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Panini Pete's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Panini Pete's ($)
(154 ratings)

42 1/2 S Section St Map It!
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 929-0122
www.paninipetes.com
  • Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Panini
    with torn fresh basil leaves and balsamic vinaigrette on foccacia; homemade mozzarella; looks good
  • House Roasted Turkey Panini
    with baby greens, roasted pepper, Dijon, garlic aioli and our house-made mozzarella served on fresh baked foccacia; looks good
  • Beignets
    mini funnel cake like topped w/ powder sugar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
154 ratings
classically-trained chef serving fast food paninis
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Sunset Pointe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sunset Pointe ($$)
(187 ratings)

831 N Section St Map It!
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 990-7766
sunsetpointefairhope.com
  • Eastern Shore Bouillabaisse
    fish, gulf coast shrimp, mussels, leeks, fennel, red & green tomato in fish stock; looks good
  • Gulf Snapper Throats
    grilled or fried gulf snapper collar, garlic butter, house vegetable, house starch; Guy got it grilled & flash fried
4.5 out of 5
187 ratings
opened in 2014; serving seafood in family-friendly outdoor dining area offering some of the most vivid & unforgettable sunsets w/ a fire pit & views out over the bay; same owner/chef from Panini Pete's
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Blind Mule: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blind Mule ($$)
(82 ratings)

57 N Claiborne St Map It!
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 694-6853
  • Chili Cheeseburger
    half-pound beef patty topped w/ homemade black bean chili, jalapeno queso & fried onion straws; looks (sloppily) good
4.0 out of 5
82 ratings
#75 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in Southern cuisine
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Brick Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick Pit (CLOSED)See Brick Pit Video ($$)
(189 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
CLOSED; #80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
5
  • "Spider" Sandwich
    it's a soft-shell crab (made to look like a spider), battered and deep-fried
  • Bloody Mary
    self-proclaimed "Bloody Mary Capital of Alabama"
  • Jazzy Burger
    topped w/ local favorite sauce made of horseradish, dried mustard, apple jelly & pineapple preserves
  • Seafood Po Boy
    signature dish
4.0 out of 5
39 ratings
opened in 1925; local institution; quirky antique decor wall-to-wall; Other Recipes: Jazebel Sauce
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Mobile"
  • Wintzell's Oyster Eating Championship
    challenge: eat as many oysters as you can in 1 hour; at airtime, record at 421 oysters; "Big Joe" Evans (local native) lost (ate 305 oysters)
4.0 out of 5
440 ratings
opened in 1938
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Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-QSee Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(261 ratings)

1715 6th Ave SE Map It!
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 350-6969
www.bigbobgibson.com
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Smoked Bar-B-Q Turkey
    turkey is brined, covered with wet "smear" and dry-rubbed; juicy; looks good
  • BBQ Chicken
    smoked in hickory, bathed in chicken fat, smoked again & finally dipped in signature tangy white sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
261 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); since 1925; won many awards including 2014 World BBQ Champion in Memphis
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Gulf Coast"
  • Man v. Food Nation Platter
    grilled Ahi tuna, shrimp scampi, fried oysters, stuffed crab and fried crawfish tails along with two side dishes
3.5 out of 5
431 ratings
opened in 1983; on bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico
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Gumbo Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gumbo Shack (CLOSED) ($$)
(72 ratings)

212 1/2 Fairhope Ave Map It!
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-4100
www.guysgumbo.com
  • Gumbo
  • Turkey-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich
3.0 out of 5
72 ratings
CLOSED; favorite local bar/shack; free crawfish every Saturday during crawfish season
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Hungry Owl: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hungry Owl (CLOSED)See Hungry Owl Video ($$)
(82 ratings)

7899 Cottage Hill Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 340-2522
thehungryowl.com
  • Stuffed Tony Burger
    signature dish; 1-lb burger stuffed w/ Conecuh pork sausage-vegie mixture and 3 types of cheese, then topped w/ bacon, candied jalapenos, 2 more slices of other cheeses and a fried egg
3.0 out of 5
82 ratings
CLOSED; #36 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; serving Creole comfort food in casual family setting; moved from original airing location (2502 Schillinger Rd S)
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