Southern Ale House

1530 Mcfarland Blvd N, Tuscaloosa
(205) 248-7500

Recent Reviews

Heather M.

Traveling and pulled off in Tuscaloosa for the night, we chose SAH by reading the reviews and looking at the intriguing menu. We were both disappointed in the quality of the food. I ordered the catfish plate which came quickly but was cold, greasy and bland, everything lacked seasoning. My husband ordered the steak biscuit sandwich with a side of pimento Mac and cheese. The sandwich on biscuit was good but the Mac and cheese was cold and the cheese sauce was broken and had a flour not cheese flavor. On a positive note we sat at the bar and had great service!

Tracy A.

Our new favorite place to dine when visiting Tuscaloosa. Everything from the drinks to the appetizer to the mains and the service was wonderful! Michelle did an outstanding job and was a wonderful server. Even though I live 7 hours away, I will be back to the SAH every time I'm in the area.

John Pishotta

Great meal - typical Ale House vibe. Service was good, albeit a bit slow at times - long time between Fried Pickes (sliced, not chips) app and main entree. Kept our drinks filled and table clean. Burgers were large and exceptionally good.


We had a great dinning experience. The food was so good and service was awesome. It was fun getting to know our server. She was great and not overly hovering but kept an eye on hubbs tea glass. Which wins him big. He had cheese burger with sweet potato tots. They are awesome. I had chicken tenders. Oh my! So tender and good. Peas and corn bread were fresh and just what I wanted. So much food. I had to pick what I could eat and take the rest home. Hubby too. Was a huge cheese burger. No room for dessert. Hope to go back soon.

Lynn Pope

You folks have got it going on! Perfect dining experience ? the only regret that I have is that I forgot to take photo's lol. The potato skins are the best I've ever had (sadly, including mine) my husband had the Ale burger and it was cooked to a Perfect med rare. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf, it was piping hot and that sauce was awesome! Jessica was our server and she was such a pleasure, she was kind, had a big smile and was most helpful.

Marylou Keating Cox

Great food and service. Enjoying 3’s Company too

Elisha-Hope Weaver

Good atmosphere and food. Service was also decent. Parking (free)and ease to get to the location was an issue for me. Overall, nice visit ??

Nicole Demery

We stopped on our way through Alabama. The reviews are true. This place is amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful. Our waiter, Jason, was great!! Very knowledgeable and charismatic. If you're in the area, stop by!! Live music, great food, good prices.


Pickle Burger ✅ Stopped in for a quick lunch and had a great pickle burger and fries. Staff were friendly and helpful - the cheesecake looks super yummy but we were full and put it on our list for the next visit.

Rodger K.

We had dinner here last night. We ordered the creole shrimp, pickle burger, catfish, and Dixie fries. The food was good, my shrimp was great. The Dixie fries were amazing, best loaded fries I've ever tried.


Such a pleasant surprise. I am traveling with my daughter for gymnastics and we made a deal that we would try local restaurants and food we wouldn’t normally order. We were blown away with the service and how good the food was. Smothered chicken, black eyed peas, and sweet potato tots (not your normal tots) were amazing.

Dusty Leigh

Amazing place! Food was excellent, as was the buttermilk pie! Staff was phenomenal and the beer selection great! 10/10!

Jessica D Moore

Alex is a great waiter. My glass never got half empty. If I had to recommend something, Prime Rib Rolls (AMAZING) and the pimento Mac and cheese (wait for it to completely cool). The food was great the staff were friendly, atmosphere is relaxed.

Michael H

Excellent place. How could anyone want to miss this place?? WoW this is a Best Kept Secret that needs to be Highly regarded and enjoyed!!Sadly, my 13yr old Grandson had to educate "the Old Man"... I'm glad that he did!!!I proves that you Can learn things from the youngsters!!!!

August C.

Ummm.... This place was amazing and I'm not a southern girl!!! I would consider becoming a southerner if it meant I could eat food like that every day!

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