Food & Drink

Experience world-class culinary masterpieces from award-winning restaurants all across the state. Fine dining establishments and hidden gems house one-of-a-kind delights that will have you wishing your meal will never end. From barbecue that’s so tender it falls apart in your mouth to French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to a whole new world, Alabama’s culinary scene will not disappoint. And, if you like craft beer, the best is brewed here. Grab your loved ones, pull up a chair and take a minute to savor the flavors of the Alabama food scene.

Alabama Serves Up Some of the Best Catfish this Side of the Mississippi

Drive down any backroad or off-the-beaten path in Alabama and you are bound to come upon a catfish restaurant. Here catfish is just as popular as our barbecue. It’s mainly served fried or grilled and typically with a side of hush puppies. It’s one of Alabama’s most authentic dishes that can be traced back to the 1960s and its humble beginnings in Greensboro.  According to Encyclopedia Alabama, over 3,000 people are employed in the industry with Hale, Dallas and Greene counties having the highest catfish production. So while you’re road-tripping through the state, make sure you take time to have lunch or dinner at some of our favorite catfish restaurants: 

Katy’s Katfish- Rainsville:

This restaurant is located in a rustic log cabin at the Crossroads of Sand Mountain in Rainsville, Alabama. Locals and travelers alike love Katy’s fried catfish.  The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday until 8:00 pm. 

David’s Catfish House- Monroeville: 

Headquartered in Monroeville and founded by David and Sadie Ross, this mom-and-pop catfish restaurant has been serving its famous catfish and cheese grits for 40 years. Their cheese grits have been named one...

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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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Celebrate Alabama’s Restaurant Week Aug. 12-28

We’re getting ready to celebrate Alabama’s culinary quality when Restaurant Week kicks off on Aug. 12. This culinary...
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What to See and Do in the Auburn Area This Fall.

The City of Auburn was settled by John Harper and others from the state of Georgia in 1836. The city’s name was inspired...
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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

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Cahaba Brewing Company

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John Emerald Distilling Company

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Perdido Vineyards

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Highlands Bar Grill

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Hot and Hot Fish Club

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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.
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
Selma, AL 36703
All-In-One Shop offers home cooked southern style meals.
40510 US Hwy. 280
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Awesome barbeque, fabulous smoked meats and delicious southern homemade sides! We also offer a variety of amazing homemade cakes!
4120 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35222
Aww Shucks Gourmet Fire Roasted Street Corn. Guinness World record holders for the most ears of corn shucked by a 4 man team.
18849 Upper Fort Hampton Road
Elkmont, AL 35620
Belle Chevre’s product line includes classic goat cheese and fromage blanc, as well as a quartet of sweet breakfast cheeses and more. The Cheese Shop and Tasting Room are on site, and tours of the creamery are also available.
1977 East Samford Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830