Where to Eat in Talladega: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Talladega /ˌtæləˈdɪɡə/ is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. It was incorporated in 1835. At the 2010 census the population was 15,676. The city is the county seat of Talladega County. Talladega is approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of Birmingham.
Things to do in Talladega

1. The Shack BBQ

7744 Stemley Bridge Rd, Talladega, AL 35160-8289 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 256-268-2005
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

The Shack BBQ

Reviewed By JulesinGa - Carrollton

We stopped in for dinner on our way to Birmingham for the weekend. My husband and I both ordered ribs and onion rings. The ribs were delicious and you got a lot for your money. The onion rings were awesome! I could have just eaten a plate of those and been happy. The slaw needed a little work but I didn’t waste tummy space on that anyway. The only real issue we had was the “banana pudding”. It was instant pudding, which is a joke if you are living in the south. I started offer to show them how to make it but we were in a hurry (haha). It’s a little ways off I20 but worth the stop. Our server was very nice. Hope to return again.

2. Campbells Bbq

505 Battle St E, Talladega, AL 35160-2540 Seating Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 256-761-2342
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Campbells Bbq

Reviewed By Louis S - Bradenton, Florida

Heidi and I made our semi annual return to Talladega, AL for the NASCAR race. Last year, we discovered Campbell's BBQ and couldn't wait to go back. The same friendly staff as last year greeted us and we had an OUTSTANDING lunch consisting of pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, and Mac N Cheese. I wanted their famous banana pudding for dessert but there was room. I will definitely be back and I will have the banana pudding in the fall

3. Stampede Steakhouse & Catfish Corral

710 Battle St E, Talladega, AL 35160-2547 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 256-315-0600
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Stampede Steakhouse & Catfish Corral

Reviewed By Gwen C

The food is good down home cooking. The veggies are great if you like greens and beans. The macaroni and cheese was so cheesey and yummy. My husband loved the fried catfish and my brother-in-law ordered the hamburger steak with gravy and said it was awesome. The service was great. The waitress was friendly. They need improvement on their hush puppies though. Ours were fried to long and were extremely hard. We told the waitress and they brought some more out but they were pretty much the same and didn't taste that well either.

4. Matehuala Mexican Restaurant

114 Court Sq S, Talladega, AL 35160-2461 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 256-362-5754
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Matehuala Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Dink C - Atlanta, Georgia

I do recognize that this is a small town but you can't get fajitas wrong, Right? WRONG!

I went in on a Tuesday night and the place was a ghost town at 8pm. The bar is virtually nonexistent, they have a total of nine liquor to choos from. The service was worst than Taco Mac and the bartender never cleaned the counter.

The food was not tasty but the fish tacos are cheap and well done. Just save your money and drive to Oxford for real food.

This town only has fast food killers.

5. Buddy's Bbq

313 Battle St E, Talladega, AL 35160-2421 Barbecue +1 256-330-3049
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Buddy's Bbq

Reviewed By 4whatitsworth2day - Washington

I eat here often, mostly take away, and never been dissatisfied with then BBQ. Good portions and quality meat

6. T Town Wings

223 Haynes St, Talladega, AL 35160-2559 Wheelchair Accessible Lunch, Dinner +1 256-362-1313
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

T Town Wings

Reviewed By TheKrispyK - Gulf Shores, Alabama

this place is a master at wings. they can hang with any wings you have had. you will not be disappointed. lemon pepper is awesome! portions are large and the wings are cooked well (not soggy)

7. Finchers Delite

521 East St N, Talladega, AL 35160-2023 Seating American, Seafood Lunch
Excellent
62%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Grilled catfish was selected as one of the top 100 places to eat before you die. Best food in Talladega.

Reviewed By AlProf - Shelby County, AL

This small "hole in the wall" joint was great. We had the fried green tomatoes as appetizer. Lightly breaded and HOT from the fryer. Great taste.My wife had the catfish nuggets while I had the filets. The waitress was extremely helpful & offered that I could have one filet fried & the other grilled. As I've never had grilled catfish, the taste of the grilled filet surprised me. There were moderately seasoned, but not too much. To end the meal we shared the hot fudge cake. Make sure you save room, this is a treat!

8. La Posada Mexican Grill

216 Haynes St, Talladega, AL 35160-2538 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 256-268-7325
Excellent
31%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

La Posada Mexican Grill

Reviewed By I698CWsharonb

AT this restuarant you get what they call salsa which looks like chili juice with a little bit of spices in it. If you want the good salsa you have to order it seperate and pay for it. The one thing that this mexican restaurants does is they will only bring you one bowl of salsa for two people or two bowls for 4 people and I don't care for is how they only bring you one little small bowl of salsa to go with your chips. They also expect you to share this with other people at your table and that is yuck. When I go out to eat and I pay for my dinner I expect me to be the only one eating it. To me salsa and chips are part of my dinner. Most of them if you ask for extra bowls or extra salsa they are nothing but rude. They give you a look like who do you think you are. Well I am the paying customer and I want what I want.

9. Pop the Top Soda Shop

704 Battle St E, Suite B, Talladega, AL 35160-2630 Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 +1 256-268-8036
Excellent
88%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Pop the Top Soda Shop

Pop the Top Soda Shop is a locally owned 1950's themed Ice Cream Parlor that specializes in various retro desserts such as hand-spun milkshakes & malts, sundaes, banana splits and old fashioned floats as well as specialty hot dogs like their quarter-pound King Dog! All sodas are sold in glass bottles or a chilled Coca-Cola glass and 50's music is played throughout!

Reviewed By Dixiemusicman - Foley, Alabama

Im not the most impatient person... but it was no less than 20 min before we were acknowledged... no not busy...total of 7 customers including us. The server kept disappearing into the back. After our order for an ice cream cone and a shake, it only too a mere 10 minutes. We just wanted a nice cold treat while traveling. , didnt want to spend an hour here. THIS PLACE NOT FOR TRAVELERS.....just for locals...
So in a nutshell, the service here sucks as bad as the air conditioner.

10. Back Porch Grill

270 Marina Dr, Talladega, AL 35160-7209 Seating Seafood, Fast Food Dinner +1 256-268-9317
Excellent
27%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Back Porch Grill

Reviewed By OnTheGo99 - Brandon, MS

Ate here while staying on Logan Martin Lake. Ample boat parking, gas pump was nice to have available. Wide selection on the menu for such a small place. I ordered the fried catfish fillets and they were wonderful. Portions are bigger than expected: 1 piece is a generous half of a fish, not just a little "catfish tender"! Hushpuppies are good. Fried dill pickles are good, not greasy like some. Others had the coconut shrimp and raved about it. Hamburgers were generous in size. Service is good, prices are average, portions are generous. Would definitely eat here again when in the area.

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