Sometimes restaurants that don’t look like much from the outside, actually serve the BEST food. In Alabama, there are many restaurants that appear to be very simple, and you wouldn’t think they serve the greatest food. Some don’t even look like restaurants from the outside. There are also many restaurants in Alabama that are considered to be “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants because of their location and appearance. Listed below are 9 restaurants in Alabama that may not look like much upon first glance, but they have some of the TASTIEST food you’ll ever eat.
1. Staggs Grocery - Florence
Staggs Grocery has been an East Florence landmark since 1937 and is well known for its wonderful breakfast. Staggs Grocery is located at: 1424 Huntsville Rd, Florence, AL 35630.
Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy...YUM!!!
2. Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar - Orange Beach
Doc's is where all the locals go for delicious seafood. At Doc's you can even build your own seafood platter. How GREAT is that?! Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar is located at: 26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561.
Delicious food at GREAT PRICES!!!
3. Saw's Soul Kitchen - Birmingham
Saw's serves up traditional Southern dishes that are so DELICIOUS you'll be coming back for more!
Saw's Soul Kitchen is located at: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222.
4. Hooligans - Tuscaloosa
Not only does Hooligans serve American food, but they also serve some of the BEST Mediterranean food
you'll ever eat! The dining atmosphere is also very laid back. Hooligans is located at: 1915 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
This grilled chicken salad topped with BBQ chicken and drizzled with ranch dressing looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!
5. Irondale Cafe - Irondale
Irondale Cafe first opened in 1928 as a hot dog stand and today it serves everything from fried catfish to steamed cabbage, and creamed corn to smothered chicken livers. Irondale Cafe is located at: 1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210.
Such a CASUAL and NICE atmosphere! The food is pretty AMAZING, too!
6. The Brick Pit - Mobile
The Brick Pit's meat is smoked up to 30 hours over a blend of hickory and pecan wood. This is EXACTLY why their barbecue is some of the BEST around. They only serve the highest quality of meat. The Brick Pit is located at: 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608.
Generous portions for GREAT prices!
7. Toomer's Drugs - Auburn
Toomer's Drugs is an old-fashioned soda fountain that's been serving sandwiches and milkshakes in a historic corner drugstore since 1896. Toomer's Drugs is located at: 100 N College St, Auburn, AL 36830.
Don't leave Toomer's without trying their DELICIOUS lemonade! It's seriously the BEST lemonade EVER!
8. Tim's Cajun Kitchen - Huntsville
Tim's Cajun Kitchen serves some of the BEST home-cooked Cajun food EVER! Their hot wings were also voted BEST in Huntsville. Tim's Cajun Kitchen is located at: 114 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35805. They also have a matching food truck that sets up at various locations.
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce...YUM!!! Many people come to Tim's Cajun Kitchen primarily for this dessert. IT'S THAT GOOD!!!
9. K & J Rib Shack - Montgomery
Don't let the bars on the windows and door keep you from this BBQ joint. K & J Rib Shack serves up some of the BEST ribs around, and they're located at:
4255 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36105.