Alabama Restaurants Serving Up Homestyle Southern Cuisine

November 2020

There’s nothing better than a home cooked meal, especially in the south, and these Alabama restaurants are serving them up daily. Check out these five restaurants for a taste of homestyle Southern cuisine just like your grandma used to make: 

G’s Country Kitchen; Huntsville

G’s Country Kitchen serves up delectable soul food and comfort food in a down-home atmosphere. Each day, guests can enjoy a variety of made-from-scratch offerings that are prepared fresh daily. The restaurant offers classic Southern favorites including fried chicken, fried catfish, pork chops, pot roast and cheeseburgers. The chefs also serve up homemade sides including macaroni and cheese, real mashed potatoes, turnip greens, collard greens and a variety of others. Although every dish is delicious, the restaurant’s meatloaf was voted the best meatloaf in Huntsville by local diners and was even featured on our 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama. 

Yo’ Mama’s; Birmingham

Yo' Mama’s brunch and lunch menu items have made this restaurant a downtown dining staple in Birmingham, Alabama. The establishment is home to many mouth-watering creations including its shrimp and grits, crispy fried catfish, chicken and waffles, and hot wings. You can even add one of the restaurant’s homemade sauces to your dish for a flavorful match made in heaven. Each of their offerings are made-from-scratch daily and truly allow you to enjoy the taste of good home cooking in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. 

Pannie-George’s Kitchen; Auburn

Pannie-George’s Kitchen offers Southern style meat and vegetable cuisine that guests just cannot get enough of. Its selection of meats and vegetables encompass the rich tastes and textures of unique Southern style cooking. The menu changes daily, so you will always have a new variety of culinary offerings to choose from. Pannie-George’s Kitchen is popular for their fried chicken, but you can’t go wrong with anything that you choose here.  

Martin’s Restaurant; Montgomery

Martin’s Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Montgomery, and for good reason. This restaurant has been serving up delectable homestyle cooking since the 1930s. Many come here for their famous fried chicken, which is featured on our 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama list, but don’t let that stop you from indulging in many of their other amazing creations, including fried catfish, beef tips and rice, pork chops, and fried chicken livers. 

The Downtowner; Selma

The Downtowner is a classic “meat n’ three” in Selma serving up Southern meats and veggies in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant serves everything from turkey and dressing to barbecue chicken with a large variety of sides to choose from. Top your meal off with a slice of their famous lemon icebox pie featured on the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama. 

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