Restaurants

We’ve had the amazing opportunity to sample some of the best places in Huntsville. Here is a collective list of the restaurants we’ve visited so far. We will add to this list as we visit the surrounding area cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, diners, pizzerias, taverns, grills, and kitchens. 

We would LOVE to hear your recommendations if we’re missing a great foodie opportunity! 

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We really enjoyed this restaurant, located in historic and eclectic Five Points. The wait staff was accommodating when we had to change our seating arrangement last minute.

Click here for 1892’s website.

See our review here.

We expected typical bar food, but Ale’s Kitchen really takes all of that fried goodness to the next level. Think gourmet bar food, plated beautifully and also very, very tasty. A little crowded and loud at peak times, but a really cool atmosphere! Definitely a must try!

Follow this link for their website.

See our review here.

Our Rating:
4.1/5

The Jones Valley location of this popular brunch chain was our destination one day we were all craving breakfast food. We weren’t disappointed! Their Eggs Benedict and country potatoes were a hit with this crew!

Follow this link for their website.

Click here for our full review.

Our Rating:
3.99/5

We love burgers and Bad Daddy’s provided some great ones! This is your typical sports bar kind of restaurant, complete with several large screen TVs lining the walls, loud atmosphere, and greasy bar food. We’re happy to have them in Huntsville!

See Bad Daddy’s website here.

Read our Bad Daddy’s review here.

If you make your way to Baumhower’s, make sure you get what they’re known for – wings and bar food! Stick with these main menu areas and you won’t be disappointed. The appetizers here are AMAZING and they do your typical fried bar food VERY well! Our favorite app – fried pickles, hands down.

Follow this link for our review.

Read our full Baumhower’s review.

Our Rating:
3.99/5

Korean Barbecue. What more can we say? Right downtown, on the square, with indoor and outdoor seating, it was great sitting outside under the umbrellas in the summer, enjoying some delicious barbecue!

Click here for Big Oh’s website.

We know, we know, BJ’s is a chain, but it’s still a Huntsville restaurant, so we tried it for the blog! When we went for lunch it was fantastic. Waitress was great and the food was even better. We have had pretty bad experiences at dinner time, though, so just watch out!

Visit BJ’s website here.

Click here for our BJ’s review!

If you’re looking for a good meat and three place to eat, check out Blue Plate Cafe off of Governor’s Drive! The friendly staff and homey environment are so welcoming and fun. Great SOUTHERN comfort food!

Follow this link for Blue Plate’s website.

Click here for our Blue Plate Cafe review!

A recent addition to Huntsville, Chuy’s was welcomed with open arms when they moved here! Their delicious, fancy enchiladas are the main draw, but definitely ask for the Jalapeno Ranch dip! It is SO ADDICTING!

Here is Chuy’s website.

Follow this link for our Chuy’s review!

Right in downtown Huntsville, Commerce Kitchen is usually bustling! The food was great (sweet potato fries!), but it was too loud for us to have conversation.

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Everything at Cotton Row was cooked to perfection. We all loved everything we ordered (fried chicken salad – YUM). The wait staff was perfectly helpful and attentive. Loved it for a fancy lunch downtown.

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We loved the location of the Cozy Cow; it’s the perfect spot to grab some lunch on a sunny day and head out to the park to enjoy some sunshine! We want to go back and do just that when it’s warm!

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Check out our full Cozy Cow review here.

Our Rating:
3.5/5

Mid-priced good ol’ Southern cooking, in a dining room where antiques line the walls and ceiling – most of you have been there, too! Gotta love Cracker Barrel!

Here is their website.

A casual breakfast and lunch cafe with plenty of home-cooked specialty sandwiches from which you can choose, this Christian-owned restaurant is welcoming and inviting!

Here is their website.

Click here for our review.

Dallas Mill serves quick sandwiches like your grandma used to make. Chicken salad, egg salad, strawberry pretzel salad, etc., this place tastes like home and we loved it!

Here is their website.

Read our full review here.

Our Rating:
3.9/5

Dave and Buster’s is quite the exciting environment! You walk in the front door and your senses are overwhelmed with the arcade games lights and music and the scent of delicious food wafting in from the dining room!

Visit the Dave & Buster’s website here.

Read our full review of Dave & Buster’s here.

Our Rating:
5/5

Ding How II is a quiet, little, unassuming Chinese restaurant in the busy shopping center at the corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road. The service was great and the food was just as good!

Read our full review here.

Our Rating:
3.9/5

Really delicious bar food and drinks here. We’ve been several times because we can’t get enough. Most of our favorite things at Drake’s are fried (fried pickles and sweet potato fries), but they also have great salads and healthier options.

Follow this link for the Drake’s website.

Click here for our Drake’s Review!

Our Rating:
4.2/5

Man, we loved G’s. The staff was super friendly and the food was good southern cooking. They have a good variety of Southern, home-cooked favorites, served with a smile. Good hush puppies are sometimes hard to find, but they have great ones here!

Check out their website here.

Good Company Cafe is an adorable restaurant. It’s nestled in a shopping strip off South Memorial Parkway. It’s so cozy! If you want to settle down for a comfortable bite to eat with a friend, we suggest Good Company!

Check out their website here.

Here’s the link to our full review.

Our Rating:
3.7/5

One of the main restaurants located in Lowe Mill, Happy Tummy specializes in fresh sandwiches/paninis/wraps. Their sandwiches were pretty fresh and flavorful!

Here is Happy Tummy’s website.

Hildegard’s is one of the few German restaurants in Huntsville. With lots of German history and roots in Huntsville, we love that part of that is preserved through these few restaurants! Hildegard’s was delicious and we had a great experience when we visited.

Click here for Hildegard’s website.

Read our Hildegard’s review here.

This one was a bit of a drive for us, located off of University Drive. But their cheddar muffins and barbecue were worth the extra few minutes of drive time!

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This was one of our favorite spots so far. There’s a special room in the far back of the restaurant, a few steps down from the bar, that feels like you’re in an Italian courtyard. It’s pretty awesome. We got the goat cheese fondue to share and it had pesto and marinara mixed in, served with fresh focaccia. Wow. (Just make sure you have plenty of time when you visit! The dining experience sometimes takes a while!)

Visit Luciano’s website here.

 Here is our review on Luciano.

Mason Dixon is a purely gluten-free bakery. This unique concept was developed by a local entrepreneur and Mason Dixon continues to be a very unique and needed resource to the Huntsville restaurant scene. Accomodating to other people with other allergies/sensitivies as well, Mason Dixon is certainly worth checking out!

Click here for Mason Dixon’s website.

Read our full Mason Dixon review here.

A recent Huntsville addition, MELT brings to the table tons of cheesy goodness. Grilled sandwiches are a specialty here, and we loved the appetizers too. (Get the deep fried Oreos – you’ll thank us later!)

Here is the official MELT Huntsville website.

Click here for our full MELT review!

Specializing in American food options, the only bad thing about this restaurant is the number of menu options makes it nearly impossible to choose something without having FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Everything on the menu sounds delicious, complete with breakfast AND lunch/dinner options, so you’re sure to find something you love here. We’ve heard the meatloaf is particularly good.

Click here for more Metro Diner info!

While Italian food always feels luxurious to consume, Mezza Luna provides a classy environment and aesthetic in which you can fully enjoy your pasta. Tucked away in Jones Valley, but still part of a big shopping center, Mezza Luna is a destination restaurant for us, but still easy to access. The chicken alfredo pasta was a favorite of ours! (Pro tip: Avoid eating outside during the summer; the cow pasture across the road and the swampy area behind the shopping center brings lots of flies to the outdoor seating area.)

Here is their website. 

Right in the heart of downtown Huntsville sits Moe’s BBQ. Moe’s was founded by two sports-loving University of Alabama grads, and it has four flat screen TV’s playing sports games throughout the day. The barbecue is succulent and the southern sides are just as tasty.

Check out their menu here.

Read our full review here.

 

We got Moe’s Grill catered to our office one day. It was good, but not really hot by the time it got here. We love chips and salsa/queso/guac and Moe’s really delivered (haha) with those things!

Here is their website.

Right off Whitesburg Drive, in the Publix shopping center, we loved this hibachi grill for lunch. Most of us ordered hibachi chicken, fried rice, and vegetables to make it easy on our chef, but they were also very accommodating with special requests (get the rice extra crispy).

Read our thoughts on Ichiban here.

Meet any of your pasta needs at Nothing But Noodles! They serve an incredible variety of pasta dishes (American, Asian, Italian, etc.) and all of them we have tried have been good. We got our pasta as takeout and it was still steaming hot by the time we got it back to the office. Everyone loved their dishes and there was a lot of food leftover. Go ahead and ask for extra breadsticks – we fought over them! They’re so good!

Click here for their menu.

Ol’ Heidelberg is a Huntsville staple, serving traditional German dishes since 1972. The interior of the restaurant is decked out in German decor as well as an abundance of beer on shelves around the walls. Do yourself a favor and try their chocolate cake. Spoiler alert: IT IS ENORMOUS AND DELICIOUS!

Read our Ol’ Heidelberg review here.

Check out their menu here.

Our Rating:
3.4/5

Sitting right on the edge of the pond at Big Spring Park, Pane Vino provides a fast-classy Italian place that is perfect for lunch. They have several different kinds of flatbread “pizza” as well as delicious fresh salads and we all loved everything we got!

Browse their website here.

Phil Sandoval’s is something of a Huntsville legend. This local-to-Huntsville spot has become a must-try for Mexican food. We love the brightly-colored decor and beautifully plated and delicious food.

Browse their website here.

Read all our Phil Sandoval’s thoughts here.

Ruchi is an Indian buffet close to the corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road. The decor inside is very unique and the food was so flavorful, hot, and fresh the time we went! We really enjoyed it.

Find Ruchi’s website here.

Click here for our Ruchi review!

Our Rating:
3.9/5

Sam & Greg’s reopened at their new location (still right on the square in Huntsville) in late 2019, and we are THRILLED! Their new location is even better than their previous one (black light mini golf, anyone?!) and the food is just as good as we remembered. Sam & Greg’s is one of our FAVORITE Huntsville spots!

Check out their website here!

Read our review of the new Sam & Greg’s location here!

Our Rating:
4.75/5

Super Chix is one of the newer restaurants in Huntsville and we looooved the food when we visited. Think of this place as a higher-quality version of our beloved Chick-fil-A. 

Check out their website here. 

Our full Super Chix review can be found here.

Some of us LOVED our experience at Surin, but some of us didn’t care for it as much. The Chicken Noodle Bowl was phenomenal and a lot of food. The lunch entrees are all served with a complimentary cup of tofu coconut soup, which was delicious.

Check out their website here. 

Read our full review of Surin here.

Our Rating:
4.4/5

We’ve ordered take out and dined in and we LOVE Taco Mama! You can’t go wrong with anything you order, but we suggest you stick to the pre-built taco menu options because it’s easy and their concoctions all work well! We went to the Tickenham location and it we’re so glad to have them in such a convenient spot!

Visit Taco Mama’s website here.

Read our thoughts on Taco Mama here.

This Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant is really close to our office, so we order from them fairly often. They package their takeout items so well, everything is always the correct temperature when you get it back. We have been really impressed with the service and quality of food we’ve received from Taziki’s! Their sauces are out of this world, try the Taziki sauce, hummus, any of their aioli’s.

Click here for more Taziki’s info!

Here is our full review of Taziki’s.

Barbeque is pretty abundant in Alabama, but some of the best we’ve had has been at Ted’s! We love the homey feel at this restaurant and the food is always so fresh, so fast, and so delicious. We’ve never had a bad experience with Ted’s! They have several locations throughout Huntsville and Madison! Check them out!

Visit Ted’s website here.

Click here to read our full Ted’s Bar-B-Q review!

Our Rating:
5/5

We were all VERY impressed with everything about Walton’s when we visited. Southern food and hospitality at its finest! Big portions, clean environment, excellent service, we loved everything about this place! 

Check out their website here.

Read our full Walton’s review here.

Our Rating:
4.8/5

Zoe’s is another Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant we enjoy. Everything is so fresh and flavorful, we always feel so healthy after we eat here. Most of their meals come with side salads and their house dressing is wonderful.

Check out their website here.

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