Dining June 22, 2021
No Summer Is Complete Without A Visit To These 7 Alabama Restaurants
Here in Alabama, we’re lucky to have access to many types of restaurants, including several that are great for a summer visit. Listed below are seven restaurants that are perfect to visit this time of year. From waterfront restaurants with a fantastic view to old fashioned drive-in restaurants that serve delicious frozen treats, each one of these restaurants belong on your summer bucket list.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. The Gulf - Orange Beach
The Gulf is located in Orange Beach and offers an incredible view. In addition to its delicious food, what makes this restaurant worthy of a visit is its uniqueness. It's constructed from old shipping containers, and it's the perfect hangout spot for family and friends.
2. Tasty Dip - Heflin
Having been in business since 1948, Tasty Dip is the oldest restaurant in Heflin. This old fashioned drive-in restaurant offers something for everyone, including a great selection of frozen treats that are perfect for cooling off in the summer. One of Tasty Dip's most famous desserts is its Upside Down Banana Split (pictured).
3. Kowaliga Restaurant - Alexander City
Kowaliga Restaurant is a secluded restaurant that's located on Alabama's Lake Martin. It can be accessed by either car or boat. Since opening for business in 1953, this waterfront restaurant has welcomed many guests from near and far. When it comes to food, Kowaliga Restaurant serves something for everyone, including its famous fried catfish (pictured). The next time you're in Alexander City, consider visiting this restaurant. Try to go at dusk to experience an unforgettable sunset.
4. Capitol Oyster Bar - Montgomery
Capitol Oyster Bar is located in Montgomery on the banks of the Alabama River. In addition to serving some of Alabama's tastiest oysters, it serves other types of seafood such as shrimp, fish, crab legs, and more. If you're not in the mood for seafood, no worries! Capitol Oyster Bar offers other types of food, including mouthwatering burgers and juicy steaks. This waterfront restaurant also offers an incredible view while you enjoy your meal.
5. Lulu's - Gulf Shores
Lulu's is a unique waterfront restaurant in Gulf Shores that was founded by Lucy Buffett. In addition to serving delicious food, this restaurant also offers an experience like no other. Guests can partake in a variety of activities during their visit, including walking along a three-story rope course, getting inside a hurricane simulator, hula hooping, and more. Families love visiting Lulu's, especially during summer.
6. Kreme Delite - Athens
Since opening for business in 1951, Athens' Kreme Delite has been a local favorite. This old fashioned drive-in restaurant offers a variety of food, including a great selection of frozen ice cream treats. In fact, it's known for serving some of the best soft serve ice cream in town.
7. Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina - Fairhope
Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina in Fairhope, which offers both indoor and outdoor dining, overlooks beautiful Mobile Bay. It's well known for its delicious seafood and spectacular sunset view.
Have you ever eaten at any of these seven Alabama restaurants? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about The Gulf, be sure to take a look at the following article:
There Is No Other Restaurant Quite Like This Beachside Eatery In Alabama. Address: The Gulf - Orange Beach, 27500 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA Address: Tasty Dip, 1278 Ross St, Heflin, AL 36264, USA Address: Kowaliga Restaurant, 295 Kowaliga Marina Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010, USA Address: Capitol Oyster Bar, 617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA Address: LuLu’s Gulf Shores, 200 E 25th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA Address: Kreme Delite, 401 W Washington St, Athens, AL 35611, USA Address: Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina, 831 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532, USA