Alabama March 03, 2017
This Is The Best Food City In Alabama… And You’ll Want To Visit
When it comes to restaurants, we’re lucky to have so many wonderful options. From sandwich shops and BBQ joints, to ethnic restaurants and cozy bistros, there are many places located throughout Alabama that serve the freshest and most delicious food.
Recently, the website
Thrillist.com named the best food city in each state. Birmingham was named the “Best Food City” in Alabama. Listed below are 11 Birmingham restaurants that most likely helped “The Magic City” win this honor.
1. Highlands Bar and Grill
At Highlands Bar and Grill, you'll receive a French-inspired meal within a sophisticated setting. The menu, which is updated daily, features dishes that are made from the freshest regional ingredients. (2011 11th Ave S)
2. Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, which has become a popular gathering spot for cyclists, is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. From soups and sandwiches, to salads and pastas, Woodlawn Cycle Cafe offers a little something for everyone. (5530 1st Ave S)
3. Chez Fonfon
This cozy bistro will transport you straight to Paris. From escargots to steak tartare, Chez Fonfon serves up the most delicious French dishes. It's also one of Alabama's most romantic restaurants. (2007 11th Ave S)
4. Trattoria Centrale
For a delicious breakfast, you'll want to try Trattoria Centrale. Their French toast is incredible and comes highly recommended. The picture speaks for itself! (207A 20th St N)
5. Eli's Jerusalem Grill
From grass-fed beef and organic chicken, to falafel and homemade pita bread, Eli's Jerusalem Grill serves the tastiest Middle Eastern food around. This restaurant is an absolute must visit for anyone looking to try something a little different. (4673 Hwy 280)
6. SAW's Juke Joint
SAW's Juke Joint is one of Alabama's top barbecue and soul food restaurants. From smoked chicken to pulled pork, and a variety of side dishes, SAW's Juke Joint is a great place to go for a delicious Southern meal. (1115 Dunston Ave)
7. Cafe Dupont
Cafe Dupont is a traditional bistro that serves up high-quality meals made from fresh, local ingredients. One of the most interesting things about this popular bistro is that it's located inside of a building that dates all the way back to the 1870s. (113 20th St N)
8. GianMarco's Restaurant
If you're a fan of authentic Italian cuisine, a visit to GianMarco's Restaurant is a must. In addition to their delicious Italian dishes, GianMarco's Restaurant also has an excellent wine selection. (721 Broadway St)
9. Blue Pacific at Hoover Food Mart
Blue Pacific is one of Alabama's true hidden gems. It serves the most delicious Thai cuisine, and it's considered to be one of the best gas station restaurants in the U.S. (3219 Lorna Rd)
10. The J Clyde
The J Clyde has one of the best beer selections in Birmingham. When it comes to food choices, their menu is somewhat limited. However, each dish is cooked using only the finest ingredients. The Fish & Chips is a definite must try! (1312 Cobb Ln S)
11. El Barrio Restaurante Y Bar
El Barrio Restaurante Y Bar serves creative Mexican dishes within a casual environment. If you love Mexican food, you'll definitely want to try this amazing restaurant. (2211 2nd Ave N)
Do you agree that Birmingham is the “Best Food City” in Alabama? Why or why not? What other Birmingham restaurants should be added to this list? Share your thoughts with us!
For more great restaurants to try this year, check out our previous article:
Here Are 13 Restaurants In Alabama You Absolutely MUST Visit Before You Die.