13 Best Southern Restaurants in Tuscaloosa

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
Pepper Patch Salad
White BBQ Sandwich
Veggie Quesadilla
Buffalo Chicken

“It was Sunday lunch and the line to order at the counter was out the door (when this happens please don’t stand with door open). The line however moved quickly as two people at registers were taking orders. The restaurant including eating area was clean. We seated ourselves with order number displayed on table. The food took about 10 minutes to arrive. Our group of four all liked our food. I had a half El Cubanano sandwich and half local mix salad. My daughter had a full local mix add chicken. My son had a Quesadilla and better half had the Pimiento BLT. (I liked the Pimento BLT better than Cubano but it wasn’t bad either). Spent about $15 per person.“

4.5 Superb103 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
Hot Cakes with Sugar Cured Ham
Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy
Hor Cakes with Bacon or Sausage
Ham Grits Eggs Red Eye Gravy
Pancakes with Side of Bacon

“Best breakfast in Tuscaloosa, hands down. Love the food, the atmosphere, and the history. I got country ham, red eye gravy, scrambled eggs, grits, and homemade biscuits. The food was great. My server was fantastic. There is a lot of history with the atmosphere here. I may not be one of the regulars, but as much as I can when I am in town, I will be a regular.“

4.5 Superb78 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

“Excellent food and service“

4.6 Superb55 Reviews
Southern Ale House Southern • $
1530 McFarland N Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Tammy Smith’S White Chocolate Cheesecake
Hand Battered Chicken Tenders
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Creole BBQ Shrimp & Grits
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Bourbon Bread Pudding
Pimento Cheese Burger
Bama Chicken Sliders
Cheeseburger Sliders

“Excellent service. Phenomenal food!“

4.4 Superb99 Reviews
Chicken Salad Chick Southern • $
1800 McFarland Blvd E #308, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Buffalo Barclay
Broccoli Salad
Pimento Cheese
Jalapeno Holly
Classic Carol
Flower Cookie
Grape Salad
Fancy Nancy
Pasta Salad
BBQ Chips

“Person who checked me out talked me into trying the jalapeño with cranberries. Instead of trying , I bought them both as well as just the jalapeños one. Loved them both. Check out person should be a sales person how well she talked me into the 2nd item.“

4.6 Superb33 Reviews


River Southern • $$$
1650 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

River Flats Oven-Baked Flatbreads Cajun Shrimp & Sausage
Salmon Mushrooms and Roma Tomatoes
Salmon Hollandaise
Peanut Butter Pie
Shrimp and Grits
Grilled Salmon
Fried Catfish
Steak & Eggs
Elk Burger

“Was working in Tuscaloosa and a restaurant with a two hour wait recommended the River. We had the steak filet and the seared tuna. Both dishes were absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding and the whole experience was just classy and comfortable. Brussel sprouts were on special for an appetizer, they were the best we’ve ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant.“

4.3 Superb110 Reviews
Half Shell Oyster House Seafood • $$
2325 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Cakes
Royal Reds Shrimp Peel and Eat
Bananas Foster Cheesecake
Oyster Sampler Platter
Chargrilled Asparagus
Oyster Rockefeller DZ
Oysters Rockefeller
Charbroiled Oysters
Soup & Salad Combo
Seafood Pot Pie L

“Food was delicious and the staff were great!“

4.3 Superb108 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
10 Piece Wings with a Side of Fries
Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Dumplings
Purple Hull Peas
Chicken Pot Pie

“King’s Kitchen is my new favorite southern cooking restaurant! The food is fresh and delicious, the customer service is awesome, and it’s an overall wonderful casual dining experience.“

4.2 Good73 Reviews
Jim 'N Nick's Barbecue • $
305 21st Ave, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Fried Catfish Fillet with Tartar Sauce Collard Greens Mac and Cheese and Muffins
Brisket and Macaroni and Cheese
Cheddar Biscuits and Ice Tea
Pulled Pork and Sides
Cheese Biscuit Mix
Chicken Tenders
Turkey Sandwich
Pulled Chicken
Banana Pudding
Cheese Muffins

“Good fresh food . Had the smoked wings and they were good .“

4.1 Good100 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

“First time today. Dining room was very clean. Even smelled clean when we walked in. Service was quick. Employees were very friendly. Food was good! I will be going back.“

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

“Great experience. The food and service was amazing“

4.1 Good87 Reviews
Glory Bound Gyro Co. Greek • $
1301 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Pepperjack Gyro
Comeback Gyro
Original Gyro
Hummus Trio

“Parking: To get onto the sidewalk from either side of the street you'll have to wheel your way there in the middle of the street since to access the sidewalk in the middle of the block you'd have to step up two steps. Oh, and the sidewalks are quite narrow.Wheelchair accessibility: While accessible, it is still difficult. The floor is uneven and the entrance to the building as well as the bathroom is tight. .“

4.1 Good60 Reviews
Thomas Rib Shack Barbecue • $
2931 15th St, Tuscaloosa

Customers` Favorites

Cobbler and Mac and Cheese
Hot Bar for Today
Pantrout Sandwich
Catfish Plate
Gizzard Snack
Mac N Cheese
Fried Okra
Rip Tips

“Me and my wife had the pork chops, oxtail, and a slab of ribs all for about $51 we got four sides total. Everything was fantastic best barbecue spot I've had in Tuscaloosa. Only took about six or seven minutes to order our food pay and leave ⏰ ?“

4.1 Good41 Reviews