Check out these 4 historic restaurants in T-town

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Located across the street from Bryant Denny Stadium, Rama Jama’s is an iconic Tuscaloosa spot. (Morgan Byerley/ The Bama Buzz)

Looking for restaurants that have not only good food but a lasting legacy and community? From the Historic Waysider Restaurant—where Bear Bryant was a regular—to Rama Jama’s near Bryant Denny Stadium, these historic restaurants offer classic breakfasts and home-style cooking. Keep reading to see which beloved T-town restaurants you need to visit.

1. The Waysider

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The Waysider has been serving Tuscaloosa since 1951. (Morgan Byerley/ The Bama Buzz)

A little red house sits off Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Known as The Historic Waysider, this iconic restaurant has been a symbol of Tuscaloosa for decades. The walls are covered in old photographs and newspaper clippings about the Crimson Tide, making this the perfect spot for all Alabama football fans. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to sit at Bear Bryant’s old table.

Not a Tide fan? No worries, The Waysider welcomes all guests to enjoy a home-cooked meal. If you’re visiting on gameday, be sure to arrive early since the little red house will have a line out the door.

2. Rama Jama’s

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A classic pancake breakfast at Rama Jama’s. (Morgan Byerley/ The Bama Buzz)

Another classic T-town spot that you can’t miss is Rama Jama’s. Known for its all-day breakfast and variety of milkshakes, this historic diner is loved by university students and locals alike.

Conveniently located next to Bryant Denny Stadium, Rama Jama’s is a popular breakfast spot on gamedays. The extensive collection of Crimson Tide memorabilia on the walls and menu options like the “18 National Champ BLT” that features 18 pieces of bacon make Rama Jama’s an iconic restaurant in Tuscaloosa.

3. City Cafe

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City Cafe is an iconic spot located in the historic downtown Northport (Morgan Byerley/ The Bama Buzz)

Located just across the river in Northport, City Cafe is another iconic spot near Tuscaloosa that everyone should visit. With a long bar area that fills up quickly, this diner-style restaurant is loved by the community.

City Cafe first opened in 1931 and serves a variety of breakfast foods like biscuits and gravy, omelets and more. Their rotating lunch menu also features classic meals like baked chicken strips and hamburger steak with vegetables.

4. Wright’s

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Wright’s is a historic restaurant that has been open since 1951. (Morgan Byerley/ The Bama Buzz)

Located off of University Boulevard, Wright’s Restaurant is a family-owned business that has served Tuscaloosa for decades. In addition to their breakfast menu, Wright’s also serves lunch specials like fried wings and fried harvest catfish. For dessert, try a slice of their delicious homemade lemon pie—or just buy an entire pie.

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Morgan Byerley
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