, is the largest suburb of Birmingham and boasts an impressive dining scene that could rival any state. From Tuscan dishes and Japanese cuisine to craft beer pubs and Middle Eastern
fare, we point you in the direction of some of the best restaurants here.
Restaurant, Mediterranean, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
On Tap Sports Café
On Tap Sports Café aims to bring authentic pub culture to Alabama with its extensive collection of 85 craft beers and homemade old-fashioned comfort food. Hoover’s On Tap branches boasts cool, casual interiors with a huge bar offering a number of Southern brewed beers alongside craft cocktails and a menu that features classic, hearty American food.
On Tap Sports Café, 810 Inverness Corners, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 437 1999/ On Tap Sports Café, 3440 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 988 3203
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, $$$
Big Bad Breakfast
Big Bad Breakfast is a popular spot that boasts bold flavours and creative breakfast food, taking a hands-on approach by making its own bacon, producing its own sausages and curing its own ham. Breakfast is clearly the main event at the eatery with options like shrimp and grist omelets and pancakes though lunch-worthy dishes such as the Elvis sandwich, are also served.
Big Bad Breakfast, 5361 Highway 280, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 490 7568
The Boot at Preserve Village
Nestled on the edge of Moss Rock Nature Preserve, The Boot offers a relaxing respite and a mix of traditional and contemporary American dishes complemented by locally brewed craft beers from Alabama-based brewers. Established in 2011, The Boot operates a fast-casual’ ethos, serving unpretentious yet high quality dishes in a laidback space where kids and lively chatter are more than welcome. Perfect for casual dining with a creative twist, The Boot’s menu includes the grilled mahi taco with fresh cabbage and ranchero sauce and the signature fish fry dish, farm-raised catfish with slaw, fries and cornbread.
The Boot at Preserve Village, 616 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 978 8988
Dixie Fish Co
Restaurant, Seafood, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Dixie Fish Co
Perfect for pescatarians and lovers of classic dishes from the American South, Dixie Fish Co prides itself on using locally caught Gulf seafood prepared and cooked the old-fashioned way. Despite opening a little over a year ago in autumn 2013, the restaurant is already a firm favourite with critics and locals, due, no doubt, to its vibrant, welcoming ambience and executive chef Gregg Collier’s creative yet traditional recipes and preference for locally raised family farm produce. Try the raw oyster appetiser followed by an entrée of pecan-crusted catfish with Hoppin’ John rice, braised greens and brown butter meunier sauce washed down with an Alabama brewed craft beer.
Dixie Fish Co, 101 Resource Centre Parkway, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 924 3493
Restaurant, Seafood, American, Cajun, Gluten-free, $$$
Jubilee Joe’s is a seafood restaurant specialising in Cajun and Creole cuisine with a laidback, beachy vibe. Winner of various awards including Birmingham’s Best Boiled Crawfish and Birmingham’s Best Gumbo for two years running, Jubilee Joe’s also hosts its own annual crawfish boil featuring delicious dishes and live entertainment from bands.
Jubilee Joe’s, Suite 119, 2341 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 982 7797
Pacific Rim Sushi & Grill
Restaurant, American, Japanese, $$$
Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
The Villaggio is an intimate, inviting restaurant that first opened its doors in 2012, offering guests a fine-dining experience characterised by classic Italian and American cuisine. Within The Villagio’s cosy dining room or outside on its charming patio, guests are invited to try its popular brick oven-roasted pizzas, ideally accompanied by a selection from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list.
The Villagio, Suite 109, 2301 Grand Avenue, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 290 4343
Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato
Pizzaria, Restaurant, American, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$