3 farm-to-table restaurants in Auburn & Opelika you have to try

Acre Restaurant
Acre’s beautiful garden and front patio. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for the Bama Buzz

Auburn-Opelika is home to multiple restaurants that prioritize where their food is grown. We’ve rounded up 3 of the best farm-to-table restaurants you have to try on your next visit to the plains.

1. Acre

Acre Fried Green Tomatoe
Fried green tomatoes from Acre. Photo via Acre Facebook page

Acre is one of Auburn’s most well known farm-to-table spots. Chef David Bancroft and his team partner up with Auburn University Meat Lab as well as local ranchers to serve responsibly farm-raised meat.Head to Acre to enjoy fresh dishes from local farms and on-site gardens and orchards. One of my favorite aspects of this restaurant is how the menu can change daily depending on what is available in their on-site garden.

  • Address: 210 East Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
  • Contact: 334.246.3763 I Instagram I Facebook

2. Zazu Gastropub

Zazu Hot Chicken
Zazu hot chicken sandwich with slaw and butter green tomatoes. Photo via Zazu Gastropub Facebook.

Zazu describes themselves as “fine dining” in a more relaxed public atmosphere. They provide as much local produce as possible through collaborations with Opelika Grows, Alabama Seafood Co. and Oakview farms Granary. Don’t miss out on Zazu’s fried sweet tea chicken and cornbread that was named one of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama!

  • Address: 112 S. 8th Street, Opelika, AL 36801
  • Contact: (334) 203-1747 I Instagram I Facebook

3. The Hound

The Hound Auburn
A glimpse into The Hound’s hunting lodge feel. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for the Bama Buzz

The Hound is a classic family owned and oriented restaurant/bar right in downtown Auburn. They source locally and regionally, as well as from the Hound family farm in Lafayette, AL. This is one of my favorite spots in Auburn for everything from birthday brunches to graduation dinners!

  • Address: 124 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830
  • Contact: (334) 246-3300 I Instagram I Facebook

Auburn-Opelika is surrounded by so many local farms that give this special place that hometown feel! Supporting local and discovering the source of your meal is the total package.

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