Birmingham, AL, Travel Guide

Along with delicious barbecue and banana pudding, there is more surprising Southern cooking in Birmingham, AL.


Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler
This national historic hotel has been hosting dignitaries since 1914 and has its own audio tour of historic photos in the lobby -- the perfect place to launch a tour of storied civil rights landmarks around town.
  • 2021 Park Place
  • Birmingham, AL 35203 US

Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler

This national historic hotel has been hosting dignitaries since 1914 and has its own audio tour of historic photos in the lobby -- the perfect place to launch a tour of storied civil rights landmarks around town.
2021 Park Place Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-322-2100

Restaurants & Bars
Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q
Ever had white sauce on your barbecue? Try it at Miss Myra's. This barbecue restaurant is home to a condiment made of mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper that adds tang to hickory-smoked chicken. The banana pudding is a must here, too.
  • 3278 Cahaba Heights Road
  • Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 US

Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q

Ever had white sauce on your barbecue? Try it at Miss Myra's. This barbecue restaurant is home to a condiment made of mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper that adds tang to hickory-smoked chicken. The banana pudding is a must here, too.
3278 Cahaba Heights Road Vestavia Hills, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-967-6004
Red Pearl Restaurant at the Super Oriental Market
Shop for a wide selection of unusual Asian groceries, and then have an authentic Chinese lunch of Szechuan-style pig intestine hot pot with blood cake and pickled vegetables.
  • 243 West Valley Avenue
  • Homewood, AL 35209 US

Red Pearl Restaurant at the Super Oriental Market

Shop for a wide selection of unusual Asian groceries, and then have an authentic Chinese lunch of Szechuan-style pig intestine hot pot with blood cake and pickled vegetables.
243 West Valley Avenue Homewood, AL, US
Hot and Hot Fish Club
Chef Chris Hastings cooks up globally influenced cuisine with local ingredients in creative dishes like a Chinese noodle bowl with noodles made from pig skin, starring blue crab and bullfrog legs.
  • 2180 11th Court South
  • Birmingham, AL 35205 US

Hot and Hot Fish Club

Chef Chris Hastings cooks up globally influenced cuisine with local ingredients in creative dishes like a Chinese noodle bowl with noodles made from pig skin, starring blue crab and bullfrog legs.
2180 11th Court South Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-933-5474
The Fish Market
Classic Greek dishes like gida vrasti -- goat and yogurt soup -- and Southern classics with a Greek twist, like shrimp and grits with olives, tomatoes and feta, are on the menu at this casual eatery.
  • 612 22nd Street South
  • Birmingham, AL 35233 US

The Fish Market

Classic Greek dishes like gida vrasti -- goat and yogurt soup -- and Southern classics with a Greek twist, like shrimp and grits with olives, tomatoes and feta, are on the menu at this casual eatery.
612 22nd Street South Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-322-3330
Eagle's Restaurant
Get a taste of Alabama's quintessential soul food at Eagle's Restaurant, with a menu that changes daily, serving pig feet and ears on Mondays and oxtails and pig neck bones on Tuesdays.
  • 2610 16th Street North
  • Birmingham, AL 35204 US

Eagle's Restaurant

Get a taste of Alabama's quintessential soul food at Eagle's Restaurant, with a menu that changes daily, serving pig feet and ears on Mondays and oxtails and pig neck bones on Tuesdays.
2610 16th Street North Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-320-0099
Niki's West
Some say Niki's West is the gold standard when it comes to "meat and three," with a cafeteria-style selection of meat like fried chicken livers and 3 sides like collards or turnip greens.
  • 233 Finley Avenue West
  • Birmingham, AL 35204 US

Niki's West

Some say Niki's West is the gold standard when it comes to "meat and three," with a cafeteria-style selection of meat like fried chicken livers and 3 sides like collards or turnip greens.
233 Finley Avenue West Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-252-5751
Staff Pick
Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q
The pork sandwich here is the best according to Southern Living magazine. This father-and-son-owned spot steeps its pork shoulder in hickory smoke for 14 hours.
  • Various Locations
  • Birmingham, AL 35205 US

Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q

The pork sandwich here is the best according to Southern Living magazine. This father-and-son-owned spot steeps its pork shoulder in hickory smoke for 14 hours.
Various Locations Birmingham, AL, US
Shindigs Catering Truck
Local meets international at this food truck, which serves up pork belly on Asian buns and grass-fed beef burgers with chorizo and manchego. No corn syrup, no hormones, no antibiotics and no trans fats.
  • 3700 Spring Valley Rd.
  • Birmingham, AL 35223 US

Shindigs Catering Truck

Local meets international at this food truck, which serves up pork belly on Asian buns and grass-fed beef burgers with chorizo and manchego. No corn syrup, no hormones, no antibiotics and no trans fats.
3700 Spring Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-874-6047
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