Alabama Restaurant Week

Alabama Restaurant Week showcases the appreciation our locals and visitors share for Alabama restaurants and their staff. This culinary event unites Alabama's diverse range of cuisine in a 10-day celebration held August 14-23, 2020 throughout the state. Many of our Alabama restaurants have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we encourage everyone, both visitors and locals alike, to show their support for Alabama’s restaurants during Alabama Restaurant Week.

Waiter serving a dish inside a restaurant.

Restaurants are the places where we don’t simply just eat, but so often celebrate our most cherished memories. They are there for us for first dates, anniversaries, birthdays, gatherings of family and friends, special occasions, memorable vacations or just in times we needed a little comfort. Over the past several months, they've demonstrated significant support for their employees and communities while simultaneously facing operational and financial challenges. Now, more than ever, they need our support. Patrons can show support through a variety of ways. 

Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery

Many Alabama restaurants have opened their dining rooms to the public with additional precautions in place to keep you and your loved ones safe. However, if you are not comfortable with dining in, we encourage you to take advantage of takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery options so you can continue to satisfy the cravings of some of your favorite dishes. If possible, be sure to order directly from the restaurant, rather than third-party delivery services. This will not only eliminate fees, but it will also allow you to stay up-to-date on any seasonal menu offerings and specials.

Other Ways to Help

No deed is too small, and every little bit helps. Show your support and appreciation by eating out or taking out often while traveling in the state during Alabama Restaurant Week. Not sure where to start? Check out the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama.

Buy Gift Cards

A simple way to show your support for restaurants is to purchase gift cards that you can use later, giving you something to look forward to when you are ready to dine in your favorite restaurants again.

Buy Merchandise

Most restaurants have a variety of merchandise that you can purchase to show your support. With some restaurants selling t-shirts, hats, pottery, cook books and more, there are plenty of items to fit everyone’s interests.

Buy Products Online

Most restaurants have a variety of merchandise that you can purchase to show your support. With some restaurants selling t-shirts, hats, pottery, cook books and more, there are plenty of items to fit everyone’s interests.

Call and Ask How You Can Help

Many small, family-owned restaurants do not have merchandise or digital gift cards to sell, so reach out to them and ask how you can help! This may be a donation, helping someone on staff or raising funds for employees.

Advocate for Your Favorites

Lastly, use your personal channels to advocate for your favorite Alabama restaurants. Write a good review on the restaurant’s business pages, share your meal on your social media channels and tag the restaurant or chef (and us, too!), or use word of mouth to inform others of the restaurant’s offerings.

Find an Alabama Restaurant

There’s an Alabama food experience for everyone. Looking for the best place to start? Use the map below to begin your culinary journey.

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Restaurant
1211 MLK Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
George Archibald, Jr. was 12 years old when he started working in the family barbecue business his father started in 1962. Today, George and his sister, Paulette, keep this diamond in the rough going, serving Archibald's famous ri...
Brewery Or Distillery
3201 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Back Forty Beer Company’s name is inspired by an old agricultural term referring to the 40 acres of land situated furthest from the barn.
Restaurant
2906 Governors Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
Big Spring Café opened in a railroad boxcar in 1928 and is the oldest restaurant in Huntsville.
Restaurant
525 Broad St., Gadsden, AL
Gadsden, AL 35901
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Restaurant
87 County Road 1242
Cullman, AL 35057