10 of the best things we ate in Mobile this August—locals guide

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The “Doing It Roll” from the Chuck’s Fish secret menu. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

If you’re located in the Mobile area, you know there are so many delectable food options all around town. Whether you’re trying to decide where to go or what to eat, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to see the 10 best things we ate this month in Mobile—from a local’s perspective.

1. The Red or White pizza from Red or White

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Red or White offers five delicious pizza options that will make your mouth water. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

This pizza, that looks just as good as it tastes, is topped with smokey roasted pepper sauce, Italian sausage, whole milk ricotta, provolone, mozzarella and chili flakes. All of the flavors go together extremely well and make for the perfect pizza!

2. Uptown Shrimp from Chuck’s Fish

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This shrimp from Chuck’s Fish in Mobile can work as an appetizer or your meal. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

“The uptown shrimp is my go-to every-time I eat at Chuck’s. The uptown sauce is so delicious and it always leaves me wishing I had a bottle of it to bring home for myself. I would probably put it on everything!”

Emme McPhillips, Mobile resident

3. Steamed Turkey Sandwich from GRACE on Dauphin

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This warm sandwich from GRACE on Dauphin was to die for! (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

If you’re a warm sandwich lover, this one is perfect for you. Decorated with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado mayo, and steamed on French bread, this handheld lunch will simply melt in your mouth.

4. Roll Tide Roll from Wasabi Sushi & Noodles

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Always great food with great service at Wasabi Sushi & Noodles. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Looking for a friendly environment to sit down and enjoy some yummy Japanese food? Wasabi is the place to go. The Roll Tide Roll is tempura fried and features crab meat, tuna, and cream cheese. This ode to the Crimson Tide is then topped with aioli sauce and and Japanese crunchee.

5. Street-Style Tacos from El Papi

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You can never go wrong with street tacos from El Papi. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Your taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better with this recommendation. One carne asada taco, one chicken tinga taco and one pork-belly taco makes for a tasty street taco trio at El Papi.

6. Mocha Ice Cream Pie from Felix’s Fish Camp

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Make sure to save room for dessert at Felix’s Fish Camp or you will miss out on this delicious treat. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Drooling at this photo? Us too. This picturesque dessert consists of creamy coffee and dutch chocolate ice cream, a chocolate cookie crust and fudge sauce. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or not, the mocha ice cream pie is a dream.

7. Baked Avocado from FIVE Mobile

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One of FIVE’s most popular appetizers is the baked avocado. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Calling all avocado lovers. It’s time to drop the toast and give this mouthwatering appetizer from FIVE a try. The baked avocado features chopped shrimp, bacon tempura, spicy mayo, sweet soy and green onions. You will never want to eat another bland avocado again.

8. Fresh Catch Snapper from Bistro St. Emanuel

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Nothing better than some fresh snapper from the Gulf of Mexico at Bistro St. Emanuel. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

It’s not hard to find seafood around Mobile, but it is hard to pick your favorite. Here is one of ours. The fresh catch snapper from Bistro St. Emanuel is hard to beat when it comes to freshness, and just look at that presentation!

  • Location: 200 St Emanuel St, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Hours: Monday, 7AM-10AM; 5PM-9PM | Tuesday, 7AM-10AM | Wednesday-Thursday, 7AM-10AM; 5PM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 8AM-2PM; 5PM-10PM | Sunday, 8AM-2PM; 5PM-9PM
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9. Tuna Poke Power Bowl from Squid Ink

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You can find this inviting dish on the “Eclectic Eats” section of Squid Ink’s menu. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

The tuna poke power bowl from Squid Ink is a tasty way to add some pep in your step for the day. Consisting of diced tuna, soy sesame sriracha, dressing over lentils, quinoa, kale, charred cauliflower, sweet potato, cucumber, craisins and crunchy gyoza, this bowl is a great source of protein and energy.

10. Chicken Balsamic Pizza + Spring Rolls from POST

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Good cocktails, good food and good vibes. What more can you ask for from POST Downtown? (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Although this may sound like an odd combination, it is amazing. The veggie spring rolls are a great shareable snack to get your table geared up for the main course—the pizza. The chicken balsamic pizza is topped with chicken, alfredo sauce, spinach and balsamic glaze, and baked to perfection.

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