Featured Restaurants

Tuscaloosa

  • Tuscaloosa

  • Archibald's

    Archibald's

    1211 Martin Luther King Blvd., Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 345-6861

    George Archibald, Jr. was 12 years old when he started working in the family barbecue business his father started in 1962. Today, George and his sister, Paulette, keep this diamond in the rough going, serving Archibald's famous ribs and vinegar-based sauce. Lines often form before the doors even open, and spots fill up fast at the picnic tables outside.

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    Barbecue, Casual dining

  • Baumhower's

    Baumhower's

    500 Harper Lee Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 556-5658

    Former University of Alabama and Miami Dolphins star Bob Baumhower opened his first restaurant in 1981. What started as a counter-service establishment soon grew to a chain of four full-service restaurants. Today, Baumhower's boasts 13 locations across the state, in addition to sister restaurants Bob's Victory Grille, the Compleat Angler and Bimini Bob's. The sports-themed favorite is famous for wings available in a variety of flavors and six temperatures varying from mild to 911 to Bring Da' Pain. The menu also features burgers, Southern-inspired entrees and popular ooey-gooey cheese fries. More

    Casual dining

  • Bob's Victory Grille

    1800 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 561-3984

    Legendary Alabama football player Bob Baumhower created a restaurant as All-American as he is with Bob’s Victory Grille. The extensive menu is full of staples like fried Gulf shrimp, wings, and specialty pizzas and paninis. Fans are particularly fond of the traditional Southern elements Bob’s brings to the table, from sharable sides to homemade desserts like Nana’s Pecan Pie.

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    Italian, Southern

  • City Cafe

    408 Main Ave., Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 758-9171

    City Cafe is located on Main Avenue in historic downtown Northport. A favorite among locals and students from the area's colleges, the Southern home cookin' keeps the restaurant packed five days a week.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Cypress Inn

    Cypress Inn

    501 Rice Mine Road N., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 345-6963

    Overlooking the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, Cypress Inn boasts casual dining in an elegant setting. A combination of family recipes and local ingredients have earned Cypress Inn several distinctions, including a spot among the Top 10 Catfish Restaurants in America.

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    Casual dining, Seafood

  • Dreamland

    Dreamland

    5535 15th Ave. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 758-8135

    Just south of the University of Alabama sits the original Dreamland Bar-B-Que, first opened by John "Big Daddy" Bishop in 1958. The story goes that after a long career as a brick mason, Bishop was ready for a change. The idea to build a restaurant on the land next to his home came to him in a dream, and soon Bishop and his wife were selling ribs, sandwiches and more to regular customers. Once known for serving only ribs, white bread and sauce, today the restaurant boasts eight locations featuring pulled pork, chicken, traditional side items and desserts.

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    Award-winning, Barbecue, Casual dining

  • Epiphany Cafe

    519 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 344-5583

    Self-defining its offerings as “new American farm-to-table cuisine,” Epiphany Cafe brings an emphasis on regional ingredients to historic downtown Tuscaloosa. A frequently changing menu means only the most in-season dishes are offered, and Executive Chef Tres Jackson personally selects all ingredients used. More

    Soul Food

  • Evangeline's

    1653 McFarland Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 752-0830

    Since 1998, Evangeline's has offered Tuscaloosa an upscale dining experience with an ever-evolving menu of American and internationally inspired cuisine. Known for its crab cakes, the restaurant specializes in dishes that feature fresh, Gulf seafood.

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    Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Full Moon Bar-B-Que

    2231 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 554-7522

    Once known as Pat James' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, the restaurant, famous for its half-moon cookies and chow-chow — a spicy, sweet Southern relish — was bought in 1996 by brothers David and Joe Maluff. Full Moon now boasts eight locations, including the original in Birmingham's Southside. 

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    Barbecue, Casual dining

  • Guthrie's

    205 15th St., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 349-2222

    The Guthrie family restaurant opened in Haleyville in 1965. It wasn't until 1978, however, that the famous chicken fingers and sauce — the result of a contest between the Guthrie children to see who could make the best chicken finger sauce — were added to the menu. In the 1980s, Guthrie's began serving only chicken fingers, fries, bread and sauce. Though the restaurant now boasts more than 20 locations throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, the sauce and chicken fingers are still made the same way they were when it all began.

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    Casual dining

  • Maggie's Diner

    1307 Ty Rogers Junior Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 366-0302

    It may not be much to look at from the outside, but locals swear by the Southern favorites being served up at Maggie's Diner. Collard greens, fried okra and hot caramel cake are just some of the things that keep bringing folks back for more.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Momma Goldberg's

    Momma Goldberg's

    409 23rd Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 345-5501

    Momma Goldberg's Deli has served the Auburn area since 1976. Recently the eatery, famous for its Momma's Love sandwich (a combination of roast beef, ham, turkey and Muenster cheese) has expanded to more than 20 locations across Alabama and Georgia.

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    Casual dining, Sandwiches