Featured Restaurants

Soul Food

  • Albertville

  • Jessie's Café

    419 N. Broad St., Albertville, AL 35950
    (256) 894-4565

    Jessie's Cafe is a casual restaurant serving lunch five days a week. Jessie's daily specials are popular, but Tuesday's white chicken chili is a crowd favorite.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Athens

  • LuVici's

    105 N. Jefferson St., Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-5550

    Located inside the historic U.G White hardware store in Athens, LuVici's serves upscale Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    Fine Dining, Soul Food

  • Auburn

  • Price's BBQ House

    345 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 826-8277

    An Auburn institution since 1978, Price’s serves hickory-smoked pork, chicken, turkey and ribs done the “old-fashioned way.” Sides and desserts are made daily, giving each guest the best-tasting, most authentic Alabama food experience possible. Mix and match any of the six sides to find your perfect combination. 

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    Barbecue, Soul Food

  • Birmingham

  • Irondale Cafe

    Irondale Cafe

    1906 First Ave. N., Irondale, AL 35210
    205-956-5258

    Situated beside an old train station, the Irondale Cafe isn't your typical meat-and-three joint. Fans of the book, Fried Green Tomatoes — and its subsequent Academy Award-nominated film — know that this place was the inspiration for Fannie Flagg's story of love, loss and life in the South. Today, diners still take in the squeals and rumbles of passing trains, and the restaurant continues to churn out Southern favorites, frying nearly 100 pounds of green tomatoes each day.

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    Casual dining, Historic, Soul Food

  • Johnny's

    2902 18th St. South, Homewood, AL 35209
    (205) 802-2711

    Johnny’s uses Greek influences to create homemade dishes and sides with Alabama flair. A focus on fresh, local ingredients means a menu that changes with the seasons. The weekday lunch specials are wildly popular — a perfect hybrid between Greek and Southern cuisines. 

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    Greek, Soul Food

  • Lloyd's

    5301 Highway 280, Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 991-5530

    Founded in 1937, Lloyd's is known for its casual setting and home-cooked meals. With an extensive menu of vegetables and other Southern fare, popular items include hamburger steak, barbecue, super-sized cheeseburgers and the eatery's famous onion rings.

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    Casual dining, Historic, Soul Food

  • Niki's West

    233 Finley Ave. W., Birmingham, AL 35204
    (205) 252-5751

    Serving cafeteria-style soul food in Birmingham since 1957, Niki's West is popular among locals wanting home-cooked, Southern cuisine. Second-generation owners Pete and Teddy Hontzas continue their father's legacy. In addition to the buffet, the restaurant serves steak, fresh seafood and breakfast six days a week.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Brundidge

  • Crowe's

    334 N. Main St., Troy, AL 36010
    (334) 735-3005

    Crowe's Chicken is an unassuming, casual eatery that's been a longtime favorite among locals and Troy University students. Crowe's is famous for its fried chicken and sauces, but regulars also recommend Crowe's fried okra.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Decatur

  • Caddo Cafeteria

    6091 County Road 434, Trinity, AL 35673
    (256) 974-5535

    Trinity's Caddo Cafeteria serves a wide variety of blue plate specials for lunch and dinner. The menu changes daily and features catfish, hamburger steak, lasagna, a slew of Southern-style vegetables and banana pudding on the second Sunday of every month.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Demopolis

  • Kora's Place

    1621 Highway 43 S., Demopolis, AL 36732
    (334) 289-4911

    Kora's Place is a genuine Southern soul food café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A favorite among locals, Kora's is known not only for its cafeteria-style daily specials, but also for its dinner-plate-sized super burger. Finish it and get a spot alongside other champions on the wall of shame.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Enterprise

  • Cutts Restaurant

    417 E. Lee St., Enterprise, AL 36330
    (334) 347-1110

    A family-owned, local favorite, Cutts serves breakfast, lunch and dinner five days a week, plus lunch on Saturday. The menu includes a country cookin' buffet in addition to short order options like hamburgers, barbecue and the restaurant's famous chili dogs.

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    Burgers, Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Foley

  • The Derailed Diner

    27801 County Road 64, Robertsdale, AL 36567
    (251) 960-1152

    From the outside, this eatery resembles a train yard. Inside, guests can eat in the “dining car” or have a drink at the bar designed around a school bus. Not to be outdone by the unique atmosphere, the menu has plenty of character too — from late-night fried green beans to the BBQ Meatloaf Po’Boy. 

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    Cajun, Soul Food

  • The Gift Horse

    201 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535
    (251) 943-3663

    The building that houses The Gift Horse restaurant has a storied history. Built by the town's founders in 1912 as a community gathering place, the space has been a dance hall, USO club, hardware store and skating rink. Renovated in 1984 with grand chandeliers, stained glass and art by the same woman commissioned to do paintings aboard the Queen Mary, the restaurant now serves specialties such as fried biscuits, baked chicken, praline sweet potatoes and apple cheese casserole, all in an elegant display atop a 28-foot-long, 19th-century mahogany buffet table.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Fyffe

  • Barry's Backyard Barbecue

    85 County Road 527, Fyffe, AL 35971
    (256) 623-2102

    Off the beaten path, Barry's Backyard Barbecue is just what the name implies — a restaurant in a farmer's backyard. Open Thursday through Saturday for dinner, the buffet features fried fish, country fixin's, homemade ice cream, cobbler and barbecue. More

    Barbecue, Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Gadsden

  • Pruett's Bar-B-Q

    Pruett's Bar-B-Q

    1617 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 547-4118

    Pruett's has been a Gadsden landmark since 1976 and serves barbecue and country cuisine for lunch and dinner. Local favorites include fried chicken, ribs and Sweet Potato Fluff. More

    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Top O' the River

    1606 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 547-9817

    Top O' the River is a family-owned restaurant operating in Gadsden for 30 years, with two additional locations in Anniston and Guntersville. Known for serving complimentary cornbread, slaw and pickled onions before each meal, Top O' the River boasts grain-fed catfish raised on a farm in neighboring Mississippi paired with greens and other sides made fresh daily.

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    Casual dining, Seafood, Soul Food

  • Gee's Bend

  • Keitsha's Snack Shack

    13181 County Road 29, Gee's Bend, AL 36720
    (334) 573-2007

    Keitsha's Snack Shack combines a classic soul food restaurant with a casual sandwich shop. Located in Gee's Bend, made famous by the Gee's Bend quilters, Keitsha's offers table service, take out and catering.

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    Casual dining, Sandwiches, Soul Food

  • Goshen

  • Old Barn Restaurant

    1016 County Road 2242, Goshen, AL 36035
    (334) 484-3200

    The Old Barn Restaurant sits atop a hill in the small, rural town of Goshen. Housed inside a 100-year-old barn, the restaurant serves up traditional, country cookin' for dinner Thursday through Saturday and for lunch on Sunday. Owned by the Taylor family, Old Barn Restaurant is known for its desserts, made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. More

    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Grady

  • Red's Little Schoolhouse

    Red's Little Schoolhouse

    20 Gardner Road, Grady, AL 36036
    (334) 584-7955

    Red's Little Schoolhouse occupies a building constructed in 1910. The restaurant opened in 1985 and has served country cooking ever since. Locals recommend the fried cornbread, pudding, lemon icebox pie and apple cheese casserole.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Huntsville

  • G's Country Kitchen

    2501 Oakwood Ave NW #5, Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 533-3034

    G’s stands by the idea that fresh, made-from-scratch food is more affordable and better tasting than fast food. This family establishment encourages local families to forgo the premade kids meals in favor of made-to-order burgers, fish and a large variety of homemade sides. There’s something for everyone on this menu full of good home cooking.

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    Soul Food, Southern

  • Maylene

  • Fox Valley Restaurant

    Fox Valley Restaurant

    6745 Highway 17, Maylene, AL 35114
    (205) 664-8341

    For more than 20 years, guests have enjoyed fine Southern dining off the beaten path at Fox Valley Restaurant. The winner of multiple Wine Spectator awards, the restaurant is renowned not only for its selection of vino, but also for its panko-crusted crab cakes and scrumptious desserts.

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    Farm, Fine Dining, Soul Food, Steak

  • Montgomery

  • True Montgomery

    503 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
    (334) 356-3814

    At True Montgomery, Chef Wesley True shares his signature farm-inspired seasonal cuisine in a polished, welcoming atmosphere. The two-time James Beard Award nominee works with local farmers to serve refined comfort food spotlighting high-quality ingredients and flavors. The changing menu at True Montgomery is filled with sharable bites like crawfish beignets as well as elevated takes on classic Southern mains – try the riff on roasted chicken that includes seafood sausage, or the roasted beets with carrot vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, candied pecan "ash" and Stone Hollow goat cheese. More

    Fine Dining, Soul Food

  • Perdido

  • Buster's Restaurant

    1310 E. Nashville Ave., Atmore, AL 36502
    (251) 368-4931

    Buster’s is a family-owned and operated eatery serving Southern hospitality with every plate of traditional, home-cooked favorites. You’ll never meet a stranger among these tables filled with fried catfish, hamburger steaks and heaping banana splits. 

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    Soul Food, Southern

  • Prattville

  • Jim's Restaurant

    1504 S. Memorial Drive, Prattville, AL 36067
    334-365-7231

    Jim's Restaurant has been family-owned and operated since 1958, making it the city's oldest business still operated by its original owners. Specializing in country cooking, weekly specials often include fried chicken, salmon cakes, fried catfish and a variety of Southern vegetables.

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    Casual dining, Seafood, Soul Food

  • Scottsboro

  • McCutchen's Magnolia House Restaurant

    303 E. Willow St., Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 259-3077

    McCutchen's Magnolia House Restaurant serves its customers made-from-scratch Southern cuisine. Located in a historic house in downtown Scottsboro, McCutchen's boasts a menu with a variety of home cooking staples, such as their famous fried green tomatoes.

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    Soul Food

  • Selma

  • Downtowner Restaurant

    1114 Selma Ave., Selma, AL 36703
    (334) 875-5933

    It doesn't get much simpler than this. Selma's Downtowner Restaurant serves Southern meats and vegetables in a relaxed atmosphere, but there are two things guests should remember: Bring cash and arrive early if you want a good parking spot.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Slocomb

  • Zack's

    160 W. Slocomb St., Slocomb, AL 36375
    (334) 886-9731

    Zack's serves Southern cooking buffet-style for lunch six days a week. Selections include fried chicken, country fried steak, pot roast, a variety of vegetables and 14 different desserts on Sundays.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Stockton

  • Stage Coach Café

    52860 State Highway 59, Stockton, AL 36579
    (251) 580-0608

    Stage Coach Café is a quaint, rural eatery located in the heart of the Tensaw Delta of Baldwin County. The menu features Southern favorites like fried chicken, gravy and rice and fried okra, all made with ingredients owner Joyce Overstreet purchases from from local famers & fishermen.

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    Casual dining, Seafood, Soul Food

  • Theodore

  • Time to Eat

    7351 County Road 30, Theodore, AL 36582
    (251) 654-0228

    Time to Eat in Theodore boasts some of the best country cookin' in the area. The eatery, which is decorated with more than 700 clocks, has is also credited with serving one of the county's best burgers.

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    Burgers, Casual dining, Soul Food

  • Troy

  • Mossy Grove Schoolhouse

    1841 Al Highway 87, Troy, AL 36079
    (334) 566-4921

    Mossy Grove is an old schoolhouse converted into a restaurant tucked under massive trees laden with Spanish moss. The restaurant serves Southern fried favorites for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

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    Casual dining, Soul Food

  • 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

  • Tuscaloosa

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tuskegee

  • Dorothy's Restaurant

    Dorothy's Restaurant

    1 Booker T. Washington Blvd., Tuskegee, AL 36088
    (334) 724-2767

    The Restaurant at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center features traditional Southern cuisine, warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere. Traditional Southern favorites are served daily at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant is famous among locals and visitors alike for its sweet potato pie, pecan pie and cream pound cake, in addition to its Soul Food Wednesdays and Sunday brunch.

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    Soul Food