Pop's Cafe 256-410-4210
2920 County Road 214 Hillsboro, Alabama
Southern cooking at it's best. Unique dishes that you'd swear were prepared by your grandmother. One of the best examples of a Hole-in-the-wall cafes I've found so far.
Hours are Mon. 8-3 Tues. closed Wed. 7-3 Thurs. 8-3 Fri. 12-9 Sat 8-11 and Sun. 11-3
Rattlesnake Saloon 256-370-7220
1292 Mount Mills Road Tuscumbia, Alabama
What a unique experience and atmosphere. The fried pickles and mushrooms were AWESOME!!! Definitely put this place on your bucket list.
You pull into the parking lot and wait for the “taxi” to take you down the steep hill and across the creek to the Saloon
The Hot Spot 256-522-1228
2701 Byler Road Moulton, Alabama
Philly Cheese steak, chicken sandwiches, Italian beef, Chicago dog, slaw dog, pizza (pre-order)
Hours are 11-6 Wed, Thur, Fri.
Bee Gee's Restaurant 256-878-9294
1105 Baltimore Ave. Albertville, Alabama
The chicken fingers are large, super tender with a crunchy breading, and served with Bee Gee's own chicken finger dipping sauce, a sweet and tangy mixture similar to Comeback sauce.
Chick and Sea Foods 251-943-8443
1127 McKenzie Foley, Alabama
In Foley, Alabama, this restaurant was recommended by locals, as the restaurant's pie was reminiscent of the local's mom's chocolate pie.
Beans and Greens 256-492-3267
10294 Centre Road Gadsden, Alabama
Food is ALWAYS good. Not much to look at but it makes up for the looks in the food it serves.
Wife and I go on Saturday afternoons, it is always busy.
Our Place 205-608-1030
1218 Main Street Gardendale, Alabama
Tucked into the corner of a small shopping center that was bypassed by the main highway, this little sandwich shop is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday. Open 7-2
1218 Main Street Gardendale, Alabama
“Great BBQ, fresh baked bread, desserts, local honey, “Great loaded baked potatoes, Great smoked turkey, potato salad, BBQ
Box Car Cafe 256-381-7437
220 North Nashville Ave. Sheffield, Alabama
Best example of small town , local eating . Place is very nice , the ambiance is retro and delightful . The food is good . Breakfast is amazing . The omelets are delicious . The staff is cheerful and nice . What else we expect from a nice retro cafe . Good one !!
Top of the mountain Cafe 256-585-5060
16062 US 231 Union Grove, Alabama
Top of the mountain cafe. Is a good family oriented home town cafe. The food is what mama use to make. COME ON DOWN AND SEE US. ....WE'RE PROUD TO SERVE YOU!!!
Hours are 6am - 2 pm
7 days a week
Chef Troy's “Talk of the town” 205-489-1700
4815 County Rd. 63 Houston, Al.
Located in the Bankhead National Forest/ Houston, Alabama. Owner Troy Johnson is a writer and food critic for the food Network and the Iron Chef. Everything from a basic breakfast to some one of a kind dishes with a southern flare.
John's BBQ 256-974-8880
12403 Highway 157 Moulton, Alabama
On highway 157 Moulton, Alabama
Really great southern BBQ… we're talking pulled pork, hush puppies, ribs, turnip greens
and cornbread etc. You can call ahead and have it ready when you get there.
Caddo Cafeteria 256-974-5535
6091 County Rd. 434 Caddo, Alabama
Located in Caddo, Alabama is this out of the way place called the Caddo Cafeteria. It's buffet style and they offer homestyle dishes that will remind you of your grandmothers cooking. Everything from fried chicken, baked catfish, turnip greens, authentic cornbread, (my wife's favorite is the boiled cabbage) to homemade deserts. On county road 434 and don't blink or you'll miss it.
Wildflower Cafe 256-634-0066
6081 Al. highway 117 Mentone, Alabama
The wildflower Cafe is located in Mentone, Alabama on lookout mountain. Several festivals are planed throughout the Spring and Summer. It's always best to make reservations ahead of time because the place is usually busy. The menu is always changing and it's always really good. On a scale of 1-4 I'd put pricing at a 3. Nearby is Fort Payne, Al. The band Alabama got it's start there.
Irondale Cafe 205-956-5258
1906 1st Ave. North Irondale, Alabama
Featured in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, this little gem can be found in the little town of Irondale Alabama. Typical southern food. Open for lunch till 2:00 then re-opens from 5-7 for supper. Put this on your bucket list if your traveling along Interstate 65 near Birmingham
Garden Gate Cafe 256-349-2569
1917 Florence Blvd. Florence Alabama
I can't believe that after all this time I still haven't put up a post about the Garden Gate Cafe!
This little place was the inspiration for creating this group after all, and I guess after setting up the group and following all of you from different parts of the country I completely forgot to create a review for them..... anyway, as you can see from the pictures, they serve some really "down home"- stick to your ribs food. They made my wife and I feel at home while we were there and the staff treated us like they had know us for years. We even got the occasional "darlin" or "bless your heart" thrown at us.
Big Time Cafe 256-845-0363
Highway and Dogtown Road Dogtown Alabama
Just south of Fort Payne Alabama off highway 89 is the "Big Time Cafe" We usually went there for breakfast when we were staying at the Bear Creek Cabins just down the road. Typical small cafe offerings like you'll see in most places like this but, that's not why you're here. Not far from here is Orbix glass where some world class glass blowers call home. If you call ahead you can attend a class where they will let you create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork to take home.
Johnny's BBQ 256-734-8539
1401 4th Street Cullman, Alabama
If you want a great local Bar-B-Q, you must try Johnny's. I've had BBQ from Co, TX, NC, SC and now AL. Hands down the best I've ever had, homemade BBQ sauce with a homemade white sauce. We also couldn't ask for better service if I could bc it was awesome. Busy as heck but was amazing after closing they still had patrions inside and never rushed them out. Great atmosphere on top of all that!!! 10/10
Betty's BBQ 256-237-1411
401 S Quintard Ave. Anniston, Alabama
Betty's Barbeque in Anniston AL is a great place for home cooking. And home cooking is hard to find these days.
Oskar's Cafe 256-825-4827
6684 Highway 49 south Dadeville, Alabama
Established in 1993. Two brothers decided to open a restaurant together with their wives. Believe it or not we're all still married.
Pikeville Deli 256-594-3400
5182 County Road 21 Scottsboro, Alabama
These are great burgers. Truly great burgers. Worth whatever effort you make to get there before they close in the mid afternoon. Super friendly guys running the shop, the burgers took long enough that you know they're cooked to order.