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Restaurants in Alabama

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Alabama restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Alabama restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Alabama to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Alabama restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Alabama.

  • Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In northern Alabama, a mayo-based white barbecue sauce reigns. Trust us, Big Bob Gibson’s tangy twist gets on with hickory-smoked chicken like a ho... More
  • Cafe Dupont

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Served only on Wednesdays, the “L.A. Burger” is a spicy Lower Alabama mix of freshly ground beef and Conecuh sausage, the unofficial smoked meat of... More
  • Chez Fonfon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Dreamland

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Gardens of Park Place

  • Guy’s Gumbo Shack

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Louisiana gets all the credit for gumbo, but the smoky mix of chicken, andouille, and okra in a tomato-based roux at Guy’s holds its own. Finish it... More
  • Highlands Bar & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    If sweet tea is the “house wine of the South,” then grits are its daily bread. Executive chef and owner Frank Stitt does them right with country ha... More
  • Hot & Hot Fish Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Order the tomato salad; thick stacks of heirloom tomatoes mingle with fried okra, field peas, fresh corn, and studs of applewood-smoked bacon under... More
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  • Jinsei

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Martin’s Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This old-school “meat and three” has been a local mainstay since the 1930’s. The chicken’s batter shatters with every crunchy bite. Be sure to orde... More
  • Trowbridge’s Ice Cream & Sandwich Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Trowbridge's isn't retro in that faux-Mayberry sort of way. The eight-stool lunch counter where, in 1918, Paul Trowbridge began churning and scoopi... More
  • Wash House Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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