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 over a two-week celebration held August 12-29, 2021, throughout the state. Now that 2020 is behind us, we encourage visitors to patronize the state’s wonderful restaurants during Alabama Restaurant Week, and while you’re at it, try one of Alabama’s 100 Dishes.

Waiter serving a dish inside a restaurant.

Restaurants are often places where we don't just eat, but instead we so often celebrate our most cherished memories there. They are there for us for first dates, anniversaries, birthdays, gatherings of family and friends, special occasions, memorable vacations or just in times we need a little comfort. Over the past year, the restaurants have demonstrated significant support to their employees and communities while simultaneously facing operational and financial challenges. Now, more than ever, Alabama’s restaurants need our support. Here are a few ways patrons can show support: 

Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery

Most Alabama restaurants are welcoming people back to dine in! Be sure to indulge in order to have the full dine-in experience. Of course, takeout or delivery services are still available from these restaurants. If possible, be sure to order directly from the restaurant, rather than third-party delivery services. This will not only eliminate fees but 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 getting take 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 some for your friends, too. They will enjoy getting a gift from you, and it's thoughtful to receive a gift card from you for their favorite place to eat.

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, cookbooks and more, there are plenty of items to fit everyone’s interests.

Buy Products Online

If you aren’t ready to step inside yet, don’t worry. Gift cards, in some restaurants, can be purchased online and used at another time. You can also buy products they use on their delicious food like sauces or seasonings. Or you can make your own at home with their products and your own spin on things.

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

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
410 S. Gay St.
Auburn, AL 36830
Opened in the early 1990s as a place to feature the original owner's handmade Shulbock tables (and the first cold draft Heineken in Auburn), Amsterdam Cafe has evolved into a farm-to-table restaurant utilizing ingredients from loc...
Restaurant
1502 Gault Ave. S.
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Serving Fort Payne for just shy of 30 years, Bar-B-Q Place is just as simple and casual as its name implies. The barbecue is Memphis-style, chopped with sweet, dark sauce, but the restaurant's Jo-Jo potatoes are what keep folks co...
Coffee Shop Or Tea Room
124 Tichenor Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
Coffee Cat is a coffee shop located in downtown Auburn. They take pride in being a single permanent operation in order to better focus on the Auburn community, and strive to outsource as many of their products from local vendors a...
Hotel Or Motel
811 Fox Run Pkwy.
Opelika, AL 36801
Our spacious hotel in Opelika offers easy access to a variety of local restaurants and attractions. We’re minutes away from Tiger Town and near: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn Softball Complex, Auburn University, Robert Trent Jones Trail, Chewacla State Park
Restaurant
1653 Mcfarland Blvd N # G4a
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406