Casual Decadence

Eat local × Drink Local × Live Local × Be local


Oysters and Gourmet Burgers brought to you by the owners of MELT.

Fancy's on 5th is an Oyster Dive + Burger Bar located in the heart of Avondale right across from the park. Named for the Elephant Miss Fancy , the 1920s Avondale Zoo’s main attraction and mascot, we want this eatery to be everything you love about your favorite burger bar and local oyster dive, but taken to a new level. We joke that there is nothing fancy about this place except the name. This is why we kept the rustic exposed brick walls and original ceilings and tiles. We have also used locally sourced wood with every opportunity. 

Our house mascot is Octavius the Octopus. You can find him in two locations, perched in neon purple over the bar and looming above the mafia booth dressed in Iron and Edison lights. Octavius keeps watch over Fancy’s and all her guests. We wanted to stay true to the Avondale neighborhood.  Fancy’s casual, charming and comfortable. On the tables and booths, you can find Magic Eight balls and rubix cubes and with your guest check you receive a fortune telling fish. Accents such as these are how we want our guests to feel at home. 

We want Fancy’s to be the kind of restaurant that attracts all walks of life. This is one of the reasons we love Avondale so much. On any given day, you see one of every kind of person walking around. It is a city within itself, and a very loving and strong community. Eat, live and be local. We firmly believe that if we support the community, it will support us.  

Fancy's on 5th is owned by Harriet Despinakis and Paget Pizitz. They are also the owners of MELT Avondale and Melt Food truck. You can contact them at paget@meltbham.com or harriet@meltbham.com 

- Harriet and Paget



(205) 777-3662


430 41st Street South
(across from Avondale Park, below The Marble Ring)
Avondale, AL 35222


Tues-Sat 5 - close
Sun Closed
Mon Closed

Contact Us

When you arrive, please check in with our host or hostess. If we are on a wait, we will provide you with a very stylish black pager. We encourage you to explore the Avondale neighborhood but don't roam too far and hurry back when we buzz you! If you choose to remove your name from the list or want to check in with us, simply call us at (205) 777-3662 or (205) 834-2306 to let us know. Because our space is quaint, our availability to accommodate large parties is limited. Please be patient with us and we will do our very best to make you happy! We are currently open Tuesday-Saturday, with lunch service on Friday and Saturday. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us using the form below. 

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You can also reach us at:
Harriet Despinakis

Paget Pizitz