If you’ve ever traveled through the “Heart of Dixie” then you know it’s home to some amazing Southern comfort food. The fried chicken, apple pie, and ribs are almost unparalleled. But what you may not realize is that there is more to Alabama’s culinary landscape than meets the eye. Check out this Southern state’s stand-out cuisine in our second annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.
Acclaimed chef Frank Stitt is responsible for some of the best Italian food in Alabama (including pizza and pasta) and some of the best French food (he serves up the absolute best burgers), as well as the most expensive restaurant in the state. There are tons of family-owned classics such as Loyless’ Doughnuts, Gus’s Hot Dogs, and many more!
Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and brunch spot to its best bar and craft beer in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs. We’ve been able to make definitive slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our Alabama slideshow here.