Picture this: it's finally the weekend, you don't have to wake up at 6 a.m. so you sleep in until 9. When you wake up, all you can think about is how nice a brunch date with your closest friends would be. You call up your friends, get all dressed up in your best brunch outfit, but where to go with so many options?

In no particular order, I've put together a list of 10 of the best brunch spots in Tuscaloosa based on some of the top Yelp.com reviews.







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    1650 Jack Warner Pkwy NE Unit 1005

    Overlooking the Black Warrior River, River offers brunch starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. From traditional biscuits and gravy to their peaches and cream pancakes, River serves a variety of delicious, mouthwatering brunch items that are so good, you'll have to try them all.

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    Southern Ale House

    1530 McFarland Blvd N

    From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southern Ale House offers a tasty brunch menu along with a special cocktails menu. Not only do they have indoor seating, but also outdoor seating if you and your guests want to enjoy a meal and a mimosa on a nice sunny morning. This delicious brunch joint is located off of McFarland Blvd North.

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    Central Mesa

    519 Greensboro Avenue

    Central Mesa, new to Tuscaloosa, is a locally owned Latin American restaurant located off of Greensboro Ave. downtown. The brunch menu is anything but traditional in comparison to the typical southern brunch style. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Central Mesa offers items such as breakfast nachos, brisket hash and hot chicken and churros.

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    Rama Jama's

    1000 Paul W Bryant Dr

    Rama Jama's is one of the most traditional restaurants in Tuscaloosa. If you're coming into town on a gameday weekend, Rama Jama's is a must. While they are closed on Sundays, they open at 7 a.m. the other six days of the week and are located right behind Bryant Denny Stadium. Rama Jama's offers a number of biscuits as well as creamy milkshakes.

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    Heritage House Coffee and Tea

    2370 Jack Warner Pkwy Ste A

    If you are looking for a place that has a menu full of coffees, teas, pastries and hot breakfast foods, Heritage House is your spot. Opened in 1994, Heritage House is known as the first coffee house in Tuscaloosa. Heritage House has three different locations, Towncenter, Riverfront and Alberta, none are opened on Sundays.

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    Animal Butter

    2217 University Blvd

    Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Animal Butter brunch is something you do not want to miss out on. This restaurant offers seven delicious brunch items as well as $3 mimosas, you definitely cannot beat that! Animal Butter is located off of University Blvd.

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    Edelweiss via Facebook

    Edelweiss German Bakery and Cafe

    2324 4th Street

    This German establishment offers the type of brunch you won't see at your typical Alabama brunch joint. Edelweiss offers breakfasts and lunches on traditional German pretzel buns. Edelweiss is open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays.

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    Five Bar

    2324 6th Street

    Located off of 6th Street, Five Bar offers a tasty brunch menu accompanied by a delicious cocktail menu, which features a bloody mary bar where you can create your own! They even offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for those who prefer. Five Bar opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Holler and Dash Biscuit House

    1130 University Blvd

    This restaurant has seven locations throughout the South, two locations belonging to Alabama. Located off of University Blvd., Holler and Dash are known best for their different biscuit options. However, Holler and Dash also offers some sweet treats and breakfast bowls. For those 21 and up, Holler and Dash has an alcoholic drink menu to enjoy.


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    301 Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden

    301 Greensboro Ave

    Only opened for brunch on Sundays, 301 Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden offers a very unique take on brunch. 301 serves up a "Jazz Brunch" with live music every Sunday morning. Enjoy some tunes from the New Orleans jazz trio, The Voodoo Saints while sipping on a craft cocktail and chowing down on some chicken and waffles. 301 Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden is located off of Greensboro Ave.

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