we decided to dine there because of my experiences in the past but we totally regretted this decision. Everything we ordered extremely salty, the food was not edible. We asked if we could try something else because the meat was the saltiest, but the waitress said the owner had to make... More 

Thank 4EverSunshine4u
Columbus, Mississippi
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The regular order is a meat and two veggies. You can get any many sides as you would like or none at all. They have a rotating menu that is written on a blackboard on the outside of the building, so you know what today's menu is when you drive by. Meats are chicken, turkey, meatloaf, chicken & dressing, to... More 

Thank wizard39705
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I always have to eat here whenever I come in town to visit. So many choices...and you get to choose your favorites! I have not had an item that I have not liked. Highly recommend the lemon icebox pie! Just like my Momma's!

Thank Zoiesmom19
Wiesbaden, Germany
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you're in the area. Visited this establishment for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Arrived shortly after they opened so we beat the crowd. The atmosphere is nice and all the servers greeted us. The food selection was decent but had heard they had catfish which was not in the menu this day. At any rate, the... More 

Thank Ashley F
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch in downtown Columbus. The place is only open for lunch. Had a great chicken salad sandwich on a fresh baked croissant. The coconut cake for dessert was superb!

Thank John B
Columbus, Mississippi
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Yep, that is the kind of food you will find there. Home Cooking. Finger licking good cast iron skillet fried chicken. The southern hospitality is felt by staff the second you walk in a "Welcome Y' All, We are so happy you came".

Thank LindaZinColumbusMS
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This was a great casual place to get some lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Love some great southern cooking and the selection of desserts is amazing. The hard part is deciding what not to order on your plate!

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 5th St S, Columbus, MS 39701-5727
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 662-241-4401

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