Alabama Food Trails

North Alabama Trail

North Alabama Trail

Whether dishing out a legendary recipe or serving up a new one in a historic building, North Alabama’s restaurants combine old and new to create a diverse culinary culture. This part of the state offers a little something for everyone, from cool treats and casual barbecue to contemporary fare.

Stop 1
Swing by The Palace in Tuscumbia and step back in time with the Harvey Milkshake – a thick chocolate milkshake served in a stainless steel glass.

Stop 2
Visit George’s Steak Pit in Sheffield, where the secret to success is said to be the restaurant’s famous open pit. Warning: Once you’ve had the ribeye dinner at George’s, other steak houses may fall short.

Stop 3
Big Bob Gibson is credited with inventing the now famous Alabama white sauce. Try it served over the Decatur restaurant’s barbecue chicken for the true Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q experience.

Stop 4
Few things are as savory as a flaky filet of catfish with a side of hushpuppies – and few people do it better than the Original Greenbrier BBQ in Madison. Stop in and see why it’s been a local favorite for half a century.

Stop 5
For a more upscale dining experience, check out Huntsville’s Cotton Row. Owned by renowned chef James Boyce, Cotton Row is housed in a building constructed in 1821.

Stop 6
Tomato pie is an elusive Southern dish, but you’ll find it at Carlile’s in Scottsboro. This version is a can’t-miss treat for any food lover.