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.
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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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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).
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!