North Alabama Food Trail

Year of Alabama Food · Guide · created about 6 years ago

Whether dishing out a legendary recipe or serving up a new one in a historic building, North Alabama's restaurants combine old and new to create a diverse culinary culture. This part of the state offers a little something for everyone, from cool treats and casual barbecue to contemporary fare.

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  • Harvey Milkshake at Palace Ice Cream & Sandwich in Tuscumbia, AL

    Swing by The Palace in Tuscumbia and step back in time with the Harvey Milkshake - a thick chocolate milkshake served in a stainless steel glass.

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    Ribeye at George's Steak Pit in Sheffield, AL

    Visit George's Steak Pit in Sheffield, where the secret to success is said to be the restaurant's famous open pit. Warning: Once you've had the ribeye dinner at George's, other steak houses may fall short.

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    BBQ Chicken with White Sauce at Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL

    Big Bob Gibson is credited with inventing the now famous Alabama white sauce. Try it served over the Decatur restaurant's barbecue chicken for the true Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q experience.

  • Catfish with Hushpuppies at Greenbrier Restaurant in madison, al

    Few things are as savory as a flaky filet of catfish with a side of hushpuppies - and few people do it better than the Original Greenbrier BBQ in Madison. Stop in and see why it's been a local favorite for half a century.

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    Peanut Butter & Jelly in Phyllo at Cotton Row Restaurant in Huntsville, AL

    For a more upscale dining experience, check out Huntsville's Cotton Row. Owned by renowned chef James Boyce, Cotton Row is housed in a building constructed in 1821.

  • Tomato Pie at Carlile's Restaurant in Scottsboro, AL

    Tomato pie is an elusive Southern dish, but you'll find it at Carlile's in Scottsboro. Carlile's version is a can't-miss dish for any food lover.