Top 10 American food in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

September 3, 2019 Cedrick Jardin

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Tuscaloosa (/tʌskəˈluːsə/ TUSK-ə-LOO-sə) is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 99,543 in 2016.
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10. City Cafe

408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 205-758-9171 http://www.facebook.com/City-Cafe-77354956442
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4 based on 169 reviews

City Cafe

Reviewed By josephmk2015

Hidden gem cafe off the beaten path in Northport, AL, short drive from town on a Main Street, crazy good authentic breakfast and lunch . All the favorites....local flare

9. Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque

4215 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-3678 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 205-345-6861 http://www.archibaldbbq.com/
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4 based on 191 reviews

Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque

205 333 3622

Reviewed By Jersey227

Stopped in before the game for lunch. Quaint little spot with limited seating. It was busy, now I know why. We sat at the counter. It’s an old school kind of BBQ spot. The ribs and pulled pork were amazing! Sauce was great! I would defiantly go back, it’s a must visit.

8. Baumhower's Restaurant of Tuscaloosa

4251 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6227 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 205-556-5658 http://www.baumhowers.com
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4 based on 243 reviews

Baumhower's Restaurant of Tuscaloosa

With more than 50 HD TV’s and an exciting new menu, Baumhower’s Victory Grille is your new big game headquarters! From our always fresh, 100% USDA Choice Ground Chuck Burgers to our Alabama Gulf seafood… and don’t forget our legendary wings – there’s enou

Reviewed By roymjames

Had the privilege of having an amazing dining experience for two days in a row. I can’t express how amazing the food was. Beyond the food the service was beyond hospitable. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and extremely courteous. The manager came to see how things were going and ended up being one of the nicest people around. The server was Jackie Lake and the manager was Yaseria Woods. Jackie was training an amazing apprentice Jason who was extremely helpful and really attentive. I look forward to coming back many more times. Thanks for the great service and amazing food.

7. Rama Jama

1000 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1201 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible +1 205-750-0901 http://ramajamas.com
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4 based on 190 reviews

Reviewed By jrundles

Next door to Bryant Denny Stadium. This place is an institution. A recent ownership change has breathed some new life into the place with some expanded menu items, not that it was needed. Go for a burger and take your time. Parking can be tricky, but worth it. Go “walk it off” with a stroll up the strip or around campus.

6. Dreamland BBQ

5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 205-758-8135 http://www.dreamlandbbq.com
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4 based on 852 reviews

Dreamland BBQ

Reviewed By 840gingerb

We visited after a recommendation from a friend. She was absolutely right! Delicious meal and fun, casual atmosphere. Love how the smoker ovens are in the middle of the restaurant and fill the place with the aromas! The sauce is so wonderful that my very picky son asked to buy a jar to take home.

5. Five Bar

2324 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1741 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Live Music +1 205-345-6089 http://www.five-bar.com/location/tuscaloosa-alabama/
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4 based on 313 reviews

Five Bar

Reviewed By 25judyb

There's a good reason Five Bar is a top restaurant in T-Town....the food, the service, the drinks, and the atmosphere. It's everything you could possibly want from a bar / restaurant in a university town. The special drinks were with fresh muddled strawberries, not cheap strawberry flavor. The other special drinks were fresh and really good. I don't normally order special drinks because I find them mostly disappointing, but these were really good, and I will order them again. The service was outstanding....obviously students intent on making a good impression for the U of A, as they did.

4. Mugshots Grill & Bar

511 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1561 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 205-391-0572 http://www.mugshotsgrillandbar.com
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4 based on 372 reviews

Mugshots Grill & Bar

Reviewed By Stebs65

We stopped in for lunch with our daughter while visiting. We had decent service and the food was good. Glad they had a veggie burger. Beer was cold! The place is what you would expect from a college town.

3. The Avenue Pub

405 23rd Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1058 American, Pub, Gastropub Dinner, Brunch, Lunch Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music +1 205-759-4900 http://www.avepub.com
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4 based on 364 reviews

The Avenue Pub

Reviewed By David L

In town for orientation at Bama and flowed the reviews to Avenue Pub. We were not disappointed. Tasty fish and chips, lightly breaded and very tasty. Bacon burger with fries was tasty as well. Fries were nicely seasoned, not just plain.Service was good, food presented as expected for a pub; in a basket. Overall enjoyable meal and lively pub atmosphere. Prices were reasonable for the quality and tatse.

2. Half Shell Oyster House of Tuscaloosa

2325 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1543 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 205-860-7001 http://www.halfshelloysterhouse.com
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5 based on 109 reviews

Half Shell Oyster House of Tuscaloosa

Our award winning restaurants are known for local Gulf oysters and variety of Gulf Coast seafood with a New Orleans flare. The New Orleans influence extends throughout our menu featuring steaks, chicken, pasta and so much more. The ambiance has a French Q

Reviewed By Kennybeck727

My fiance and I ate dinner there this afternoon and our experience was amazing! Kaitlyn,our server was exceptional. She's extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back soon! And we will always ask for Kaitlyn to be our server. The food was incredible. We had the Royal Reds and the Redfish. The sweet potato cream burle was awesome. Also had the bloody marys with a oyster in the bottom of the glass! Everything was great. Kaitlyn was the best part of our experience. We are looking forward to returning to Halfshell very soon.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Tuscaloosa, United States

1. The Lookout Rooftop Bar

111 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1043 American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 205-469-1660 http://www.lookouttuscaloosa.com/
The Lookout Rooftop Bar

A Rooftop Bar in Tuscaloosa with Stunning Views. The Lookout is a bar unlike any other in Tuscaloosa, AL. It stands as the only rooftop bar in the city, with indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the majestic Black Warrior River. Thirsty patrons looking

Reviewed By TuscaTraveler

Tuscaloosa, AL is a wonderful large small southern city (or alternately a small large southern town), with a distinct college town flavor. It is blessed with lots of natural beauty including the foliage (it's called the Druid City because of all of the oak trees) and a great river view. Unfortunately not many of the local restaurants or bars take advantage of this view. The Lookout is almost ther only one that does. Located atop the Indigo Hotel (reviewed previously separately) it offers the absolutely best views of the river, bridges and sunset in Tuscaloosa. For that it is without equal. Unfortunately the food and drinks the Lookout are, at best, just average. The food tastes ok, but it is barely more than pub food and certainly not really anything I would recommend for a full meal. It is also WAY overpriced (at least for ther quality and quantity of food you receive). I absolutely hate that fact. I SO want this place to succeed. With the view and potential it has it could be as GREAT place. Unfortunately, the execution leaves a lot lacking. In full disclosure, it probably is more like a 3.5, but forced to choose, I would rather rate it a 3 in hopes that they will step up their game.

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