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25 Best Restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama

Even the food here in the Rocket City rocks! Check out these fantastic restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama that will blow you away.

Are you ready for a dining experience that is out of this world?

Whether you’re looking for melt-in-your-mouth barbeque, delectable pizza, or your Southern-style favorites, Huntsville has it all — and more. Check out some of the most exciting restaurants in Huntsville below.

Pancakes with bacon, fruit, avocado toast with fried eggs and a strawberry mimosa from Biscuit Belly, Huntsville, Alabama

Fantastic Restaurants in Huntsville

1. Char Restaurant

Steak, Seafood, Upscale

Lamb chops and truffle fries at Char

Char Restaurant is an upscale, Southern-style modern steakhouse. On the menu, you’ll find USDA Prime and Choice cuts of meat, fresh seafood, home-style sides, brunch, and a selection of classic cocktails, wine, and bourbon.

On Sunday, you can join in for a New Orleans style jazz brunch. In their piano bar at the front of the restaurant, they feature nightly entertainment and a jazz trio on Sunday mornings.

I recommend getting the Lamb Chop or the Seafood Carbonara.

931 Bob Wallace Ave SW Suite 201, Huntsville, AL 35801


Sandwiches, Comfort Food

Sandwich at Melt, Huntsville, Alabama

MELT originally started as a grilled cheese food truck in 2011. Now, the food truck is retired, but they have three brick-and-mortar locations in Alabama serving classic comfort food with a twist.

While you can still get a Classic Grilled Cheese, I highly recommend branching out and trying any of their other amazing sandwiches.

I always love the Ole Smokey or the Chicken Pesto.

201 Jefferson St N Suite I, Huntsville, AL 35801

3. Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi

Japanese, Sushi, Poke

Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi, Huntsville, Alabama

Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi has a swanky corner location in Downtown Huntsville. You can grab a sushi roll at the sushi bar while you dine under a digital fish bowl projected on the ceiling; or you can create your own sushi bowl, grab a boba tea, or have a warm bowl of ramen.

This is only one of a couple places where you can get a poke bowl in the city. They have a number of signature bowls, or you can build your own. They also have Sushiritos, a burrito version of your favorite sushi rolls.

I recommend building your own bowl, but if you want to try a signature, then go for the Ohhh Oh Oh bowl.

201 Jefferson St N, Huntsville, AL 35801

4. Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria Gelateria

Pizza, Gelato

Pesto Margherita Pizza at Sam and Greg's Pizzeria, Huntsville, Alabama

Located on the Square in Downtown, Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria Gelateria has been a Huntsville staple for years. Sam & Greg’s offers handmade pizza, gelato, and espresso.

Try a fresh, made-to-order pizza like the Deluxe with mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, and bacon or the Key West with mozzarella, chicken, ham, artichokes, black olives, and mango. For dessert, choose from their variety of gelato flavors from classic vanilla and chocolate to unique flavors like Lavender or Spicy Hot Chocolate.

I recommend getting the Pesto Margherita Pizza or a classic Meat Lovers.

116 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801

5. Supper Heroes

Sandwiches, Burgers

Iron Man stained glass at Supper Heroes Restaurant

Supper Heroes is a no-frills sandwich and burger restaurant with a superhero theme. The small space only has about 15 tables, but their extensive menu of uniquely crafted hamburgers and sandwiches packs a big punch.

In the back of the restaurant is small arcade with retro games, making this a favorite spot for families with small children who love all things superhero.

I recommend the Bam-Bam or the Which Came First sandwiches.

1812 Winchester Rd NE, Huntsville, AL 35811

6. Hildegard’s German Cuisine


Hildegard’s German Cuisine has been providing Huntsville with great German food for over 15 years.

They strive to prepare their food authentically, making sure to boil, peel, fry, and mash over 700 pounds of potatoes, and hand-trim almost as many pounds of pork, chicken, and veal every week.

Try their Pork Schnitzel or go for the Schlachteplatte for a sampling of Polish Sausage, Bratwurst, and Bier Bratwurst

2357 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801

7. Rosie’s Mexican Cantina

Mexican, Tex-Mex

Rosie's Mexican Cantina

Rosie’s Mexican Cantina has been one of Huntsville’s favorite Tex-Mex restaurants since opening in 1995. This restaurant serves Tex-Mex classics from quesadillas to enchiladas to fajitas. And definitely order one of their amazing margaritas, frozen or on the rocks!

I recommend the Chicken Enchiladas, the Cheese Enchiladas, or the Fajitas.

Rosie’s has two restaurants in Huntsville and one in Florence, as well as Little Rosie’s, a fast-food version of your Tex-Mex favorites.

South Memorial Parkway: 7540-A Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802

University Drive: 6196 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

8. West End Grill

Southern, American

West End Grill

West End Grill is a great neighborhood pub near Bridge Street Town Centre. They have a menu with a little bit of everything, so you’re sure to find something you like.

Choose from a selection of burgers, sandwiches, grilled favorites, and Southern classics. They also offer an Express Lunch Menu perfect for those with a short lunch break.

I recommend the Fried Chicken Sandwich or the Southern Country Fried Platter.

6610 Madison Pike #109, Huntsville, AL 35806

9. Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, Ice Cream

Pepperoni Pizza

Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza started in 2013 as a mobile pizza vendor and caterer. Two short year’s later, they collaborated with Yellowhammer Brewing to open their pizza joint inside the Yellowhammer brewery building located at Campus 805.

Craft pizza and craft beer make for a perfect combo, but Earth and Stone pushed it even further with their house-made ice cream, making a perfect trio.

Try their signature adult ice cream flavor, Bourbon Butter Pecan, along with a featured pizza like The Infamous Tommy G with red sauce, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage, spinach, basil, and mozzarella and provolone.

2600 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805

10. Peppered Pig

Burgers, Sandwiches

Peppered Pig Hamburgers

Peppered Pig is a food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant with some of the best burgers in Huntsville.

You can get a gourmet burger with unique flavor combinations, sandwiches, loaded fries, salads, and fried pies.

I recommend the Bulgogi Burger with a beef burger marinated in Korean BBQ sauce topped with a fried sesame sushi rice cake, kimchi, garlic mayo, and grilled scallions.

1305 Four Mile Post Rd SE Suite C, Huntsville, AL 35802

11. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Burgers, American

Burgers, Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint, Huntsville, Alabama

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is a small downtown restaurant that packs a whole lot of flavor into their burgers. Their décor is funky, with walls covered in beer labels and stickers. Outside, they have a nice little patio area on the Square.

Their menu offers an array of burgers made with 100% American Wagyu beef. Their simple and basic burgers are all created with a twist on an American classic.

I recommend trying the Dr. Gonzo topped with mushrooms and bacon or the Greg Brady topped with mac n’ cheese and BBQ potato chips.

123 North Side Square Ste 100, Huntsville, AL 35801

12. The Bottle Restaurant

European, Upscale

Springer Mountain Chicken Pasta, The Bottle Restaurant, Huntsville, Alabama

The Bottle is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in Southern cuisine with a French influence. Their menu features rotating seasonal creations, so you’re always in for something new and exciting.

On the menu, you’ll find a variety of dishes like raw oysters, jumbo crab cakes, veal chops, lamb racks, and steaks.

I recommend the Springer Mountain Chicken Pasta with roasted heirloom tomatoes, wild mushrooms, peppers, spinach, and bacon.

101 Washington St NE, Huntsville, AL 35801

13. Bravo! Italian Kitchen

Italian, Pasta

Spaghetti pomodoro from Bravo! Italian Kitchen, Huntsville, Alabama

Bravo! Italian Kitchen is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant chain with a location in Huntsville’s Bridge Street shopping center.

On the menu, you’ll find authentic pasta dishes, pizza, wine, and cocktails. This family-friendly restaurant transports you right to Italy with its Roman-ruin decor and classic recipes.

I recommend Spaghetti Pomodoro or their signature Pasta Bravo.

401 The Bridge St, Huntsville, AL 35806

14. Tim’s Cajun Kitchen

Cajun, Creole

Crawfish etouffee from Tim's Cajun Kitchen, Huntsville, Alabama

Tim’s Cajun Kitchen has been a top restaurant in Huntsville for over 30 years. They serve up authentic Cajun and Creole food in what I’m pretty sure is an old Pizza Hut building.

On the menu, you’ll find all your Louisiana favorites from gumbo to gator bites to po’boys. They are also famous for their hot wings.

I recommend the Crawfish Etouffee, the Seafood Gumbo, or the Seafood Jambalaya. They give you a lot of food, so be prepared to go home with leftovers.

114 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35805

15. The Martin Bar & Bistro

Southern, American

Fried Chicken at The Martin Bar & Bistro, Huntsville, Alabama

The Martin Bar & Bistro is a lively restaurant housed in the old Martin Theatre movie theater. When this movie theater opened, it had the largest indoor screen in Alabama. The restaurant is now located in the theater’s old projection room.

As you can imagine, an old projection room is not a lot of space for a restaurant. The Martin is a small space with limited seating, but when they open up the roll-up window in the summer, it feels a lot bigger. On the menu, you’ll find classic American and Southern food.

I recommend getting the Southern Fried Chicken with roasted green beans and mashed potatoes with gravy.

116 Washington St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

16. Cajun Steamer

Cajun, Creole

Cajun Steamer is a Louisiana-style bar and grill where it’s always Mardi Gras. They have frequent live music, craft bear, delicious cocktails, and a menu of Cajun and Creole dishes.

Enjoy authentic bayou fare like steamed or boiled crawfish, seafood gumbo, gator bites, oysters, and po’boys.

I recommend Gumbo, the Voodoo Chicken, or the Fried Catfish & Shrimp platter.

301 Pelham Ave SW Suite C-1, Huntsville, AL 35801

17. Rhythm on Monroe

Sandwiches, Steaks

Rhythm on Monroe Drinks, Huntsville, Alabama

Rhythm on Monroe is one of Huntsville’s hottest rooftop bars and restaurants. Their downstairs dining room, located inside the Von Braun Center, serves music-inspired dishes from burgers and sandwiches to filets and pork chops.

The rooftop is first-come-first-served with a small shareable menu and delicious drinks.

I recommend getting the Classic Rock Burger or the Yardbird Jive Club Sandwich. Then grab a Back in Blackberry Mojito and head upstairs to enjoy the view of Downtown Huntsville!

700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

18. Drake’s

Burgers, Sushi

Drake’s has over 20 craft beers on tap, big burgers, and fresh sushi. It’s the mashup you never knew you needed!

And if sushi isn’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a delicious burger, sandwich, or traditional bar foods.

Try one of their Steaks & Combos, like the Filet With Crab Rangoon or Filet With California Roll.

4800 Whitesburg Dr #14, Huntsville, AL 35802

19. New Ichiban Japanese Steak Seafood and Sushi

Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi

New Ichiban Japanese Steak Seafood & Sushi is a delicious Japanese restaurant offering hibachi grill fare and a sushi bar.

You can enjoy dinner and a show at their hibachi grill tables in the front of the restaurant, or head to the back for freshly prepared sushi.

I recommend getting the Alabama Roll or the Yummy Roll and their Hibachi Steak dinner.

4851 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35802

20. Fire & Spice Food Truck

Tex-Mex, Texas Barbecue

Fire and Spice Burrito

Fire & Spice TexMex combines Tex-Mex flavors with old school Texas-style barbecue. This food truck got its start in 2015. You can find them at events and food truck rallies around town; just check their calendar for their current locations.

Their menu offers barbecue plates, street tacos, burritos, rice bowls, and more.

I recommend the Southern Belle Tacos or the West Coast Quesadillas.

11220 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803

21. Bark & Barrel BBQ

Alabama Barbecue

Barbecue Platter from Bark & Barrel BBQ at Stovehouse, Huntsville, Alabama

Bark & Barrel BBQ at Stovehouse serves Alabama barbecue with a twist. They serve up house-smoked wings, turkey, BBQ, homemade chips, and great sides.

Keep an eye out for daily specials like the coveted Brisket French Dip. And for dessert, you’ll want to try their smoked chocolate chip cookies.

I recommend getting The Favorite plate with pulled pork, two sides, and sliced brioche.

3414 Governors Dr SW #535, Huntsville, AL 35805

22. The Revivalist

European and American Fusion

Avocado Toast and Eggs from The Revivalist, Huntsville, Alabama

The Revivalist is the restaurant at the 106 Jefferson hotel. The theme is an homage to a historic Huntsville tavern that once occupied this location.

The restaurant exudes Southern Charm and old-time hospitality. Their dishes are inspired by European classics and American regionalism.

Start your day off with Avocado Toast for breakfast, the Revivalist Burger for lunch, and the Shrimp & Grits for dinner.

106 Jefferson St S, Huntsville, AL 35801

23. The Standard Social Market

Sandwiches, Sharables

Burger and Fries from The Standard Social Market, Huntsville, Alabama

The Standard Social Market is an interesting concept for Huntsville. It’s Like a New York City bodega where you can get your morning coffee, fresh bread, a fresh cut of sirloin, convenience store necessities like paper towels, a bottle of wine to-go, a cocktail with friends, or a bite to eat.

This all-in-one spot has limited seating. There’s a bar, lounge seating, and a few tables. Their food menu for dinner is small, too, with a few starters and sharables like pretzel bites or loaded fries, and main dishes like a burger, steak, and salads. They have nightly specials, as well.

I recommend getting the Standard Cheeseburger and their Pretzel Bites.

127 Holmes Ave NW Ste 102, Huntsville, AL 35801

24. Biscuit Belly

Breakfast, Brunch

Biscuit sandwich with bacon, gravy, chicken, and cheese from Biscuit Belly, Huntsville, Alabama

Biscuit Belly is a Southern breakfast and brunch chain that specializes in, you guessed it, biscuits! Their inventive brunch menu is filled with bold twists on Southern favorites, centered around their proprietary biscuit recipe.

On the menu, you’ll find biscuit sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit dishes, bonuts (their biscuit donut holes), classic breakfast items like waffles, pancakes, and eggs, and lunch items like sandwiches. They also have delicious brunch cocktails and signature Belly Blend coffee.

I recommend their Avocado Toastie, the Rockwell Supreme biscuit sandwich, and the Short Stack Pancakes. Don’t forget to get a mimosa (highly recommend getting the Jumbo Mimosa; I got a strawberry one that was their Valentine’s Day version) and some Bonuts for the table.

2710 Carl T Jones Dr SE E, Huntsville, AL 35802

25. Back Forty Huntsville

American, Bar Food, Beer

Chicken sandwich and fries from Back Forty, Huntsville, Alabama

Back Forty Beer Company, a Gadsden-born brewery, has opened its newest location in Huntsville. This huge space is the perfect night out with tons of outdoor space for the kids to play, patio seating both upstairs and downstairs, and long communal tables inside.

There are more than 20 different beers on tap, all brewed on site, plus they have a menu of gourmet pub food offering sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and snacks.

I recommend the Grilled Chicken Sandwich or the Margherita Pizza. Their Puck Kettle Sour is really nice as well.

3254 Leeman Ferry Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Huntsville Restaurants Map

Are you ready to get a taste of Huntsville? Huntsville is filled to the brim with fantastic restaurants! Use the map below to help you plan out your next meal in Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville is sure to have something that will satisfy even the most experienced foodie. Make sure you add these top Huntsville restaurants to your must-eat list! Bon appétit!

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