Alabama Food and Drink

Alabama is home to a diverse culinary scene that is rich in everything from award-winning fine dining to classy, upscale wineries and breweries to hidden hole-in-the-wall gems. Alabama food favorites include barbecue that falls apart in your mouth, diverse food truck offerings, and French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to another world. With so much to offer, Alabama is the ideal place to savor the flavors of the South. Revel in the experience of being served world-class culinary masterpieces, pull up a chair, and soak up a true culinary feast for the senses. Plan your next trip today — delicious Alabama food is waiting for you!

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? Then, 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

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Taste the Freshness

Go shrimping, pick peaches and fry up green tomatoes. Tables overflow with what is grown or caught nearby.
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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's seafood on the Coast or a craft beer in Huntsville, Alabama has some of the greatest food and drink experiences waiting for you.

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Eat, Drink & Be Alabama

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our food and drink destinations.

Platter of different colored beers at a bar

Cahaba Brewing Company

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Row of bottled alcohol on a bar

John Emerald Distilling Company

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Leaves of grapevines at a vineyard

Perdido Vineyards

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Fish platter on a plate with garnish

Hot and Hot Fish Club

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Steak on a plate with vegetables and a glass of wine

Cotton Row Restaurant

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Find an Alabama Food Experience

Explore food and drink locations you should visit the next time you're here.
301 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
With 301, Lloyd and his wife, Bebe, honor the building’s history and have tried to maintain its architectural integrity. Even after everything the space has been through, the original mosaic tile floors are still here and have an incomparable grand, aged beauty.
Guides Tours Or Rides
Various locations in Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35203
Walking Food Tours in Birmingham Alabama
1374 East Highland Avenue
Selma, AL 36703
Asian cuisine
Ice Cream Or Dessert Shop
4651 Main Street, Suite G112
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Dippin' Dots are tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice that are flash frozen and absolutely delicious! Takeout and Indoor/Outdoor Dine-In Options Available. Contact for details.
100 River Oaks Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092