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Kick Off Alabama Restaurant Week

Alabama Restaurant Week inspires our locals and visitors alike to show their appreciation for Alabama's restaurants and their staff. This culinary event unites Alabama's diverse range of cuisine over a two-week celebration held August 15-26, 2024, throughout the state. We encourage visitors to frequent the state’s restaurants during Alabama Restaurant Week, and while you’re at it, try one of Alabama’s 100 Dishes.

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Restaurants are not only places where we eat, but places to celebrate and make memories. They are there for us on first dates, anniversaries, birthdays, gatherings of family and friends, special occasions, memorable vacations or just in times we need a little comfort. Alabama’s restaurants also provide jobs for multiple skills, sustain countless growers and suppliers, and support local communities. They deserve our support in return. Here are a few ways patrons can show their support:

Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery

Be sure to take full advantage of the dine-in experience. There is nothing like sitting down to eat at your favorite restaurant to enjoy a meal with the ones you love. Of course, takeout or delivery services are available at many 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 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 dining at your favorite restaurants. Buy some for your friends, too. They will enjoy getting a gift from you, and it's thoughtful to receive a gift card 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 are unable to make it in person, gift cards, in some restaurants, can be purchased online and used at another time. You can also buy custom products they use in their food like sauces or seasonings to help create your own dishes.

Call and Ask How You Can Help

Some small, family-owned restaurants may 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

To advocate for your favorites, write a good review online, share your experience on your social media or use word of mouth and tell your friends. Post your Alabama food experience using the hashtag #SweetRewardsAL for a chance to win some Sweet Home Alabama swag. Learn more at Alabama.Travel/PostRewards

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.

Farmers Market
409 West Green Street
Athens, AL 35611
Every Saturday from June through August, 8 AM-Noon, and every Tuesday from May through September, At...

Restaurant
40510 US Hwy. 280
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Awesome barbeque, fabulous smoked meats and delicious southern homemade sides! We also offer a varie...

Restaurant
2212 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Inventive Pan-Asian plates, cocktails & sake offered in a sleek space with rustic-modern decor.

Restaurant
111 West Troy Street
Dothan, AL 36301
Dothan's only premiere fine dining restaurant located at The Colby Building in historic downtown Dot...

Delicatessen Lun...
134 North College Street
Auburn, AL 36830