Fancy鈥檚 On Fifth

430 41st St S Birmingham 35222 United States
+12057773662
 http://fancyson5th.com
Alana
7 months ago

Oh what fun!! I love this place. The food and drinks are always good. Today I had the pleasure of trying the brown bag burger. It was cooked medium topped with bacon, cheese, Strawberry jalape帽o jam, and ginger peanut butter. It was the perfect blend of brown bag lunch flavors.

I also had baked oysters. Honestly, besides the texture, they taste like loaded baked potatoes. Delicious. My son had the Boondock raw oysters and he loved them.

They have a new summer drink that's Tito's, lemonade, fresh fruits, and maybe simple syrup. It's light and refreshing.

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Janine
7 months ago

Never got the chance to order, server was more busy with a large party who hadn't arrived yet.

Someone else brought us waters and that took forever so we left.
Glad we did because a few days later they shut down from corona.

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Daniela
8 months ago

This was my first "visit" to Fancy's on Fifth. We did the curbside pickup, so I can't really comment on inside dining experience. Ordering through the website was super easy, though I was never asked about my car info so I wasn't sure how they would find me. Additionally, I signed up to receive status updates via text but never got one. So, your order might actually be ready and you won't get a message.

Now, on to the food. We got the kid's cheeseburger and el guapo burger. The burgers were good and almost too much food!! I actually couldn't finish my cheeseburger. My partner finished the el guapo but didn't eat the fries. The fried jalape帽os on el guapo were delicious and still crisp even though we didn't eat our burgers right out of the kitchen. The buns on the burgers were delicious and the fries were my favorite style. My burger was a little tough, but it might have been because it was sitting for a little bit.

I didn't have a chance to snap a pic, but the outside dining area is pretty cute with their signature octopus on the table tops. It looks like a great place to dine at, eat a pretty good burger and fries, and hang out on a fabulous day. I would like to go back and try their recently added falafel burger. But, I recommend you come hungry because it is a LOT of food.

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Roy
9 months ago

I ordered the bread pudding and it was basically just bread it wasn't sweet at all. I can't believe they charge $8 for that crap. The el guapo burger was great, but I can't even give a good review because I was completely disappointed in the bread pudding. I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 because of the el guapo.

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Sandra
10 months ago

I enjoyed an excellent dining experience here with a friend a few months ago – back when neither of us had ever heard of Covid-19 😉

We kicked off our meal with a round of drinks (a beer for him, and a Bloody Mary for me) and an order of hush puppies to share. The former were generously poured and strong, while the latter were excellent (paired with bacon jam and pimento cheese).

For our meal we decided to share an El Guapo burger with truffle fries. Despite the fact that I'm not really a fan of chirizo, the burger was outstanding! The truffle fries were right on the money as well 🙂

Service was completely on-point; our server was helpful, friendly and efficient throughout. My only regret is the fact that we didn't order dessert – I guess we're just going to have to go back one of these days!

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Caleb
11 months ago

Not bad at all. Definitely get the chorizo burger. I tried the Fancy's Greek salad and in my opinion it was great but slightly overpriced.

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Tia
11 months ago

Megan was in charge and we sat at the bar. It is awesome to watch someone work the bar who is a master at their craft. When she noticed that I didn't live my drink (too sweet), she brought additions to try and make it right. She noticed the still wasn't drinking it and she made me a whole new cocktail of her own creation that I loved. Had Brussels and crab dip as an appetizer dinner. Great intro to Birmingham!

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Sarah
1 year ago

Every meal I've had at Fancy's has been outstanding! The team is always incredibly knowledgeable about how to modify the dishes to be vegan. Plus, the Beyond patty and vegan cheese make it easy to get creative with Fancy's signature burgers.

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Dianna
1 year ago

We came here around 7:30 on a Saturday night and were sat about 45 minutes later. There's a walk-up window for bar service while you wait, and I enjoyed the Featured Margarita (pictured – with rose, hibiscus, and honeysuckle) while waiting. We both ordered the Flaming Lips burger with truffle fries and an extra jalapeno ranch to dip the fries in. The atmosphere was busy but still gave an intimate dinner vibe for us, although there were plenty of large groups.

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Bridgett
1 year ago

I've eaten at Fancy's over the years, but never reviewed it. Expect a wait when you come, but you can go next door to parkside for a drink while you wait. I really love their burgers. They have a great taste and are a very generous portion. Never had a bad meal here. We really enjoyed the crab dip as well for an appetizer. Their drinks are very good as well. I'd happily eat here more often if I lived closer to avondale.

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Christal
1 year ago

Hostess wasn't friendly at all. I don't think she even greeted us. Had she said hello, I would have complimented her on her face paint (it was Valentine's Day). Our server was nice. Very limited menu. I ordered the scallops special-it looked pretty but it was almost room temperature. What? If you pay "market price" for something you expect it to be the appropriate temperature. We waited a long for me to have barely warm food? The pork in the black eyed peas was hard and and dry. The entire entree needed salt as well. My husband's fish and chips were freshly cooked and hot. He said they were tasty. I swear, I'm not nit picking. And our desserts were delicious.

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Teri
1 year ago

Not impressed. Food mediocre- not worth the price. Service good except for the hostess. Insistent I needed to sit at the bar as a solo diner to save tables for larger parties. That's fine but there were 15 empty tables on a weekday night. Won't be back.

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Faith
1 year ago

This was my first time trying this place out. From my experience most of the restaurants in the Avondale neighborhood is really good. The trend continues with fancy's. The waitress was the first thing that blew me away. The customer service was amazing. Then when I received my steak I knew instantly that I would be coming back to this restaurant. The steak was really good and cooked to perfection. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends.

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Victor
1 year ago

Fancy's is a delight! The atmosphere is great for a fun, group dinner. The drink selection is outstanding, with drinks for any palate. The burgers are great, and the appetizers are delicious (fried green beans)!

The only reason I docked a star is the inability to custom build a burger. I selected one from the menu and made so many modifications that it basically became a brand new burger. It would be nice if there was an option to do that on the menu and pay by the topping.

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Briana
1 year ago

Ribeye steak With Fancy's Fries and the back plate is the El Guapo burger.
The El Guapo was delicious, totally worth it.
The Steak on the other hand in my opinion was not worth it for the price, I paid about 36 for the steak since its market priced. Not as tender and juicy as I would have liked it, somewhat chewy. The in house steaksauce they make is a great compliment and added alot of flavor to the steak, otherwise the steak itself tasted decent.

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Sebastian
1 year ago

Disappointed us a huge understatement! I've been here before and had some really good food. One of the reasons I suggested coming here, so my fiance could try the food.

Now, to be totally fair, our server was actually pretty good, but at the end of the day I'm not paying these prices to make a new friend, I'm looking for a great meal and the service is a bonus. I think the biggest part of the disappointment is we had ribeye at another location locally a week ago for $10 less (Note: Ribeye on the Fancy's menu is listed as Market Price – so you have no idea, unless you ask). We anticipated something that would be comparable to the other one….not even close. First, we were told that the chef was very skilled and cooked steaks to the temperature requested. Well, we requested medium + (basically we just wanted it slightly more than medium…basically we didn't want medium rare. It was brought out and was extremely well done, in fact touch and semi burnt (I think burnt parts were fat). The flavoring that was advertised really didn't add anything to the experience. Fries were exceptionally dry, even though the ribeye was on top of them and very bland. Bottom line, Fancy's should be ashamed to have served this meal at $36. This is something I would have expected to have gotten at a breakfast diner not a place that is somewhat upscale. To be totally fair this review is swayed because of how bad the steak was. The app – Green beans was actually pretty good, even if the dipping sauce was bland (3 – star) and the oysters were pretty good.

I'm really disappointed that I suggested coming here for the overall bad food quality and nearly $100 being spent. Highly unlikely I'm going to want to spend that much to return here and hope for an experience that I've had in the past.

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Tracie
1 year ago

Very average and overpriced for the quality of food you receive. Our calamari was very good but my steak was overcooked and not a good quality cut. My wife ordered grilled fish and it was inedible. The waiter did remove the fish from our bill and the service was good from the wait staff but we waited an hour and fifteen minutes for our entrees. With so many other choices in the area I do not see ever going back here.

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Maranda
1 year ago

We have passed this place a few times and decided to go in seeing as they had Oysters. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and appetizers. We got the Five Cheese Crab Dip and Deviled Eggs. Both which were yummy!! They make their own garlic bread to dip into the crab dip! We went to order and were told they were out of Oysters that day. Not sure why. We were a tad disappointed, but found something else to order. I got a house salad and my husband got the fish and chips. Both items were yummy! The service of the staff was great! They were friendly and the service was good. I would like to return to try their oysters sometime. 🙂 If you haven't been there I would definitely recommend.

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Meaghan
1 year ago

Meh, just okay. The food was decent, not great, just decent. The biggest problem was the the atmosphere was very loud. My wife and I had trouble having conversation. The food that we chose all had a special flair to it, I just think that it fell a little short of expectations. Decent is how I would describe Fancy's.

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Dan
1 year ago

Sat at the bar and had a few beers. Good beer selection. I ended up getting the Lobster Cobb salad and it was honestly one of the best salads I've had. The bartenders were fast and attentive. Great service and great food. Will come back.

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Mindy
1 year ago

I've heard about their burgers for a long time and finally got the chance to try one. I ordered the featured burger: "The Royale with Cheese." The three 4 oz. patties were tender and savory, the comeback sauce gave the burger some flare, and the fried egg instantly made everything better.

I substituted the kettle chips for truffle fries – if we gonna do it, then do it big! The one thing I would do differently is decrease the saltiness in each of the patties in this particular burger. A burger with one patty would have been fine with the normal saltiness, but three patties leans a little too much on the over-salty side. Regardless – best burger I've had in Birmingham so far.

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Ricky
1 year ago

Great place for burgers! We randomly found this restaurant and I'm glad we did because it quickly became one of our favorites! The atmosphere is awesome and the food is insanely good. Neither of us eats seafood so it was a total burger night. Their burgers are super tasty and the fries were cooked to perfection. They also offer complimentary valet which makes the experience even better. We will definitely be coming back!

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Roderick
1 year ago

Ribeye steak and fries was good, my server brought me out two white sauces for dipping (smoked mayo and champagne ranch). This made eating the fries an, "out of the world experience", and made up for
steak that while good lacked depth and marbling.

The price felt adequate and some good beer options. The staff was friendly, kind, and attentive which helped to change a 3 star into a 4 star.

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Karl
1 year ago

First time to go, they don't open till like 5pm usally not in that area at that time. About 15 minutes wait not bad, host was great waiter I think was having a bad day- we was taken care of just not friendly- order calamari, hot lips burger and fish blt (with fish of the day) all was great hot lips was good not to hot just a little bit of heat. We sat outside it was nice- not restaurant fault but lots of fire trucks so it was loud so hard to talk when they came by-parking little tough had to park block over but still not bad for the area.

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Marilyn
1 year ago

My friend Grace has been hyping this place up to me for a while and last week, I finally took time to visit them. I must say…this restaurant lived up to the hype. They had great service and great food and drinks.

Let me back up a little bit. As we entered, we were promptly seated and our waiter (who was super efficient and helpful the entire time) came by to talk with us. When we told him it was our first time, he gave us some suggestions. He even told us we could still order some of the Happy Hour specials and Happy Hour was about 3-4 minutes to be over.

We gave him our drink orders and took a few more minutes to look over the food choices. He came back with our drinks in no time and we ordered our food. Around this time, I noticed the Magic 8 Ball on the table. Of course, I had to try it out a few times.

When our food came out (deviled eggs and oysters for me and a burger with fries for my husband), we started chowing down. My food was excellent and my husband really liked the burger. I definitely have been sleeping on this restaurant, but I'm awake now.

There's no question of if I'll come back again!

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