Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Silvertron Cafe

By Rachel

My husband Chris and I tried a new (for us) restaurant the other day. I’d heard of it, but never even knew exactly where it was. But, thanks to one of my favorite local tools, Birmingham Menu’s Discount Gift Certificates, we gave it a try at a discounted rate.

And we were both THRILLED with our experience.

Silvertron Cafe is in the Clairmont neighborhood of Southside. It’s surrounded by charming boutiques and antique shops, and is very reminiscent of another time:


The high ceilings and old Birmingham pictures on the wall immediately made us feel as if we had gone back in time – the atmosphere is amazing.


But they also had some very fun and modern artwork thrown in. The combination led to a very eclectic and pleasing feel.

We were both even more thrilled when we saw an old Birmingham picture there that explained the name: This very building used to be Silver-Tron Televisions and Picture Tubes:


We adored the fact that they kept the historical name.

But the food – the food was AMAZING.

Their menu was quite enormous – it took us a while to narrow down our choices.

After having an appetizer of delicious and obviously homemade chips and salsa, guacamole and sour cream (which we didn’t photograph due to how quickly we ate it), I ordered the Chicken Salad Plate:


For $8.50, I received a huge oval plate of Chicken salad, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, and almonds. It was quite a feast! Although it was delicious, I barely made a dent in it.

And Chris got the Wings Appetizer:


Both were delicious, but we were most amazed by his wings. They were a dozen of the biggest, most juicy wings we had ever seen (we debated as to whether they weren’t really chicken legs from small chickens), doused in wonderful sauce (he chose the Buffalo/Bar-Be-Que mixture), all for only $7.50 !!

The value and the gigantic scale of this platter absolutely floored us. In fact, they may have won our Wings business from some of the other more well-known Wings makers in Birmingham.

Silvertron Cafe will definitely be somewhere that we visit again, with or without a coupon. I’m already itching to go back and sample more of their massive menu!

I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. I was simply blown away by this restaurant and had to share!


MamaHen said...

I went on one of my first dates at Silvertron. I don't remember much about the date, but I remember the hamburgers!

Cherry Berry said...

I have known of this restaurant for a few years now, but I haven't been... YET! I always tell myself that the next time I'm in Bham, I'm going to go there, but when I'm actually there, I forget about it. But I plan on going soon!

TheMasonBunch said...

I'm so glad you got to try Silverton Cafe. It's awesome! They have fantastic salads. My personal favorite is the chicken salad!

Thank you for bringing back great memories for me.

Lianne said...

Silvertron has been one of my favorites since college! Yum! You need to try the fried mushrooms! Do they still do Sunday Brunch? If so, the grillades and grits are heavenly! Oh, do they still do Pasta Night? I miss Silvertron! :)

j said...

I have fond memories of Silvertron. My mother and I ate there often.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Unknown said...

I hope the food was good cause your picture of it made it un-appealing.

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