Alabama is the state where barbecue food is most popular, and Scottsboro shows us why. Five barbecue restaurants dominating the small town’s dining scene (plus another nearby) and attract patrons from near and far. Discover why with our guide to Scottsboro’s best restaurants.
The Docks offers diners a wonderful lakeside eating experience, particularly stunning as the sun sets over the lake. For those looking for a long, relaxed evening of casual dining in a friendly setting, The Docks is a must-visit, with shrimp and grits as their signature dish.
The Docks, 1165 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, AL, USA, +1 256 574 3071
Unsurprisingly, potatoes feature heavily on the menu of 50 Taters, with their stuffed and baked potatoes a winning dish. The restaurant offers a menu of chicken, wings, home style cooking and, of course, the ubiquitous barbecue food of the area. Don’t leave without having tried the gigantic stuffed potatoes that give the restaurant its name.
50 Taters, 201 South Market Street, Scottsboro, AL, USA, +1 256 638 3150
A Chicago-style grill right in the heart of Alabama, Skytoppers offers a wide-ranging menu of Italian-American classics, as well as all-American staples like wings and hamburgers. As its name implies, however, its must-eat menu item is its pizzas, which come completely customisable so you can find your perfect pizza. Choose your own base, sauce and toppings, or try one of their classic creations for a taste of the Windy City all the way in the Cotton State.
A rare Italian in a town of barbecue joints, Stevarino’s serves traditional Italian pasta, sandwiches and meats. The venue is committed to combining Southern Italy and Southern hospitality which makes it a popular local haunt for those looking for a casual, comforting dinner of delicious food.