Food & Drink in Helena

50% for Ice Cream at The Whole Scoop Ice Cream

Hoover

$10 $5

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Local ice-cream spot accommodates walk-ins, large groups, and kids with 32 different hand-dipped flavors

$32 Off at Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

DeBardeleben Park

$32 $18

Stop in for a daylong festival of ribs, barbecue sandwiches, live blues music, inflatable slides, and face painting

Half Off at Bryant's Seafood World

Hueytown

$20 $10

Peel-and-eat shrimp; all-you-can-eat crab claws; and fried, grilled, or blackened fillets of fresh fish

Up to 70% Off Winery Tour at Hidden Meadow Vineyard

Hidden Meadow Vineyard

$60 $19

Family-run winery churns out batches of fresh fruit wine and southern muscadine wine on scenic property

Half Off Wine-Tasting Package

Calera

$24 $12

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While sipping wine, couples can chat with staff on an outdoor patio; package includes take-home wineglasses and tote

Up to 55% Off at Vizzini Farms Winery

Calera

$32 $16

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Tours lead groups through picturesque winery before tasting of wines from West Coast and Alabama grapes and lunch of Italian-style deli food

Up to 50% Off Pub Cuisine at LeVi'an Grill & Bar

Southside

$15 $8

Hearty pub standards such as bacon cheeseburgers with fries, barbecue chicken wings, and grilled tilapia with wild rice

45% Off at Delicio's Pizza & Pasta

Birmingham

$20 $11

Diners can create their own custom pizza with a choice of more than 30 toppings, or opt for a specialty pie such as the chicken pesto pizza

50% Off Burgers and Pub Food at Black Market Bar

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Diners down burgers and a varied selection of pub eats while participating in weekly trivia and bingo contests

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Fuego Cantina

Five Points South

$20 $11

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Spicy beef nachos, gourmet soft tacos, and Caribbean jerk burritos served alongside specialty margaritas and 14 beers on tap

$7 for Café Food at V. Richards

Forest Park

$14 $7

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Sit underneath outdoor fans and beach-style umbrellas on warmer days, or mounted ceiling heaters when it's cooler

50% Off at Wine Loft Birmingham

Birmingham

$30 $15

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Wine bar offers shareable plates such as Maryland-style crab cakes, baked brie, and stone-baked pizza along with dessert

50% Off Gourmet Southern Food at Buttermilk Hill Restaurant

Sylacauga

$40 $20

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Pan-roasted 12 oz. Montana beef tenderloin and jumbo-lump-crab cake served in a century-old Victorian frame house

Half Off at Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Sample fifty years of barbecue expertise with the house’s hickory smoked ribs, pulled pork, collard greens, and black-eyed peas

50% Off at Pita Pit

Tuscaloosa

$20 $10

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Pitas stuffed with meat, veggies, and breakfast fixings and topped with sauces

Up to 55% Billiards, Soda, and Appetizers

Anniston

$26 $13

Head to one of 11 professional-grade pool tables, sip on sodas, and enjoy appetizers inside classic billiards hall

45% Off Pub Food at Mugshots Grill & Bar

Montgomery

$20 $11

Burgers with huevos rancheros fixings or dollops of peanut butter, battered cheese wedges, philly sandwiches, & other award winning burgers

Up to 50% Off Gaming and Cocktails

Montgomery

$12 $6

Gaming tavern combines tabletop games, video games on flat screens, and a full bar

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at California Yogurt Kraze

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.50

Customers create personalized dessert creations with yogurt flavors such as cheesecake and birthday cake, and more than 80 topping choices

40% Off Deli Sandwiches at Schlotzsky's

Montgomery

$10 $6

Chefs layer sandwiches with premium deli ingredients, or craft platters of sandwiches for catered events of 10-14 people

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Albertville

$40 $19

Tour one of Alabama's only European-style vineyards and sample traditional and fruit wines; 5 acres of vines on a 22-acre farm

50% Off at Momma Goldberg's Deli

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

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Deli that opened in Auburn in 1976 continues to serve hearty hot and cold sandwiches alongside soups, salads, and desserts

50% Off at Fulin's Asian Cuisine

Decatur

$20 $10

Diverse spread of Asian dishes includes Japanese sashimi, Thai curry, and Szechuan eggplant

Up to 45% Off TCBY Frozen Yogurt

TCBY

$5 $3

Fro-yo flavors such as chocolate mousse, greek honey, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

50% Off at Momma Goldberg's Deli

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

(862)

Soups, salads, and made-to-order sandwiches layered with meats such as roast beef and smoked turkey, served with spicy brown mustard

Up to 50% Off at Fulin's Asian Cuisine

Madison

$12 $6

Boneless duck, ginger lobster, spicy salmon rolls, and sizzling teriyaki steaks mingle on a menu of Japanese and Chinese dishes

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The dessert technicians at Top It Off Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies satisfy sweet cravings with a delicious lineup of fruit-, chocolate-, and cake-flavored treats. Nestled within brightly painted walls adorned with trees and swirls, a rainbow-colored self-serve display doles out frozen treats ($0.45/oz.) like a mechanical candy man, filling bowls with fro-yo flavors including old-fashioned peanut butter, milk chocolate, or low-fat red-velvet cake. Selected flavors allow diners to spoil dinners with minimal damage, sweetly serenading palates with no-sugar-added and non-dairy varieties. In addition to enticing taste buds with dulcet frozen treats, 20-ounce smoothies ($4.99 each) deliver fruity packages of flavor in slurpable form, and free WiFi feeds laptops delicious desserts of silly cat videos and Photoshopped toddlers.

4746 Highway 52
Helena,
AL
US

Owners Michael and Cynthia Bertolone and their handy staff fold hearty sauces and gourmet ingredients into the menu's traditional Italian cuisine. The quattro stagioni pizza employs a chorus of ham, mushrooms, black olives, and artichoke hearts to serenade taste buds (small $13.99, x-large $22.99), and lasagna comes in its traditional layered form with bolognese sauce ($9.25), or the avant garde baked lasagna bianca, enveloping mozzarella cheese, italian sausages, turnip greens and cream sauce ($11.95). Customers craving mealtime heroics can free ricotta, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses from imprisonment in the crust of the three-cheese calzone ($9.95) and ooze them to safety on fork-to-mouth airlifts.

100 Brook Dr
Helena,
AL
US

Sweet-tooth sovereign Donna Ray McDow rules over a kingdom of decadent treats handmade from the freshest of ingredients. Each week, six of 24 gourmet mini-cake varieties—including southern red velvet, rocky road, and orange delight—are showcased in the store’s grab-and-go case, and orders for specific flavors can be placed ahead of time. Keep roving bands of physicians away with the wholesome apple-a-day cupcake, or paint a dreary beige tongue pink with the strawberry special, a chiffon cake base filled and covered with strawberry icing and artfully crowned with fresh fraise. The lemon-basil cupcake’s fruit-and-herb duet is accompanied by the smooth stylings of lemon Bavarian cream and candied peel, rendering it an ideally refreshing complement to a dinner of lemon-basil chicken or a cup of German lemon milk.

4035 Helena Rd
Helena,
AL
US

With its stock of locally grown and seasonal produce, the chefs at Frankie’s Market Cafe put a fresh stamp on home-cooked comfort food. The café’s rotating menu is made daily from scratch and includes fried chicken, baked ham, and fried catfish. To balance out plates, guests can peruse a vegetable bar that includes about 12 items including candied yams, collard greens, and tomatoes and peaches from Chilton County. Slices of homemade dessert such as peanut-butter pie and red-velvet cake end meals on a sweet note.

Frankie's Market Cafe can also cater to large groups and parties, providing homemade comfort food for your next social gathering.

4257 Highway 52 W
Helena,
AL
US

Since 1950, the family-owned Whataburger has served up its iconic burgers and fresh, made-to-order meals with a commitment to excellent customer service. Now headquartered in San Antonio, Whataburger has grown from a lone Corpus Christi burger stand to a thriving family of more than 750 locations across 10 states. In addition to lunch and dinner, the restaurants' 24/7 hours and fully fledged breakfast menu have made them popular destinations for early morning and late-night dining.

Besides the classic Whataburger, the modern menu includes options such as the jalapeno and cheese Whataburger, the Whatachick'n sandwich, and the Whataburger Jr., which is a regular Whataburger that doesn't know how to tie a tie. The breakfast selections remain rooted in hearty Texas tradition, with crispy honey butter chicken served atop biscuits and taquitos stuffed with scrambled eggs.

557 Cahaba Valley Rd
Pelham,
AL
US

Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve your health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and Turbinado.

1932 Montgomery Hwy S
Hoover,
AL
US