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.
5510 U.S. 280
Birmingham, AL 35242
Amore Ristorante Italiano, has been a traditional family owned and operated business since 2005. We are first generation Americans who have inherited the great cultures of the old world; who have actually lived and breathed the c...
Outdoor Recreation Site
5749 Bay La Launch Avenue
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Bear Point Harbor offers a dock store, fuel, bait, permanent/transient slips, laundry, showers, boat rentals, dolphin cruises and back bay charters. Flippers Seafood and Oyster Bar is located here.
6450 U.S. 90, Ste J
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
We are a family owned restaurant that serves burgers, award-winning wings, wraps, salads and much more! We always have a game on around our large bar and also have an arcade and private party room.
Guides Tours Or Rides
All tours start at 2201 2nd Avenue S, Suite 106
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Brewery Or Distillery
505 13th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867