Alabama December 01, 2017
These 9 Southern Staples Are Served At The Best Restaurants In Alabama
When it comes to food, Alabama doesn’t disappoint! Alabama is well known for its delicious Southern cooking, so it comes as no surprise that most of the food served here has become a Southern staple over the years. From fried chicken to banana pudding, the following nine Southern staples are served at some of Alabama’s best restaurants. Check them out!
1. Fried Green Tomatoes - Irondale Cafe (Irondale)
Here in Alabama, fried green tomatoes are more than just a movie. It's a delicious side dish that's loved by many Southerners. The best place in Alabama to try this Southern staple is Irondale Cafe in Irondale. Not only does this cafe serve delicious friend green tomatoes, but it was also the inspiration for the Whistle Stop Cafe in Fannie Flagg's novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," which was later developed into a hit movie. (1906 1st Ave N)
2. Barbecue - Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur)
Hands down, Alabama serves the most mouthwatering barbecue! The best place to try this Southern staple is Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur. After all, they were recently named "Grand Champion" for the fifth time at the 2017 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Tennessee.
(Two locations: 1715 6th Ave SE / 2520 Danville Road SW)
3. Fried Chicken - Martin's Restaurant (Montgomery)
Without question, fried chicken is the ultimate Southern staple. Martin's Restaurant in Montgomery is well known for their fried chicken, which many believe is the best fried chicken in the South.
(1796 Carter Hill Rd)
4. Shrimp & Grits - Classic on Noble (Anniston)
Considering Alabama is located on the Gulf Coast, it's not surprising that shrimp and grits is a Southern staple. A restaurant that's known for serving this dish best is Classic on Noble in Anniston. The best thing about this classic staple is that it can be enjoyed anytime of the day. (1024 Noble St)
5. Banana Pudding - Sisters Restaurant (Troy)
When it comes to desserts, banana pudding is the ultimate Southern staple. Here in Alabama, this classic dessert is served in most Southern-style restaurants, including Sisters Restaurant in Troy. (13153 US Highway 231 S)
6. Fried Catfish - Catfish Heaven (Tuscaloosa)
Here in the South, fried catfish remains a solid staple. People love it so much that they either eat it at one of our top catfish restaurants, including Catfish Heaven, or catch it on their own and host a weekend fish fry.
(2502 21st St)
7. Biscuits - The Biscuit King (Fairhope)
Whether they're slathered in butter and jam, or stuffed with meat, there's no denying that biscuits are a staple in every Southern meal. Despite its appearance, the "Ugly Biscuit" at The Biscuit King in Fairhope are a definite must-try.
(9555 Co Rd 24)
8. Chicken & Waffles - Yo' Mama's (Birmingham)
Chicken & Waffles might not have been created here in the South, but this dish has definitely become a Southern staple over the years. If you've never tried Chicken & Waffles, Yo' Mama's in Birmingham is a great place to start.
(2328 2nd Ave N)
9. Peach Cobbler - Peach Park (Clanton)
Like banana pudding, peach cobbler is served in many Southern-style restaurants. Its juicy peaches and biscuit-like crust make it one of Alabama's most popular desserts. There's no better place in Alabama to get peach cobbler, or anything peach related, than Peach Park in Clanton.
( 2300 7th St S)
What other Southern staples would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
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