32 Best American Restaurants in Tuscaloosa

Avenue Pub - Downtown Tuscaloosa American • $$
2230 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Biscuit & Gravy
Bacon Burger and Fries
Grilled Chicken Salad
Corned Beef Sandwich
Grilled Asparagus
Parmesan Crusted
Green Tomatoes
Fish & Chips
Chicken Club
Thai Nachos

“Awesome atmosphere and great location. Loaded cheese fries were really good and if you like peanut butter try the Thai nachos. Claire was our waitress and she was absolutely amazing. Claire recommended a kiwi drink that was sooooo good. For a perfect experience ask for Claire, kiwi drink and loaded cheese fries and you will be back…..“

4.5 Superb195 Reviews
Urban Bar & Kitchen American • $
2321 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Downtown Chopped Steak
Fried Green Tomatoes
Pimento Bacon Bombs
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Sweet Potato Fries
Blackened Grouper
Chicken Tenders

“My favorite restaurant in town! I eat here as often as I can. Every single item I’ve tried from the menu turns out to be my new favorite! Best burgers in town, the fried catfish is fantastic! This last trip I tried the Fish & Grits…it was unbelievable! One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The staff and owners are friendly, atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, prices are reasonable. Urban Bar & Kitchen can’t be beat!“

4.6 Superb114 Reviews
Evangeline's Fine Dining • $$
1653 McFarland N Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

House Crab Cakes
Dynamite Shrimp
Creme Brulee

“Luxury dining with welcoming folks in a warm environment. The staff worked like they enjoyed it and were there to make our night special. And it was. Blackened swordfish met every expectation. Even better when paired with the recommended Pinot Grigio. A great place for celebrating, making memories, and indulging“

4.4 Superb180 Reviews
Urban Cookhouse American • $$
1490 Northbank Pkwy #110, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Chicken Special
Urban Cowboy Sandwich
Chipotle Braised Pork
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Brown Sugar Brownie
Roasted Vegetables
White BBQ Sandwich
Veggie Quesadilla
Buffalo Chicken
Broccoli Salad

“The food is fresh and delicious. The orange rolls are my favorite. If you like your strawberry lemonade sweet you won't get that hereParking: The building is connected to other businesses. Close parking depends on the time of day you're dinning.Kid-friendliness: They have a kids menu. My child enjoyed it“

4.5 Superb95 Reviews
Wright's Restaurant American • $
3750 University Blvd E, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Hamburger Steak w Gravy Turnip Greens Black Eyed Peas
Grits Eggs Bacon and Raisin Toast
Breakfast Plate with Sausage
Fried Harvest Catfish Plate
Grits Eggs and Bologna
Double Cheeseburger
Catfish Dinner
Club Sandwich
Pie
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“OMG!! I love being in the south. This place is awesome ?. Real southern hospitality at its best. From the moment u walk in, it's like ur at your Alabama grandma's house. The menu is exactly what u expect it to be to include okra, pinto beans, and fried bologna. The service staff is phenomenal. Sweet as honey pie and friendly as an iced tea on ur neighbor's porch. Pricing is ridiculous. For breakfast with four people, the cost was under $40. If u r in the Tuscaloosa area, make it a point to stop in and say "hey" ur gonna feel right at home.“

4.7 Superb58 Reviews
Metro Diner Diner • $
1800 McFarland Blvd E APT 404, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Eggs Grits and Toast Breakfast Platter
Fried Chicken Waffle Breakfast
Eggs Benedict and Hash Browns
Charleston Shrimp & Grits
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Croissant French Toast
Steak & Scramble Bowl
The Bissell Breakfast
Biscuits and Gravy
Iron City Meatloaf

“My new favorite spot! Waffle House who!? lol Not only is the food delectable but the prices are great. Very prompt and delightful service from the sweet people they’ve got working there too. And I love the calm low lighting atmosphere. I don’t even feel like I’m in Tuscaloosa anymore lol it’s like a break from outside. A little Andy Griffin feel.“

4.3 Superb163 Reviews
Waysider American • $
1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Fried Potato Skins Aka Breakfast Appetizer
Plantation Smoked Sausage with Two Eg zs
Homemade Biscuits with Butter and Jelly
Eggs over Medium with Bacon and Grits
Country Ham with Eggs and Biscuits
Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy
Hot Cakes with Sugar Cured Ham
Hor Cakes with Bacon or Sausage
Ham Grits Eggs Red Eye Gravy
Pancakes with Sausage Links

“Biscuits are elite! The biscuit that your grandmother intended for you to have at every breakfast. Pancakes and sausage are good. Hashbrowns were ok. Grits left something to be desired but forget all of that…. Go for the great college diner atmosphere and stay for the biscuits.P.S., I ordered a lot of food. $18 was my total. Great price for great quality.“

4.5 Superb74 Reviews
FIVE Tuscaloosa American • $$
2324 6th St, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Baked Avocado with Bacon and Shrimp
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Doppel Cheeseburger Mit Fries
Hamburger with Fries
Breakfast Burger
Shrimp & Grits
Smoked Tuna Dip
Paneed Chicken
Chicken Bites
Uptown Chicken

“when I walked into this place, my expectations were not very high. there were not many people there, except for the bar which may be a little skeptical at first, but we were hungry. we sat down and had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan who took care of us and made all of the recommendations including the uptown chicken which is an absolute must. in fact, I liked it so much that I asked for sauce on the side for my cheeseburger and fries. I know the reviews here average about a four, but I have to give it a five just based on the simplicity of the menu, the service, and the two items that I ordered. I also had a margarita which was on point. however I did make a change to the recipe and asked him not to put pineapple in it. Overall, I was extremely pleased with the place and I can't wait to go back for that uptown chicken. Oh, and by the way, by the time we left, the restaurant was packed.“

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Another Broken Egg Cafe Brunch • $
1650 Jack Warner Pkwy STE 1004, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Another Broken Egg Bloody Mary Mix
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
Biscuits & Gravy Platter
Lobster & Brie Omelette
Smoked Salmon Benedict
Cinnamon French Toast
Blueberry Pancakes
Chicken & Waffles
Huevos Rancheros
Shrimp 'N Grits

“Delightful breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant on the Black River. The atmosphere was very laid back and chill, menu was simple but offered enough choices that I looked over it 3 times prior to ordering my omelette. I will definitely be going back the next time I'm in town. The waitress Asia was fantastic, she stayed on everything and was super polite, friendly and soft spoken with classic Southern draw. I will definitely sit in her section during my future visits. Thank you for the experience.“

4.3 Superb122 Reviews
Baumhower's Victory Grille American • $
500 Harper Lee Dr, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Triple Play Cheese Fries
Allamerican Burger
Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Fish Tacos
Fried Mozzarella
Hangover Burger
Hamburger Steak
Chicken Fingers
Buffalo Chicken
Chicken Tenders

“We were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a basketball tournament and needed to get something to eat, so we visited this restaurant cause it was still open and it was late. The restaurant was very spacious and clean. The waiter came right over and took our order. I think i ordered some kind of roast beef, and it was pretty good. Whatever my girlfriend ordered, she said it was too salty and couldn't eat it. I told her to send it back, but she said it was getting late and I could take it home and eat it. The alcoholic drinks were okay. Overall, it was a decent place, and the food was good.“

4.2 Good127 Reviews
Central Mesa American • $
519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Hot Chicken and Churro Waffles
Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos
Street Corn Appetizer
Chicken Enchiladas
Pork Belly Taco
Mahi Mahi Bowl
Cuban Sandwich
Grilled Chicken
Queso Fundido
Chorizo Queso

“A really nice restaurant in Tuscaloosa. The street corn and guacamole are favorites there. Pretty good happy hour, but the margaritas are a tad small for me. However, the food is the attraction and it doesn't disappoint. One issue is they MAY add some idiotic liquor tax. Tell them to delete it. It's bogus!“

4.2 Good89 Reviews
Local Roots American • $
1665 McFarland N Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Buffalo Fried Chicken Tenders with Grandaddy Fries
Double Cheeseburger with Fries
Mediterranean Salad
Burger and Fries
Chicken Sandwich
Granddaddy Fries

“I got the yardbird sandwich and the hummus and pita bread as my side. This is the best food I’ve ever had in my life. Maybe that sounds exaggerated with ALL of the places out there that I have yet to try; to date this is hands down the most delicious and fresh tasting food for the price. The person in drive-thru was so incredibly sweet. I WILL be back!“

4.2 Good81 Reviews
Twelve25 Sports Bar Sports Bar • $$
1225 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Traditional Wings
Mozzarella Sticks
Deep Fried Oreos
Cheese Quesadilla
Champion Burger
Chicken Fingers
Tender Basket
Salads
Tacos
Fries

“I can’t say enough great things about 1225. Every experience we’ve had has been exceptional from the customer service, to the atmosphere, to the food and drinks. The restaurant is also locally owned versus having corporate ownership which allows for a more personal at home vibe where the owner is hands on and turnover is low. I highly recommend if you’re looking for an enjoyable time to share with family and friends.“

4.2 Good79 Reviews
King's Kitchen Southern • $
501 Hargrove E Rd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Hamburger Steak w Gravy and Onions Fried Okra Mac and Cheese
Hamburger Steak Fried Okra and Fries
Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole
Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Dumplings
Purple Hull Peas
Chicken Pot Pie
Squash & Onions

“We discovered this awesome restaurant a couple of weeks ago- we own a window tint shop on Skyland and it's so easy to order lunch online and go pick it up. They are always busy but I haven't had to wait to get my food. The food is AMAZING- it's well seasoned, the meat is always tender, and the portions are huge. I can eat twice from each meal I get there. PLEASE for the love of all things good, give this place a try. In a world plagued by a severe shortage of excellent meat 'n threes, this place is a gem!!!“

4.2 Good76 Reviews
FIVE Java Coffee Shops • $$
2324 6th St, Tuscaloosa

“Mimosas 8/10Food 10/10 the sauces prepared with the food were amazing. Ambiance 7/10 Service 7/10 It's my birthday, the waitress knew that....a group of 4 came in 10 minutes after we ordered our food and they're food was prepared and given to them before my husband and I were given our food.“

4.4 Superb41 Reviews
Baumhower’s Victory Grille - Tuscaloosa South American • $$
4251 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Fried Banana Pudding Ala'Bama
Chicken Wings and Fries
Spencer's Gooey Fries
Grilled Fish Tacos
Tailgate Burger
Curly-Q Fries
Fried Pickles
Buffalo Wings
Shrimp Tacos
Cheese Fries

“The food here is amazing. Passing through AL on the way back to LA and found this place on Google. It was kind of a pain to get to due to the construction and it not being just off the interstate for easy off and on but it was worth it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was they don't allow for substitutions on any menu items. You have to get it exactly how it is listed on the menu. The service was great even at the bar where we had to sit because it was very crowded. Petty issue was they took the game off the tv we were watching to put on the SAME game that was already on 5 TVs. Otherwise will def eat here again next time I'm in town! GEAUX TIGERS! ;)“

4.1 Good104 Reviews
Slim Chickens Chicken • $
685 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Strawberry Cheesecake Jar Dessert
Chicken Wings and Fries
Grilled Chicken Salad
Chicken Club Sandwich
Pack of 10 Sauces
Chicken & Waffles
Fried Mushrooms
Chicken Tenders
Chicken Fingers
Crispy Chicken

“Let me start off by saying that I'm not really a fried chicken eater. I popped off at this exit to get some grilled fish from Captain D's. They were out of pretty much everything since it was closing time, so I headed across the street and landed here. Long story short I ended up with fried chicken and french fries. Fried chicken is dry, two crunchy, and there's usually much more breading than actual chicken.None of those applied here.These are probably the juiciest fried chicken strips I've ever had. And the breading was crispy and relatively light, and there wasn't that much of it. The Texas toast was close to perfect, the fries were... Meh. Overall though, I was very impressed with this place and for a Zaxby's clone, they do a better job of it than Zaxby's actually does.“

4.1 Good88 Reviews
Slim Chickens Chicken • $
2520 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Strawberry Cheesecake Jar Dessert
Chicken Tenders with Fries
Tender Mac and Cheese Bowl
Small Crowd Potato Salad
Small Crowd Mac & Cheese
Chocolate Chip Brownie
Strawberry Milkshake
Chicken & Waffles
Fried Mushrooms
Chicken Fingers

“Attention all fast-food aficionados: Mariah at Slim Chickens is about to redefine your dining experience! Her customer service skills are so legendary, I wouldn't be surprised if she had her own fan club. The food is so finger-licking good. Thanks, Mariah, for turning my fast-food pit stop into a memorable feast—I'm officially singing your praises to anyone who will listen!"“

4.1 Good87 Reviews
Nick's Original Filet House Steak House • $$
4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Filet w Loaded Baked Potato
Side Salad Free with Entree
Catfish Filet Dinner
Steak N Onion Rings
House Salad
Large Filet
Nicksburger

“I had not eaten at Nick's in the sticks in years. Let me tell you I was not disappointed again. The food there was still great. There were 8 in our group and everyone I believe had something different on their plates lol. Every person there in our group loved their food.“

4.1 Good59 Reviews
Sweet Home Food Bar Bar • $
2218 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries
Fried Green Tomatoes
Crunchy French Toast
The Hangover Burger
Breakfast Nachos

“We had sunday brunch here and the food was amazing! Best chicken and waffles in town. Our server was polite and efficient. The space in this restaurant is lacking greatly. On both sides of our table we had the people behind pushing us in. The space also echos a lot so we couldnt hear each other well so we couldnt really talk.“

4 Good72 Reviews
T-town Cafe Cafe • $
500 14th St, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Mushroom Onion & Swiss Burger
Breakfast Biscuits and Gravy
Side of Fried Green Tomatoes
Country Fried Steak Plate
Side of Collard Greens
Breakfast of Champions
Side of Fried Okra
Squash Casserole
Chicken Sandwich

“Just here for the veggies most days. Got the catfish today on a whim and from now on I’m dropping a veggie for this. My kids got shrimp, burgers and a grilled pimento cheese. Everything great. Nice and hot. 10-15 minutes for food. Nice waiter.We sat outside on the back porch. Nice breeze today. Great experience.Owner came by and checked on us. They’re opening for dinner very soon. We’re regulars on Saturday Brunch and they’ve starting serving MIMOSAS!!!! and drinks.“

4 Good69 Reviews
The Wheelhouse Pub Sports Bar • $
2326 4th St, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pizza
Original Wings
Chicken Wings

“I'm a fan of this place so call me biased if you want but the wings here smack. Most places in town serve tiny finger sized wings but Wheelhouse has meaty, crispy, tender wings. There's only one flavor, but it's the classic hot wing flavor with some house ranch to dip it in. Can't go wrong with a pizza or quesadilla either, but I've never tried their pasta. They regularly host events too I don't know the schedule but the activities range from casino night to a smash brothers tournament. Place has screens everywhere two pool tables, arcade basketball, photo booth darts and the hanging punching bag bar game. I've never had a problem with the staff and it's usually not too crowded unless there's an event goin on. There's typically no cover and pretty nice spot for a bite before heading out to another bar downtown. Roll Tide“

4.2 Good31 Reviews
Hooligans Restaurant American • $
1351 McFarland Boulevard North East #112 Suite 112, 1351 McFarland Blvd NE, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Gyro Wrap Combo with Fries
Cheeseburger and Fries
Grilled Chicken
Cheeseburger
Greek Salad
Gyro Plate
Hamburger
Sandwich
Falafel
Tabouli

“The food was really good and the staff was really nice and helpful. The restaurant has this deli type of vibe. If it didn't smell like Greek food you wouldn't know what you were getting. But I like that it doesn't perpetrate this strictly traditional thing that it's not.“

4.1 Good41 Reviews
Black Warrior Brewing Company Brewery • $
2216 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

“I came her for the first time a few weeks ago and have been back three times since .I am not big on alcoholic beverages but I do love a good beer now and then especially in summer .They are extremely friendly here and clean .The bartenders are always lovely and I really enjoy stopping by for a beer and chilling with my dog on the patio .The beer is extremely tasty , I lean more towards sweeter taste like the ones that have strawberry or apricot.I have visited my fair share of breweries in the south and I feel this one is review worthy .If you are in T Town check it out .Also extra points for being dog friendly“

4.3 Superb24 Reviews
Hoo's Q & Brew Barbecue • $
1825 McFarland Blvd Suite No. 110, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Pimento Cheese Bites
Pulled Pork Plate
Smoked Chicken
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Onion Rings
White Sauce
Rib Plate
Burger
Wings

“We arrived as they were closing however they didn't hesitate to seat us. EVERYONE was smiling and laughing. Our server was amazing. she knew the menu and didn't hesitate to recommend things. The restaurant was very clean. We will definitely be back. The manager should be very proud of the staff.“

4.1 Good36 Reviews
Avenue Pub - Northbank American • $
1491 Northbank Pkwy, Tuscaloosa

“I had the pork chop brunch plate with potatoes and fried egg and it was AMAZING! Pork chop was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. Tasted like it came straight out of a black iron skillet actually!!! Which is a plus of course. Live music was playing in the bar and it was quit delightful! My new fav place in Tuscaloosa to escape downtown. My compliments to the chef. Do keep it up.“

4.3 Superb18 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
3421 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Sausage Egg and Cheese Patty Melt with a Side of Grits
Angus 1 4-lb Hamburger Deluxe with Hashbrowns
Hashbrown Smothered Covered Chunked
Jalapeno Cheesey Hash Browns
All Star Sampler with Grits
Waffles and Maple Syrup
Grits Eggs and Toast
2 Egg Breakfast
Steak and Eggs
Scrambled Eggs

“Our waitress Sheila made my twins day, she definitely makes sure to put a smile on everyone’s face and has an amazing attitude. If we are back in the area we would definitely go back to see her! All the employees were very friendly and greeted us with smiles! This is a great crew that deserves recognition!“

3.9 Good64 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
5001 Skyland E Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

All Star Breakfast Eggs over Medium
Angus Cheeseburger with Hashbrowns
Cheeseburger with Hash Browns
Cheeseburger & Hashbrowns
All Star Breakfast Plate
Hash Browns Patty Melt
My Bacon Cheeseburger
Chocolate Chip Waffle
Texas Sausage Egg
All-Star Special

“I may have found the most efficient multi-tasker that is the master of his game running the grill at the 5001 Skyland E Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405location. I always sit at the bar to watch the show and he effortlessly handled a full house plus to go orders single-handed. No wasted movements, everything was calculated and executed like poetry in motion. Keep this guy and promote him to train other locations at the corporate level.“

3.9 Good55 Reviews
Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux - Tuscaloosa Restaurant American • $
675 Skyland E Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Duck & Andouille Gumbo
Lemon Butter Chicken
Voodoo Shrimp Grits
Catfish Atchafalaya
Double Bacon Cheese
Boom Boom Shrimp
Shrimp and Grits
Chicken Tenders
Tuscan Chicken
Mozzarella Logs

“The gator bites was wonderful!! Dan and I was on a road trip and I pick this place from the reviews. Did not disappoint!! I had the Alfredo and it was perfect and he had the Ribeye sandwich which was outstanding with waffle fries. Did not leave hungry!!“

3.8 Good114 Reviews
Logan's Roadhouse American • $$
1511 Skyland E Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Steak with Baked Potato and Mac and Cheese
Logan's Made-From-Scratch Yeast Rolls
Country Style Buttermilk Chicken
Mesquite-Grilled Salmon Caesar
Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs
Fried Onion Mountain
Rolls and Butter
Side House Salad
Teriyaki Chicken
Signature Ribeye

“We have not be eating at any Logans in awhile due to bad food and service but so happy we gave Tuscaloosa Logans a chance. It was the best we have ever had. Food was awesome and service couldn't possibly have been any better thanks to Jalen our server/bartender. He was the best, never missed a beat. ♥️“

3.8 Good87 Reviews
Legends Bistro and Lounge American • $$
320 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Sausage Links

“This was a revelation. The prices are reasonable. The service was perfect. The food is excellent. The portions are huge!This must be the best kept secret in Tuscaloosa. Hidden away in the Capstone Hotel, if everyone in Tuscaloosa tried this place once, there would be a waiting line forever after.I can't wait to go back!“

3.9 Good32 Reviews
Buffalo's Chicken Wings • $
1800 McFarland Blvd E #430, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Fresh-Cut Tumbleweed Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Fries
Chicken Fingers
Panchos Nachos
Chicken Wings
Cheese Sticks
Garlic Bread
Buffalo Wing
Chicken Salad
Curly Fries

“I had an amazing experience at this restaurant! Matt, our server, was incredibly attentive and ensured all our needs were met. The food was outstanding, earning a solid 10 on my rating scale, and the restaurant's cleanliness was impeccable. It's evident that everyone here genuinely cares about your dining experience and aims to make it a positive one. Highly recommended!“

3.8 Good75 Reviews
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