Whipping up hearty, generous portions for more than 35 years, the Hickory Pit Too offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner for patrons in need of tummy TLC. Noontime and moontime noshers can opt for hearty comfort fare such as burgers and sandwiches ($2.49+), fried chicken ($5.49+) and lip smacking barbeque platters ($8.95+), while earlier risers can fill bellies with omelets ($3.99+), pancakes ($3.25+) and homemade biscuits with sausage gravy ($4.75) from the morning menu.
The scent of hand-battered pickles and catfish fillets frying in oil wafts along the river to lure boaters cruising under the Dog River Bridge straight to the docks of The River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar. The restaurant's outdoor deck opens to views of sailboat races and fishermen, while diners split raw oysters and shrimp po' boy sandwiches—highlighted as signature items in a sparkling 2010 al.com review from the Well-Fed Reporter. Fresh from the kitchen, servers tote dry-aged prime steaks and juicy cheeseburgers with sides of fried okra through rows of wooden tables. Large windows flood the dining room with light on sunny days and allow cool breezes to blow in off of the water. The interior takes the name "River Shack" to heart with plain wooden walls and sturdy rafters decorated with a variety of nautical objects. Fishing rods hang above doorways, nets and cages dangle from columns, and an old fishing boat can be found nestled in the rafters for weekly reenactments of The Old Man and the Sea. Guests can complement their meal with glasses of beer from the bar and live music scheduled every Sunday.
At Blind Mule, cooks infuse the flavors of the South into their casual menu of burgers and bar fare. They infuse extra smokiness into Cajun classics such as shrimp and grits and red beans and rice with the addition of Conecuh sausage, and they jazz up sandwiches with flavorful flourishes such as blackening spice and house-made sauces. A sudsy selection of domestic, imported, and intergalactic brews is also available to temper the spiciness of their Southern specialties.
Blind Mule also boasts an upstairs stage that hosts live blues, folk, and fusion melodies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. As guests' toes tap, they can bask in the eye-catching splendor of the venue's vintage music memorabilia and local art, which Mobile Bay magazine described in its list of great destinations for a night on the town.
With a stay at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, you'll be centrally located in Mobile, steps from Bienville Square and Mobile Cruise Terminal. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and Gulf Coast Exploreum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 238 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.
Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.