Featured Restaurants

Dessert

  • Alexander City

  • Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast

    497 Hillabee St., Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 329-3717

    Stay in historic Alexander City, where this inn hands each guest a glass of sweet tea upon arrival. Dessert is served every evening for visitors, but it’s the hot breakfast made fresh each morning that makes a trip to Mistletoe Bough memorable.

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    Bed and Breakfast, Dessert

  • SpringHouse

    SpringHouse

    12 Benson Mill Road, Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 215-7080

    SpringHouse in Alexander City is a restaurant that serves up sophisticated cuisine while celebrating local and homegrown products. Highlights of the menu include whole Gulf red snapper, a garden-fresh Southern vegetable plate with chowchow and buttermilk biscuits, and their signature s'mores with made-from-scratch marshmallows. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Alexandria

  • Wright Dairy

    241 Cane Creek Farm Road, Alexandria, AL 36250
    (256) 820-1020

    The Wright family's dairy farming roots date back to the 1940s, but it wasn't until February 2000 that David Wright opened a store at his farm in Alexandria. Today, Wright Dairy prides itself in milking, bottling and selling its own products, which include pasteurized, non-homogenized, preservative-free milks from grass-fed cows, in addition to yogurt, seasonal eggnog, cheese and ice cream. The farm store also sells Amish goods and specialty items from other local producers.

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    Dessert

  • Anniston

  • The Victoria Restaurant

    1604 Quintard Ave., Anniston, AL 36201
    (256) 236-0503

    Located inside the historic Victoria Inn, The Victoria Restaurant has been serving contemporary Southern cuisine since 2009. With dishes like grilled pork tenderloin, shrimp and grits, and the famous chocolate molten cake, it's no wonder the restaurant has attracted visitors from all around the state.

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    Casual dining, Dessert

  • Birmingham

  • Bottega

    Bottega

    2240 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 939-1000

    One of three Birmingham spots belonging to well-known chef and restaurateur Frank Stitt, Bottega has a split personality of sorts. On one side is a white tablecloth, fine dining establishment known for its deliciously rich entrees and Parmesan soufflé appetizer; on the other side is a trendy, casual cafe complete with a communal table and a bar stacked with regulars. The restaurant is open at night only, while the café serves both lunch and dinner. More

    Award-winning, Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Chez Fonfon

    Chez Fonfon

    2007 11th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 939-3221

    Frank Stitt, his wife, Pardis, and Chris Mancill opened Chez Fonfon in 2000. Today, the French bistro, complete with authentic café tables and a 100-year-old etched glass door from Lyons, is known not just for its decor, but also for the signature Fonfon burger and fries, pastries and back courtyard games of boule — a game popular in France in which players try to get metal balls close to a target on a court.

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    Award-winning, Burgers, Dessert, Farm, Fine Dining

  • dg

    2837 Culver Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 871-3266

    Formerly known as daniel george, dg serves creative American cuisine in a simple, elegant storefront in Mountain Brook Village. Under the direction of chef and owner Daniel Briggs, the daily-changing menu features Gulf Coast seafood, wild and domestic game, meats, poultry and fresh, local produce.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Highlands Bar and Grill

    Highlands Bar and Grill

    2011 11th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-939-1400

    Since 1982, Frank Stitt's Highlands Bar and Grill has been Birmingham's premier spot to entertain out-of-town guests and celebrate special occasions. The recipient of numerous accolades, including three consecutive nominations for Outstanding Restaurant in the James Beard Foundation Awards, Highlands Bar and Grill pairs French-inspired, Southern cuisine with elegant, upscale appeal.

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    Award-winning, Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Klingler's

    Klingler's

    621 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 823-4560

    Baked goods, beer steins and cuckoo clocks abound at family-owned and operated Klingler's in Vestavia Hills. Serving the only authentic German cuisine in Birmingham for nearly three decades, the restaurant is known for its Black Forest cherry cake and extensive Sunday brunch menu. More

    Award-winning, Breakfast, Casual dining, Dessert, German

  • Savage's

    Savage's

    2916 18th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-4901

    Founded in 1939 by William Savage, Savage's bakery moved to its current location in downtown Homewood in the 1950s. Purchased by Van Scott in 1978, the bakery continues to produce deli items and made-from-scratch, hand-cut and molded sweet treats.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Historic

  • Camden

  • GainesRidge Dinner Club

    GainesRidge Dinner Club

    933 Highway 10 E., Camden, AL 36726
    (334) 682-9707

    The GainesRidge Dinner Club, located in a home built in the 1820s, began serving food in 1985. The home features both indoor and outdoor dining rooms, where guests may be joined by one of the property's several friendly ghosts. The menu is simple, with a selection of seafood, sandwiches, and desserts, including the restaurant's popular black bottom pie.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Historic

  • Childersburg

  • DeSoto Caverns

    DeSoto Caverns

    5181 Desoto Caverns Parkway, Childersburg, AL 35044
    (800) 933-2283

    DeSoto Caverns is known for attractions such as a Native American burial ground, Civil War mines, water rides, mazes, and, of course, the namesake caves. But while families enjoy the attractions, they also note that the log cabin gift shop may serve some of the best homemade fudge in the state.

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    Dessert

  • Clanton

  • Durbin Farms Market

    Durbin Farms Market

    2130 7th St. S., Clanton, AL 35045
    (877) 818-0202

    In operation since 1938, Durbin Farms opened its market along Interstate 65 in the early 1960s. Later, they added a yogurt shop and started making homemade ice cream. Owned today by Steve Wilson, the market is still known for its ice cream made with high-quality cream and fresh Durbin Farms fruit.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Farm

  • Heaton Pecan Farm

    Heaton Pecan Farm

    309 Sunrise Blvd., Clanton, AL 35045
    (205) 755-8654

    From candies and fudge to whole pecans and pecan meal, Heaton Pecan Farm offers just about any pecan product you can think of. Famous for their pecan pie, the farm boasts pecan trees dating back to the early 1900s.

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    Dessert, Farm

  • Peach Park

    Peach Park

    2300 7th St. S., Clanton, AL 35046
    205-755-2065

    Peach Park is located in the heart of Alabama's peach country. Famous for its ice cream and pies, the spot has grown over the years to include not only a selection of fresh peaches, preserves and other produce, but also a barbecue bar, ice cream stand and gift shop.

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    Barbecue, Casual dining, Dessert, Farm

  • Decatur

  • Morgan Price Candy

    1735 Sixth Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 306-0910

    Using her father's secret recipe for pralines, Mary Morgan founded Morgan Price Candy as a mail-order business in 1987. She soon opened her own store, selling handcrafted chocolates and other sweets. Owned today by Nancy Curl, Morgan Price Candy still offers English toffee, pralines, gift baskets and other treats at its store in Decatur as well as by mail.

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    Dessert

  • Fairhope

  • Sandra's Place

    218 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, AL 36532
    (251) 990-3344

    Sandra's is a small, corner café serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts. There's limited seating inside, so locals suggest taking your sweet tea and chocolate cake to the patio to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Fairhope.

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    Beverages, Casual dining, Dessert

  • Florence

  • Trowbridge's

    Trowbridge's

    316 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630
    (256) 764-1503

    An old-fashioned sandwich shop in operation since 1918, Trowbridge's is the oldest business still operating in its original location in Florence. Still owned by the Trowbridge family, the eatery seats 50 and prides itself in getting people in and out in half an hour. The menu features classic soda fountain fare such as hot dogs, chicken salad sandwiches and, of course, ice cream. More

    Casual dining, Dessert, Historic, Sandwiches, Soda Fountain

  • Foley

  • Stacey's Old Tyme Soda Fountain

    121 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535
    (251) 943-7191

    In business since 1929, Stacey's takes customers back in time, from the jukebox to the Cokes that cost only a quarter. Stacey's is known for its nostalgic decor — model planes hang from the ceiling and a train travels along the wall — as well as for its old-fashioned malts and shakes.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Soda Fountain

  • Fort Deposit

  • Priester's Pecans

    Priester's Pecans

    208 Old Fort Road E., Fort Deposit, AL 36032
    (334) 227-4301

    Priester's Pecans began as a side business for gas station owner L.C. Priester in the late 1930s. Eventually, Priester expanded the business and brought in partner Hense Ellis, whose grandchildren run the business today. Priester's sells pecans, fruit cakes, pralines, candies, sandwiches and more at its store in Fort Deposit. Products are also available online and through Priester's catalog.

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    Casual dining, Dessert

  • Gulf Shores

  • King Neptune's

    King Neptune's

    1137 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251) 968-5464

    King Neptune's has been featured on shows like Bobby Flay's "Food Nation," the Travel Channel's "Travel in the Deep South," as well as in Southern Living magazine and Travel USA. Owned by husband and wife team Al and Diane Sawyer, the casual seafood spot is known for serving sweet, salty, melt-in-your-mouth royal red shrimp. More

    Casual dining, Dessert, Seafood

  • Huntsville

  • Cotton Row Restaurant

    Cotton Row Restaurant

    100 S. Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 382-9500

    Chef James Boyce's Cotton Row Restaurant is housed in a historic Huntsville building constructed in 1821. A regular on the "Today" show, the "Martha Stewart Living" radio show and in national food publications, Boyce opened Cotton Row in 2008 after working in cities like New York and Las Vegas. Seasonal and local ingredients dictate menu items, including the restaurant's surprisingly simple dessert, peanut butter and jelly in phyllo. The dish originated when Boyce forgot to bring a dessert to an event he was catering. He raided the client's kitchen and made the dessert from found ingredients. It was so well received that he added it to Cotton Row's menu.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Grille 29

    Grille 29

    475 Providence Main St. N., Huntsville, AL 35806
    (256) 489-9470

    Grille 29 offers upscale casual dining in Huntsville's Village of Providence. The steakhouse is known for its seafood and desserts. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Lincoln

  • R & B Barbeque

    91 Magnolia St. S., Lincoln, AL 35096
    (205) 763-2315

    R & B Barbeque in Lincoln is known for their barbecue, but make sure you try their peanut butter cake too.

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    Barbecue, Casual dining, Dessert

  • Mobile

  • NoJa

    6 N. Jackson St., Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 433-0377

    NoJa occupies a North Jackson Street landmark that at different times has been a private home, a cab company and one of downtown Mobile's most legendary bars, the Little Turf Club. Today the spot is a sophisticated restaurant complete with New Orleans-inspired ironwork and a romantic courtyard. At NoJa, chef and owner Chakli Diggs blends Meditteranean, Asian and Gulf Coast cuisine using free-range meats and other organic and sustainable ingredients.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Original Oyster House

    Original Oyster House

    3733 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
    (251) 626-2188

    Seafood from the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores has ranked as some of the best in local polls and national publications for nearly 20 years. The restaurant, which overlooks scenic Big Lagoon, recently unveiled its Man vs. Food platter, a joint creation by the owners and host of the platter's namesake show on the Travel channel, Adam Richman. But the star of the show at Original Oyster House is the restaurant's pies — homemade key lime or peanut butter chocolate chip made with a touch of Kahlúa. More

    Casual dining, Dessert, Seafood

  • Tanner Pecans & Candies

    10 Springdale Blvd., Mobile, AL 36606
    (251) 473-4560

    What started as a family business in 1940 is now a complete pecan processing plant and store selling candies and baked goods. Owned by Danny and Leslie Fox, the store still sells B.C. Tanner's favorite candy, Praline Bits, in addition to chocolate-covered potato chips, pralines, divinity and more. Tanner's products are also available online and through their catalog.

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    Dessert

  • Three Georges

    226 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 433-6725

    Three Georges is a Mobile original known for its variety of chocolates. Selections include Heavenly Hash (marshmallows and pecans smothered in smooth, rich, milk chocolate) and sampler boxes filled with an assortment of hand-dipped milk chocolate nuts, fruits, creams, jellies and candies.

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    Dessert, Historic

  • Montgomery

  • Garrett's

    Garrett's

    7780 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117
    (334) 396-9950

    Chef Gary Garner opened his unique, upscale restaurant on Montgomery's east side in 1995. The menu changes seasonally, with various specials showcased from week to week, but some favorites — like beef short ribs prepared osso buco-style or the seared, pepper-crusted Ahi tuna — appear more than once throughout the year. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Point Clear

  • Punta Clara Kitchen

    Punta Clara Kitchen

    17111 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, AL 36532
    (251) 928-8477

    The Punta Clara Candy Kitchen in Point Clear has been making candies and confections daily since 1952. The shop, located in an 1897 Victorian home, sells a large selection of sweet treats like pralines, gourmet preserves, jams, jellies and fruit cake, in addition to a variety of antiques.

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    Dessert

  • The Wash House

    17111 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, AL 36564
    251-928-4838

    The Wash House in Point Clear serves Southern and coastal cuisine in a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. Signature dishes include chateaubriand, triggerfish and key lime bread pudding.

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    Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Russellville

  • Daily Bread Barbecue

    305 Jackson Ave., Russellville, AL 35653
    (256) 332-9621

    Daily Bread Barbecue in Russellville is well known for its delicious caramel cake. Owned and operated by Mae Frances Nelson, the restaurant is open five days a week for breakfast and lunch.

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    Barbecue, Breakfast, Casual dining, Dessert

  • Troy

  • Sisters'

    Sisters'

    3316 U.S. 231, Troy, AL 36081
    334-566-0064

    Sisters Pat Rogers and Geraldine Umbehagen have operated Sisters' in Troy for nearly 15 years. With a menu that changes daily, the restaurant is known for its selection of country cooking, Friday night seafood buffets and homemade banana pudding.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Seafood, Soul Food

  • Tuscumbia

  • Claunch Cafe

    400 S. Main St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674
    (256) 386-0222

    Located in downtown Tuscumbia near Spring Park, Claunch Cafe features Southern home-style cooking. Dishes include made-from-scratch cakes, meatloaf and more, but the pecan chicken salad plate has customers coming back for more.

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    Dessert, Soul Food

  • The Palace

    The Palace

    100 S. Main St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674
    (256) 386-8210

    Inside a building constructed in 1833, The Palace Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop is a labor of love for successful businessman Harvey Robbins and his wife, Joyce Ann. After finding success in the flooring business, Robbins set out to revitalize his hometown of Tuscumbia. Robbins is responsible for many new ventures in the town, but one of his biggest successes has been the Harvey milkshake, a thick, chocolate shake served in a stainless steel cup. The Palace sells more than 30,000 milkshakes a year, in addition to malts, chicken salad sandwiches and other menu items.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Soda Fountain