With classes back in session, Tuscaloosa is more crowded than ever. There’s no better way to escape than with a delicious meal tucked away in T-Town. We chose five hidden restaurant gems that will be perfect for your next relaxing meal.
Antojitos Izcali is my favorite restaurant in town, hands down. They serve up authentic Mexican food at an incredibly affordable price. Everything on the menu is fresh and delicioso. Not to mention, the service is fast and friendly. I love Antojitos’ gorditos and huaraches, which taste like quesadillas but a hundred times better. They also serve up a mean strawberries and creme dessert, so come hungry!
The Avenue Pub
The Avenue Pub serves up a winning meal at any time of day. It’s the perfect spot for brunch, dinner or happy hour. I love going to The Avenue Pub on Sunday mornings, when you can often grab brunch with an acoustic performance.
Archibald and Woodrow’s
If you’re craving some Bama BBQ, look no further than Archibald and Woodrow’s. The down-home joint has an extensive menu with endless flavors to discover. I’m partial to a country dinner from Archibald’s, which is the perfect way to sample a few veggies while indulging in some delicious meat. Sports Illustrated even named the ribs at Archibald’s as their #1 college town meal.
Nick’s in the Sticks
Just outside Tuscaloosa, you can find one of the most unique steakhouses in Alabama. Nick’s in the sticks serves to die for steaks and more at a killer price. Nothing on their menu is a bad choice, and everything on their menu will make you a lifelong fan. Nick’s in the Sticks is also known for their drink “The Nicodemis,” which tastes sweet while it works strong and fast.
Hooligans is a Tuscaloosa institution. The Mediterranean and American restaurant is the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner. I have a special place in my heart for Hooligans’ Cajun fries, which go great with burgers or gyros.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Tuscaloosa? Tag @thebamabuzz and share the scoop!