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Tuscaloosa is renowned for its excellent quality of life, and this state of grace extends to its restaurants. The city’s culinary scene offers interesting options for those looking for homespun cooking or refined, creative cuisine. We’ve picked the ten best places for a great meal in this Alabama city.
Locals commonly refer to Nick’s Original Filet House as Nick’s in the Sticks, due to its location a little bit off the beaten track. Moreover, no sign is there to indicate that you’ve arrived, and the unimpressive venue could be easily overlooked. Although average-looking, Nick’s in the Sticks has been attracting crowds of loyal customers though since the Prohibition era, when it first opened. Nick’s doesn’t need a sign because everyone knows where it is and comes back for more of its simple but tasty staples, its good drinks (the Nicodemus is a signature, popular cocktail) but, most importantly, its unique atmosphere.
Nick’s Original Filet House, 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, +1 205 758 9316
Is it the 1950s all over again? That is certainly the feeling you get when you enter Rama Jama’s, a homely food joint nearby Tuscaloosa’s Bryant-Denny stadium. The red-and-white checkered floors, tabletop white plastic, curvy red seats and the omnipresent Coca-Cola logo will make you feel like you’ve been sucked into a time warp. Rama Jama’s is a popular stop for sport lovers before they head to the stadium, home of the University of Alabama football team, and it is particularly appreciated for the genuine American breakfast it serves. Have fun scanning the period photographs and framed newspaper clippings over the walls while enjoying your eggs over easy.
Rama Jama’s, 1000 Paul W Bryant Dr Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, +1 205-750-0901