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Butcher Block [CLOSED] ($$)
(1 ratings)

9559 Vaughn Rd Map It!
Pike Road, AL 36064
  • BL"G"T Sandwich
    BLT sandwich w/ fried green tomato ("G")
5.0 out of 5
1 ratings
[CLOSED]
SAW's BBQSee SAW's BBQ Video ($$)
(616 ratings)

1008 Oxmoor Rd Map It!
Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 879-1937
www.sawsbbq.com
  • Ribs
    pork spare ribs rubbed w/ mustard & spices; smoked over hickory wood; smothered in sauce; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
616 ratings
serving barbecue since 2009
Sunset Pointe ($$)
(365 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
365 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
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-QSee Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(416 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
4.0 out of 5
416 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); since 1925; won many awards including 2014 World BBQ Champion in Memphis
Blind Mule ($$)
(142 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
142 ratings
#75 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in Southern cuisine
Bottega Cafe ($$)
(153 ratings)

2242 Highland Ave S Map It!
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-2001
bottegarestaurant.com
  • Coconut Pecan Cake
    award-winning dessert; layered round cake w/ coconut filling, Chantilly cream frosting, toasted pecans & crème anglaise; looks good
4.0 out of 5
153 ratings
est. 1988; flavors of regional Italian trattorias, meets the American South, w/ both upscale & casual dining in a historic building
Brick Pit [CLOSED]See Brick Pit Video ($$)
(191 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
191 ratings
[CLOSED]; #80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
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
4.0 out of 5
715 ratings
opened in 1983; on bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico
Panini Pete's ($)
(238 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
4.0 out of 5
238 ratings
classically-trained chef serving fast food paninis
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
632 ratings
opened in 1938
  • "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
3.5 out of 5
65 ratings
opened in 1925; local institution; quirky antique decor wall-to-wall; Other Recipes: Jazebel Sauce
Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-QSee Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(145 ratings)

3278 Cahaba Heights Rd Map It!
Vestavia, AL 35243
(205) 967-6004
www.missmyras.com
  • BBQ Chicken
    served w/ Alabama white sauce & choice of 2 sides: green beans, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, eggs, chips or greens
3.5 out of 5
145 ratings
est. 1985; family run smokehouse known for generous portions of pit barbecued chicken, beef, pork, ribs & sausage, plus house sauces & sides
Gumbo Shack [CLOSED] ($$)
(78 ratings)

212 1/2 Fairhope Ave Map It!
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-4100
  • Gumbo
  • Turkey-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich
3.0 out of 5
78 ratings
[CLOSED]; favorite local bar/shack; free crawfish every Saturday during crawfish season
Hungry Owl [CLOSED]See Hungry Owl Video ($$)
(89 ratings)

7899 Cottage Hill Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 340-2522
  • 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
89 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)
Alabama   (14 restaurants)