Where Friends and Family Gather ......

...for REAL southern food!

You won't believe the difference, until you TASTE the difference.

At Country Queen Café in Fairhope, AL, we want you to experience the true definition of good food down south. No powder mixes or processed foods here.
If you are busy and only have time for 1 good meal a day, make it to the Country Queen Café!
  • Fresh made cornbread
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Big burgers made from 100% Angus beef
  • Fresh spring mix greens for a delicious salad
  • You can even add blackened shrimp for a treat!
“Wow, you have got to try this place! I had the fried pork chop lunch special, with fried cabbage, butter beans, real mashed potatoes, biscuit and sweet tea, of course! The pork chop was huge, I couldn't eat but a 1/4 of it and the mashed potatoes were some of the best I have ever had! The atmosphere is cozy and the service was superb! Must try if you like real county cooking!!”
-Constance C.
Fridays enjoy fried or blackened Alabama fillets with fresh hush puppies and our awesome fat free Cole slaw.
You must try our special recipe for our Drip Beef sandwich, slow cooked Angus beef with melted provolone cheese and the best Au jus around!

Our History

Betty Maradik was raised in Fairhope and has been working in restaurants since she was thirteen years old.
Her restaurant experience fostered her love of cooking and provided her with a solid front of the house foundation in restaurant hospitality. Betty was also able to explore the business side of the industry after obtaining a degree in Accounting.
Several years ago, Betty and her husband, David, decided that they needed something to do upon retirement. On the weekends they began working on a project on a piece of property that they owned. The couple devoted their time and energy into a building that now houses the new COUNTRY QUEEN CAFE.
In January 2015, after all the finishing touches were put on the building, Betty got everything in order to make her cafe a reality. Betty knew that she wanted to provide the area with good home cooking and that is what's on the menu at the Country Queen Cafe.
Her signature sandwich is the Drip Beef Sandwich which is already making a name for itself - slow cooked roast beef served on a warm crunchy bun with peperoncinos and melted cheese.
Other specialty sandwiches include her Queen burger, a grilled pimento cheese sandwich and many others.
There is also a daily lunch special - which constantly rotates - and a daily dessert.
Be sure to like our Facebook page to see what our Daily Special is!
Some of her featured options are gooey butter cake, coconut cake, chocolate cake, rice pudding and seasonal cakes and cobblers.
Come on in and check us out! Our menus are posted daily on Facebook. You can call ahead for faster service!