Alabama is home to several types of restaurants. While most of these restaurants are located in larger cities, there are plenty waiting to be discovered in much smaller towns. Among these restaurants are some pretty incredible steakhouses.
Listed below are nine of Alabama’s best small-town steakhouses. You’ll want to try them all!
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1. Bull Pen Steakhouse - Oakman
Bull Pen Steakhouse is a rustic restaurant that's located off the beaten path at Old York Farms in Oakman. For more than 20 years, this award-winning restaurant has been serving some of the tastiest steaks in Alabama. If you've never visited Bull Pen Steakhouse, you absolutely must! It's perfect for the entire family! You can visit Bull Pen Steakhouse at 244 School St., Oakman, AL 35579.
2. George's Steak Pit - Sheffield
George's Steak Pit, which was established in 1956, is one of North Alabama's finest steakhouses. It's well known for its open steak pit, which gives its hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood a delicious flavor.
You can visit George's Steak Pit at 1206 Jackson Hwy., Sheffield, AL 35660.
3. Big Mike's Steakhouse - Thomasville
Big Mike's Steakhouse, which opened in 2013, is such a great steakhouse that the Alabama Cattlemen's Association gave it the distinction of having the "Best Steak in Alabama." In addition to steak, this incredible steakhouse also serves chicken, seafood, sandwiches, and more. You can visit Big Mike's Steakhouse at 33215 Hwy 43., Thomasville, AL 36784. Additional locations are in Andalusia, Alabama and Orange Beach, Alabama.
4. Fire Steakhouse - Wetumpka
Fire Steakhouse is a fine dining establishment that's located inside the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Wetumpka. People will drive many miles for this restaurant's delicious steaks, which are filled with lots of flavor. You can visit Fire Steakhouse at 100 River Oaks Dr., Wetumpka, AL 36092. An additional location is in Atmore, Alabama.
5. Western Sirloin Steakhouse - Moulton
Western Sirloin Steakhouse is a family-friendly steakhouse that attracts people from all across North Alabama. Besides steaks, which are cooked to perfection, this rustic steakhouse also offers its customers chicken, seafood, sandwiches, and a nice salad bar. You can visit Western Sirloin Steakhouse at 11383 AL-157, Moulton, AL 35650.
6. Tony's Steak Barn - Centre
Tony's Steak Barn is a rustic steakhouse that resembles a true barn. In addition to steaks, Tony's Steak Barn also serves chicken, ribs, seafood, and delicious homemade desserts. You'll most certainly want to save room for the Fried Hershey Bar. You can visit Tony's Steak Barn at 804 Alexis Rd., Centre, AL 35960.
7. Jesse's Restaurant - Magnolia Springs
Since opening in 1999, Jesse's Restaurant has been serving some of the finest steaks on the Gulf Coast. All of the steaks are certified Angus beef and are a definite must-try. Jesse's Restaurant, which is housed inside a former general store, is quite possibly one of the South's best-kept secrets. You can visit Jesse's Restaurant at 14770 Oak St., Magnolia Springs, AL 36555.
8. The Old Barn Restaurant - Goshen
There's no denying that The Old Barn Restaurant is a true hidden gem. Since opening, this restaurant, which is housed inside a 100-year-old barn, has been serving both locals and visitors alike. One of the restaurant's most popular menu items is its ribeye steak, which was named Alabama's Best Steak in 2015. Seafood, homestyle food, and made-from-scratch desserts are also served at this family-friendly restaurant. You can visit The Old Barn Restaurant at 2146 Co Rd. 2243, Goshen, AL 36035.
9. Coach's Steakhouse - Town Creek
Even though Coach's Steakhouse has only been in business since 2016, it's already proven to be one of Alabama's best steakhouses. In addition to this family-friendly restaurant offering a variety of delicious steaks, its menu also includes chicken, sandwiches, nachos, and so much more. There's even a great salad bar that customers rave about. You can visit Coach's Steakhouse at 6730 Co Rd. 236, Town Creek, AL 35672. Its second location recently opened in downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Have you eaten at any of these steakhouses? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.