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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rochelle's Cafe & Deli is a long-standing family favorite in Mobile, offering a tasty selection of local cuisine and the ever-famous steerburger. Still located int he humble building that was once Mack's Bar-B-Q, Rochelle's continues to serve up po' boys, burgers, lunch plates and seafood-centric entrees.
Rice Asian Grill & Sushi Bar is a great option if you're looking for Asian cuisine in Mobile. Their selection includes sushi, curry, soups, and meat entrees from Thailand, China, and Japan. Must-try items include the summer rolls and the pad Thai. The caterpillar roll is a good choice for kids - it's filled with tempura shrimp, topped with avocado and dressed to resemble a caterpillar on your plate. The friendly and casual atmosphere makes this a great spot to visit any time of day.