Many times, the best restaurants you’ll ever visit are tiny in size. Alabama is home to many tiny restaurants that not only serve delicious food, but also offer incredible service and great prices. Listed below are nine tiny, but mighty, restaurants located throughout Alabama. Don’t forget to add them to your dining bucket list!
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1. Joe's Pizza - Woodville
Joe's Pizza is located off the beaten path and serves the best pizza in town. If you're not a fan of pizza, no worries! This local restaurant also serves lasagna, catfish, hot wings, and more. You can visit Joe's Pizza at 6582 US-72, Woodville, AL 35776. Its hours are as follows: Sunday-Tuesday-Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Monday, closed.
2. Hamburger King - Montgomery
Hamburger King has been in business since the 1970s. In addition to burgers, this nostalgic eatery also serves hot dogs and a variety of sandwiches. You can visit Hamburger King at 547 S Decatur St., Montgomery, AL 36104. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, closed.
3. King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant - Gulf Shores
No trip to Gulf Shores is complete without a visit to King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant. From shrimp and fish, to pastas and soups, this seafood restaurant has something for everyone. You can visit King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant at 1137 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542. It's open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4. Holy Smokes BBQ - Scottsboro
In addition to its mouthwatering barbecue, Holy Smokes BBQ is also known for its delicious side dishes, which includes potato salad, baked beans, and slaw. You can visit Holy Smokes BBQ at 108 Tupelo Pike, Scottsboro, AL 35768. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
5. Taqueria El Palomino - Decatur
Taqueria El Palomino is an unassuming restaurant that serves delicious Mexican food. It's best known for its tacos, which come in a variety of flavors. You can visit Taqueria El Palomino at 1410 6th Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35601. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
6. Tasty Dip - Heflin
Tasty Dip is a drive-in restaurant that's a true blast from the past. This local gem, which opened for business in 1948, serves a variety of American classics such as hamburgers, footlongs, fries, a great selection of ice cream treats, and so much more. You can visit Tasty Dip at 1278 Ross St., Heflin, AL 36264. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7. Down South BBQ - Foley
Down South BBQ is an absolute must-stop when you're traveling to the Gulf Coast. This tiny barbecue restaurant is best known for its cornbread sandwiches. After just one bite, you'll understand why. You can visit Down South BBQ at 19891 Co Rd. 10, Foley, AL 36535. Its hours are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed.
8. Tip Top Grill - Birmingham
Tip Top Grill offers delicious food and a spectacular view of Shades Valley. Housed inside a former gas station, this tiny restaurant is well known for its tasty burgers. You can visit Tip Top Grill at 588 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham, AL 35226. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
9. Trattoria Pizza & Italian - Spanish Fort
Since opening in 2014, Trattoria Pizza & Italian has been serving the most delicious Italian cuisine. Its dishes are made from the finest and freshest ingredients, and its pizzas are some of the best you'll ever eat. You can visit Trattoria Pizza & Italian at 11611 US-31, Spanish Fort, AL 36527. Its hours are as follows: Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Have you eaten at any of these tiny, but mighty, restaurants? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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