Food & Drink in Tuscaloosa


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  • Kozy's Restaurant
    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.
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    3510 Loop Rd.
    Tuscaloosa, AL US
  • Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque facet_type_id: 173b6ab0-5f38-1032-b55f-30f43eb58850 html_text: |- The lore surrounding Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque is almost as thick and delicious as its eponymous sauce. After opening in 1962, Archibald & Woodrow’s Barbeque was just a mom-and-pop joint run by George and Betty Archibald. Legend even has it that in the early days famed football coach Bear Bryant frequented the eatery, no doubt leaving with the occasional hot wing tucked under his iconic houndstooth hat. Though they started small, half a century and three generations worth of experience have seen the Archibald family spread their recipes far and wide, gaining acclaim from The New York Times, Good Morning America, and Southern Living Magazine. George's and Betty's successors still use the same hickory wood to add a smoky richness to their meat and sauce. This imparts crispiness to outer layers of rib slabs while leaving pulled pork moist and tender, like a beaux professing his love and shuffling to remain dramatically under the oscillating sprinkler. The staff serves their primary fare with bread and a choice of two sides—fried green tomatoes offer a tangy counterpoint to fried catfish, and slaw adds a creamy balance to the spicy flavors of half-chickens and hot wings.
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    5600 Mcfarland Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL US
  • Five
    Five serves American-style cuisine with the latest trends in dining, and top-notch ratings stick like glue to this Tuscaloosa gem. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Five, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Five with its kid-approved food and ambience. The happy hour at Five is sure to impress. At Five, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Warm weather brings out Five's highly coveted patio seating. Wifi access is totally free at Five, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Five. Or, take your grub to go. At Five, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options. Five provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Five's mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. At Five, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Stop by for three square meals a day — Five serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    2324 6th St
    Tuscaloosa, AL US
  • Chuck's Fish
    Located in Tuscaloosa, Chuck's is a hugely-popular pizza place that features wonderful seafood and tasty sushi. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a classy ambience. It's a culinary destination for guests interested in outstanding food. Thanks to its outdoor seating, Chuck's is a great option when the Alabama weather is suitable. According to most guests, business casual attire is recommended and though it can a be bit pricey, you're going to get what you pay for. The background noise can get a bit loud at times. For those keeping an eye on their diet, the menu does feature healthy items and it's been tabbed as a good option for large groups. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar. A good spot for dinner, Chuck's is a terrific choice when you're in the mood for Asian cuisine and want to expand your horizons beyond the standard Chinese or Japanese fare. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street. Would you prefer to ride there? Bicycle parking is also offered.
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    508 Greensboro Ave
    Tuscaloosa, AL US
  • Cold Stone Creamery
    Treat yourself to a sugar rush at Cold Stone Creamery, a delightful ice cream shop sure to tickle your taste buds. If you prefer to keep it light, Cold Stone Creamery has a number of low-fat and healthy options. At Cold Stone Creamery, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Get online for free courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery's wifi. Keep it casual at Cold Stone Creamery, and save that little black dress for a different occasion. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Cold Stone Creamery also offers catering. Cold Stone Creamery's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot. If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards. Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Cold Stone Creamery is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1130 University Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL US
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks consisting of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser-vision-inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.
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    1800 McFarland Boulevard
    Tuscaloosa, AL US

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