1259 Greenmor Dr.
Bessemer, AL 35023
Phone: (205) 424-0000
Fax: (205) 424-1971
This catfish-centered eatery is located on Academy Lane, in Bessemer, AL. Ezell’s Catfish Cabin is a casual restaurant that offers an opportunity for relaxed meals with the family. On offer here is a great range of local seafood specialties, with a prime focus, of course, on catfish varieties. Apart from popular dishes such as grilled catfish, they also serve local delicacies like shrimp and grits, hushpuppies and frog legs & shrimps, to name a few. They also have a bar that offers a good selection of cocktails, which they interestingly serve in Mason jars! The prices are quite right while the service is good, if you're hankering for some wholesome, Southern-style seafood, head to Ezell’s Catfish Cabin!
If you're into Asian buffets, Carnation on Academy Lane is a good place to eat. The moderately-priced restaurant offers a wide variety of Chinese preparations that you can binge on all day! Made using fresh, local ingredients and time-tested recipes, these offerings are quite tasty. Apart from Chinese cuisine, Carnation also serves a selection of Japanese dishes, with a nod towards sushi and hibachi preparations and a small selection of American specialties. Multiple dessert options available, so give in to the temptation!
Located in the Hoover area of Birmingham, Mr. P's Deli is known for their fresh cut sandwiches and wide selection of meats. This popular delicatessen has been open for 37 years and is owned and operated by Mr. P himself, Charles Pilleterie. The shop carries imported groceries as well as local products such as Mr. P's handcrafted spices and marinades. Over two dozen sandwiches are on offer featuring the sliced in-house deli meats, sauces and more. Made to order breakfast sandwiches are served from 8:30-11a and can be called in for pickup.
Take a quick seat and grab those forks and knives because you can't afford to waste time at this 'all you can eat steak' place. The menu features some of the most tender and top-quality Angus beef steaks in all of Alabama. It offers everything from Filet Mignons to Chops and Prime Ribs to Beef Strips. Don't worry if you're not much of a meat eater, there are loads of succulent seafood creations to keep you happy. Heavy eaters can go for the 48-ounce porterhouse steak and be a part of Shula's club.
This is the ideal eatery for lovers of wholesome food. The menu boasts filling preparations that are sure to leave you stuffed! Start off with something exotic, like Fried Blue Crab Claws. Follow up with the Slow Braised Lamb Shank, or Carpetbagger Steak, with a side of your choice like fried eggplant or steamed fresh asparagus. You can top off your fine dining experience with a fine wine, as Fox Valley is a nine-time recipient of the Wine Spectator's “Award of Excellence.” Remember to call ahead if you are in a large group. The restaurant does not accept reservations, but appreciates if you inform them in advance of your visit.
Slow cooking its way to perfection, this state-wide chain of restaurants delights with its heavenly barbeque creations. Full Moon Bar-B-Que employs traditional methods of slow cooking on a low wood-fired flame to get that perfect texture and flavor. Their homemade barbeque sauce and other condiments are such a hit with its patrons, that they're also available for purchase. Start off with familiar appetizers like buffalo wings or their signature Full Moon Riblets. Main course includes hickory smoked turkey, bar-b-que chicken and southern fried catfish. Their legendary Half Moon Cookies are a must-try. Kids have a little selection of their own. Besides this, the menu offers sandwiches, salads as well as a choice of baked creations. Check website for more.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Do not let Taste of Thai's shopping center location put you off. The interior is filled with beautiful Thai photographs, art and jewelry (some for sale). Sunlight illuminates the dining room and the tables are nicely set. The service is excellent. You will find traditional Thai dishes (pad thai, red and green curries) as well as daily specials. Two of their best dishes are Massamam chicken with potatoes and coconut curry sauce and stir-fried green beans. Upon request, the chef will adjust recipes to avoid patrons' food allergies.
Located on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia, Sol Azteca has been serving great Mexican food for many years. Like many Mexican restaurants, Sol Azteca is decorated inside with assorted Mexican folk art, sombreros and blankets. The food is excellent, and the portions are large. The salsa is particularly noteworthy, and the service is friendly and fast.
Gyros and wrap sandwiches at very reasonable prices are the big draw here, although Aladdins' menu is as diverse as they come. Dinner specials include gyros, garden vegetable pitas, fish, falafel and burgers. Hummus, French fries and tabouli salad are among the sides. Beer and wine are available by the bottle, but the iced tea flavored with mint is the drink of choice.
Chuck E. Cheese's is the place to unleash the child inside of you. Founded by Nolan Bushnell in May 1977, the first restaurant opened in San Jose, California. Since then it has over 500 centers in 48 states and 5 countries. It houses many interactive video games for kids to enjoy and also has a playground that has colorful balls and elevated Sky Tubes. The menu comprises of pizzas, hot dogs and grilled sandwiches and desserts. Pink candy floss is also available for tots and adults alike.
Since 1946, Milo's has been serving Birmingham's favorite hamburgers with its special brown sauce, a slightly hot yet sweet condiment. The local franchise is also known for Milo's Famous Sweet Tea, a secret iced tea recipe that is sweet enough to make your teeth ache. If you develop a taste for it, gallon and half-gallon jugs are available in most area grocery stores.