Highest-rated cheap eats in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor

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May 4, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Birmingham that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#28. Rib-it-up

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
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#27. Hunan Garden

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 1851 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244-1299
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#26. Golden Corral

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3117 Lorna Rd, Birmingham, AL 35216-5412
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#25. China Doll 2

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 2656 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35244-2023
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#24. Moe's Southwest Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 231 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209
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#23. New China Town Restaurant INC

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 1020 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2606
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#22. Magic City Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2201 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3813
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#21. Pop's Neighborhood Grill

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 1207 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3813
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#20. Nothing But Noodles

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian
- Address: Highway 280, Birmingham, AL
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#19. El Cazador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 1540 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210-2225
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#18. Sammy's Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 4921 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212-2332
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#17. Carlile's Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Address: 3511 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222-2405
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#16. The Craft Burger

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food
- Address: 5184 Caldwell Mill Rd, Birmingham, AL 35244-1912
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#15. Birmingham Breadworks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 2408 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-3318
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#14. Hunan Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 5510 Highway 280 Ste 113, Birmingham, AL 35242-6581
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#13. Ranelli's Deli & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Deli
- Address: 1225 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3813
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#12. Pho 280

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 5426 Us-280 Suite 9, Birmingham, AL 35242-6599
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#11. Fife's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3803
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#10. Chris Z's

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2808 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233-2806
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#9. Eagle’s Restaurant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2610 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35204-1204
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#8. Bogue's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 3028 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-1113
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#7. Tony's Hot Dogs

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1922 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244-1141
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#6. Miami Fusion Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Caribbean, Latin
- Address: 2015 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3318
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#5. Chicken Salad Chick

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 210 Doug Baker Blvd Ste 200 Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35242
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#4. Garage Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 2304 10th Ter S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2408
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#3. Trattoria Centrale

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 207A 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3601
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#2. Saigon Noodle House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 4606 Hwy 280 Suite 108, Birmingham, AL 35242-8127
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#1. SAW’s Soul Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (880 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222-1932
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