Where to Eat in McCalla: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Mc Calla (often shortened to McCalla) is an unincorporated community in Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties, Alabama, United States, southwest of Bessemer and the geographic terminus of the Appalachian Mountains.
Things to do in McCalla

1. Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 33 +1 205-426-1861
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Bright Star Restaurant

Reviewed By MissMem - Memphis

The place was filled with nostalgia. It was our first time, but we felt really comfortable. The servers were personable and had many suggestions. The food was really good. We drive through the area with some frequency and we will surely return. It's so much...MoreHi Miss Mem, Thank you for all of your kind words about our atmosphere and tasty dishes. We're glad that you will be back in to dine with us again!

2. La Tortilla Mexican

21330 Highway 11 N, McCalla, AL 35111-2201 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Mexican Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

La Tortilla Mexican

Reviewed By mercedeswright1

Truly a find. There dishes are so wonderful. This is more authentic than most found in the area, but it is TexMex, border style cuisine. Just plain delicious. Their fish tacos are the best for me in Birmingham. And consistent. Great salsa and cold beer.

3. 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.

4. Bob Sykes Bar B Q

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 205-426-1400
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Bob Sykes Bar B Q

Reviewed By JP-in-MD - Germantown, Maryland

Bob Sykes has been in business for several generations now and is just as good as it was when it started. The pulled pork is excellent! They have such good fried okra that we sometimes go by just for it to go with a meal...MoreThank you for the great review and comment! We will continue to work hard everyday to provide you the best. Looking forward to serving you again very soon!

5. Takoyaki

4774 Eastern Valley Rd, #101, McCalla, AL 35111-3564 Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly +1 205-477-6400
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Takoyaki

Reviewed By NickKopp - Alabaster, Alabama

Let me first say that I love all types of Asian food and would eat vegetables and rice every day if I could. I'm not on this side of town much, but when I am I make sure to visit. The staff here makes me feel welcome and always remembers what I like to order. This is a must try if you are in McCalla.

6. Boateng Cajun Creations

2 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-5027 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 205-436-2848
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Boateng Cajun Creations

Reviewed By KevinMuir - Birmingham, Alabama

The food is out of this world. Alligator and a potato with a drink for only $12 can't be beat. But much as I love the food, the business is run so unorganized it's embarrassing. You can put your empty tea glass on the outside of your table and a server with a pitcher of tea will just walk on by. You don't get a refill until your server comes around (if they ever do) the owners feel the need to make excuses for every bad review (all about customer service) on Facebook that I feel sorry for them. The place isn't very big, 10 tables at the most, but you can't get the customer service part right. You have to pay at separate registers depending on whether you're paying with cash or credit. If you order take out you are made to wait in a room that is about 8'x10' that also houses the restrooms. They will rudely tell you that you can't wait in the dining area when placing a to go order, even when it's not busy. It's really a shame, because the food and value is unreal.

7. San Antonio Grill

4760 Eastern Valley Rd, Ste 140, McCalla, AL 35111-3456 Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Dinner, Lunch +1 205-477-1110
Excellent
51%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

San Antonio Grill

Reviewed By iluvcilla - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

My family and I love San Antonio! It's a very nice and well kept restaurant with friendly staff. Most of the time when you dine in, service is very speedy. The number 40 is in my opinion, best dish on the menu. I highly recommend San Antonio Grill!

8. Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant

5031 Ford Pkwy Ste 107, Bessemer, AL 35022-5285 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 205-425-8887
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By David_2013834 - Alexandria, Louisiana

Every time we visit the area we always go to Los Sombreros. The food and service is great. I love the steak and chicken fajitas. My wife likes any of the burrito options. We tried the queso with beans...this has added taste and we really liked it. The chips and salsa are great.....enough heat to enjoy and easy to kick up with some jalapeños. The beer was cold....another great meal here.

9. All Original Pizzeria

4760 Eastern Valley Rd, Ste 122, McCalla, AL 35111-3456 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 205-477-1123
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

All Original Pizzeria

Reviewed By kjinright - Birmingham

The pizza and calzones are all good but the prices are a little more than the typical chain. Sometimes there's a long wait but they serve a big area. Not bad at all for something local.

10. Full Moon Bar-B-Que

5042 Bond Blvd, Bessemer, AL 35022-7300 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 205-481-1154
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Full Moon Bar-B-Que

Full Moon has a long, delicious history of great Southern-style 'que made in the time-honored, traditional way — with quality meats cooked low and slow over a hickory wood-fired pit and spiced with a mouthwatering, award-winning bar-b-que sauce. We are famous for our ribs, pork sandwiches, Turkey sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, loaded bbq & chicken bakers and half moon cookies.

Reviewed By NYC9423 - New York City, New York

Wanted to have some Bar-B-Que...Thought to give this a shot...Pleasantly surprised!! Love the pictures of all the Alabama athletes!! Good large portions and good tasting food.

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