2465 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36117
Former University of Alabama and Miami Dolphins star Bob Baumhower opened his first restaurant in 1981. What started as a counter-service establishment soon grew to a chain of four full-service restaurants. Today, Baumhower's boasts 13 locations across the state, in addition to sister restaurants Bob's Victory Grille, the Compleat Angler and Bimini Bob's. The sports-themed favorite is famous for wings available in a variety of flavors and six temperatures varying from mild to 911 to Bring Da' Pain. The menu also features burgers, Southern-inspired entrees and popular ooey-gooey cheese fries.
138 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
Chris' Hotdogs has been serving up its famous dogs with Chris' sauce since 1917 when the establishment first opened in downtown Montgomery. Hank Williams was known to visit at the height of his career, but you don't have to be famous to enjoy a hot dog from Chris'.
8147 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
City Grill boasts a location in Peppertree Shopping Center in addition to its adjoining sister restaurant, Next Door. Featuring upscale fare in a casual setting, the menu changes with the seasons, showcasing fresh seafood, salads, desserts and more.
Derk's Filet & Vine
431 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Derk's Filet & Vine has served hand-cut steaks, sliced Boarshead meats, fresh produce, casseroles, gourmet groceries, salads and delicious seasonings for more than a decade. An extensive selection of wine and beer and some of the area's best meat-and-three offerings earns the eatery regular recognition in local readers' choice award.
101 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, AL 36104
Just south of the University of Alabama sits the original Dreamland Bar-B-Que, first opened by John "Big Daddy" Bishop in 1958. The story goes that after a long career as a brick mason, Bishop was ready for a change. The idea to build a restaurant on the land next to his home came to him in a dream, and soon Bishop and his wife were selling ribs, sandwiches and more to regular customers. Once known for serving only ribs, white bread and sauce, today the restaurant boasts eight locations featuring pulled pork, chicken, traditional side items and dessert
7780 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117
Chef Gary Garner opened his unique, upscale restaurant on Montgomery's east side in 1995. The menu changes seasonally, with various specials showcased from week to week, but some favorites — like beef short ribs prepared osso buco-style or the seared, pepper-crusted Ahi tuna — appear more than once throughout the year.
5376 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109
The Guthrie family restaurant opened in Haleyville in 1965. It wasn't until 1978, however, that the famous chicken fingers and sauce — the result of a contest between the Guthrie children to see who could make the best chicken finger sauce — were added to the menu. In the 1980s, Guthrie's began serving only chicken fingers, fries, bread and sauce. Though the restaurant now boasts more than 20 locations throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, the sauce and chicken fingers are still made the same way they were when it all began.
Jim 'N Nick's
6415 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q has served the Birmingham community for more than 25 years. Known for its pulled pork, cheese biscuits and homemade slaw, the restaurant consistently receives accolades from local and national publications like Saveur and Bon Appétit. Today, Jim 'N Nick's boasts more than 25 locations throughout the South and in Colorado.
Lek's Taste of Thailand
5421 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109
Regarded by locals as some of the best Thai food and sushi in the city, Lek's Taste of Thailand is known for its spring rolls and decadent peanut sauce. The restaurant also boasts a sister restaurant in downtown Montgomery.
1796 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Martin's has been cooking home-style favorites since the 1930s. Known for its fried chicken, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner Sunday through Friday and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Garden & Gun magazine.
7960 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
Momma Goldberg’s Deli has served the Auburn area since 1976. Recently the eatery, famous for its Momma's Love sandwich (a combination of roast beef, ham, turkey and Muenster cheese) has expanded to more than 20 locations across Alabama and Georgia.
Red Bluff Cottage B&B
551 Clay St., Montgomery, AL 36104
Red Bluff Cottage sits high above the Alabama River in Montgomery's Cottage Hill District. Built in 1987, the bed and breakfast replicates a late 19th-century Victorian raised cottage and is decorated with antiques that take guests back to a different time. Under current owners Barry and Bonnie Ponstein, the inn has become known for its breakfast served daily in the formal dining room.
1051 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
Located in the heart of Montgomery's Old Cloverdale District, Sinclair's serves pasta, seafood, steaks and more. In business since 1992, the neighborhood bistro boasts three locations, including one on the lake with a view of the water from every seat.
The Chophouse Vintage Year
405 Cloverdale Raod, Montgomery, AL 36106
The Chophouse Vintage Year opened in 1984 as Montgomery's only specialty wine shop. The owners started serving gourmet lunch and eventually the space evolved into one of the city's top fine dining establishments. Today The Chophouse Vintage Year is open for dinner only, serving seafood and choice cuts of beef.
1036 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
Dine inside, on the patio, or get it to go at Tomatinos. Located in the heart of historic Old Cloverdale in Montgomery, Tomatinos prides itself on creating high-quality pizzas with the freshest ingredients. Voted "Best Pizza" by the Montgomery Advertiser Readers Choice Awards.
503 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
At True Montgomery, Chef Wesley True shares his signature farm-inspired seasonal cuisine in a polished, welcoming atmosphere. The two-time James Beard Award nominee works with local farmers to serve refined comfort food spotlighting high-quality ingredients and flavors. The changing menu at True Montgomery is filled with sharable bites like crawfish beignets as well as elevated takes on classic Southern mains – try the riff on roasted chicken that includes seafood sausage, or the roasted beets with carrot vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, candied pecan "ash" and Stone Hollow goat cheese.