Food & Drink

Experience world-class culinary masterpieces from award-winning restaurants all across the state. Fine dining establishments and hidden gems house one-of-a-kind delights that will have you wishing your meal will never end. From barbecue that’s so tender it falls apart in your mouth to French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to a whole new world, Alabama’s culinary scene will not disappoint. And, if you like craft beer, the best is brewed here. Grab your loved ones, pull up a chair and take a minute to savor the flavors of the Alabama food scene.

Food and Drink

Ring In The New Year With These Lucky Dishes

Southerners and Alabamians especially have a tradition for almost every holiday, and New Year’s Day is no different. It’s been said that how you spend the first day of the year is indicative of what the rest of the year will bring - a little extra luck sounds pretty good for 2021. There are several traditional dishes served on New Year’s Day, each with their own symbolism for luck. Here are a few that you can enjoy in Sweet Home Alabama: 

Black Eyed Peas; Huntsville

The delicious side dish of black eyed peas symbolizes wealth or coins. Enough coins will make you wealthy, right? While black eyed peas are traditional, any peas or beans seasoned with pork will do, and Blue Plate Cafe in Huntsville does it best. In addition to black eyed peas, their rotating menu of sides will have your mouth watering for more dishes like mashed potatoes, hashbrown casserole, butter beans and turnip greens to name a few.

Cornbread; Birmingham

Cornbread not only pairs perfectly with black eyed peas, but it also symbolizes gold, and who doesn’t love a little bit of gold, right? Well, luckily

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Alabama Restaurants Serving Up Homestyle Southern Cuisine

There’s nothing better than a home cooked meal, especially in the south, and these Alabama restaurants are serving them...
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Some Like It Hot: 5 Must-Try Alabama Coffee Shops

Whether you’re a java novice or you grind your own beans, the coffee scene in Alabama has something for everyone. From...
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Alabama Restaurants Give Back During Pandemic

2020 Alabama Restaurant Week is all about locals and visitors alike showing their support for Alabama restaurants....
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Featured Locations & Events

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

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our food and drink destinations.

Cahaba Brewing Company

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John Emerald Distilling Company

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Perdido Vineyards

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Highlands Bar Grill

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Hot and Hot Fish Club

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Cotton Row Restaurant

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Cahaba Brewing Company

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John Emerald Distilling Company

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Perdido Vineyards

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Highlands Bar Grill

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Hot and Hot Fish Club

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Cotton Row Restaurant

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Find an Alabama Food Experience

Explore food and drink locations you should visit the next time you're here.
Restaurant
6633 Old Springville Road
Pinson, AL 35126
Barbecue Stop is the result of twenty years on the road participating and winning rib cook off events.
Restaurant
4250 Balmoral Drive Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35801
Baumhower's serves up a power menu of burgers, fresh gulf seafood and southern comfort food along with our signature Buffalo-style chicken wings. Mild to "bring da pain" hot - wash it down with Bob's own handcrafted Blackberry B...
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410 Martin Street North
Pell City, AL 35125
We are all about hickory. Boston Butts to go by the pound for $5.49. Ribs and Baby Backs. We serve BBQ sandwiches, rib sandwiches and hamburgers all day long and can get you in and out faster than anyone!
Restaurant
531 Main St.
Hurtsboro, AL 36860
A family dining restaurant with a meat-n-two vegetable special. Specialities include fried chicken and homemade pies. Founded by Louise Hughes, now run by her son Don.
Restaurant
501 Rice Mine Road North
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406