When many of us think of amazing restaurants, we tend to think of upscale restaurants in larger cities. To be honest, some of the most amazing restaurants can actually be found in smaller towns, and most are family owned and operated. With so many small towns located throughout Alabama, you can imagine the number of amazing restaurants there are.
Listed below are 12 amazing restaurants that are located in some of Alabama’s smaller towns.
In April 2011, a devastating F5 tornado destroyed the town of Hackleburg. The Bank of Hackleburg was one of the remaining buildings, and today it's used as The VAULT, Bakery Cafe. The VAULT, Bakery Cafe serves a variety of delicious foods, including their famous "Spookie" dessert. (323 Walker St)
After touring the "Literary Capital of Alabama," be sure to stop by Mel's Dairy Dream for one of their delicious milkshakes. It'll for sure satisfy your sweet tooth. (263 S Alabama Ave)
While visiting the quaint town of Mentone, be sure to stop by Wildflower Cafe for a bite to eat. Everything is delicious and the portions are large. You won't have to worry about leaving disappointed or hungry. (6007 Al Hwy 117)
If you're craving a delicious steak while driving through the small town of Moulton, stop by Western Sirloin Steakhouse. Their steaks are cooked to perfection and the salad bar is always fresh. (11383 Al Highway 157)
5. Bay Minette
The next time you're in the Bay Minette area and craving seafood, stop by Street's Seafood Restaurant. Their shrimp and crab claws are the best around. (251 S Us Hwy 31)
6. Union Springs
While passing through Union Springs, be sure to stop by 82 West BBQ & Seafood Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant offers the most delicious barbecue, and their cheese curds are an absolute must try. (18502 Hwy 82)
7. Orange Beach
Orange Beach, located on Alabama's Gulf Coast, is one of the state's top vacation destinations. At Brick & Spoon, diners have the chance to build their own Bloody Mary. Any restaurant that lets you customize your Bloody Mary is definitely a must visit. (24705 Canal Rd)
Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Guntersville is Rock House Eatery. This restaurant has an extensive menu, and its beautiful and relaxing atmosphere makes it a hidden gem. (1201 Gunter Ave)
In the historic town of Wetumpka, Our Place Cafe is the place to be if you're craving steak or seafood. Our Place Cafe's food is amazing, and the service is top notch. (809 Company St)
If you happen to be in the Greenville area and craving oysters, the ONLY place to be is Wintzell's Oyster House. They serve the best oysters around, and the Oyster Sampler is highly recommended. (128 Interstate Dr)
The Red Barn is one of the oldest restaurants in Demopolis. This popular restaurant offers large portions at great prices. The next time you're in the Demopolis area and craving home-style cooking, be sure to stop by The Red Barn. You'll love it! (901 US Highway 80 E)
12. Dauphin Island
On Dauphin Island, dining choices are somewhat limited. Whatever dining choices you do make, make sure one of them is JT's Sunset Grill. JT's Sunset Grill is well known for serving delicious seafood at great prices. No visit to Dauphin Island is complete without eating at JT's Sunset Grill. (1102 Desoto Ave)
Have you eaten at any of these amazing restaurants? What other small towns in Alabama have amazing restaurants that you’d recommend?