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Cafe 123

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123 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801-4913
+1 334-737-0069
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Fort Walton Beach
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a family of six. All of us were very impressed by the service. The Brown Sugar Rib eye and Brown Sugar Rack of Lamb was terrific. You won't be disappointed.

Thank jtmpIII
Auburn, Alabama
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife and I went to Cafe 123 for her birthday. We had been there a couple of times before, but this time was even better than the previous trips. The restaurant is small and quiet with a relaxed ambience. I ordered the Bourbon BBQ Salmon with stone ground grits and wilted spinach and it was outstanding; as good, if... More 

Thank Denny C
Opelika, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe 123 truly has the best food and superb service. Food is cooked to order not massed produced as many chain restaurants do. I have never been disappointed with any selection. I live locally for this restaurant and it is truly a favorite for my husband and myself.

Thank Andrea D
Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food at Cafe 123 was excellent. We had the Grits & Shrimp, the Crad meat and Avacodo, and tehn the BBQ Bourban Salmon, along with a glass of Merlot. Great food

Thank lbuchanan62
Auburn, Alabama
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to Cafe 123 last night with a job candidate. There was five of us total and we were all pretty hungry. We started with appetizers of beer-breaded asparagus and sweet-tea brined pork belly. Both were very good. Asparagus was especially delicious. Then the four of us ordered the special of the night which was monk fish on a... More 

Thank Pseudolazysod
Hoover, Alabama, United States
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Cafe 123 as we've read so many good reviews. Had a 6:30 reservation and was seated timely but the service slipped from there. It was another 20-25 minutes before the first drink or bread was delivered to our table. Wasn't particularly busy but steady so I'm not sure what was going on. The food... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Our group of four were very happy with our recent dinners at Cafe 123. Lamb, two steak choices and halibut were all raved over. Drinks were well made. The only negative was the crab appetizer, which was the size of a small halved peach - way too small for the price. We had to try the bread pudding, which was... More 

Thank PatsyKriegy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Out of towners in Opelika for the Clemson/Auburn game. Based on TripAdvisor, we chose Cafe 123 for our Friday night pre-game meal. Two had salmon, one had the Napoleon Filet and I had Lamb Chops. The men split a Pork Belly appetizer, which was delicious. Everyone was very pleased with the food and the service. The place is a little... More 

Thank Winston L
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Most of the reviews here are five stars and I certainly believe this restaurant is capable of that. However, our experience was not that great. The food was fair-had the steak napoleon and it had a minuscule amount of crab meat and was pricey. The main issue was the service was not up to par for this price range restaurant.... More 

Thank MCA300PP
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was very relaxing. The food was extremely expensive. I'm sure there's other restaurants in the area this just is good but a lot cheaper

Thank peaceinjesus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801-4913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Opelika
  • Phone Number: +1 334-737-0069
Experience fine dining without formality. Featuring casual lunches and elegant dinners, Southern and Continental fare set in historic Downtown Opelika. Full bar available. Mon—-Sat 6pm-10pm. Reservations accepted.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?