Alabama natives and university mates, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy realized their common passion for Southern culture, including barbecue and the blues, and joined forces to create Moe's Original BBQ. Under the culinary guidance of the legendary Moses Day, Mike learned the art of fire-roasting meat. This very distinct smokiness continues to be the signature flavor of Moe's award-winning cuisine. The menu features pulled pork, chicken wings, ribs and fruit-wood-fired specialties, served with delicious sides like "banana puddin'" and baked beans. Select your drink from the impressive bar and enjoy live music performances by established and emerging bands.
Sample different varieties of coffee or simply meet up with your friends at the Satori Coffeehouse. This friendly coffeehouse offers you a relaxed atmosphere where you can have endless rounds of your favorite coffee. The free wireless internet access makes it even better for students or people who can work while hanging around here. With coffee, guests can savor tempting treats like Breakfast Burrito, Roast Beef Croissant, hand made wrap varieties or grilled sandwiches. If caffeine is not on your mind and you are above 21 years of age, Satori boasts of an excellent drinks menu that includes beers and wines. That's not it, this local cafe also promotes local art and artists, thereby it hosts live music concerts, poetry reading sessions and similar other events on a regular basis. Call for more details.
Be on the look out for a brick red building with a black mule painted on the side while driving down North Claiborne Street. This lovely restaurant specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine such as the "Jackass" chicken sandwich, Bayou burger, Cajun boudin wrap and Blind Mule Bake being poplar favorites. Dine outside under scattered umbrellas in a lively courtyard that features hand-painted murals and a quaint water fountain. The rustic and minimal interior conveys a warm and cozy atmosphere. The upstairs attic comes alive with an eclectic music scene that sees local live bands perform occasionally.
In 1895 Thaddeus P. Crockmier manifested his dream of opening a unique dining establishment in Atlanta. The institution eventually made its way to downtown Mobile complete with its award-winning menu and top-rated brunch. Timeless American favorites on offer include burgers, sandwiches like the Club Croissant and Monte Cristo, and delicious salads and appetizers. Start off with Stuffed Jalapenos or Steak Fries, and move on to seafood or oyster platters freshly-fished out of the Gulf coast. Savor a rib-eye steak with impressive brews and spirits, and don't forget to end your meal with a Bailey's Brownie or Key Lime Pie.
Felix's Fish Camp Grill is well-known for its seafood. Dine on softshell crab, seafood gumbo, stuffed flounder, oysters any way you want them, and even turtle soup! Apart from the excellent food, a chief attraction is the panoramic location. The restaurant is situated on the water and has lovely scenic views of Mobile Bay. To make your visit memorable, book seats around sunset time. There's also a souvenir shop and a boat house bar where you can enjoy live music.
219 is your quintessential bistro next door. Nestled in the heart of downtown, this place is a popular destination among office-goers looking for a quick lunch. Its proximity to the historic Saenger Theatre makes it an excellent dining alternative before or after an enthralling performance. The menu features a daily-evolving selection of salads, sandwiches, paninis and wraps. Savor Muffuletta of Italian cheese and meat or a Cuban version with pork loin, pickles and Creole mustard. The spicy Thai wrap of chicken in a spinach tortilla slathered with peanut sauce is delectable, while for a Greek twist, try the one with eggplant, hummus and their signature dressing. Nightly trivia and a communal ambiance keep patrons coming back.
When in Mobile, be sure to visit Cotton State BBQ for some of the best Southern food around. The dishes are simple, yet loaded with flavor - with traditional classics such as brisket, various kinds of barbecue and nachos as well as fries, you can't go wrong with a lunch at this restaurant.
Von's Bistro is a great addition to downtown Mobile's dining scene. Owned by Alabama local Vanxaysana Larson, this bistro serves delicious Asian and Southern dishes highlighting seafood from the Gulf. There is a well-rounded wine list to pair with your meal and cocktail drinkers can opt for handcrafted drinks like the Thai Breeze cocktail or the St. Michael Martini. Standouts on the menu include the Hibachi Express, Creamy Gulf Crab Bisque, and the Gulf Shrimp and Crab Gumbo. There are daily specials to choose from that showcase the best local food and seasonal produce so don't forget to check out the specials board.
The Listening Room is a local music venue that hosts both local and national artists in an intimate and quiet setting. The venue is geared towards creating the perfect dialogue between the audience and the musicians, where each lyric or chord tells a story waiting to be heard. Local performers like Darrell McIntyre, Randy Branch and Melody Duncan have played here. You can enjoy an evening of great music, accompanied by fine wine or beer as refreshment. The vibe is mellow, and it's a nice place to soak in the beautiful melodies created by these talented artists.
For great Italian food and excellent service, Pizzeria Delfina of Mobile definitely delivers. Indulge in pasta primavera and linguini con vongole, or take your pick from a variety of freshly baked pizzas. The staff is attentive and will make you feel right at home in this charming restaurant.
Enjoy Southern classics at Bob's Downtown Restaurant. This casual eatery's prime location makes it a great spot to get lunch. Enjoy your favorite comfort food dishes, including meatloaf, fried seafood, and hot dogs. A Southern meal wouldn't be complete without the delectable sides. Choose from greens, cornbread, and more to round out your lunch.
Mama's on Dauphin is an authentic hot spot for Southern comfort food in downtown Mobile. With its proximity to several hotels as well as the cruise terminal, this place sees throngs of tourist clientele as well as in-the-know locals. Dine on the sunny patio alongside the stars and stripes or head inside to vintage light fixtures and a hand-painted murals depicting Mobile landmarks. The menu features blackened chicken wraps, hot ham and cheese croissant, soft-shell crab po-boy, homemade soup and a daily rotation of entrees. Dive into a scrumptious seafood platter that features an assortment of crab cakes, fish filets, shrimp and crawfish tails in tartar sauce, perfectly complemented by a cocktail.