Food & Drink in Tuscaloosa

50% Off at Pita Pit

Tuscaloosa

$20 $10

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

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

$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

40% Off at DJ's Fine Meats in Alabaster

Alabaster

$25 $15

10 different sausages, Certified Hereford hand-cut steaks & seasoned split hens, all with optional complimentary house-made dry rub

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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

A bright red neon sign effuses a cheerful glow onto Kozy's simple white cottage building, never betraying a hint of the elegant gourmet feasts to be found inside. Lauded as a "hidden gem" by the editors of VisitSouth.com, Kozy's embodies founder Sylvere Coussement's dream of mingling Southern culinary curiosity with a speakeasy's old-fashioned charm. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a scene described by _Southern Living as "unique ambiance with an old-Hollywood theme". As house musician Henderson Huggins's live piano jazz mingles with the sound of the courtyard's antique cherub fountain burbling into the koi pond, waiter clad in smart black tie garb bear plates full of seasonal, French-influenced meals. Plates might hold Gulf shrimp and grits, center-cut filet mignon, Andouille-crusted pork, and stuffed mushrooms declared one of the "100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die" by the Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau. This dedication to inventive quality extends to the bar, which houses bottles of the restaurant's extensive wine list as well as precision mixologists ready to turn out impeccable cocktails. On warm nights or sunny days, guests sip these drinks on the fenced-in garden patio, surrounded by fragrant flowers and leafy trees.

In addition to serving memorable meals, Kozy's crack team of caterers and event professionals also lends the restaurant's signature flavors to both off-site events and fetes thrown in their private party room or courtyard. Though Kozy's has no de facto dress code, most of the clientele complements the classy surroundings and haute cuisine meals with attire that ranges from business casual to Monopoly man.

3510 Loop Rd
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop’s reputation grew, and so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&M’s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

1701 McFarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Local meats, fresh veggies, and imported spices enhance the traditional Thai and Japanese food at Surin of Thailand. Chefs manipulate yellow, red, and green curry dishes with splashes of coconut milk, citrus juice, or peanuts, and they marinate select meats overnight before slow-roasting them until they’re tender enough to fall apart when looked at. To ensure a sushi menu that’s just as authentic as the Thai dishes, many of the restaurant’s chefs train in Japan under the tutelage of sushi masters. The result is a menu of more than 20 varieties of sushi and nigiri, many of which feature pan-Asian flourishes such as plum sauce and drizzles of panang curry.

1402 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Cafe J serves a hearty menu of midday offerings prepared in house from fresh ingredients. The house-made chicken salad weaves white-meat chicken, chopped nuts, veggies, and grapes into an edible tapestry of flavor constructed with a Jacquard loom ($6.95), and the Ultimate grilled-cheese sandwich stacks three cheeses between sourdough slices ($5.95). Lunchers can augment the gooey concoction with a choice of five sides and a crispiness-enhancing option to add bacon ($1). The classic club sandwich delivers a savory dose of deli cuts ($7.95), and rotating daily specials include a main dish and veggie sides. A children’s menu sates pint-sized appetites as parents bask in Cafe J’s warm, unhurried atmosphere characterized by curtained windows, French Country décor, and elegant stone statues of Mr. T.

2523 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

The Diner Restaurant Group dishes up its home-style menu with quick, friendly service in classic-diner style. Patrons can treat themselves and a loved one, coworker, or imaginary friend to a feast for two that will pique their hunger teeth and activate dormant burger glands at the base of their skulls so that their jaws unhinge a little. Duos get two of the eatery's boeuf de résistance—a fresh ground-chuck burger loaded with lettuce, tomato, butter pickles, special sauce, and the choice of american, swiss, or pepper-jack cheese, all layered on a freshly-baked bun and served along with fresh-cut fries (a $13.98 value). Two sides of coleslaw (a $2.98 value) and two Coca-Colas (a $3.38 value) round out the meal.

1036 15th St
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Chuck’s Fish shells out fresh seafood from the Gulf Coast and hand-cut steaks from local markets. Chuck's procures all its succulent seafood from a wholesale market in Destin, Florida, using hook and line catching methods rather than luring fish to patrons' plates with the promise of a Hawaiian timeshare. The Tuscaloosa location’s extensive dinner menu showcases entrees such as surf 'n’ turf with an 8-ounce filet mignon and stuffed shrimp or jumbo lump crab cakes ($32), hickory-oven pizzas ($10–15), and sushi.

508 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US