Alabama September 16, 2019
7 Of The Coolest, Most Unusual Places To Dine In Alabama
When it comes to dining out, sometimes the most unforgettable restaurants are those that are somewhat cool and unusual. Listed below are seven of Alabama’s coolest and most unusual places to dine. From a converted school bus to an authentic train car, you’ll want to try them all!
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1. The Gulf - Orange Beach
What makes The Gulf such a cool and unusual place to dine is the fact that it's constructed from old shipping containers. This popular beachfront restaurant offers a variety of food, and it's the perfect place to hang out with family and/or friends. Address: 27500 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, AL, 36561
2. Rattlesnake Saloon - Tuscumbia
The Rattlesnake Saloon is located off the beaten path in rural North Alabama. Since opening in 2009, this outdoor restaurant, which is situated inside a cave, has welcomed visitors from all over the world. Address: 1292 Mount Mills Road, Tuscumbia, AL, 35674
3. Lambert's Cafe - Foley
Over the years, Lambert's Cafe has become a popular tourist destination. It's best known for its "throwed" rolls, which are tossed by servers as they make their way around the restaurant. Address: 2981 South McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535
4. Taqueria El Cazador - Huntsville
If you're a fan of Mexican cuisine, you've got to try Taqueria El Cazador. This Mexican restaurant is a converted school bus, which makes it one of Alabama's most unusual, yet unique, places to dine. Taqueria El Cazador is well known for its amazing tacos. Address: 3414 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, AL, 35805
5. Roadkill Cafe - Elberta
Roadkill Cafe might have an unusual name, but it doesn't really serve roadkill. In fact, it offers its guests a great selection of country favorites. Roadkill Cafe also has a variety of quirky features, including its slogan "You kill it, we grill it!" and its one-of-a-kind menu, which includes dishes such as Bullfrog Stew, High Noon Racoon, and more.
Address: 25076 State Street, Elberta, AL, 36530
6. The Garage - Birmingham
Another unusual place to dine in Alabama is The Garage. What makes this restaurant stand out is its courtyard, which is filled with lots of metal pieces and concrete patio furniture. Interestingly, many people have compared The Garage to a junkyard. Address: 2304 10th Terrace South, Birmingham, AL, 35205
7. Derailed Diner - Robertsdale
Derailed Diner is one of Alabama's most popular themed restaurants. Guests have the option of dining inside the restaurant's main dining room, or they can dine inside the restaurant's authentic train car. Derailed Diner is an absolute must-visit for train enthusiasts of all ages. Address: 27801 County Road 64, Robertsdale, AL, 36567
Have you ever eaten at any of these cool and unusual restaurants? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For further information about North Alabama’s Rattlesnake Saloon, be sure to take a look at our previous article:
There’s No Restaurant In The World Like This One In Alabama.