Rachel on the Road: Oasis Bar & Grill

COTTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — If you plan on going to Alabama’s home opener in Tuscaloosa this weekend, I found a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you’ll definitely want to stop by.

Oasis Bar & Grill first opened its doors back in 1951 as the High Way Cafe. Now 66 years later, the restaurant has maintained it’s family-owned traditions, menu, and customers. Nearly everyone I met at the restaurant had been going there for more than 40 years!

The customers come back for many reasons. For one, it feels like home. The servers know your name and your order.

“Had nothing much changed,” customer Jerry Tingle says. “Everything’s still like it’s always been.”

Tingle says he has been coming to the restaurant for about 40 years. He and other customers say there is nothing like this place.

“The atmosphere really feels like home,” Fancy Nancy says, a nickname she got as a long time employee. “To me and to the customers, this is home. I know this because they are here every day.”

Right when the doors open at 10:30 am, “Crazy Eddie” or someone is typically at the door waiting. Lunch and dinner are served up every day, and the most popular item is the cheese burger. Click HERE to go to their Facebook page for more information about the address, menu, customer reviews and hours of operation.

Don’t miss Rachel on the Road next Friday morning right here on CBS42!

To submit an idea of where Rachel should road trip to next, e-mail her at Rachel.Lundberg@wiat.com.

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