Classic On Noble is east Alabama’s premier fine dining restaurant. Classic offers a casual inviting environment where you’ll feel right at home and where you’ll always enjoy entertaining friends and clients.
Classic’s history began and continues as a passion of its founders, David and Cathy Mashburn. Before restoring the beautiful 1894 Levy and Clark building in historic downtown Anniston, the Mashburn’s established a renowned reputation for their outstanding catering. Beginning with a friend’s wedding in 1990, at first the catering was an intense hobby. Then David lost his job as his employer moved its operation to Mexico, propelling David’s hobby into a fulltime business- Classic Catering.
Classic Catering was initially based in the Mashburn’s home kitchen in Jacksonville before they moved into their first building, located in a quaint storefront in Jacksonville. One day David told Cathy that he wanted to move to downtown Anniston. Shortly afterward, the staff of Anniston Mainstreet called to tell David they had a building for him to inspect. With flashlights in hand, the Mashburns entered the dusty 1894 structure, climbing to the second and third floors, where windows had long since been boarded up and where no business had resided since 1919. After the Mashburn’s emerged from the darkness of the top floors, covered in dust and cobwebs, Cathy thought ‘thank goodness David will see that there is no hope for this old building.’ Then David triumphantly announced, ‘it’s perfect!’ From that moment on Classic grew to become a key element and proud participant in the revitalization of historic downtown Noble Street.
According to Cathy, from that first visit David always had the vision and foresight to see what the building could be and how Classic could prosper within it. Today visitors from far and wide come to enjoy the wonderful dining and atmosphere, while many locals visit so regularly that they feel as comfortable at Classic as they do in their own homes. And Classic Catering continues to take their masterfully prepared food and exceptional catering services to offices, events, and homes around the Southeast, regularly delivering services throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Classic On Noble has been featured in Southern Living, Historical Restaurants of the South, 100 Places to Eat Before You Die, The Anniston Star, The Birmingham News, and elsewhere. Dignitaries such as former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Congressman Mike Rogers, former and present Governors, Amy Grant, members the band Alabama, and countless others have all dined at Classic.
Every day presents a new opportunity for Classic On Noble and Classic Catering to make great new impressions on dedicated, long term customers and impress new customers experiencing what Classic has to offer for the very first time.
Whether you’re one of our regulars or about to be one of our customers for the first time, we hope to see you and serve you soon!