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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.