Hot and Hot Fish Club

Hot and Hot Fish Club


The Hot and Hot Fish Club is a place where the food rules and the casual elegance of the atmosphere welcomes everyone to simply relax and enjoy. Without an ounce of pretension added, the stylish decor and congenial surroundings are always inviting. Family-style platters are available for parties of four, or more. Chef Chris Hastings also presents wine dinners, where patrons and vintners bring their own special wines to be paired with each course. Enjoy the bar area and feast on delicious boiled peanuts and pickled okra, or feel free to order from the full menu. Chef Chris Hastings and his wife, Idie, own Birmingham's Hot and Hot Fish Club, an intimate restaurant located in a historic building on the city's Southside. A graduate of Johnson and Wales Culinary School, Hastings worked at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, Birmingham's Highlands Bar and Grill and Bottega, and Lark Creek Inn in San Francisco before opening Hot and Hot in 1995. Known for its focus on seasonal ingredients, Hot and Hot has been the recipient of 11 consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence and in 1998 received the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award for Best New Restaurant. Hastings has received several regional Best Chef nominations from the James Beard Foundation and won the foundation's prestigious award for best chef in the South in May 2012. He is also frequently featured by national television programs and publications.

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  • 2180 11th Court S.
  • Birmingham, AL 35205


Birmingham is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region

Hours of Operation

Hours: Wednesday 5–10PM Thursday 5–10PM Friday 5–10PM Saturday 5–10PM Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday 5–10PM

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One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

Tomato Salad & Pickled Okra

The Hot and Hot Fish Club, housed in a historic building on Birmingham’s Southside, was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants east of the Mississippi. No doubt about it, seasonal, fresh ingredients are part of its charm.

Decorated chef Chris Hastings calls the Tomato Salad his perfect dish. Once you sink your teeth into it, you know why. Local, sun-ripened tomatoes bursting with balsamic flavor, peppered with smoky field peas, drizzled with chive dressing, surrounded by a ring of fresh fried okra – this salad is perfection indeed. The locals watch the seasons for the dish, which is served only through the region’s tomato harvest. But when it is available, this signature salad is as hot as they come.

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