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Great Places To Eat Out In Hoover, Alabama
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Great Places To Eat Out In Hoover, Alabama

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Updated: 9 December 2016
Hoover, Alabama, 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.

Cedar’s Grille

Restaurant, Mediterranean, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Exterior of the restaurant
Exterior of the restaurant | Courtesy On Tap Sports Café

Cedar’s Grille

Cedar’s Grille opened its doors in summer 2014 and serves perfectly crafted Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare in a stylish, elegant space filled with intricate woodwork, long communal tables and intimate booths that perfectly match its vibrant cuisine.

Cedar’s Grille, 1870 Chace Drive, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 988 5993

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Exterior of the restaurant | Courtesy On Tap Sports Café
Exterior of the restaurant | Courtesy On Tap Sports Café
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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

Bellini’s Ristorante

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, $$$
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Bellini’s Ristorante

Bellini’s Ristorante is a warm and welcoming Italian restaurant. Boasting 21 day aged steaks hand-cut to perfection, house-made pastas and weekly dessert specials. Don’t leave without trying a selection from Bellini’s extensive wine list.

Bellini’s Ristorante, 6801 Cahaba Valley Road, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 981 5380

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Mon:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu:
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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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, $$$
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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

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Jubilee Joe’s

Restaurant, Seafood, American, Cajun, Gluten-free, $$$
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Jubilee Joe’s

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

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Tue - Thu:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Pacific Rim Sushi & Grill

Restaurant, American, Japanese, $$$
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Pacific Rim Sushi & Grill

Pacific Rim & Sushi Grill serves authentic Japanese cuisine featuring creative, bold interpretations of classic dishes alongside tried-and-tested traditional recipes. The restaurant resides in a stylish, modern building with a sleek interior and a minimalist Eastern design full of neutral, muted colours, bamboo and shoji-style windows.

Pacific Rim Sushi & Grill, 3076 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 403 8788

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The Villaggio

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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The Villaggio

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

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Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

Pizzaria, Restaurant, American, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
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Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato opened in the late spring of 2014, the restaurant is a new face on Hoover’s dining scene but already a favorite with diners due to its delicious range of brick oven-fired pizzas, pasta dishes, Italian sandwiches and fine wines.

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, Suite 100, 610 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, AL, USA, +1 205 637 3036

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Sun:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm