Show the Love for Alabama’s Restaurants Aug. 18-27

July 2023

Alabama’s culinary expertise will be on display when Restaurant Week kicks off on Aug. 18. This culinary event showcases an appreciation of Alabama’s diverse cuisine over a two-week period from Aug. 18-27. Restaurants statewide will offer delectable dishes and mouth-watering experiences, while at the same time, giving locals and visitors the opportunity to show their support and love for the places they like to dine. Whether it’s Gulf Coast seafood you’re hungry for or you want to try something new, the state’s restaurants have menu options to please everyone.

Can’t decide where to eat?

We recommend you try one of Alabama’s 100 Dishes. You can travel the state and experience world-famous cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, travel to Huntsville to try the Shrimp and Grits at the 1892 Restaurant & Tavern or step back in time at Alabama’s oldest soda shop, Payne’s Soda Fountain in Scottsboro, Alabama. If you’re in Florence, Alabama stop for a scoop of pineapple-orange ice cream at Towbridge’s Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop. Or if you’re looking for down-home Southern cooking, try the Tomato Pie at the Wildflower Cafe in Mentone, Alabama. 

Dinner in Birmingham

For dinner, we suggest you head to Birmingham to try Bottega’s Parmesan Souffle, a definite must-try menu item. After dinner, head to Peach Park in Clanton for their world-famous fried peach pies for dessert. We recognize that it may be difficult to try all of these dishes in one day, so why not make it a trip that you won’t forget? 

Breakfast in Montgomery

While in Montgomery, stop for breakfast at Chappy’s Deli then head east to Auburn for the Moist Brisket and Hashbrown Casserole at Bow & Arrow. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with fresh-squeezed lemonade from Toomer’s Drugs. If you head south on I-65 to Mobile, stop off at Priester's Pecans Retail Store in Fort Deposit for a scrumptious Southern treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Fresh Seafood in Mobile

While visiting Mobile, you should try the Original Oyster House for fresh gulf seafood and for dessert, Pollman Bakery’s Praline Dobash Cake hits the spot. For breakfast, there’s Bananas Foster French Toast at the Spot of Tea. For lunch, head over to Lulu’s in Gulf Shores for a Cheeseburger in Paradise and L.A. Caviar made with black-eyed peas. 

Dancing in Orange Beach

You can top off your Alabama Restaurant Week experience dancing the night away at the Florabama in Orange Beach, home to the famous Bushwhacker!

Just remember, restaurants are the cornerstone of Alabama’s economy, and we hope you show your love and support by ordering take-out, dining in or buying restaurant merchandise during this year’s Alabama Restaurant Week celebration!

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