Lambert's Cafe

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
  • Darryl S.
    "Great food and always look for those rolls flying through the air."(35 Tips)
    IB Brian Scott B.
    "Y'all will have a Great Time, when Y'all Go To Lambert's, I Promise!"(6 Tips)
    Amy T.
    "not order a meal and just have rolls and pass arounds."(5 Tips)
    Tania R.
    "Fried chicken country steak was on point, loved those rolls!!!"(2 Tips)
115 Tips and reviews
  • rolls
  • lambert
  • home cooking
  • pass arounds
  • dumplings
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  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LengyelJuly 15, 2016
    This place was awesome!! I could've gotten by with just the pass arounds but the meatloaf was to die for!! Hubby's chicken fried steak also incredible...Definitely the place for a break from seafood!
  • Lesley E.
    Lesley E.July 18, 2014
    This place is always busy. Be prepared to wait. We are here at 3:30 and it is still a long wait. But it is so good and the rolls are super yummy and the atmosphere is fun. Well worth the wait!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CottonOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is amazing! The food is great and portions are huge. Also they bring extra sides to your table in addition to your order. Plus the rolls they throw at you are very large and delicious.
  • Maisah F.
    Maisah FatoomAugust 10, 2014
    Omg!!! Love this place.. The interactive servers throw the yummy warm rolls at ya .. And you get to taste sides as they walk around serving you. Nice southern place. May you rest make sure they visit
  • Laken B.
    Love Lambert's! Waited an hour, but would recommend getting the "nowwait" app! You can add yourself to the wait and check your place in line! Otherwise, the food is amazing & there is SO much!!!
  • L M.
    L MicheleJune 4, 2016
    Great southern food and service. It's always packed so be prepared to wait. Fried chicken is awesome and of course so are the rolls!!!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BellMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always the 1st place we eat at coming to the beach, and the last when leaving! LOVE Lamberts. If you're going in peak season though, be prepared to wait. So worth it though!
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SmithJuly 27, 2013
    Amazing food and even better experience. Come hungry, Leave full! Cash or check only. They don't take plastic. Fun and friendly place to eat with very generous portions.
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PerrinFebruary 24, 2013
    Bring cash or check, they don't take cards, and come prepared to catch a hot roll, and bring a hearty appetite . It's all good!
  • IB Brian Scott B.
    IB Brian Scott BatesSeptember 16, 2013
    This is a Great place to get "A Good Ole' Southern Home Cooked Meal"! We Love this Cafe! Y'all will have a Great Time, when Y'all Go To Lambert's, I Promise! Y'all Take Care Now, Ya Hear!
  • Ashley B.
    Cute place. Good food just VERY HEAVY and extremely large portions. Not for me but I can see why people love it! Southern food served in a southern way! GO HUNGRY!
  • Maddie O.
    Maddie OrtegaMay 28, 2014
    Food was good! Great portion sizes! Chicken and dumplings were the bomb!!!! So was the fried country steak!!! However, I won't be going back bc of the rude food-runners
  • David D.
    David D.June 10, 2013
    Awesome food and lots of fun for the entire family. Definitely leave VERY fill and with leftovers!
  • Kevin M.
    Amazing food and fun atmosphere! Everybody should visit Lambert's at least once when in town. Watch out for throwed rolls!!!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 3, 2015
    The rolls are free but there is a catch (a literal one). They have a lot food passed around but you sometimes have to be proactive about getting it.
  • Brandyn S.
    Brandyn ScarbroughJuly 13, 2013
    Come here around 9:40 when there are not so many people around. There will be a line since it opens at 10:30 but you will be one of the first.
  • Kailyn L.
    Kailyn LogginsApril 12, 2015
    Chicken Fried Chicken! Only $12.99. And of course the rolls. They're amazing.
  • Will T.
    Will TheallDecember 13, 2012
    So much food. Pace your self on the rolls until you get your food. The potatoes and onions they pass around are a must.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KennedyFebruary 23, 2011
    Catch some rolls... eat a little (a lot) of everything. Drink a huge mug of iced tea. Meet the family and associates who make Lambert's Cafe the legendary restaurant that it is!
  • Amy T.
    Amy Towry-GriesOctober 20, 2013
    Best and biggest rolls. Got to be quick to catch one. Next time, I might not order a meal and just have rolls and pass arounds.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SilveyMarch 18, 2013
    The best place to get throwed...rolls!! Love this place!! Come hungry and leave a few pant sizes bigger!!
  • Mary
    MaryOctober 25, 2012
    Dumplings are So good! Come ready to eat portions are huge. Be ready for pranks. Love lamberts!
  • Jabari N.
    Jabari NaledgeJuly 12, 2015
    Ribs are amazing. Just don't gorge on the pass arounds.
  • N. J.
    N. JohnsonSeptember 16, 2012
    Everyone here is so nice! Chicken wings are a must! Try the okra!!! Everything here is good!!!!!
  • John T.
    John TAugust 18, 2014
    A must visit. Awesome home southern down home food. And the rolls!
  • Kendra
    KendraAugust 11, 2014
    Love the throwed rolls! Go hungry, you will get a lot of food.
  • Darlene W.
    Darlene WashingtonApril 9, 2013
    The liver and onions, and meatloaf was delicious!!!! The food is just good :-)
  • Mae R.
    Mae RothJune 29, 2013
    If you're outside in the heat waiting for a table treat yourself to a fresh squeezed lemonade, sooo delicious!!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FordAugust 5, 2011
    Order a small meal because they bring around lots of free and delicious food. Oh and heads up
  • alexx
    alexxSeptember 21, 2014
    Not as great as you'd think.they need more servers to walk around with the sides. Took forever to get the rolls and that was after my super nice waitress got them for us.
  • Halle M.
    Halle MannJune 11, 2012
    For all you gluten free people, get the veggie plate. Its your best choice.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SpillerMarch 12, 2012
    Ask your waiter for a prank! (i.e. fake tea pitcher spill, mouse mint, raccoon soup etc.)
  • Tania R.
    Tania RendonJune 28, 2015
    Fried chicken country steak was on point, loved those rolls!!!
  • Doug T.
    Doug TaylorAugust 30, 2013
    Be prepared! This place does NOT accept credit/debit cards. They do accept cash and checks. There is also an ATM inside.
  • Charles N.
    Charles NokesOctober 22, 2011
    Watchout for the rolls! They get thrown at you. They are delicious.
  • Petar M.
    Petar MandichMay 20, 2013
    come hungry!!!! So good (and bring cash no cc)
  • Constance D.
    Salmon Patties #turnipgreens #beets #greenbeans #cocktailsauce
  • Rio
    RioMay 1, 2011
    Servings are typically huge but the chicken/dumplings meal is smaller and cheaper. Tasty, too!
  • Ginger P.
    Ginger PughDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful food and great wait staff. Had a fun time.
  • Ballz
    BallzAugust 7, 2013
    Be prepared to catch the roll that the guy behind you missed with his butter fingers...
  • Constance D.
    Lambert's is Historic to Foley 👍🏻 #musttry
  • Miranda E.
    Miranda EddyAugust 13, 2011
    The cups for your drink are huge! No need for a refill!
  • Constance D.
    Saw this in the bathroom. ❤️ it! 😁
  • Shannon C.
    EVERYTHING especially the thrower rolls! !!
  • Don O.
    Don OlsenMay 27, 2014
    Great experience. Watch out for the flying rolls.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HatcherJuly 24, 2013
    Too much food, but it was very good!! a must do in gulf shores
  • Constance D.
    Veteran's Parking - Way to go Earl & Anges 🤘🏻
  • Jason C.
    Jason CapJune 29, 2013
    Throwed Rolls, Huge Portions, and passarounds. You wont go home hungry
  • Constance D.
    Good ol' country cooking place! #nothinghealthy
  • Jasmine Y.
    Jasmine YoungOctober 3, 2011
    Watch your head for free flying rolls and yourself for mischief by the employees
  • Kim M.
    Kim MOctober 11, 2012
    Good food, but they only take cash or check. ATM at the front of the restaurant.
  • John W.
    John WisehartOctober 29, 2011
    Definately a family favorite have now eaten at all 3 restaurants
  • Stacey C.
    Stacey ChittamAugust 7, 2014
    Everything is amazing! Love this place.
  • Darryl S.
    Darryl SMarch 4, 2016
    Great food and always look for those rolls flying through the air.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CarpenterApril 14, 2010
    Home of the throwed roll. They also bring out buckets of hot stuff to try. Friendly people.
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AngeloJune 7, 2011
    Keep your heads up, hands free, and eyes open... Watch for those rolls! Haha
  • Alan F.
    Alan FulkMay 28, 2012
    Seriously?? They don't accept credit or debit cards!!! It's 2012 people!! Get with the program!! Food is awesome though!!!
  • Michael H.
    Michael H.November 29, 2010
    awesome food. huge servings. go atleast once for the experience.
  • Franchize34
    Franchize34August 2, 2013
    S-Train legend Terrie Franchize says pick up an official S-Train whistle in the souvenir store
  • Constance D.
    Holy Fountain Soda 🤠🤠🤠 #giantcup #freerefills
  • Nola S.
    Nola SmurfetteFebruary 8, 2015
    Must eat throwed rolls! Bring your mitt!
  • Constance D.
    Crowbar on the steering wheel #classic #nostealing #chevrolet
  • Joni D.
    Joni D.August 8, 2013
    So much fun to eat here! You had better go very, very hungry.
  • Constance D.
    Throwing them rolls from across the room! #veryinteractive
  • ✨Felicia R.
    ✨Felicia Ritnour🍀August 11, 2014
    Tasty meals for a good price.
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BankeyMarch 10, 2012
    The Chef Salad can feed 3 easily.
  • Constance D.
    Home of the…🍞🍞🍞 #chunkit #throwedrolls
  • Grant C.
    Grant CollinsSeptember 25, 2011
    The only resturant where you can ask for seconds
  • Angela J.
    Angela JonesMarch 24, 2012
    Good food. Just be patient.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley ReadingAugust 4, 2015
    If you want your food and drink spilt all over you this is the place for you!!! Not once, but twice it happened. Got a free shirt out of it, but was not worth it. Never coming back again
  • Dave M.
    Dave MaloneJuly 25, 2013
    Come hungry, but expect to wait over an hour to be seated.
  • Tammy P.
    Tammy PierceMay 17, 2013
    Be ready to waddle out!!! Delicious!!
  • Drum M.
    Drum MajorSeptember 17, 2011
    The white beans are really good!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SSeptember 17, 2013
    Come Hungry:)
  • Matt M.
    Matt MillerMarch 11, 2013
    Bring cash; they don't accept cards.
  • Matt-Stephanie M.
    Matt-Stephanie MillerAugust 3, 2013
    Bring a fully charged IPhone and folding chair. Line is brutal💀
  • Clarence W.
    Clarence WilliamsSeptember 1, 2013
    Be prepared to wait; although, I didn't wait as long as I thought I would...
  • Jay S.
    Jay SanzinOctober 1, 2014
    Veggies and thrown rolls
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BowenJune 9, 2014
    walked up to the hostess who was playing with her iPhone and when she finally put it down she rudely demanded to know what I wanted. Found out there was an hour wait and opted out and she sneered
  • Jim C.
    Jim CurrieJuly 20, 2014
    Order a few rolls to go.
  • Takeka D.
    Takeka DennisDecember 31, 2015
    Meat loaf and mashed potatoes!
  • Constance D.
    Wall Art #lookinggood #talentedmess
  • Constance D.
    Wall Business #wallart #eyepoping #cannotlookaway #busy
  • Daria Elle
    Daria ElleNovember 13, 2011
    Do not eat or drink anything three hours before coming or you won't get through a third of your meal. I didn't.
  • Constance D.
    Paw prints up to the 🚪 #howcute
  • Scott H.
    Scott HoehnMarch 8, 2013
    Be sure you have cash or check 'cause they don't take plastic.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CrispJune 5, 2014
    Come hungry!
  • Wes C.
    Wes CardwellSeptember 5, 2011
    The food is sub-par and certainly not worth the 1-2 hour waits in the summer heat. Go to LuLu's down the road for less of a wait and better atmosphere. Follow me on Twitter @nzformation
  • Addison J.
    Addison JonesApril 6, 2015
    Food is disgusting, and the place could use some cleaning. There was a roach crawling around my booth .
  • Grant W.
    Grant WhitsittMay 21, 2012
    Bring a catcher's mitt.
  • Heath A.
    Heath AtchleyAugust 22, 2010
    Great food and good times! Visit every trip!
  • Joan I.
    Joan IronsideApril 17, 2012
    Bring appetite 4 lots of food.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarquezJune 20, 2013
    Catch a roll like you live! (successfully)
  • Cam K.
    Cam KeglerMay 22, 2012
    Ask for Crystal!!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MatthewsJune 18, 2014
    Good home cooked food.
  • Chelsea G.
    Chelsea GattungSeptember 6, 2011
    Best chicken n dumplings Read more
  • Selena V.
    Selena VincentJuly 21, 2012
    So worth the wait!
  • Susan F.
    Susan FrinkAugust 30, 2015
    Rolls, sides, shrimp.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PettisAugust 18, 2014
    Good home cooking
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonJune 9, 2013
    Catch the roll!
  • June A.
    Chicken and Dumplings
  • Susan B.
    Susan BooneSeptember 8, 2013
    Amazing as always!
  • Aline S.
    Aline SmeadJune 26, 2013
  • Traci J.
    Traci JoyApril 13, 2013
  • Emily L.
    Emily LawsonJuly 30, 2011
    It's like cracker barrel.... On steroids
  • Gary T.
    Gary TomeyMay 10, 2014
    Wait for the Applebutter!!
  • Bunky M.
    Bunky MarksMay 10, 2014
    12 noon on Saturday and it was only a 5 minute wait! Food and service was great
  • Chester M.
    Chester MealerApril 1, 2012
    Wings were good
  • Mike T.
    Mike TabJuly 13, 2010
    Food is not that special but the ambiance is what you go for
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EAugust 15, 2010
    CC not acceptes but they take out of town checks with drivers license.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SimmonsJuly 7, 2011
    It's a combination of Dick's and Cracker Barrel.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FJuly 20, 2010
    Home of the throwed rolls!
  • Mario D.
    Mario DavisAugust 4, 2016
    Great great food. Love the flying rolls.
  • Drew A.
    Drew AspinwallJuly 6, 2010
    Keep on your toes for antics!
  • Derrick J.
    Derrick JayApril 27, 2014
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