Hungry in Alabama? 5 Top Foodie Spots in the State

If you are Hungry in Alabama, there are plenty of places to go to slay it ... photo by CC user Infrogmation on wikimedia commons

Alabama is known for its diehard football fans, its beautiful scenery, and its rich cultural background. But most importantly, the state of Alabama is famous for its many restaurants that will leave your mouth watering. If you are hungry in Alabama, here are some helpful hints on where to dine when visiting these five cities.

Dinner for Two in Birmingham

While visiting Birmingham, you might gain 10 pounds because the food options are just that good. For a fancy steak or seafood dinner, visit Highlands Bar and Grill. This restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner for two. For a true Parisian experience, visit Chez Fon Fon. The French cuisine served here is as good as anything you might find in Paris. After you’ve wined and dined the night away, head back to one of these Birmingham hotels for some rest and relaxation.

Southern Comfort in Montgomery

In Montgomery, the best way to satisfy your hunger is with some traditional Southern-style meals. This means fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and fresh cole slaw, all followed by a homemade slice of apple pie. For a meal like this, you’ll want to head to Southern Comfort Restaurant. The food and the service will leave you feeling cheerful.  This restaurant is perfect because it is nearby to some affordable Montgomery hotels. Other top-rated dining options to try are India Place, Central, and City Grill.

Endless Options in Auburn

Filled with some of the most intense football fans around, the city of Auburn is a spirited and fun destination for any traveler. After a day of rooting on your favorite team, head to a restaurant called Acre. With traditional as well as unconventional menu items, you’ll find just about any dish that you’re in the mood for. Other noteworthy restaurants are Piccolo Lounge, Chicken Salad Chick, and The Hound. After checking in to one of these popular hotels in Auburn, ask the concierge or hotel staff what local food recommendations they have to offer.

Fresh Seafood in Gulf Shores

Obviously, a town near the water is going to offer some amazing seafood options. Gulf Shores Alabama, is no exception. Some of the top seafood restaurants in the area are Gulf Shores Seafood, S & S Seafood Market, The Beach House Kitchen & Cocktails, and Bahama Bob’s Beachside Café. If you need a break from seafood or it is not something you fancy, check out Flip Flop Deli Shop or The Diner. Along with the restaurants, these top-rated hotels will give you an amazing oceanfront view of the Gulf Shores.

Tasty Meals and Sweet Treats in Homewood

Homewood, Alabama, is less of a tourist location than the previous four cities mentioned, but this city deserves a spot on this list because of its endless, delicious dining options. Some of the top restaurants include Steel City Pops, Gianmarco’s Restaurant, and Red Pearl. For a sweet treat before you head back to one of these Homewood hotels, check out Dreamcakes for a decadent dessert.