Alabama Dining June 11, 2018
9 Bucket List Foods Worth Trying In Alabama
When it comes to food, Alabama doesn’t disappoint! From crispy fried chicken to fresh Gulf seafood, there’s such a variety of foods served here in the Yellowhammer State. Listed below are nine of Alabama’s most popular dishes and where to get them. You’ll most definitely want to add them to your dining bucket list.
1. Fried Green Tomatoes - Irondale Cafe
Irondale Cafe was the inspiration for Fannie Flagg's book "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café," which was later turned into an award-winning film. People from all over the U.S. visit this iconic restaurant to try its famous fried green tomatoes. You can visit Irondale Cafe at 1906 1st Ave. N, Irondale, AL 35210.
2. BBQ Ribs - Dreamland Bar-B-Que
It's no secret Alabama is known for its delicious barbecue. One of the state's most popular barbecue restaurants is Dreamland Bar-B-Que. It serves a variety of barbecue favorites, including the most delicious ribs you'll ever eat.
You can visit the original Dreamland Bar-B-Que at 5535 15th Ave. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.
3. Orange Rolls - All Steak Restaurant
All Steak Restaurant has been serving up its famous Orange Rolls for more than 80 years. Because they're made from a secret recipe, you can only get them at this small-town restaurant. Once you eat one, you'll never stop. They're delicious! You can visit All Steak Restaurant at 323 3rd Ave. SE, Cullman, AL 35055.
4. Shrimp and Grits - Classic on Noble
Classic on Noble is one of Alabama's most beautiful restaurants. Its menu includes a variety of Southern classics, and its famous Shrimp and Grits is a must-try. You can visit Classic on Noble at 1024 Noble St., Anniston, AL 36201.
5. Banana Pudding - Sisters' Restaurant
Sisters' Restaurant, which was established in 1997 by sisters Pat Rogers and Geraldine Umbehagen, is a favorite dining destination among locals and visitors alike. It's best known for its World Famous Homemade Banana Pudding. You can visit Sisters' Restaurant at 13153 US-231, Troy, AL 36081.
6. Fried Chicken - Martin's Restaurant
Martin's Restaurant, which opened in the 1930s, is a local favorite. This family owned and operated restaurant specializes in "meat and three" dishes, and it's best known for its crispy fried chicken. You can visit Martin's Restaurant at 1796 Carter Hill Rd., Montgomery, AL 36106.
7. Pecan Pie - Pie Lab
Please note, Pie Lab has permanently closed.
Here in Alabama, we love pecan pie. There are several places located throughout the state that serve a variety of homemade pies, including Pie Lab. This unique pie shop serves a delicious pecan pie, and it's a definite must-try. You can visit Pie Lab at 1317 Main St., Greensboro, AL 36744.
8. Bar-B-Q Chicken with Original White Sauce - Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q's Bar-B-Q Chicken with Original White Sauce is one of Alabama's most iconic dishes. Invented in 1925 by Mr. Bob Gibson, this tangy sauce is delicious on everything. You can visit Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q at two locations: 1715 6th Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35601 and 2520 Danville Rd. SW, Decatur, AL 35603.
9. Fried Peach Pies and Homemade Peach Ice Cream - Peach Park
Peach Park, which is located off I-65, is one of Alabama's most famous stops while en route to the Gulf Coast. Its fried peach pies and homemade peach ice cream attracts people from all over the Southeast and beyond. You can visit Peach Park at 2300 7th St. S, Clanton, AL 35046.
Have you tried any of these foods? If so, please share your thoughts with us. Also, what other foods would you add to this bucket list? Let us know in the comments!
For a list of Alabama’s strangest food combinations, be sure to check out our previous article:
11 Strange Food Combinations Only People In Alabama Will Love.