Hoover Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hoover

April 14, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. The largest suburb around Birmingham, the population of the city was 84,848 as of the 2015 US Census estimate. Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Things to do in Hoover

1. Jubilee Joe's

2341 John Hawkins Pkwy Ste 119, Hoover, AL 35244-3503 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 205-982-7797
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Jubilee Joe's

Back in 2004, Kash along with some classmates had decided to plan a restaurant for their senior level marketing class at UAB. The project took the full course of the semester and after several grueling months of research they came up with an idea to start a seafood restaurant with a beach feel. The final business plan was to be presented in front of a group of investors. Following the presentation, the investors stated that as long as the business plan was followed, it would be successful. Hearing their response they decided to give it a shot. They figured they would not have a hard time getting started as they had some connections with a large seafood supplier in Bayou La Batre, Louisiana. The original concept had been to have a seafood market as well as a restaurant. So naturally they started off as just a seafood market and decided to grow into the restaurant side. Once they started the restaurant side however, business was kicking off well. The market side was eventually shut do

Reviewed By Kevin M

This cozy restaurant is an enjoyable place to be out with friends or family. Multiple TV's so you won't miss the game and a nice selection of adult beverages. Particularly liked their Bloody Mary's. Food was very good but with smallish portions, but the prices were very acceptable so you could order more than one item if your real hungry. Gumbo was excellent, They have several good shrimp dishes. Fried green tomatoes are wonderful and the cheese grits are good. If you like oysters but cant eat a full order you can order a half. Would definitely go again.

2. J Alexander's Restaurant

3320 Galleria Cir, Hoover, AL 35244-2340 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 205-733-9995
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

J Alexander's Restaurant

Reviewed By gulliverstraveler - Birmingham, Alabama

Everything I have had here before has been delicious. Steaks, seafood, fish tacos, burgers - there is something for everyone. Make sure to get the Powerful Stuff for dessert. I don't usually get desserts but this is to die for. The service is always great.

3. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

191 Main St, Patton Creek Shopping Center, Hoover, AL 35244-5060 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 205-733-2002
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located in Patton Creek Shopping center off I-459. We offer authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour every Monday - Friday 4PM - 7PM & Saturday - Sunday 1PM-5PM at the FIREBAR(R) or on the patio. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Visit us online to learn more.

Reviewed By Kyle H - Birmingham, Alabama

Firebirds truly has one of the best Happy Hours in the Hoover area. From 4-6:30 they offer "Bar Bites" at a really low price. My friends and I regularly order one app each and just share. We live more than filled. The Bavarian pretzel is HUGE and serves as a meal in itself. The beef sliders are also delicious. you get three mini burgers so perfect to share. They also have all their signature drinks for $7 and a special martini for $5 if you're into pineapple flavored drinks. They don't skimp on the alcohol either which is typical in my experience. The service is great. One piece of advice...arrive early. They only offer these prices in the bar area or the patio, NOT in the regular dining area. It's first come first served and people seem to "camp out" once they get a table. Give it a try!

4. Baha Burger

4745 Chace Cir Ste 125, Hoover, AL 35244-3712 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 205-682-6980
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Baha Burger

Reviewed By MLSJD - Birmingham, Alabama

Love these fresh burgers! Huge, juicy and cooked perfectly with wide variety of toppings, easily one of top 5 burgers in Birmingham. Seasoned fries are great, free refills, cute atmosphere!

5. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

1810 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35244-1208 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 205-733-1300
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

Ribs. Pork. Chicken. Brisket. Hell, even sausage. All BBQ has the same three basic ingredients: smoke, meat and time. What makes it different is the amount, consideration and attention to each part of that recipe. That, and some really great bbq sauce, too. At Jim ‘N Nick’s, we pride ourselves on using the right ingredients, taking our time and honoring the traditions that brought us barbecue.

Reviewed By WendyBil

Good quality food, good service. They have a lunch menu with a variety of selections. Some favorites from this visit were the cheese biscuits, bbq chips, ribs and piggie in a garden salad. Plenty of sauce on the table. White sauce available upon request. We almost didn’t go in because the parking lot was so packed. We were seated immediately. The hostess told me to not let the small parking lot fool me.

6. Tortugas Pizza

2801 John Hawkins Pkwy Ste 169R, John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244-3101 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 4 - SGD 39 +1 205-403-9800
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Tortugas Pizza

Reviewed By Kayla2019 - Hayden, Alabama

We had to stop in after reading the reviews. We shared a pizza among 3 people. I personally didn't like the style of pizza. The crust wasn't bready enough for me. The pizza was good but definitely not worth the price. It didn't have exceptional flavor or size that made me think it should be $30.

7. Bonefish Grill

3430 Galleria Cir, Hoover, AL 35244-2364 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 205-985-9545
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 172 reviews

Bonefish Grill

Reviewed By Lee D - Alabaster, Alabama

We went here to celebrate our daughter's birthday and our anniversary. We started out by sharing two appetizers, bang bang shrimp and saucy shrimp. Both were excellent. Our outstanding server, Darian, suggested that the sauce on the saucy shrimp was really good with the bread. She was definitely correct. My wife and daughter both had the shrimp and scallops combination with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach as their sides. My son-in -law had the fish and chips. I had the tilapia stuffed with shrimp and scallops. My sides were scalloped potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus was cooked perfectly. We all were very pleased with our dinners. For desert we had the Key lime pie and the coconut pie both of which were wonderful. The restaurant was crowded, but the noise level was quite low, so the ambiance was good, the food was very good, and our server Darian was outstanding. Since it was a birthday and an anniversary celebration, the manager brought us two small boxes of chocolates which were also very good.

8. Golden Rule Barbeque of Hoover

1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 205-823-7770
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Golden Rule Barbeque of Hoover

Reviewed By Brandon B

Its no wonder they've been around for so long the food here is excellent. The meat is cooked to perfection and the sauce is great not to mention the fried pies. Every staff member was so kind and helpful. Definitely worth going.

9. Mr. Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking

1917 Hoover Ct, Hoover, AL 35226-3606 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 205-824-8283
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Mr. Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking

Reviewed By skankymonk - Chicago, Illinois

Owner/chef is actually from Taipei (capital of Taiwan) and not a different type of Asian claiming to be "Chinese."
Would have given a 5 but the chefs real skill are not shown through the menu and also not the prettiest looking place. Once the owners wife or Chinese server knew I spoke Chinese, I was able to make off menu requests that didn't disappoint.
Food is authentic and yum

10. Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

180 Main St, Hoover, AL 35244-5064 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 205-985-7785
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

Reviewed By JonsTravelGirl - Terre Haute

I had lunch on the balcony and ordered the red beans and rice. They were a little soupy but otherwise good. The service was very good and the hostess was friendly and polite. I would like to stop back by and try The jambalaya.

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