About Us


Reservations are recommended but not required!

The Warehouse Bistro, located in Opelika's oldest industrial park since 1993, is the area's best in casual fine dining. It has often been described as "a diamond in the rough," and "Opelika's best-kept secret."

Although off the beaten path, the restaurant is near to and easily accessible from I-85 via exit 60. Guests enjoy dining in a cozy, friendly atmosphere from a menu featuring American and Continental cuisine, as well as nightly Chef Specials. Much emphasis is given to food presentation and meticulous service from the staff.

The Bistro is considered to be on par with any fine restaurant from Birmingham or Atlanta. Much of that credit goes to current chef and owner, Joe Hippely. Joe, a native of Ohio, came to The Bistro in April 2000, and devoted his time and talents into making The Warehouse Bistro the best restaurant in the area. After having worked in fine restaurants since 1985, the idea of running a restaurant has always been Joe's desire, and his influence is evident at The Bistro. Joe made major changes such as modifying the menu, expanding the wine list, updating the dining room, adding the pub, and revamping the kitchen. Joe has helped The Bistro become the restaurant it is today, and you will see it continue to improve with time.

(From "Lake Marting Living," by Wendy Swann, Volume 16, Feb. 2002)

Some of Our Achievements:

  • North American Restaurant Association: Five Stars
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2005-2006

Private Dining for Your Event!

  • Corporate Functions
  • Wedding Rehearsals
  • Graduations
  • Anniversaries
  • Catering Also Available!

From the Owner:

"Nothing is more satisfying in this business than to have a customer tell you the everything was wonderful. I take great pride in the quality of the food and presentation of each dish. So many times we are part of a special occasion or celebration in someone's life, and everything has to be perfect on our part,"

- Joe Hippely, Chef/Owner

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