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Allegri Farm Market – Daphne
9948 CR 64 – 251 621-1955
Dixiedining restaurant review


Aunt Bea’s Kitchen – Theodore
1750 Bay Road – 251 623-1869
http://www.shopauntbs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aunt-Bs-Country-Kitchen/226994030662167
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Bayley’s Carry Out Seafood – Theodore
10805 Dauphin Island Parkway – 251 973-1572
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bayleys-Carry-OUT-Seafood/104977266211682


Bar B Q Place - Fort Payne
1502 Gault Avenue - 256-845-6155
Open Monday through Friday 10am to 7pm; Saturday ‘til 4pm.


Barry’s Backyard Barbecue - Fyffe
85 Co. Rd. 527 - 256 623 2102
Open Thursday and Friday 11am to 7pm and Saturday 12pm to 7:30


Bates House of Turkey – Ft. Deposit
45 Bates Road – 888 249-4505
www.batesturkey.com
Dixiedining restaurant review 


Big Bob Gibson's BBQ – Decatur
1715 6th Ave SE – 256 350-6969
http://www.bigbobgibson.com/
http://www.facebook.com/bigbobs
The Gibson name is almost synonymous with BBQ in this part of the country; Big Bob started cooking smoked meat back in 1925. He passed away in 1972 ... but the joint was taken over by his daughter. They have been at this same location since 1952. Good pork sandwich has a slightly tangy sauce. All five of Big Bob's kids are now in the BBQ biz. The sauce must course through their veins! Open 6:30 am to 9:00 pm 7 days a week.  New location in NC, too.


Big Daddy’s Grill – Fairhope
16542 Ferry Road – 251 990-8555
www.bigdaddys.net
https://www.facebook.com/BigDaddysGrill#!/BigDaddysGrill?sk=wall
Dixiedining restaurant review 

 

Biscuit King/Fun Barn – Fairhope
9555 CR 24 – 251 928-2424
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Biscuit-King-Cafe/206189476080896

 

Bishop's Barbecue - Cherokee
10 L.O. Bishop Lane - 800-368-2635
www.bishopsbbq.com


Bluegill Restaurant - Spanish Fort
3775 Battleship Pkwy - 251 626-1998
Well known for hosting shrimp boils for state politicians.
www.bluegillrestaurant.com
http://www.facebook.com/bluegillrestaurant

Dixiedining resturant review


Blue Plate Café - Huntsville
3210 Governors Drive – 256 533-8808
http://blueplatecafe.com/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Plate-Cafe/130438513640237


Bob Syke's BBQ - Bessemer

1724 9th Ave. N - 205 426-1400
www.bobsykes.com
https://www.facebook.com/BobSykesBBQ#!/BobSykesBBQ?sk=wall
Famous for pork ribs. Bob Sykes at one time operated 14 BBQ joints in this area. This is the last remaining in business, having opened it's doors in 1969. Cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad and rolls, homemade onion rings and chili are also available. Save room for Mrs. Syke's tangy lemon meringue pie on a crushed ginger snap crust. Other dessert choices include chocolate, pecan, or coconut pies. Highly recommended. Look for the welcoming pig on the roof!  They also own Courtyard Café Deli & Bakery in Bessemer.


Brick Pit BBQ - Mobile
5456 Old Shell Road – 251 343-0001
www.brickpit.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheBrickPit#!/TheBrickPit?sk=wall

Dixiedining restaurant review
Located under some beautiful live oaks in suburban West Mobile. Their slogan: "It's Serious BBQ". The lean pulled pork is the highlight. "It's not just chopped up mush" says owner Bill Armbrecht, who is damn proud of his product.  Slow cooked over a blend of hickory and pecan for up to 30 hours to create a nice smoky flavor. The chicken and ribs are also above average. Mama Dot's tangy BBQ sauce is outstanding; the recipe is a family secret. Everything here is homemade except the sourdough, Texas-style bread served with each entrée. The fresh, crispy cole slaw is superb and the baked beans taste great with a little Mama Dot's sauce mixed in. BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches are available in two sizes: regular and a smaller "Brick Bite". Wash it all down with a expertly brewed sweet tea with lemon, Coke or an ice cold longneck Budweiser.  Dessert specials change weekly; you may get lucky and hit them when they're offering Banana Pudding. A shady swing awaits out back following your meal.  Owner Bill Armbrecht is a huge Crimson Tide fan and a portrait of Bear Bryant hangs on the wall ... as does a huge sailfish (Armbrecht is an avid sportsman). Bill claims he opened the Brick Pit because he "got tired of not being able to go out and get really good smoked BBQ in Mobile".  Patrons have left a variety of wacky messages in red marker all over the walls inside the restaurant.  Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.  The "This Ain't No Dream ... This is the Real Thing" sign out front is a tongue in cheek poke at the famous Dreamland BBQ company, which has moved into the Mobile market. The competition hasn't prevented the Brick Pit from being voted Best BBQ in Mobile for 3 years running.  This is indeed "Serious BBQ" prepared with passion and attention to detail.  Highly recommended!


Bright Star, The - Bessemer [Photo]
304 19th Street - 205 424-9444 or 426-1861
http://www.thebrightstar.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bright-Star/116015825091953
Founded by a Greek immigrant way back in 1907, Bright Star quickly outgrew 3 locations before settling here in 1915.  Mirrored and marbled walls give this place an upscale diner look.  They offer fresh Gulf seafood, top-notch steaks, Greek specialties such as lamb and more traditional Southern fare.  The Lobster and Crabmeat Au Gratin is a favorite here. Hot lunch plates include Pork Chops with Brown Gravy and Sugar Cured Ham with Raisin Sauce; plates come with 2 or 3 vegetables like fresh buttered squash, creamed corn, baby lima beans, and candied yams. Appetizers include a good seafood gumbo. Choose from Coconut Cream, Peanut Butter, Lemon Ice Box or Pineapple Cheese pies for dessert. Eating here is a “bright” idea!


Burris Farm Market - Loxley
Hwy 59 & 64 - 251 964-6464
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burris-Farm-Market/126760624061004
Dixiedining restaurant review

Large open-air roadside market with an outstanding produce selection.  They also carry a nice line of jellies, pickles and chow chow. A small cafe in the back serves up some great pies and fresh homemade ice cream. Check out the Peach or Butter Pecan ice cream for a real treat! A great stop coming or going from the beach!


Kay Burris' Peach Pie
5 cups sliced fresh Peaches
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
Place peaches in pastry shell.

Combine remaining ingredients,

then pour over the peaches.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 10 minutes.

 

Busy Bee Café – Culman
Busy Bee was hit by the tornado of April 2011.  Check their facebook page for updates on where they’ll be selling their food until a new location is built.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Busy-Bee-Cafe/150398638310245


Caddo Cafeteria - Trinity
6091 County Road 434 - 256 974 5535
They’ve got their menu online:
www.caddo-cafeteria.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caddo-Cafeteria/115509641843371


Ca-John's Faunsdale Bar & Grill - Faunsdale
35558 Al Highway 25 - 334 628-3240
www.ca-johns.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ca-Johns-Faunsdale-Bar-Grill/163109251928


Calighans Irish Pub – Mobile
916 Charleston Street - 251 433-9374
http://www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com/main.htm
https://www.facebook.com/CallaghansIrishClub?sk=wall#!/CallaghansIrishClub?sk=info
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream - Mobile

2511 Old Shell Rd - 251 471-1710

Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Captain's Choice @ The Gulf Bowl - Foley
204 E. Michigan Avenue - 251 943-4575
www.gulfbowl.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gulf-Bowl-Captains-Choice-Sports-Bar-Grill/117388522561
The seafood is a "strike" at this South Alabama bowling alley.  This joint is no longer a big secret; in fact, Coastal Living magazine claims that it has acquired something of a cult following. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Serves Gulf shrimp and other local seafood.


Car Lot Bar B Que - Winfield [Photo]
235 Bankhead Highway - 205 487-2281
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Car-Lot-BBQ/162710503775950#!/pages/Car-Lot-BBQ/162710503775950?sk=wall


Carlile's Barbecue - Birmingham
3511 6th Avenue South – 205 254-9266
http://www.carlilesbbq.com/


Chuck's Bar B Que – Opelika
905 Short Avenue - 334 749-4043
Open Monday thru Saturday. Pork, chicken or ribs with homemade sauce. Sides include slaw, beans, Brunswick stew, potato salad, and more.  Also in Auburn at 622 Shug Jordan Pkwy.


City Cafe, The - Northport
408 Main Avenue - 205 758-9171
https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Cafe/77354956442
John Hackney, a Dixie Dining fan in Wilmington, NC, calls this restaurant "the best diner / cafe I have ever been to."


Compleat Angler - Daphne

29249 US Hwy 98 - 251 621-1086

www.compleatanglergrille.com

Dixiedining restaurant review

Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack - Jacksonville
8464 AL Highway 204 - 256 435-1514
http://www.cootersribs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooter-Browns-Rib-Shack/164196700275433


Dale's Steakhouse - Florence
1001 Mitchell Boulevard - 256 766-4961
https://www.facebook.com/dalesrestaurant#!/dalesrestaurant?sk=wall
And, of course, they cook their steaks in their famous Dale’s Steak Sauce available in stores.


David Gibson's BBQ - Huntsville
3319 Memorial Pkwy – 256 881-4851
4114 Bob Wallace Avenue SW - 256 539-6312


Delish’s Desserts – Mobile
23 Upham Street – 251 473-6115
https://www.facebook.com/delishsdessertseatery#!/delishsdessertseatery?sk=wall
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Demetri's BBQ - Homewood
1901 28th Ave S - 205 871-1581
http://www.demetrisbbq.com/
50's style ambiance. Good BBQ with sweet sauce.  Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Dew Drop Inn - Mobile [Photo]
1808 Old Shell Road - 251 473-7872
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dew-Drop-Inn-MobileAL/114804361886792
A Mobile tradition for over 70 years, they moved to current location in 1937. Famous for it's hot dogs.  Jimmy Buffett, a Mobile area native, rates their Cheeseburgers highly. Other menu items include good home cooking such as greens, black eyed peas and a super banana pudding; oyster and shrimp loaves are very good. Be sure to sample the homemade onion rings. Closed Sundays.


Down South BBQ – Foley
19891 County Road 10 - 251 955-6622
www.downsouthbbq.com
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Dragonfly Food Bar – Fairhope
319 Fairhope Avenue – 251 990-5722
http://dragonflyfoodbar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragonfly-Foodbar/164521700231942?sk=wall&filter=12
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Dreamland BBQ - Tuscaloosa [Photo]
5535 15th Ave East - 205 758-8135
http://www.dreamlandbbq.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DreamlandBarBQue
Opened by Big John Bishop and his wife Lillie in 1958. A favorite spot for locals on college football Saturdays … Roll Tide!!!. Looks like a real dive, very dark inside with a pot bellied stove. Serving ribs only with white bread, chips, soda or beer; no printed menu. John Bishop Jr. has called the setting an "indoor picnic". This place has become world famous with newer locations in Mobile and Birmingham. ESPN crews eat here while in town covering Alabama football games. Not cheap; slab of ribs goes for about $15. The meat is so tender, Bishop says you can "take your dentures out and eat my ribs". Sauce has a secret ingredient. Some think it is pot likker from cooking greens while others say its moonshine. Only Big John knows for sure.


Ed’s Seafood Shed - Spanish Fort
3382 Battleship Parkway - 251 625-1947
http://www.edsshed.com/
https://www.facebook.com/people/Eds-Seafood-Shed/100001766917026


Ezell's Fish Camp - Trussville
5961 Chalkville Mountain Rd – 205 989-4040
www.ezellsfishcamp.com


Five Points Restaurant - Huntsville
816 Wellman Avenue – 256 533-0741
Country breakfasts and plate lunches.


Fuego Coastal Mexican Eatery – Mobile
2066 Old Shell Rd – 251 378-8619
http://www.fuegocoastalmex.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuego-Coastal-Mexican-Eatery/154942816972
Dixiedining restaurant review

Open Monday through Saturday.


Full Moon BBQ – Birmingham
Damaged by April 2011 tornado.  Luckily they have 6 other locations to enjoy. Check their website/facebook page for updates.
525 5th Avenue South – 205 324-1007
www.fullmoonbbq.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Moon-BBQ/82621161368#!/pages/Full-Moon-BBQ/82621161368?sk=wall
Consistently good BBQ pork and a deep, rich sauce. Each pork sandwich is topped with a hot slaw relish made from cabbage, cayenne pepper and sweet mustard.  Famous around town for their Half Moon cookies: chocolate chip cookies, half of which is dipped in milk chocolate. Watch out, some say they are highly addictive!  This is the original location.  The others are franchises and their locations are listed on the website.


Gaines Ridge Dinner Club - Camden
933 Highway 10 East - 334 682-9707
http://www.wilcoxwebworks.com/gr/index.htm
Restaurant, dinner club and catering.


Garland House - Dothan
3200 Fox Ridge Rd - 334 793-2043
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garland-House/185643058001#!/pages/Garland-House/185643058001?sk=wall
Recently published a cookbook.  That’s a sign of good food.


Gift Horse Restaurant - Foley
209 W. Laurel Avenue - 251 943-FOOD (3663)
www.gifthorserestaurant.com
Elegant southern buffet. 


Goal Post Bar B Que - Anniston
1910 Quintard Ave. - 256 237-0211

 

Golden Rule BBQ of Irondale - Birmingham
2504 Crestwood - 205 956-2678
http://www.goldenrulebbq.com/index.php
Check the website for additional locations.


GooRoo’s Grill - Robertsdale
22175 Hwy 59 S – 251 945-3538
http://www.gooroosgrill.com/
Dixiedining restaurant review

They’ve moved since we wrote our review.  The address listed above on Hwy 59 is their current address.


Greenbrier BBQ – Madison
I-565 and Greenbrier Rd. – 256 355-6062
www.greenbrierbbq.com
This is the original Greenbrier BBQ, just in a new location.  They are not affiliated with the Old Greenbrier Restaurant, which is located at the old building.  Kind of confusing but we recommend you check this place out.


Old Greenbrier Restaurant - Madison
27028 Old Highway 20 - 256 351 1800
www.oldgreenbrier.com
BBQ, Catfish and Seafood ... but not affiliated with the Greenbrier BBQ.


Green's Bar-B-Q Pit - Andalusia
27517 US Hwy. 29 North - 334 388-2550
Open every day 8am to 2pm.


Green Top Cafe - Dora [Photo]
7530 Hwy 78 - 205 648-9838
http://www.greentopbbq.com/index.htm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leo-Susies-Famous-Green-Top-Bar-B-Q/154461157901065
Legendary Alabama BBQ joint about 20 miles west of Birmingham, also known as Leo & Susie's Famous Green Top BBQ. This 50's style roadhouse opened it's doors in 1951. Indoor restrooms weren't added until 1978. Tthe top is still green ... thanks to hard to find green shingles on the roof. Celebrity diners here have included Bo Jackson, George Wallace and boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Well-cooked BBQ with a vinegar/tomato sauce that has a nice jolt.  A new location in Jasper.


Leo & Susie’s Famous Baked Bean Recipe
6 slices of bacon
½ medium onion,chopped
chopped bell peppers (to taste)
¼ cup BBQ sauce
1 32 oz. can of pork and beans
Sauté the bacon, then add the onions,

 bell peppers, and sauce.

Place in a big pot, add the beans

 and cook real slow until they’re tender.


Hickory House Robertsdale CLOSED/Out of Business verified 1/11/13
22951 Hwy 59 – 251 947-8720
https://www.facebook.com/hickoryhouse#!/hickoryhouse?sk=wall
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Highland's Bar and Grill - Birmingham
2011 11th Ave South - 205 939-1400
www.highlandsbarandgrill.com
Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner only. Located in the historic Five Points South district, Highland's has become a favorite with Birmingham's elite but don't let that scare you away.  Prices are certainly not cheap but the food is terrific with a true southern flair. They call it "sophistication without pretension." Don't miss the fabulously elegent Alabama marble oyster bar chock full of slimey grey beauties. Belly up and slurp 'em down folks.  The menu also includes Stone Ground Baked Grits with Country Ham, fresh Red Snapper from the Gulf, and much more. Head Chef Frank Stitt featured on Turner South's popular cooking series, "Off the Menu."


Hotel Talisi - Tallassee
14 Sistrunk St. - 334-283-2769
Destroyed by an arson fire November 2009.  The owners plan to reopen.  Construction is underway but it's not open yet (as of 2/13).  We’ll keep it on our list for future dining.  This Tallassee landmark has been around since 1928.


Irondale Cafe “The Original Whistlestop” - Irondale
1906 First Avenue N - 205 956-5258
http://www.irondalecafe.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irondale-Cafe/118989936203#!/pages/Irondale-Cafe/118989936203?sk=wall
Made famous by the book and movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". The lunch buffet offers up Fried Chicken, Liver and Onions, Ham, etc. The place is decorated with posters from the movie, along with autographed photos of the book's author, Fanny Flagg.  Llocated across the street from the old railroad station, trains rumble by while you eat.  The Fried Green Tomatoes have a sweet and tart taste to them. The Whistle Stop has recently started marketing their own line of dry batter mixes to use on tomatoes and other frying objects.


J & R’s - Marion
12267 Hwy 5 - 334 683-4200
Some say it’s the best burger joint in the south.  You decide.  Open every day but Wednesday 10am to 9pm.


Jesse’s – Magnolia Springs
14770 Oak Street – 251 965-3827
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesses-Restaurant-The-Cold-Hole/196688415590#!/pages/Jesses-Restaurant-The-Cold-Hole/196688415590?sk=wall

Jesse's and The Cold Hole are under new management with a new menu.

 

Jessie’s Café - Albertville
419-C N. Broad St. - 256 894-4565

 

Joe’s Fabulicious Homemade Ice Cream – Foley
https://www.facebook.com/pages/joesfabulicioushomemadeicecream/167003916686858 Dixiedining restaurant review

It seems that Joe’s moves it's location year to year.  The trailer has been spotted (Feb 2013) in the 700 block of S. McKenzie St (Hwy 59) in Foley between Ace Hardware and Cockrell's.

 

Jim 'n Nicks Barbeque - Huntsville
3777 University Drive - 256 539-7675
www.jimnnicks.com
They’ve got locations all over the south and Colorado, too.


John's City Diner - Birmingham
112 Richard Arrington Blvd N - 205-322-6014
www.johnscitydiner.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johns-City-Diner/42551219266


Johnny Ray's BBQ - Pelham
309 Huntley Parkway - 205 664-0501
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyRaysBBQPelham
Good BBQ, but perhaps more famous for the tremendous homemade pies (chocolate, coconut cream and lemon). They use real whipped cream here … a true rarity.


Jubilee Seafood - Montgomery
1057 Woodley Road - 334 262-6224
http://jubileeseafoodrestaurant.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jubilee-Seafood/113825915305226?sk=info


Julwin's Restaurant – Fairhope
411 Fairhope Avenue - 251 990-9372
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julwins-Southern-Country-Restaurant/117730904920289


Jus' Gumbo - Daphne
28567 County Road 13 - 251 621-1191
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Gumbo/80448151221
Contrary to the name, they also serve up a killer Red Beans and Rice served up with crunchy French bread. Try the Zapp's Potato Chips, a Louisiana favorite. Good beer selection. Casual relaxed atmosphere and good local music on weekends.


King Neptune’s – Gulf Shores
1137 Gulf Shores Parkway – 251 968-5464
www.kingneptuneseafoodrestaurant.com
https://www.facebook.com/KingNeptunes
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Kora's Place - Demopolis
1621 Highway 43 South - 334 289-4911
www.korasplace.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Koras-Place/148557668515192
Listed in “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.”


La Cocina – West Mobile
4663 Airport Blvd – 251 342-5553
http://www.lacocinamobile.com/
Dixiedining restaurant review

New location across the Mobile Bay in Fairhope.


Lambert’s Café - Foley
2981 S. McKenzie - 251 943-7655
http://www.throwedrolls.com/shopcontent.asp?type=Foley
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lamberts-Cafe-FoleyAL/115021958518145
They actually throw rolls to you at your table.  The rest of the food is served with respect. 


Little House Bistro – Mobile
6651 Moffett Road – 251 447-2623
www.littlehousebistro.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-House-Bistro/111862358851948
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Los Tacos – Fairhope
18983 Greeno Road – 251 929-0001
Dixiedining restaurant review

There are two other locations in Baldwin County: Daphne, Magnolia Springs.  One in Mobile just opened 2011. This one, in Fairhope, is the original.


Lulu’s – Gulf Shores
200 East 25th Avenue (mile market 155 on the ICW) – 251 967-5858
www.lulusathomeport.com
https://www.facebook.com/LucyBuffettLULUS?sk=wall
Dixiedining restaurant review

 

Manci’s Antique Club – Daphne
1715 Main Street – 251 626-9917
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mancis-Antique-Club/99445330854
Dixiedining restaurant review

Look for the mural on the outside patio dining area of three people swimming.  That picture is of Alex Manci and his sisters as children in the Mobile Bay.  The artist is my wife, Eileen.


Martha's Place - Montgomery
458 Sayre Street - 334 263-9135
Dixiedining restaurant review

Housed in a lovely older home on historic Sayre Street, Martha's offers homey atmosphere and delicious comfort food. Open only for lunch Monday-Friday, this is a favorite of the Montgomery business crowd --- and with good reason; fine food and great value make this a must lunch stop when in the Montgomery area. Grab yourself an entree, two veggies, bread, dessert and drink for under $6. The menu here is laid out a week in advance. Specialties include items such as fried chicken, Salisbury steak, black-eyed peas, creamed corn and candied yams. Cakes and pies make dessert a must. No alcohol is served. Hours are 11 am to 3 pm. Call ahead to find out what's cooking today!


Martin's Restaurant – Montgomery
1796 Carter Hill Rd - 334 265-1767
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martins-Restaurant/174723152563517
Known for their fine Fried Chicken ... Good corn muffins.


Mary's Place - Coden
5075 Hwy 188 - 251 873-4514
www.theoriginalmarysplace.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marys-Place-Restaurant/194541787245330
Name of the town comes from the French term for Indian turkey. This cafe was opened by Mary Hunter in 1935 who served her home-cooked Creole specialties to many famous diners including Greta Garbo.  It closed briefly after Mary's death, but reopened in 1990.  Terrific local seafood (try the soft shell crab po-boy) and a delicious down-home buffet served at lunchtime. Forrest Gump would feel right at home at this place!


Meat Boss - Mobile

5401 Cottage Hill Road - 251 591-4842

www.meatboss.com

Dixiedining restaurant review


Miss Myra's Pit BBQ - Cahaba Heights (Birmingham)
3278 Cahaba Heights Road - 205 967-6004
http://missmyrasbbq.com/
BBQ chicken and pork are the specialties here. Good potato salad and exceptional peanut butter pie. They offer two distinct types of sauce for the BBQ. One is a traditional tomato based sauce, the other a peppery white sauce similar to ranch dressing. this place was once known as “Rountree’s”.”


Moe’s Original BBQ – Daphne

6423 Bayfront Park Drive – 251 625-7427
http://www.moesoriginalbbq.com/locations/daphne.html
Dixiedining restaurant review

Open daily 11am to 9pm


Momma's Mojo - Mobile

9211 Cottage Hill Rd - 251-607-0442

www.mommasmojoal.com

Dixiedining restaurant review

Mud Creek Bar-B-Que - Hollywood
804 County 213 - 256 259-2493
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mud-Creek-BBQ/110057352387097
Just off US 72 between Chattanooga and Huntsville.  Good views of Mud Creek from the dining area. Catfish, slaw, hush puppies. Some local folks call this place Leck's (Lester "Leck" Carver opened this place back in '46). Was noted by Southern Living as one of their favorite catfish spots in Northern Alabama, a hotbed for the whiskered rascals.


Mullin's Drive-In - Huntsville
607 Andrew Jackson Way NE – 256 539-2826
Chili dogs, burgers and plate lunches.


Niki's West - West End (Birmingham)

233 Finley Ave - 205 252-5751
www.nikiswest.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikis-West/112781645466307
A Mecca for fans of great southern vegetables, he buffet offers 10 meats and about 20 different vegetables. Try the biscuits and sawmill gravy for breakfast. Other highlights include cornbread, Greek specialties, bread pudding, cobblers and pies.


Panini Pete’s – Fairhope
42 ½ South Section Street – 251 929-0122
www.paninipetes.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panini-Petes/152513184760210
https://www.facebook.com/Panini.Pete#!/Panini.Pete?sk=info Pete’s personal page.
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Papa Rocco’s Pizza – Gulf Shores
101 West 6th Avenue – 251 948-7262
http://www.paparocco.com/
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Pelican Point Grill - Point Clear
10299 County Road 1 - 251 928-1747
http://www.pelicanpointseafood.com/index.html
Located on Mullet Point at the southern end of Highway 1, this Caribbean-style place is a great spot for watching a magnificent South Alabama sunset. Owner Harry Johnson calls his food "Lower Alabama Style". Good ribs ... but the highlight is fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Be sure to sample the BBQ shrimp.


Plantation House - Aliceville
102 Memorial Pkwy. SE - 205 373-8121
Open 11am to 2pm Sunday through Friday for lunch; 5pm to 9pm Thursday through Saturday for dinner (Saturday is dinner only).


Pruett’s Bar-B-Q - Gadsden
1617 Rainbow Drive - 256 547-4118
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pruetts-BBQ/136205269756696


Punta Clara Kitchen - Point Clear
17111 Scenic Highway 98 – 251 928-8477
www.puntaclara.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Punta-Clara-Kitchen-Inc/111740282214381
Located just 1 mile south of the historic Grand Hotel,  Punta Clara started in 1952 in a circa 1897 Victorian home with all the tantalizing treats made from scratch. The nuts come from the family's nearby pecan orchard.  They also sell cakes, jellies, and pickles just like Grandma used to make. If you ask, they’ll show you the kitchen and explain how things are made.  Samples are available.


Queen G's - Mobile
2518 Old Shell Road - 251 471-3361
www.queengcafe.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queen-Gs-Cafe/111521672221271#!/pages/Queen-Gs-Cafe/111521672221271?sk=wall
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Serving up some fine cornbread, catfish, oysters, and chilled deviled eggs. Owner Gaynell Mathers is a former Mardi Gras Queen!


R Place Barbecue - Robertsdale
22951 Highway 59 South - 251 947-2935
Good pulled pork. They also serve "Drunken Chicken," fowl steamed in beer while being smoked over pecan.


Red’s Catfish - Cragford
689 Catfish Road - 256 354-7705
www.redscatfish.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Catfish/197538100271527


Red's Little Schoolhouse - Grady
20 Gardner Road, 36036 - 334 584-7955
www.redslittleschoolhouse.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Catfish/197538100271527
Located just south of the Montgomery area; this unique eatery is housed in an old two-room frame schoolhouse; the original blackboards now display the daily menu with reasonable prices. Specialties here include Fried Chicken, BBQ, Gizzards, Greens, fresh Tomatoes, and Butter Beans. Try the Baked Cheese and Apples! Open Wednesday-Sunday at 11am.


Regina’s Kitchen – Mobile
2056 Government Street – 251 476-2777
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reginas-Kitchen/130215213681624
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Saucy Q Bar B Q - Mobile
3211 Moffett Rd - 251 471-2068
1111 Government Street - 251 433-7427
www.saucybbq.com


Savage’s Bakery - Homewood/Birmingham
2916 18th Street South - 205 871-4901
www.savagesbakery.com


Saw's BBQ - Homewood/Birmingham

1008 Oxmoor Rd - 205 879-1937

www.sawsbbq.com

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Sous La Terre - Montgomery
82 Commerce Street, 36104 - 334 265-2069
www.souslaterre.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sous-La-Terre/159002040793732#!/pages/Sous-La-Terre/159002040793732?sk=wall
Late night BBQ and Blues in a one-time hair salon.


Southern Style BBQ - Decatur
1505 Moulton Street - 256 350-6702
One of the very best BBQ sandwiches I ever tasted. Fried apple and peach pies, deep fried peanuts, good iced tea too!  Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6:30pm.


Southland Restaurant - Sheffield
1309 South Jackson Highway - 256 383-8236
Good catfish fried up in a cracker meal batter served with a vinegar based slaw. The Scott family has run this family oriented establishment since the 1950s. Don't miss the tart Lemonade Pie for dessert!  Open Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 3pm.


Street’s Seafood Restaurant – Bay Minette
251 S Hwy 31 – 251 937-2664
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Sugar Kettle Cafe – Daphne
1015 Daphne Avenue (CR 64) – 251 626-5657
www.sugarkettlecafe.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sugar-Kettle-Cafe/169512269727604
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Sweet Home Farm – Elberta
27107 Schoen Road – 251 986-5663
http://www.southerncheese.com/Pages/sweethome.html
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Taqueria Las Camelinas - Foley

14809 Hwy 59 - 251 970-1234

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The Gulf  –  Orange Beach

27500 Perdido Beach Boulevard - 251 424-1800

http://www.facebook.com/#!/thegulfal?fref=ts

Outdoor seafood dining at the beach.

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Thirteenth Street BBQ - Phenix City
3869  US Hwy 80 W - 334 291-1855
www.13thstbbqofladonia.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/13th-Street-Barbeque-Ladonia/156376301061409


Tilmo’s Bar B Que – West Mobile
10130 Airport Road – 251 633-8109
www.tilmosbbq.com
https://www.facebook.com/people/Tilmos-Barbeque/100001258837917#!/people/Tilmos-Barbeque/100001258837917?sk=wall
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Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar – Bon Secour
6232 Bon Secour Highway (CR 10) – 251 949-5086
http://tintoprestaurant.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tin-Top-Restaurant-and-Oyster-Bar/100119633376596#!/pages/The-Tin-Top-Restaurant-and-Oyster-Bar/100119633376596?sk=wall
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They have a second restaurant in Tuscaloosa.


Top Hat Barbecue - Blount Springs
8725 US Highway 31 - 256 352-9919
About 40 minutes Northwest of Birmingham. Good BBQ Pork and fried Catfish fillets. Open every day 10am to 8pm.


Top O' the River - Anniston
3330 McClellan Blvd – 256 238-0097
www.topotheriverrestaurant.com
Two other family-owned locations.  Check the website for directions.


Trowbridge’s Sandwich Bar – Florence
316 N. Court St. - 256 764-1503
Egg & green olive sandwich. Closed Sunday


Twix & Tween - Centerville
297 Walnut Street - 205 926-4401
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twix-Tween-Restaurant/168413739838091
Blue plate lunches, BBQ pork and homemade pies keep the locals coming back for more!


Two Sisters Bakery & Deli - Fairhope
19452 Scenic Hwy 98 – 251 517-0622
http://twosistersbakeryanddeli.com/
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Waysider - Tuscaloosa
1512 Greensboro Avenue - 205 345-8239
Opens 5:30 am for breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast only Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.


Whitt's Barbecue - Athens
2345 South Hine Street - 256 423-7269
www.whitts3.com
https://www.facebook.com/WhittsBBQ#!/WhittsBBQ?sk=wall


Wintzell's Oyster House - Mobile
605 Dauphin St. - 251 432-4605 (Original location)
Now with 12 restaurants all over Alabama and Pensacola. 
www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com
https://www.facebook.com/WintzellsOysterHouse#!/WintzellsOysterHouse?sk=wall


Wolf Bay Lodge – Foley
20801 Miflin Rd (CR 20) in Foley - 251 987-5129
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd at Zeke’s Landing Marina in Orange Beach - 251 965-5129
www.wolf-bay-lodge.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-Bay-Lodge/156650397697804
Hours change seasonally.  Check their site for more info.


Zesto Drive-In - Huntsville
720 Pratt Ave – 205 534-8801
Corn Dogs, burgers and Onion Rings.

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