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Sweet Basil Cafe

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1627 Darby Dr, Florence, AL 35630-2743
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a favorite for lunch, especially if you're dealing with a time constraint. Ordering is done at the counter, you get a number to display on your table, and lunch is brought out within five to ten minutes. It offers salads, sandwiches, quiches, and desserts. I've tried various menu items and none have disappointed. Everything is fresh. There are... More 

Thank Penny M
Muscle Shoals, AL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I ate the turkey sandwich with a side of broccoli salad. My son had the ham sandwich and homemade chips. One of the best lunches in the Shoals!

Thank ALJogo
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a great cafe/bistro with food, wine, sauces, etc. for sale. Sandwiches, salads, especially the red, white and blue salad, are all excellent!

Thank lkwammack2016
Florence, Alabama
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262 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I met an long-time friend for lunch . . . at 1 PM the lunch rush is gone. We ate chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad plate, & tomato pie(both w/ red, white, blue salads) & a variety of iced teas . . . everything very good. The service was quick & atmosphere very easy for friendly conversation... More 

Thank BusterYukon
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a quick girls getaway in the cute town of Florence. We stopped in and were impressed right away with the variety on the menu. We all ordered chicken salad with different sides and enjoyed. Ordered the pecan cake and it was delicious! The red, white, and bleu salad was my favorite as a side with my chicken salad... More 

Thank lamcr
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I have lunch at the Sweet Basil Cafe every time we come to Florence, which is about every other month. The food is Southern gourmet with a large number of selections which change daily. We have never been disappointed here. The clientele are local folks who know they have a good thing going.

Thank 58bernards
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

this is a great find for specialities such as unique soups and sandwiches. They also do catering. Cakes are amazing. We eat there every time we visit Florence.

Thank Sheila M
Adamsville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I am addicted to the red, white, and bleu salad and their chicken salad. If you put the chicken salad in the red, white and bleu with that amazing dressing, it makes an explosion of greatness in your mouth.

Thank shubbard2011
Florence, Alabama
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I love this place! It's busy & small but I love to go there with a friend for lunch. Food is always very good & there is a friendly staff eager to help.

Thank Deb W
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Sweet place with a great menu and delicious Dill Pickle Soup. It was so tasty! Great wine selection.

1 Thank Brenna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 Darby Dr, Florence, AL 35630-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Florence

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