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Sweet Home Food Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL

Sweet Home Food Bar

4.3
4.3
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Sweet Home Food Bar is a unique dining experience in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With an ever developing menu and atmosphere each dining experience is tailored to you. Serving wine, beer and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 764-9346
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    No event is too big or too small! We offer custom catering options tailored to your event and price point. For more details email us at sweethomefoodbar2@gmail.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Spaces Available. Contact us at sweethomefoodbar2gmail.com for more details and pricing.
  • Neighborhood
    Tuscaloosa
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

49 Reviews
  1. CathyM

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Comfortable surroundings. Servers were pleasant and helpful. My husband and I enjoyed the experience.

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  2. LaurenB

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been to this restaurant in years and the food was even better than I remembered it. The service was also fantastic. Will be going back anytime I'm in Tuscaloosa!

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  3. HighExpectations

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burger and fries and the kitchen was very accommodating to food allergy concerns.

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  4. Seadreamer

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Celebrated a 20th birthday and the food is consistently good.

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  5. Truthcustomer

    Alabama

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The brunch was delicious! The chicken and biscuits hit the spot!

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  6. OdinB

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Will definitely be coming back. Excited to try breakfast here.

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  7. Bobby

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was just ok. Salmon had to much sauce and our pasta was cold. Apps were good.

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  8. nyckb

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not as described on the menu and did not seem like anyone was prepared for dinner service. My dinner was supposed to come with cous cous and i got white rice. My friend was supposed to get risotto and got the same white rice. Service was not great but our waitress was very kind and sweet. Just not prepped for table of 8.

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  9. ScottL

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us. Good food. Quick. We had appetizers and entrees.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance! Food alright! Great service. Great price.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. Darren

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were outstanding and very fairly priced. Will absolutely come back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. Smkpiper

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of five absolutely loved this hidden gem! The ambiance was cozy and elegant, service was very good and the food was incredibly delicious. The fried green tomatoes were hands down the best in town, arancini balls also excellent and the charcuterie board delish. Entrees especially steak frites, pasta alla vodka and Sunday dinner were fantastic. We will definitely be back and dine again! Thank you !

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has been open for a while and somehow we just recently tried it. So glad we did! Food was excellent and we got right in instead of a long wait like other restaurants nearby. Great pasta dishes! This is a hidden gem - and we will be back. 💜

    1 person found this helpful

  14. MtLebomcb1

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, friendly service. Cute restaurant. Would definitely go back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quick service and the food was fresh and tasty

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  16. NicoleJonesWadsworth

    Alabama

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service on Easter Sunday

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  17. TonyaB

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The arancini appetizer was very tasty. We had a few dishes. The Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich and the chicken and dumplings special were both very good. The Pasta alla vodka was not very good. Very bland and little to no sauce. The service was top notch. Would definitely eat here again.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table for 8 people was ready when we arrived. Brunch menu was really fun and our food was fantastic. Great service & venue. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. jamiew

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to visit our son at school and decided to try this restaurant, great decor and lighting. Carly our server was great!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    There was only a select item to order from and it couldn’t be modified

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  22. NatalieB

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun brunch with daughter and classmates. Food was great and service tip top. Also Restaurant very accessible as two of our group in wheelchairs. We will be back.

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  23. Dancer

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Relaxing atmosphere and our waiter so so nice and did a great job!we ate with friends and we all had a good time.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally underwhelming. Went for Sunday brunch. They didn’t have our reservation in the system, which was fine because the restaurant was only half full. Despite not being particularly busy, we went most of the meal without drinks because our waitress never checked in for refills. Ended up having to flag her down for the check. Pictured are the breakfast nachos - sounded great, but were pretty bland. Would not get again. When the waitress asked, my fiancé requested his burger medium rare and it came well done and dried out. Our friend’s chicken did look good and the restaurant itself is cute. We do not live nearby, but this is not somewhere we’d return to if we were local.

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  25. DarylW

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were out of several drink items and some food items which made the visit not 100%

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This has place has so much potential. The atmosphere was great and the service was ok, but the food needed a little work. There are just a few little minor adjustments and the food would have been on point. I may not come here again.

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  27. LocalPete

    Naples

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family weekend at Alabama with the whole family. This was an exceptional choice - we felt like part of a family, and enjoyed a exceptionally tasty food, and perfect service. Highly recommended.

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  28. SMfamily

    Tallahassee

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful family dinner for my Mother-in-law but this would also make an excellent date night. The service was great and the food was delicious. Nice seafood selection and plenty of variety in the menu. Highly recommend and will return.

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  29. JulieM

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Prompt seating. Everyone enjoyed their meals and there was something for everyone on the menu. Would definitely go back!

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  30. Anne

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was terrific and creative. It was a wonderful evening.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish tacos and vodka pasta were very good. The frose was excellent, wonderful after a 100 degree move-in day. However, the hamburger was way over done. Miles beyond medium rare. My husband couldn’t even eat it. But, the server immediately compensated us. Indeed, he was a great server and even volunteered that the grilled fish taco was the way to go…which I really appreciated.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good…not the best. Waffles and burgers overcooked. Sweet waitress and cool building. Will give regular menu a try.

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  33. BM23

    Alabama

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food, good service, and good atmosphere. We highly recommend this local restaurant.

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  34. James

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, location, and atmosphere! One of the best restaurants in T-Town!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent the decor was incredible and our waitress Kayla was amazing. We really enjoyed meeting her and in fact we came back for brunch the next day and she waited on us again

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The establishment has excellent service. The location is clean and the food was prepared well. They offer multiple adult drinks. We tried two different ones and approve.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I understand the economic need for restaurants to sell the table more than once an evening. But the waiters clearly pushed it too far, giving you the constant impression of hurry and need to finish. Not a pleasant experience.

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  38. Janay

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordi, our server was amazing! Food was great and the price was right!!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. KyraM

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful venue for great food, great service, with a small-town feel. Everyone loved their food and our server, David, went out of his way to make sure that we were all happy with our dinner.

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  40. Excellent

    Alabama

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife, son, and I arrived approximately 1:30pm on Saturday November 20th, 2021. Waited 3 or 4 minutes for the server to acknowledge we were standing inside the restaurant waiting for a table. Then waited another 10 minutes to order drinks, but they don't have all the beers listed on the chalk board and they all looked at the chalkboard puzzled at the beer list. Our poor server was covering all 4 or 5 tables by himself and getting no help from the bartender or any of the kitchen staff, who were just standing around on their phones. My wife's salad was good. The fish tacos I ordered had enough cole slaw liquid (I presume) to pour out like a faucet covering the whole plate with a pool making the tacos and the French fries very soggy. They need a different method to make the tacos. Several minutes after finishing my beer and getting the check, I asked for a glass of water. 15 minutes later, no water. Never got the water. My wife had a better experience during a previous meal. They could really benefit from a manager.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sweet Home Food Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 764-9346.

Sweet Home Food Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sweet Home Food Bar

2218 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1776

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tuscaloosa
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 764-9346
  • Catering
    No event is too big or too small! We offer custom catering options tailored to your event and price point. For more details email us at sweethomefoodbar2@gmail.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Spaces Available. Contact us at sweethomefoodbar2gmail.com for more details and pricing.
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