Alabama Food and Drink

Alabama is home to a diverse culinary scene that is rich in everything from award-winning fine dining to classy, upscale wineries and breweries to hidden hole-in-the-wall gems. Alabama food favorites include barbecue that falls apart in your mouth, diverse food truck offerings, and French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to another world. With so much to offer, Alabama is the ideal place to savor the flavors of the South. Revel in the experience of being served world-class culinary masterpieces, pull up a chair, and soak up a true culinary feast for the senses. Plan your next trip today — delicious Alabama food is waiting for you!

A Weekend In Birmingham, Alabama

October 2023


I was compensated for our visit, but my opinions are completely my own.

When you think of top foodie destinations in the Southeast US, many of the popular cities are overcrowded, incredibly expensive, and a bit overhyped. I’m here to tell you about the lesser-known GEM of Birmingham, Alabama. We spent Labor Day weekend in The Magic City and loved every minute of our time there. Birmingham has all the essential components of a prime weekend destination – charming neighborhoods, unique and interesting museums, hiking trails, boutique shopping, and of COURSE – amazing restaurants. Did you know Birmingham is home to 7 different James Beard Foundation awards for chefs and restaurants? Here’s the lowdown on where we stayed, what we did, and what we ATE!



2101 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203


The Redmont Hotel is located in downtown Birmingham and a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas. The hotel was established in 1925 and has well-appointed rooms, valet parking, and a...

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Whether it's seafood on the Coast or a craft beer in Huntsville, Alabama has some of the greatest food and drink experiences waiting for you.

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Eat, Drink & Be Alabama

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Platter of different colored beers at a bar

Cahaba Brewing Company

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Row of bottled alcohol on a bar

John Emerald Distilling Company

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Leaves of grapevines at a vineyard

Perdido Vineyards

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Fish platter on a plate with garnish

Hot and Hot Fish Club

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Steak on a plate with vegetables and a glass of wine

Cotton Row Restaurant

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Find an Alabama Food Experience

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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 t...

228 Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36301
Located in historic Dothan in the Old Harvester Building (cir. 1939), home of the Understudy Dinner ...

315 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
Every morning we serve families, old friends catching up, business meetings, students on their way t...

1715 6th Ave. SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q created the famous white barbecue sauce and has won a host of national awards...

2965 AL Hwy. 195
Jasper, AL 35503