Kick Off 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 18-27, 2023, 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.
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 need and deserve our support. Here are a few ways patrons can show support:
Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery
Other Ways to Help
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.
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.