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Business in Opelika?

An August 2006 trip to Opelika by TravelTomato

Downtown Opelika Photo, Opelika, Alabama More Photos
Quote: Unless you are an Auburn fan, this town is best for a stopover on your way to Gulf Shores, AL.

Business in Opelika?

Overview

Downtown Opelika Photo, Opelika, Alabama
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Opelika and Auburn Alabama are slowly becoming one and the same. The border between the two is indistinguishable, well, not quite, as Auburn is where the money is and Opelika, well, it's getting poorer as wealthy residents move to the college town.As depressing as that is, that the town is losing its identity and self reliance; as the people move, they leave behind a surprising stash of antiques at Angel's Antiques & Flea Market (900 Columbus Pkwy). Some items of furniture need a touch up and others look great as they are. Some of it is just crap, as any massive antique mall.The downtown is interested in revitalizing. the old train station features a lively farmer's market on Tuesd...Read More
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If you are reading this, you are either a travelling businessperson, a trucker, or looking for deals on a long road trip. At the Comfort Inn, expect to pay about $65 per night, for that price, you don't get too many frills and there aren't too many reasons to go out of your way for this hotel, but it's got it's perks.Free breakfast that isn't quite knock 'em dead, but certainly suffices, walking distance to the Cracker Barrel where the only tea choice is sweetened, great to keep you going going going and with quick access to the interstate, you'll be off in no time. Hooray for in room refrigerators! Boo no microwave! If you want your pizza from the night before warmed up, you'll have t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 27, 2006

Comfort Inn Opelika
811 FOX RUN PKWY
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-741-9977

Breeze Way

Restaurant

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It's the downtown hangout, people bring families and have some fried foods, some soda, and enjoy the cheerful but slightly worn local ambience, whatever local ambience is.The food is out of the bag, from a Schwann's man perhaps. No special menu features, but it's a great alternative to the crowded restaurants on Auburn game days. The crowd is still lively and it's a popular place, but at least you'll get your food that day.Here, you'll get chicken fingers and assorted fried bits of chicken. Chicken is pretty good, but man, it's like, an all chicken restaurant.You get what you pay for, and sometimes, you really want some cheap chicken fingers and fries in a red basket. When that...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 26, 2006

Breeze Way
213 S 8th St.
Opelika, Alabama
(334) 749-5167

Mandarin House Chinese

Restaurant | "Mandarian House Chinese"

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Yes, it's your standard Chinese buffet. But wait, it's also a classy sushi bar? Those can't be the same!"But is it good?" you ask. Of course! If you are American, the buffet is the Chinese-American cuisine you grew up with, and the lo mein is quite tasty regardless of how many times you've had it before. It's comfort food, away from home, you can get something like your local Chinese buffet with fresh food and courteous and fast service.Here, I piled my plate high with lo mein, fried clams (that's the southern touch), little crab rangoon parcels, and egg rolls. It was all very fresh, and watching the staff keep the food moving, never letting it sit too long and constantly refreshing th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2006

Mandarin House Chinese
3800 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, Alabama
(334) 745-7234

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