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Wasabi's 007 Roll with Sushi & Sashimi Combo a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado

n Downtown in the Alley, Wasabi offers exceptional Japanese cuisine, including sushi that looks as good as it tastes. The signature dish is the 007 Roll, a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado. Try it with the Sushi & Sashimi combo, which includes the chef’s choice of four pieces of sushi, nine pieces of sashimi and one California roll. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Wasabi. D J

334-517-1555 • wasabimontgomery.com

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Central

n A sophisticated, yet laid back atmosphere permeates this downtown restaurant that’s housed in an 1890s grocery warehouse. Central’s food is focused on fresh, regional produce, meats and Gulf seafood, and the chef treats the ingredients with respect, highlighting them with expert preparation and artful presentation. The menu changes often to reflect what’s in season. Central’s signature dish, 1895 Pork & Beans, is an upscale twist on a Southern favorite featuring a smoked Duroc pork chop stuffed with pears and served with white beans and a drizzle of mustard BBQ sauce on charred cabbage and beet reduction. D J

Fondly known as “home cooking” spots. They’ll offer a plate with your choice of one meat (normally fried) and three sides. These can range from fried okra, fried green tomatoes (10/10 would recommend), mac and cheese, creamed corn, and more. You’ll even get a slice of cornbread or biscuit!

Itta Bena

n At Itta Bena, casually elegant Southern dining with a Mississippi Delta twist is waiting. Named for the town where blues legend B.B. King was born, this restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and out-of-this-world cuisine with favorites like shrimp and grits, crab cakes, surf & turf and more. Try the signature dish, the Filet of Beef Oscar, a tender 8-ounce, center-cut beef medallion embellished with sweet lump crab meat. J

334-514-5129 • windcreekmontgomery.com

334-517-1155 • central129coosa.com

The House

n Tucked inside The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at The Convention Center downtown, The House is a sophisticated fine-dining experience with a diverse menu of creative offerings like its signature dish, the bourbonglazed pork chop with moonshine sweet potatoes and bacon-braised Brussel sprouts. D J

334-481-5166 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

FIRE Steakhouse

n Melt-in-your-mouth steak is only one of the tastebud-tempting options that begs to be ordered at FIRE Steakhouse in the Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka. Prime-grade meats and fresh seafood are all prepared with expertise and served in style. Starters like bacon-wrapped scallops with grilled pineapple relish get your appetite ready for the signature dish, a seasoned filet mignon broiled to your degree of perfection and topped with a medallion of herbed butter.

866-WIND-360 • firesteakhouse.com

Sa Za Serious Italian Food

n Sa Za is a feast for the senses. See the bold colors, exposed brick walls and eye-catching artwork. Hear the energy in the open kitchen. Smell the herbs, spices and other fresh ingredients. And taste authentic Italian masterpieces like both traditional and specialty pizzas as well as traditional pasta favorites. Join the crowd and try Sa Za’s signature dish: chopped lobster and shrimp with fresh spinach tossed in a light, flavorful sauce of chardonnay, garlic and salty reggiano cheese and served over angel hair pasta. DJ

334-495-7292 • sazapizza.com

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Vintage Year

n Vintage Year has been an establishment of good eats in the capital city for decades. In more than a quarter century of history, this fine-dining restaurant has kept its focus on giving its guests an amazing meal in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere with stellar service. The food philosophy is serving simple, local and fresh fare, like their signature dish, Pan Seared Scallops with crawfish risotto, pickled cauliflower-cured relish and a fennel pollen buerre blanc. J

334-819-7215 • vymgm.com

La Jolla

n La Jolla’s menu has something for any taste offering everything from small plates and delicious pastas to meats cooked on a Big Green Egg. Try La Jolla’s signature dish, its Dutch-oven duck and Andouille gumbo “Ya Ya,” a hearty, savory feast of grilled bacon-wrapped quail, duck prosciutto, fried oysters with rice and a piece of cornbread. Wash it all down with a draft beer, a creative cocktail or a glass of vino from this finedining establishment’s 100-plus-long wine list. J

Montgomery Café

n Conveniently located inside Embassy Suites, right next to the Visitor Center downtown, Montgomery Café specializes in American and Southern cuisine all served with a nice dollop of Southern hospitality. Its signature dish, Peach Bread Pudding, is a good example of the delicious mix of tastes on the menu and is a sweet way to end your meal. Fragrant, juicy peaches flavor the rich custard of this decadent dessert. D J

334-269-5055 • embassysuitesmontgomery.com

334-356-2600 • lajollamontgomery.com

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Taste

n At this wine, beer and tapas bar, you can truly get a “taste” of it all by noshing on small plates and sipping different samples of craft beers or wines via tasting flights. Each dish—from crisp salads and warm flatbreads to sweet desserts—offers a few filling bites that encourage you to order several items and share. One “must order” is Taste’s signature dish: a tender beef filet medallion, grilled to perfection, nestled on a bed of truffle fingerling potatoes, zucchini and squash and finished with béarnaise butter. And if you like the wine you had with your meal, you can buy a bottle to take home. J

The Exchange

n With world-class wines, beers and cocktails all served up in a swanky atmosphere that includes a covered patio complete with live entertainment nightly, The Exchange at The Renaissance Hotel & Spa is a great place to kick back and hang out. But it offers even more, a menu of tasty bites like Conecuh sausage dip, Creole pasta and its signature dish, its blackened mahi fish tacos dressed with Napa cabbage and lemon cilantro aioli and served with seasoned fries. D J

One 2 Zero

n Inside the DoubleTree Hotel downtown, this casual eatery offers sophisticated, contemporary dishes inspired by the local harvest and Southern heritage. Its service lives up to the area’s lauded hospitality with an emphasis on food “done your way.” Start with an order of honey-bourbon glazed wings and sweet potato fries, and then try the signature dish, the creamy risotto topped with sautéed fresh shrimp. D J

334-245-2320

334-481-5165 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

334-676-4333 • tastemgm.com

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Irish Bred Pub Shrimp 'n Grits

fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce n You too can experience the “the luck of the Irish” no matter your family origins at the Irish Bred Pub downtown. In a cozy, old-world atmosphere reminiscent of the Emerald Isle’s classic pubs, enjoy the signature dish, shrimp and grits, which features fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce, crowning a bowl of stone-ground grits and drizzled with garlic-pancetta cream sauce. At lunch, Irish Bred Pub offers a Southern-style “meat-N-three,” but the full menu has traditional Irish favorites like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie. D

334-834-7559 • irishbredal.com

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The Tipping Point

n Located in Hampstead in East Montgomery, this casual restaurant, bar and coffee shop has been called “The Best Snack Bar in the U.S.” for its famous pimento cheese and signature Chicago Dogs packed with flavor. And save ample space for its famous Cookie Skillet, a soft, warm, just-baked chocolate chip cookie crowned with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of fudge sauce. With the city’s largest selection of craft beer and its wellloved outdoor areas including the Kids’ Hill, The Tipping Point is a great spot for all ages to enjoy a beautiful afternoon or night out. J

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

n Experience a “Southern soul food revival” at Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Founded by three Alabama boys, Moe’s locations can be found all over now, and each spot draws crowds with meats smoked fresh daily over fruit wood along with homey sides and sweet desserts (made from family recipes). Try the signature dish, the Bama-style pork sandwich, a heavy helping of fresh-fromthe-pit pulled pork topped with housemade marinated slaw, Alabama white and red sauces and tangy pickles. J

Twin Peaks

n This lodge-like sports bar offers cold beer, hearty comfort foods and all the sports action you’re after on HD televisions. It’s got lots to offer, burgers, sandwiches, salads and sweet desserts, but this place is known for its wings. There are tons of options to choose from, but the signature dish is smoked and grilled wings. Also try the new selection of flavorful sauces and rubs on either traditional bone-in or boneless wings. J

334-513-1244 • twinpeaksrestaurant.com

334-676-1978 • moesoriginalbbq.com

334-260-9110 • tippingpointhampstead.com

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Wharf Casual Seafood

n Montgomery’s not on the beach, but the coast is close, and you’ll swear it’s right next door when you taste the fresh fish, shrimp, crab and more being cooked up just right and served with delicious sides at The Wharf Casual Seafood. This fast, family friendly restaurant gets you your order quick, but it is not “fastfood.” Entrees come grilled, blackened or crispy and are served with two sides (try the cheese grits!) and golden hushpuppies. Try the signature dish, the bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp served with drawn butter. And enjoy whatever you order with a glass from The Wharf’s world-class wine list. J

Taste: Pumpkin Spice Latte Soufflé with espresso and ginger whipped cream; Pear Salad with maple pumpkin vinaigrette, gorgonzola, roasted pumpkin and artisan greens. Central: Pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. La Jolla: Vanilla ice cream topped with peaches, pecans, bourbon-amaretto caramel sauce and crumbled strudel.

Blackfinn Ameripub

n Blackfinn Ameripub has you covered! The menu features house-made modern American favorites, including entrée salads, steaks and pastas, plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, along with popular pub classics and comfort food. The food is complemented with an extensive list of craft drafts and signature cocktails. Don’t miss the Lime Seared Salmon—a signature dish where fresh Atlantic salmon is topped with a lime-peppercorn glaze, served over corn salad with rice pilaf and steamed green beans. J

334-517-1760 • blackfinnameripub.com

334-676-3200 • wharfcasualseafood.com

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Kabuki

n This Japanese Steakhouse features the popular hibachi grill tableside where Far Eastern favorites like fried rice and chicken teriyaki are expertly and entertainingly prepared. It also offers a full-service sushi bar, and its signature dish is the Donkinkon Roll, a tasty combo of crispy fried soft shell crab and avocado inside with tuna, eel and more avocado on top. The Chef’s Special Sauce is the finishing touch. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Kabuki.

334-273-8885 • kabukimontgomery.com

Shrimp Basket

n This seafood joint born down at Alabama’s beaches is always grillin’, steamin’ and fryin’ fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs. Start with a cup of spicy seafood gumbo or some cold, raw Gulf oysters on the half-shell before diving into this restaurant’s signature dish, its grilled shrimp platter. Fresh shrimp grilled to tender perfection are served with signature shrimp slaw, golden hushpuppies, a crisp corn fritter and a choice of one additional side. J

334-523-0466 • shrimpbasket.com

Tokyo

n Enjoy sushi? Then check out Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse in Prattville. You’ll find all your favorite Asian-inspired dishes cooked right in front of you on hibachi grills as well as a large sushi menu featuring diverse offerings to suit every taste. Each selection is handmade from the freshest ingredients and arrives at your table looking like a work of art so pretty you’ll almost think twice about eating it. Almost. Sip a fancy specialty drink or a cold beer while dining on some of the best Japanese cuisine in Prattville.

334-285-7088 • tokyoprattville.com

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The Cork & Cleaver

n Gastro pub fare in a friendly atmosphere is what you’ll find at family owned Cork & Cleaver in Montgomery’s midtown neighborhood. Serving both lunch and dinner, its offerings are anything but ordinary and include apps like seared pork belly, Alabama catfish tacos, spinach and beet salad, steaks and chops and a hefty selection of “between bread” options including its signature dish, the Cowboy Burger. Eight ounces of Angus beef are embellished with bacon, grilled onions and jalapenos, zesty pepper jack cheese and a bourbon glaze, and it’s all nestled into a soft, brioche bun. J

New to the culinary scene in Montgomery is the hot new app WAITR, and yes, we are beyond excited about it. If you’ve been out sightseeing all day and are too exhausted to eat out, no worries, WAITR delivers and features some of MGM’s best restaurants. Download the app and enjoy the convenience, variety and great service of WAITR, right to your door.

334-676-2260

Dreamland

n End your quest for the perfect ‘cue at Dreamland BBQ downtown, famous for its succulent ribs and delicious sauce. Feel free to ”pig out” on some pulled pork, and do not miss the signature dish, a glistening, tender and smoky Rack of Ribs, but save a little room for dessert too. Its banana pudding is made fresh daily with all the right stuff—vanilla wafers, ripe bananas, fluffy whipped cream and creamy pudding—plus a secret ingredient that puts it over the top. Dreamland also offers the largest draft beer selection in central Alabama and serves Montgomery’s own Railyard Beer. D J

334-273-7424 • dreamlandbbq.com

Mon - Fri 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m. // 5p.m. - 10p.m. Sat 11:30am - 10pm // Closed Sunday

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334.593.0043

2070 Eastern Blvd. www.ginzamontgomery.com

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Jalapenos In The Alley

n A full range of south-of-the-border favorites can be found at this Mexican restaurant, but its signature dish, the classic taco salad, always proves popular. Seasoned ground beef or chicken is piled high in a crisp tortilla bowl along with shredded lettuce, cheese, flavorful salsa, chunky guacamole and sour cream. Find all your south-of-the-border favorites at either location: downtown in The Alley or on Vaughn Road.

334-262-4939

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n With two locations in Montgomery, Baumhower’s Victory Grille puts an emphasis on freshness and fun. These casual sports-themed spots feature a mouthwatering menu of power salads, hand-crafted burgers and world-famous buffalo chicken wings. Don’t miss the signature dish, the OMG Burger, a half-pound ground chuck, beef brisket burger topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms and smothered in housemade blanco cheese sauce all served on a bistro bun. J

Magnolia’s Grill & Bar

n Convenience is key, and at the Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South, you don’t even have to leave the premises to enjoy a good meal. The property’s onsite restaurant, Magnolia’s Grill & Bar, serves a variety of foods. A favorite of locals, the Hope Hull Pork Chop, a sizable tender chop cooked to perfection, is this restaurant’s signature dish. J

334-288-3858

334-271-1831 • baumhowers.com

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Chris’ Hot Dogs

n For a bite of Montgom­ery and a mouthful of history, grab a few napkins and get your hands around a hot dog from Chris’ Hot Dogs on Dex­­ter Avenue. This legendary diner marked by the green-and-white-striped awning opened on May 1, 1917. It’s now being run by the second and third generations of its founding family. You can get a ham­­­­ burger here, but the signature dish is a Hot Dog “All the Way,” a dog drenched in Chris’ secret sauce, sautéed onions and kraut. D J

Collard Greens: Basically, collards are the southern equivalent to kale, but instead of blending up these leafy greens into smoothies, they're usually slowcooked with pork fat for hours before serving. Considered a must have on New Years Day, along with black-eyed peas, to bring good luck in the New Year.

SweetCreek Farm Market

n Pick up a bounty of produce fresh from nearby farms as well as local food products like jams, relishes and pickles at this welcoming market. After filling your basket with fruits and veggies, fill your tummy with some lunch at the cafe. Try SweetCreek’s signature dish, its pecan-smoked BBQ sandwich: tender, smoky pulled pork topped with kickin’ slaw and spicy Wickle’s Pickles served on a potato bun. Add a side of camp stew or crunchy broccoli salad. J

334-280-3276 • sweetcreekfarmmarket.com

334-265-6850 • chrishotdogs.com

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334.676.2202

2690 Eastern Easte Blvd., Montgomery, AL

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Yellowhammer Café

n Specializing in comfort food classics and Southern standards, this homey spot downtown is dishing out generous portions of your favorites like pot roast, fried pork chops, fried chicken, greens, black eyed peas, creamed corn, fried okra, shrimp and grits and more. Go in hungry and try this eatery’s signature dish, the meat ‘n three plate, featuring your choice of meat and three hearty helpings of sides. Don’t fill up too much though. You’ll want to save room for peach cobbler or banana pudding. J

Cucos Downtown

n Cucos is the place to fill up on TexMex standards like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. If you’re feeling famished, eat like a world leader by ordering this cozy eatery’s signature dish, the El Presidente. It includes cheese-smothered enchiladas, rice and refried black beans, crunchy chimichangas and a taco, all served with never-ending chips and salsa. D J

334-832-0081 • cucosmexicancafe.com

Bomber’s Pub

n Don’t let the modest exterior fool you. This is a new spot set in a longtime landmark that’s serving classic pub grub with a really relaxed vibe. Choose from a menu of better-than-basic bar offerings including the signature dish, Bomber’s Pub Sliders, handmade with ground black Angus beef, apple-wood-smoked bacon on a fresh toasted bun slathered in Bomber’s signature sauce and topped with smoked cheddar, grilled onions and sliced ripe tomatoes.

334-356-1954

334-239-7758

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Bibb Street Pizza Company

n Satisfy any size appetite for hot, filling pizza with the signature dish at Bibb Street Pizza Company, the Supreme. This pie features just-right crust and plenty of melty cheese loaded with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, sausage, pepperoni and black olives. Or opt for something a little lighter but still packed with powerful flavor, the garden salad, which mixes romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, pepperoni and mozzarella. Wash either (or both!) down with a Dale’s Pale Ale. D

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Chris’ Hot Dogs has been a staple in downtown Montgomery now for 100 years, and once you try one of their dogs loaded with sauerkraut and special chili sauce, you’ll understand why. The establishment has always been a crowd favorite due to its amazing customer service, great menu options, and history of celebrity encounters like Elvis Presley and Hank Williams.

Momma Goldberg’s Deli

n Fill up on deli favorites at this casual sandwich shop that promises good food in a friendly atmosphere. There’s a hot secret behind its award-winning sandwiches: each is steamed to warm perfection, which brings out the meats’ savory flavors and makes the cheese nice and melty. Try its signature dish, the Momma’s Love sandwich, a generous pile of tender roast beef, hickory smoked turkey breast topped with all the fixins’ like spicy mustard, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes. Order a basket of Momma’s Nachos, Doritos smothered in pepperjack cheese, to create a meal that’ll make your momma proud.

334-517-1071 • mommagoldbergsdeli.com

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Island Delight

n Transport your taste buds to the tropics with a visit to this local favorite’s new spot downtown. Try the signature dish, the jerk chicken. Tender chicken is marinated in pungent, spicy Jamaican jerk seasonings overnight before being slowly roasted over an open flame. It’s served with traditional rice and peas or simply white rice and two other sides. DJ

334-356-5641

Ginza

Fazoli’s

334-593-0043 • ginzamontgomery.com

334-239-9109 • fazolis.com

n Experience authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere at this restaurant. Sushi, hot pots, curries, seafood selections and dishes cooked on a hibachi grill are just a few of the options on Ginza’s massive menu. Its signature dish, build your own ramen, puts you in complete control. Choose from three broth bases and then add toppings like pork dumplings, grilled chicken, cabbage, fried onions, carrots and more to the broth and silky ramen noodles. J

n Get your fix of Italian-influenced fare and get it fast at this spot that serves up pizzas, pastas, salads and subs in a friendly atmosphere and at a quick pace. Go for classics like spaghetti with meat sauce or chicken parmigiano or branch out and try the signature dish, the Turkey Mozzarella Fresco sandwich, tender smoked turkey, sliced mozzarella, marinated caprese-style bell peppers, shredded lettuce all with a drizzle of savory pesto and some zesty peppercorn ranch served on a toasted garlic roll.

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B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant

n The newest B.B. King’s Blues Club, located at Wind Creek Montgomery, serves up the best food the South has to offer, including its lip-smacking baby back ribs. Prepared wet or dry, a rack of these slow-cooked beauties offers up true flavor that can only come from Memphisstyle barbecue. Served alongside other Southern specialties including baked beans, mac n’ cheese, cole slaw, potato salad or collards, and accompanied by great music seven nights a week. B.B. King’s has the flavors to fill any night with perfection. J

The Juicy Seafood

n If you’re craving something from the sea, get your hands on a fresh catch at The Juicy Seafood. This eatery lets you choose your aquatic creature of choice, from shrimp and crab to clams and lobster, then pick your seasoning and spice level to create your custom dish. The restaurant also offers fried seafood baskets and non-seafood options too. And dig into its signature dish—raw oysters— for a true taste of the ocean. J

334-676-2202

334-514-5247 • windcreekmontgomery.com

Chappy’s Deli

n Chappy’s Deli has been serving a full breakfast, lunch and dinner for a quarter of a century. Voted the city’s best deli for years, Chappy’s Deli offers classic deli sandwiches as well as fresh salads, tasty burgers and grilled chicken. Popular items include the Maple Turkey Croissant, the Sourdough Steak Melt and the Portabella Swiss Burger. Enjoy the Conecuh Sausage Scramble or Belgian Waffles in the morning. And Chappy’s homemade desserts add a sweet ending to any meal. Chappy’s three locations make it convenient (Perry Hill Rd, Vaughn Rd and Baptist South Hospital), and there’s a Prattville location too. J

334-279-7477 • chappysdeli.com

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MGM offers so many great places to grab a sweet treat, so we narrowed down a few of our favorites: 3 4 5

1 Turtle Cheesecake Cupcake at Little Red Cupcake, 638 Hall St, Apt A, littleredcupcake.com 2Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding at Central, 129 Coosa St, central129coosa.com 3Fancy Nancy at Nancy's Italian Ice, 7976 Vaughn Rd, nancysice.com 4Chocolate Pie at Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Rd, chappysdeli.com 5Strawberry Shortcake at Baumhower's Victory Grille, 2465 Eastern Blvd, baumhowers.com

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334-269-5055

Located in the Embassy Suites Atrium 300 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104

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Culinary Cool Much More Than Food

International flavor, meet your Southern cousin. Montgomery’s food scene is diverse and delicious with distinctly Southern highlights. Many restaurants source from local farms and gardens. Hardcore foodies, comfort food connoisseurs and everyone in between will celebrate with a spectacular array of choices. Montgomery is a place where everyone brings something to the table, from trusted old favorites to exciting new ventures.

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ASIAN & INDIAN Ala Thai East n 6663 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-3141 Lunch $ Dinner $

Hibachi Sushi & Supreme Buffet n 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111 Lunch $ Dinner $

Asia Bistro & Seafood n 7839 Vaughn Rd 334-213-3628 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ asiabistromontgomery.com

India Palace n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd, Suite E 334-245-9340 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ $ indiapalacemgm.com

Bayleaf Indian Cuisine n 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-356-1814 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse n 7834 Vaughn Rd J 334-273-8885 Lunch $ Dinner $ kabukimontgomery.com

Chin Chin n 3349 Malcom Dr 334-394-9998 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerychinchin.com

King Buffet n 2727 Bell Rd 334-273-8883 Lunch $ Dinner $

East China n 8153 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1779 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomeryeastchina.com Ginza n 2070 Eastern Blvd J 334-593-0043 Lunch $ Dinner $$ ginzamontgomery.com Green Papaya n 409 Coliseum Blvd 334-395-7654 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ greenpapayacuisine.com

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse n 7760 EastChase Pkwy 334-694-7700 Lunch $ Dinner $ Korean Garden n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd 334-277-5685 Lunch $ Dinner $ Kung Food Panda n 2787 Eastern Blvd 334-375-0123 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

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Lek’s Railroad Thai at Union Station n 300 Water St D J 334-269-0708 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Lek’s Taste of Thailand n 5421 Atlanta HwyJ 334-244-8994 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Masa Express n 2217 E South Blvd 334-590-1878 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Midori n 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754 Lunch $ Dinner $ Ming’s Garden n 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188 Lunch $ Dinner $ mingsgardenmontgomery.com Miyako Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar n 8173 Vaughn Rd 334-215-2275 Dinner $$ miyakojapaneserestaurant.net Mr. Chen’s n 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-9558 Lunch $ Dinner $

Noodles Cafe n 8123 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1179 Lunch $ Dinner $

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine n 117 Coosa St D J 334-517-1555 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Osaka Sushi Bar n 8860 Minnie Brown Rd 334-239-8205 Lunch $ Dinner $ $ osakaal.com

Willow Tree Sushi Hibachi & BBQ n 2690 Eastern Blvd 334-271-9600 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Saigon Bistro n 1060 Eastern Blvd 334-279-5921 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Satsuki n 6534 Atlanta Hwy 334-239-7450 Lunch $ Dinner $ Shilla Korean Restaurant n 5215 Carmichael Rd 334-396-8007 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ shillakoreanrestaurant.com Sushi Café n 3004 Zelda Rd J 334-819-7060 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerysushicafe.com Top China n 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668 Lunch $ Dinner $ topchina.150m.com

Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q n 6415 Atlanta Hwy J 334-213-0046 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ jimnnicks.com K&J Rib Shack n 4255 S Court St 334-356-1368 Lunch $ Dinner $ Moe’s Original Bar B Que n 1051 E Fairview Ave J 334-676-1978 Lunch $ Dinner $ moesoriginalbbq.com

Yokohama n 2767 Bell Rd 334-517-1891 Lunch $ Dinner $ BARBECUE

Sam’s Bar-B-Que n 3510 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-0008 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $

Country’s Barbecue n 5761 Atlanta Hwy 334-270-0126 Lunch $ Dinner $ countrysbbq.net Dreamland BBQ n 12 W Jefferson St D J 334-273-7427 Lunch $ Dinner $ dreamlandbbq.com Fat Man’s Smokehouse BBQ n 1660 Federal Dr 334-396-9501 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Full Moon BBQ n 7660 EastChase Pkwy J 334-676-5999 Lunch $ Dinner $ fullmoonbbq.com

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Shane’s Rib Shack n 3984 Atlanta Hwy 334-593-6539 Lunch $ Dinner $ shanesribshack.com CAFE Cafe Louisa n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-4241 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ cafelouisa.com

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Taste Cafe M n One Museum Dr J 334-240-4338 Closed: Sun–Mon Lunch $ mmfa.org Gazebo Tea Room n 414 Perry Hill Rd 334-277-1839 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $$ Shashy’s Fine Foods n 1700 Mulberry St J 334-263-7341 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ shashysbakery.com Trojan Cafe n 231 Montgomery St D J 334-241-9510 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ Vintage Cafe n 416 Cloverdale Rd 334-819-7215 Breakfast $ Lunch $ vintagecafemgm.com

CASUAL DINING 5 Points Deli & Grill n 1010 E Fairview Ave 334-354-5309 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Alloz Grill n 100 Dexter Ave D Opening Winter 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $ allozgrill.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-0500 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com

B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5247 Lunch $ Dinner $$ windcreekmontgomery.com

Chappy’s Deli n 8141 Vaughn Rd J 334-279-1226 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

The Exchange at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel n 201 Tallapoosa St D J 334-481-5165 Dinner $$ houserestaurantmontgomery.com

H20 Cafe n 61 Bridge St 334-356-1313 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ h20cafemarket.com

Blackfinn Ameripub n 6854 EastChase Pkwy J 334-517-1760 Lunch $ Dinner $$ blackfinnameripub.com

Chili’s n 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973 Lunch $ Dinner $ chilis.com

First Watch n 2920 Zelda Road 334-277-0802 Breakfast $ Lunch $ firstwatch.com

Island Delight Caribbean n 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

The Butcher Block n 9559 Vaughn Rd 334-647-1314 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

The Cork & Cleaver n 2960 Zelda Rd J 334-676-2260 Lunch $ Dinner $

Island Delight Caribbean n 36 Dexter Ave #104 D J 334-356-5641 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Capital Stockyard Café n 1464 Furnace St 334-265-6033 Breakfast $ Lunch $

Courthouse Cafe n 100 S Lawrence St D 334-832-1684 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

The Fry House n 92 Knollwood Blvd 334-676-2627 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Chappy’s Deli n 1611 Perry Hill Rd J 334-279-7477 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com Chappy’s Deli n 2055 E South Blvd J 334-286-9200 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

D’ Road Downtown n 121 Montgomery St D 334-328-2938 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ droadcafe.com El Paso Chili Company n 539 N Eastern Blvd 334-244-0118 Closed: Sun Lunch $

Golden Corral n 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ goldencorralmontgomery.com GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern n 4017 Eastern Blvd 334-356-5298 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ gtsouth.com

Jan’s Beach House Grill n 850 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8300 Lunch $ Dinner $ Closed: Sun jansbeachhousegrill.com Magnolia’s Grill & Bar n 96 Folmar Pkwy J 334-288-3858 Dinner $$ Montgomery Cafe at ­Embassy Suites n 300 Tallapoosa St D J 334-269-5055 Lunch $ Dinner $$ embassysuitesmontgomery.com

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Wasabi's 007 Roll with Sushi & Sashimi Combo a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado

n Downtown in the Alley, Wasabi offers exceptional Japanese cuisine, including sushi that looks as good as it tastes. The signature dish is the 007 Roll, a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado. Try it with the Sushi & Sashimi combo, which includes the chef’s choice of four pieces of sushi, nine pieces of sashimi and one California roll. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Wasabi. D J

334-517-1555 • wasabimontgomery.com

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Taste of Montgomery How to Speak Southern Meat & Three

Central

n A sophisticated, yet laid back atmosphere permeates this downtown restaurant that’s housed in an 1890s grocery warehouse. Central’s food is focused on fresh, regional produce, meats and Gulf seafood, and the chef treats the ingredients with respect, highlighting them with expert preparation and artful presentation. The menu changes often to reflect what’s in season. Central’s signature dish, 1895 Pork & Beans, is an upscale twist on a Southern favorite featuring a smoked Duroc pork chop stuffed with pears and served with white beans and a drizzle of mustard BBQ sauce on charred cabbage and beet reduction. D J

Fondly known as “home cooking” spots. They’ll offer a plate with your choice of one meat (normally fried) and three sides. These can range from fried okra, fried green tomatoes (10/10 would recommend), mac and cheese, creamed corn, and more. You’ll even get a slice of cornbread or biscuit!

Itta Bena

n At Itta Bena, casually elegant Southern dining with a Mississippi Delta twist is waiting. Named for the town where blues legend B.B. King was born, this restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and out-of-this-world cuisine with favorites like shrimp and grits, crab cakes, surf & turf and more. Try the signature dish, the Filet of Beef Oscar, a tender 8-ounce, center-cut beef medallion embellished with sweet lump crab meat. J

334-514-5129 • windcreekmontgomery.com

334-517-1155 • central129coosa.com

The House

n Tucked inside The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at The Convention Center downtown, The House is a sophisticated fine-dining experience with a diverse menu of creative offerings like its signature dish, the bourbonglazed pork chop with moonshine sweet potatoes and bacon-braised Brussel sprouts. D J

334-481-5166 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

FIRE Steakhouse

n Melt-in-your-mouth steak is only one of the tastebud-tempting options that begs to be ordered at FIRE Steakhouse in the Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka. Prime-grade meats and fresh seafood are all prepared with expertise and served in style. Starters like bacon-wrapped scallops with grilled pineapple relish get your appetite ready for the signature dish, a seasoned filet mignon broiled to your degree of perfection and topped with a medallion of herbed butter.

866-WIND-360 • firesteakhouse.com

Sa Za Serious Italian Food

n Sa Za is a feast for the senses. See the bold colors, exposed brick walls and eye-catching artwork. Hear the energy in the open kitchen. Smell the herbs, spices and other fresh ingredients. And taste authentic Italian masterpieces like both traditional and specialty pizzas as well as traditional pasta favorites. Join the crowd and try Sa Za’s signature dish: chopped lobster and shrimp with fresh spinach tossed in a light, flavorful sauce of chardonnay, garlic and salty reggiano cheese and served over angel hair pasta. DJ

334-495-7292 • sazapizza.com

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Vintage Year

n Vintage Year has been an establishment of good eats in the capital city for decades. In more than a quarter century of history, this fine-dining restaurant has kept its focus on giving its guests an amazing meal in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere with stellar service. The food philosophy is serving simple, local and fresh fare, like their signature dish, Pan Seared Scallops with crawfish risotto, pickled cauliflower-cured relish and a fennel pollen buerre blanc. J

334-819-7215 • vymgm.com

La Jolla

n La Jolla’s menu has something for any taste offering everything from small plates and delicious pastas to meats cooked on a Big Green Egg. Try La Jolla’s signature dish, its Dutch-oven duck and Andouille gumbo “Ya Ya,” a hearty, savory feast of grilled bacon-wrapped quail, duck prosciutto, fried oysters with rice and a piece of cornbread. Wash it all down with a draft beer, a creative cocktail or a glass of vino from this finedining establishment’s 100-plus-long wine list. J

Montgomery Café

n Conveniently located inside Embassy Suites, right next to the Visitor Center downtown, Montgomery Café specializes in American and Southern cuisine all served with a nice dollop of Southern hospitality. Its signature dish, Peach Bread Pudding, is a good example of the delicious mix of tastes on the menu and is a sweet way to end your meal. Fragrant, juicy peaches flavor the rich custard of this decadent dessert. D J

334-269-5055 • embassysuitesmontgomery.com

334-356-2600 • lajollamontgomery.com

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Taste

Taste

n At this wine, beer and tapas bar, you can truly get a “taste” of it all by noshing on small plates and sipping different samples of craft beers or wines via tasting flights. Each dish—from crisp salads and warm flatbreads to sweet desserts—offers a few filling bites that encourage you to order several items and share. One “must order” is Taste’s signature dish: a tender beef filet medallion, grilled to perfection, nestled on a bed of truffle fingerling potatoes, zucchini and squash and finished with béarnaise butter. And if you like the wine you had with your meal, you can buy a bottle to take home. J

The Exchange

n With world-class wines, beers and cocktails all served up in a swanky atmosphere that includes a covered patio complete with live entertainment nightly, The Exchange at The Renaissance Hotel & Spa is a great place to kick back and hang out. But it offers even more, a menu of tasty bites like Conecuh sausage dip, Creole pasta and its signature dish, its blackened mahi fish tacos dressed with Napa cabbage and lemon cilantro aioli and served with seasoned fries. D J

One 2 Zero

n Inside the DoubleTree Hotel downtown, this casual eatery offers sophisticated, contemporary dishes inspired by the local harvest and Southern heritage. Its service lives up to the area’s lauded hospitality with an emphasis on food “done your way.” Start with an order of honey-bourbon glazed wings and sweet potato fries, and then try the signature dish, the creamy risotto topped with sautéed fresh shrimp. D J

334-245-2320

334-481-5165 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

334-676-4333 • tastemgm.com

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Irish Bred Pub Shrimp 'n Grits

fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce n You too can experience the “the luck of the Irish” no matter your family origins at the Irish Bred Pub downtown. In a cozy, old-world atmosphere reminiscent of the Emerald Isle’s classic pubs, enjoy the signature dish, shrimp and grits, which features fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce, crowning a bowl of stone-ground grits and drizzled with garlic-pancetta cream sauce. At lunch, Irish Bred Pub offers a Southern-style “meat-N-three,” but the full menu has traditional Irish favorites like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie. D

334-834-7559 • irishbredal.com

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The Tipping Point

n Located in Hampstead in East Montgomery, this casual restaurant, bar and coffee shop has been called “The Best Snack Bar in the U.S.” for its famous pimento cheese and signature Chicago Dogs packed with flavor. And save ample space for its famous Cookie Skillet, a soft, warm, just-baked chocolate chip cookie crowned with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of fudge sauce. With the city’s largest selection of craft beer and its wellloved outdoor areas including the Kids’ Hill, The Tipping Point is a great spot for all ages to enjoy a beautiful afternoon or night out. J

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

n Experience a “Southern soul food revival” at Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Founded by three Alabama boys, Moe’s locations can be found all over now, and each spot draws crowds with meats smoked fresh daily over fruit wood along with homey sides and sweet desserts (made from family recipes). Try the signature dish, the Bama-style pork sandwich, a heavy helping of fresh-fromthe-pit pulled pork topped with housemade marinated slaw, Alabama white and red sauces and tangy pickles. J

Twin Peaks

n This lodge-like sports bar offers cold beer, hearty comfort foods and all the sports action you’re after on HD televisions. It’s got lots to offer, burgers, sandwiches, salads and sweet desserts, but this place is known for its wings. There are tons of options to choose from, but the signature dish is smoked and grilled wings. Also try the new selection of flavorful sauces and rubs on either traditional bone-in or boneless wings. J

334-513-1244 • twinpeaksrestaurant.com

334-676-1978 • moesoriginalbbq.com

334-260-9110 • tippingpointhampstead.com

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Wharf Casual Seafood

n Montgomery’s not on the beach, but the coast is close, and you’ll swear it’s right next door when you taste the fresh fish, shrimp, crab and more being cooked up just right and served with delicious sides at The Wharf Casual Seafood. This fast, family friendly restaurant gets you your order quick, but it is not “fastfood.” Entrees come grilled, blackened or crispy and are served with two sides (try the cheese grits!) and golden hushpuppies. Try the signature dish, the bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp served with drawn butter. And enjoy whatever you order with a glass from The Wharf’s world-class wine list. J

Taste: Pumpkin Spice Latte Soufflé with espresso and ginger whipped cream; Pear Salad with maple pumpkin vinaigrette, gorgonzola, roasted pumpkin and artisan greens. Central: Pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. La Jolla: Vanilla ice cream topped with peaches, pecans, bourbon-amaretto caramel sauce and crumbled strudel.

Blackfinn Ameripub

n Blackfinn Ameripub has you covered! The menu features house-made modern American favorites, including entrée salads, steaks and pastas, plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, along with popular pub classics and comfort food. The food is complemented with an extensive list of craft drafts and signature cocktails. Don’t miss the Lime Seared Salmon—a signature dish where fresh Atlantic salmon is topped with a lime-peppercorn glaze, served over corn salad with rice pilaf and steamed green beans. J

334-517-1760 • blackfinnameripub.com

334-676-3200 • wharfcasualseafood.com

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Kabuki

n This Japanese Steakhouse features the popular hibachi grill tableside where Far Eastern favorites like fried rice and chicken teriyaki are expertly and entertainingly prepared. It also offers a full-service sushi bar, and its signature dish is the Donkinkon Roll, a tasty combo of crispy fried soft shell crab and avocado inside with tuna, eel and more avocado on top. The Chef’s Special Sauce is the finishing touch. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Kabuki.

334-273-8885 • kabukimontgomery.com

Shrimp Basket

n This seafood joint born down at Alabama’s beaches is always grillin’, steamin’ and fryin’ fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs. Start with a cup of spicy seafood gumbo or some cold, raw Gulf oysters on the half-shell before diving into this restaurant’s signature dish, its grilled shrimp platter. Fresh shrimp grilled to tender perfection are served with signature shrimp slaw, golden hushpuppies, a crisp corn fritter and a choice of one additional side. J

334-523-0466 • shrimpbasket.com

Tokyo

n Enjoy sushi? Then check out Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse in Prattville. You’ll find all your favorite Asian-inspired dishes cooked right in front of you on hibachi grills as well as a large sushi menu featuring diverse offerings to suit every taste. Each selection is handmade from the freshest ingredients and arrives at your table looking like a work of art so pretty you’ll almost think twice about eating it. Almost. Sip a fancy specialty drink or a cold beer while dining on some of the best Japanese cuisine in Prattville.

334-285-7088 • tokyoprattville.com

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The Cork & Cleaver

n Gastro pub fare in a friendly atmosphere is what you’ll find at family owned Cork & Cleaver in Montgomery’s midtown neighborhood. Serving both lunch and dinner, its offerings are anything but ordinary and include apps like seared pork belly, Alabama catfish tacos, spinach and beet salad, steaks and chops and a hefty selection of “between bread” options including its signature dish, the Cowboy Burger. Eight ounces of Angus beef are embellished with bacon, grilled onions and jalapenos, zesty pepper jack cheese and a bourbon glaze, and it’s all nestled into a soft, brioche bun. J

New to the culinary scene in Montgomery is the hot new app WAITR, and yes, we are beyond excited about it. If you’ve been out sightseeing all day and are too exhausted to eat out, no worries, WAITR delivers and features some of MGM’s best restaurants. Download the app and enjoy the convenience, variety and great service of WAITR, right to your door.

334-676-2260

Dreamland

n End your quest for the perfect ‘cue at Dreamland BBQ downtown, famous for its succulent ribs and delicious sauce. Feel free to ”pig out” on some pulled pork, and do not miss the signature dish, a glistening, tender and smoky Rack of Ribs, but save a little room for dessert too. Its banana pudding is made fresh daily with all the right stuff—vanilla wafers, ripe bananas, fluffy whipped cream and creamy pudding—plus a secret ingredient that puts it over the top. Dreamland also offers the largest draft beer selection in central Alabama and serves Montgomery’s own Railyard Beer. D J

334-273-7424 • dreamlandbbq.com

Mon - Fri 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m. // 5p.m. - 10p.m. Sat 11:30am - 10pm // Closed Sunday

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334.593.0043

2070 Eastern Blvd. www.ginzamontgomery.com

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Jalapenos In The Alley

n A full range of south-of-the-border favorites can be found at this Mexican restaurant, but its signature dish, the classic taco salad, always proves popular. Seasoned ground beef or chicken is piled high in a crisp tortilla bowl along with shredded lettuce, cheese, flavorful salsa, chunky guacamole and sour cream. Find all your south-of-the-border favorites at either location: downtown in The Alley or on Vaughn Road.

334-262-4939

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n With two locations in Montgomery, Baumhower’s Victory Grille puts an emphasis on freshness and fun. These casual sports-themed spots feature a mouthwatering menu of power salads, hand-crafted burgers and world-famous buffalo chicken wings. Don’t miss the signature dish, the OMG Burger, a half-pound ground chuck, beef brisket burger topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms and smothered in housemade blanco cheese sauce all served on a bistro bun. J

Magnolia’s Grill & Bar

n Convenience is key, and at the Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South, you don’t even have to leave the premises to enjoy a good meal. The property’s onsite restaurant, Magnolia’s Grill & Bar, serves a variety of foods. A favorite of locals, the Hope Hull Pork Chop, a sizable tender chop cooked to perfection, is this restaurant’s signature dish. J

334-288-3858

334-271-1831 • baumhowers.com

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Taste of Montgomery How to Speak Southern

Chris’ Hot Dogs

n For a bite of Montgom­ery and a mouthful of history, grab a few napkins and get your hands around a hot dog from Chris’ Hot Dogs on Dex­­ter Avenue. This legendary diner marked by the green-and-white-striped awning opened on May 1, 1917. It’s now being run by the second and third generations of its founding family. You can get a ham­­­­ burger here, but the signature dish is a Hot Dog “All the Way,” a dog drenched in Chris’ secret sauce, sautéed onions and kraut. D J

Collard Greens: Basically, collards are the southern equivalent to kale, but instead of blending up these leafy greens into smoothies, they're usually slowcooked with pork fat for hours before serving. Considered a must have on New Years Day, along with black-eyed peas, to bring good luck in the New Year.

SweetCreek Farm Market

n Pick up a bounty of produce fresh from nearby farms as well as local food products like jams, relishes and pickles at this welcoming market. After filling your basket with fruits and veggies, fill your tummy with some lunch at the cafe. Try SweetCreek’s signature dish, its pecan-smoked BBQ sandwich: tender, smoky pulled pork topped with kickin’ slaw and spicy Wickle’s Pickles served on a potato bun. Add a side of camp stew or crunchy broccoli salad. J

334-280-3276 • sweetcreekfarmmarket.com

334-265-6850 • chrishotdogs.com

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334.676.2202

2690 Eastern Easte Blvd., Montgomery, AL

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Yellowhammer Café

n Specializing in comfort food classics and Southern standards, this homey spot downtown is dishing out generous portions of your favorites like pot roast, fried pork chops, fried chicken, greens, black eyed peas, creamed corn, fried okra, shrimp and grits and more. Go in hungry and try this eatery’s signature dish, the meat ‘n three plate, featuring your choice of meat and three hearty helpings of sides. Don’t fill up too much though. You’ll want to save room for peach cobbler or banana pudding. J

Cucos Downtown

n Cucos is the place to fill up on TexMex standards like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. If you’re feeling famished, eat like a world leader by ordering this cozy eatery’s signature dish, the El Presidente. It includes cheese-smothered enchiladas, rice and refried black beans, crunchy chimichangas and a taco, all served with never-ending chips and salsa. D J

334-832-0081 • cucosmexicancafe.com

Bomber’s Pub

n Don’t let the modest exterior fool you. This is a new spot set in a longtime landmark that’s serving classic pub grub with a really relaxed vibe. Choose from a menu of better-than-basic bar offerings including the signature dish, Bomber’s Pub Sliders, handmade with ground black Angus beef, apple-wood-smoked bacon on a fresh toasted bun slathered in Bomber’s signature sauce and topped with smoked cheddar, grilled onions and sliced ripe tomatoes.

334-356-1954

334-239-7758

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Bibb Street Pizza Company

n Satisfy any size appetite for hot, filling pizza with the signature dish at Bibb Street Pizza Company, the Supreme. This pie features just-right crust and plenty of melty cheese loaded with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, sausage, pepperoni and black olives. Or opt for something a little lighter but still packed with powerful flavor, the garden salad, which mixes romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, pepperoni and mozzarella. Wash either (or both!) down with a Dale’s Pale Ale. D

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Chris’ Hot Dogs has been a staple in downtown Montgomery now for 100 years, and once you try one of their dogs loaded with sauerkraut and special chili sauce, you’ll understand why. The establishment has always been a crowd favorite due to its amazing customer service, great menu options, and history of celebrity encounters like Elvis Presley and Hank Williams.

Momma Goldberg’s Deli

n Fill up on deli favorites at this casual sandwich shop that promises good food in a friendly atmosphere. There’s a hot secret behind its award-winning sandwiches: each is steamed to warm perfection, which brings out the meats’ savory flavors and makes the cheese nice and melty. Try its signature dish, the Momma’s Love sandwich, a generous pile of tender roast beef, hickory smoked turkey breast topped with all the fixins’ like spicy mustard, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes. Order a basket of Momma’s Nachos, Doritos smothered in pepperjack cheese, to create a meal that’ll make your momma proud.

334-517-1071 • mommagoldbergsdeli.com

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Island Delight

n Transport your taste buds to the tropics with a visit to this local favorite’s new spot downtown. Try the signature dish, the jerk chicken. Tender chicken is marinated in pungent, spicy Jamaican jerk seasonings overnight before being slowly roasted over an open flame. It’s served with traditional rice and peas or simply white rice and two other sides. DJ

334-356-5641

Ginza

Fazoli’s

334-593-0043 • ginzamontgomery.com

334-239-9109 • fazolis.com

n Experience authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere at this restaurant. Sushi, hot pots, curries, seafood selections and dishes cooked on a hibachi grill are just a few of the options on Ginza’s massive menu. Its signature dish, build your own ramen, puts you in complete control. Choose from three broth bases and then add toppings like pork dumplings, grilled chicken, cabbage, fried onions, carrots and more to the broth and silky ramen noodles. J

n Get your fix of Italian-influenced fare and get it fast at this spot that serves up pizzas, pastas, salads and subs in a friendly atmosphere and at a quick pace. Go for classics like spaghetti with meat sauce or chicken parmigiano or branch out and try the signature dish, the Turkey Mozzarella Fresco sandwich, tender smoked turkey, sliced mozzarella, marinated caprese-style bell peppers, shredded lettuce all with a drizzle of savory pesto and some zesty peppercorn ranch served on a toasted garlic roll.

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B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant

n The newest B.B. King’s Blues Club, located at Wind Creek Montgomery, serves up the best food the South has to offer, including its lip-smacking baby back ribs. Prepared wet or dry, a rack of these slow-cooked beauties offers up true flavor that can only come from Memphisstyle barbecue. Served alongside other Southern specialties including baked beans, mac n’ cheese, cole slaw, potato salad or collards, and accompanied by great music seven nights a week. B.B. King’s has the flavors to fill any night with perfection. J

The Juicy Seafood

n If you’re craving something from the sea, get your hands on a fresh catch at The Juicy Seafood. This eatery lets you choose your aquatic creature of choice, from shrimp and crab to clams and lobster, then pick your seasoning and spice level to create your custom dish. The restaurant also offers fried seafood baskets and non-seafood options too. And dig into its signature dish—raw oysters— for a true taste of the ocean. J

334-676-2202

334-514-5247 • windcreekmontgomery.com

Chappy’s Deli

n Chappy’s Deli has been serving a full breakfast, lunch and dinner for a quarter of a century. Voted the city’s best deli for years, Chappy’s Deli offers classic deli sandwiches as well as fresh salads, tasty burgers and grilled chicken. Popular items include the Maple Turkey Croissant, the Sourdough Steak Melt and the Portabella Swiss Burger. Enjoy the Conecuh Sausage Scramble or Belgian Waffles in the morning. And Chappy’s homemade desserts add a sweet ending to any meal. Chappy’s three locations make it convenient (Perry Hill Rd, Vaughn Rd and Baptist South Hospital), and there’s a Prattville location too. J

334-279-7477 • chappysdeli.com

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HEY, SUGAR!

MGM offers so many great places to grab a sweet treat, so we narrowed down a few of our favorites: 3 4 5

1 Turtle Cheesecake Cupcake at Little Red Cupcake, 638 Hall St, Apt A, littleredcupcake.com 2Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding at Central, 129 Coosa St, central129coosa.com 3Fancy Nancy at Nancy's Italian Ice, 7976 Vaughn Rd, nancysice.com 4Chocolate Pie at Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Rd, chappysdeli.com 5Strawberry Shortcake at Baumhower's Victory Grille, 2465 Eastern Blvd, baumhowers.com

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Taste of Montgomery

Culinary Cool Much More Than Food

International flavor, meet your Southern cousin. Montgomery’s food scene is diverse and delicious with distinctly Southern highlights. Many restaurants source from local farms and gardens. Hardcore foodies, comfort food connoisseurs and everyone in between will celebrate with a spectacular array of choices. Montgomery is a place where everyone brings something to the table, from trusted old favorites to exciting new ventures.

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ASIAN & INDIAN Ala Thai East n 6663 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-3141 Lunch $ Dinner $

Hibachi Sushi & Supreme Buffet n 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111 Lunch $ Dinner $

Asia Bistro & Seafood n 7839 Vaughn Rd 334-213-3628 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ asiabistromontgomery.com

India Palace n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd, Suite E 334-245-9340 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ $ indiapalacemgm.com

Bayleaf Indian Cuisine n 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-356-1814 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse n 7834 Vaughn Rd J 334-273-8885 Lunch $ Dinner $ kabukimontgomery.com

Chin Chin n 3349 Malcom Dr 334-394-9998 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerychinchin.com

King Buffet n 2727 Bell Rd 334-273-8883 Lunch $ Dinner $

East China n 8153 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1779 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomeryeastchina.com Ginza n 2070 Eastern Blvd J 334-593-0043 Lunch $ Dinner $$ ginzamontgomery.com Green Papaya n 409 Coliseum Blvd 334-395-7654 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ greenpapayacuisine.com

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse n 7760 EastChase Pkwy 334-694-7700 Lunch $ Dinner $ Korean Garden n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd 334-277-5685 Lunch $ Dinner $ Kung Food Panda n 2787 Eastern Blvd 334-375-0123 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

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Lek’s Railroad Thai at Union Station n 300 Water St D J 334-269-0708 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Lek’s Taste of Thailand n 5421 Atlanta HwyJ 334-244-8994 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Masa Express n 2217 E South Blvd 334-590-1878 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Midori n 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754 Lunch $ Dinner $ Ming’s Garden n 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188 Lunch $ Dinner $ mingsgardenmontgomery.com Miyako Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar n 8173 Vaughn Rd 334-215-2275 Dinner $$ miyakojapaneserestaurant.net Mr. Chen’s n 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-9558 Lunch $ Dinner $

Noodles Cafe n 8123 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1179 Lunch $ Dinner $

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine n 117 Coosa St D J 334-517-1555 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Osaka Sushi Bar n 8860 Minnie Brown Rd 334-239-8205 Lunch $ Dinner $ $ osakaal.com

Willow Tree Sushi Hibachi & BBQ n 2690 Eastern Blvd 334-271-9600 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Saigon Bistro n 1060 Eastern Blvd 334-279-5921 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Satsuki n 6534 Atlanta Hwy 334-239-7450 Lunch $ Dinner $ Shilla Korean Restaurant n 5215 Carmichael Rd 334-396-8007 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ shillakoreanrestaurant.com Sushi Café n 3004 Zelda Rd J 334-819-7060 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerysushicafe.com Top China n 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668 Lunch $ Dinner $ topchina.150m.com

Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q n 6415 Atlanta Hwy J 334-213-0046 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ jimnnicks.com K&J Rib Shack n 4255 S Court St 334-356-1368 Lunch $ Dinner $ Moe’s Original Bar B Que n 1051 E Fairview Ave J 334-676-1978 Lunch $ Dinner $ moesoriginalbbq.com

Yokohama n 2767 Bell Rd 334-517-1891 Lunch $ Dinner $ BARBECUE

Sam’s Bar-B-Que n 3510 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-0008 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $

Country’s Barbecue n 5761 Atlanta Hwy 334-270-0126 Lunch $ Dinner $ countrysbbq.net Dreamland BBQ n 12 W Jefferson St D J 334-273-7427 Lunch $ Dinner $ dreamlandbbq.com Fat Man’s Smokehouse BBQ n 1660 Federal Dr 334-396-9501 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Full Moon BBQ n 7660 EastChase Pkwy J 334-676-5999 Lunch $ Dinner $ fullmoonbbq.com

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Shane’s Rib Shack n 3984 Atlanta Hwy 334-593-6539 Lunch $ Dinner $ shanesribshack.com CAFE Cafe Louisa n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-4241 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ cafelouisa.com

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Taste Cafe M n One Museum Dr J 334-240-4338 Closed: Sun–Mon Lunch $ mmfa.org Gazebo Tea Room n 414 Perry Hill Rd 334-277-1839 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $$ Shashy’s Fine Foods n 1700 Mulberry St J 334-263-7341 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ shashysbakery.com Trojan Cafe n 231 Montgomery St D J 334-241-9510 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ Vintage Cafe n 416 Cloverdale Rd 334-819-7215 Breakfast $ Lunch $ vintagecafemgm.com

CASUAL DINING 5 Points Deli & Grill n 1010 E Fairview Ave 334-354-5309 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Alloz Grill n 100 Dexter Ave D Opening Winter 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $ allozgrill.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-0500 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com

B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5247 Lunch $ Dinner $$ windcreekmontgomery.com

Chappy’s Deli n 8141 Vaughn Rd J 334-279-1226 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

The Exchange at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel n 201 Tallapoosa St D J 334-481-5165 Dinner $$ houserestaurantmontgomery.com

H20 Cafe n 61 Bridge St 334-356-1313 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ h20cafemarket.com

Blackfinn Ameripub n 6854 EastChase Pkwy J 334-517-1760 Lunch $ Dinner $$ blackfinnameripub.com

Chili’s n 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973 Lunch $ Dinner $ chilis.com

First Watch n 2920 Zelda Road 334-277-0802 Breakfast $ Lunch $ firstwatch.com

Island Delight Caribbean n 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

The Butcher Block n 9559 Vaughn Rd 334-647-1314 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

The Cork & Cleaver n 2960 Zelda Rd J 334-676-2260 Lunch $ Dinner $

Island Delight Caribbean n 36 Dexter Ave #104 D J 334-356-5641 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Capital Stockyard Café n 1464 Furnace St 334-265-6033 Breakfast $ Lunch $

Courthouse Cafe n 100 S Lawrence St D 334-832-1684 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

The Fry House n 92 Knollwood Blvd 334-676-2627 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Chappy’s Deli n 1611 Perry Hill Rd J 334-279-7477 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com Chappy’s Deli n 2055 E South Blvd J 334-286-9200 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

D’ Road Downtown n 121 Montgomery St D 334-328-2938 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ droadcafe.com El Paso Chili Company n 539 N Eastern Blvd 334-244-0118 Closed: Sun Lunch $

Golden Corral n 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ goldencorralmontgomery.com GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern n 4017 Eastern Blvd 334-356-5298 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ gtsouth.com

Jan’s Beach House Grill n 850 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8300 Lunch $ Dinner $ Closed: Sun jansbeachhousegrill.com Magnolia’s Grill & Bar n 96 Folmar Pkwy J 334-288-3858 Dinner $$ Montgomery Cafe at ­Embassy Suites n 300 Tallapoosa St D J 334-269-5055 Lunch $ Dinner $$ embassysuitesmontgomery.com

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Taste of Montgomery One 2 Zero n 120 Madison Ave D J 334-245-2320 Breakfast $$ Lunch $$ Dinner $$

Sommer’s Place n 7972 Vaughn Rd 334-279-5401 Lunch $ Dinner $$ sommersplace.com

Vicki’s Lunch Van n 2520 Fairground Rd 334-409-9839 Closed: Sat & Sun Lunch $

City Grill n 5251 Hampstead High St J 334-244-0960 Closed: Sun–Mon Dinner $$$

High Five Poke Company n 2938 Carter Hill Rd Opening Winter 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $$ highfivepoke.com

Stockyard Grill n 4500 Mobile Hwy 334-288-2575 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

Waffle House n 301 Madison Ave D 334-293-9939 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ wafflehouse.com

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers n 7005 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1078 Lunch $ Dinner $ redrobin.com

SweetCreek Farm Market n 85 Meriwether Rd J 334-280-3276 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ sweetcreekfarmmarket.com

Wingstop n 6518 Atlanta Hwy 334-647-3406 Lunch $ Dinner $

The House Restaurant at ­Renaissance Montgomery Hotel n 201 Tallapoosa St D J 334-481-5166 Breakfast $$ Lunch $$ Dinner $$ houserestaurantmontgomery.com

Ruby Tuesday n 6970 EastChase Loop 334-215-2285 Lunch $ Dinner $ rubytuesday.com

Taste n 5251 Hampstead High St Unit #100 J 334-676-4333 Dinner $$ tastemgm.com

Savanna Cafe n 175 Lee St D 334-416-8838 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Sinclair’s n 7847 Vaughn Rd J 334-271-7654 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ sinclairsrestaurants.com

Wishbone Cafe n 7028 Atlanta Hwy J 334-244-7270 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ wishbonecafe.weebly.com FINE UPSCALE DINING

The Tipping Point n 5015 Hampstead High St J 334-260-9110 Closed: Sun-Mon Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tippingpointhampstead.com

Bonefish Grill n 7020 EastChase Pkwy J 334-396-1770 Lunch $$ Dinner $$$ bonefishgrill.com

Urban Cookhouse n 7712 EastChase PkwyJ 334-239-7801 Lunch $ Dinner $ urbancookhouse.com

Central n 129 Coosa St D J 334-517-1155 Closed: Sun Lunch $$ Dinner $$$ central129coosa.com

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Itta Bena n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5129 Closed: Mon-Tues Dinner $$ creekcasinomontgomery.com La Jolla Restaurant & Bar n 8147 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-2600 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ lajollamontgomery.com Vintage Year n 405 Cloverdale Rd J 334-819-7215 Closed: Mon Sun: Brunch Dinner $$$ vymgm.com

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ITALIAN

Mr. Gus’ n 6268 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4662 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ Dinner $$

Bibb Street Pizza n 424 Bibb St D Opening Winter 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $ bibbstreetpizzaco.com

NYC Gyros n 15 Commerce St D 334-416-8161 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $

CiCi’s Pizza n 981 Ann St J 334-386-3086 Lunch $ Dinner $ cicispizza.com

NYC Gyros n 1403 Maxwell Blvd Opening Winter 2018 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $

Corsino’s Italian Restaurant n 911 S Court St 334-263-9752 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café n 2560 Berryhill Rd, Suite A J 334-409-3085 Lunch $ Dinner $ tazikiscafe.com

Dominos Pizza n 5338 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-6401 Lunch $ Dinner $ dominos.com

Zoe’s Kitchen n 7218 EastChase Pkwy J 334-270-9115 Lunch $ Dinner $ zoeskitchen.com

Fazoli’s n 7123 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-9109 Lunch $ Dinner $ fazolis.com

Zoe’s Kitchen n 2960C Zelda Rd J 334-395-4698 Lunch $ Dinner $ zoeskitchen.com

Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs n 113 N Burbank Dr J 334-272-2999 Lunch $ Dinner $ hungryhowies.com

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Taste Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs n 1712 Carter Hill Rd J 334-262-8988 Lunch $ Dinner $ hungryhowies.com Marco’s Pizza n 3171 Taylor Rd 334-356-6000 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com Marco’s Pizza n 5411 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4422 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com

Midtown Pizza Kitchen n 2940 Zelda Rd 334-395-0080 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mpkmontgomary.com Olive Garden n 2700 Eastern Blvd 334-260-9220 Lunch $ Dinner $ olivegarden.com Pieology n 1470 Taylor Rd J 334-694-9060 Lunch $ Dinner $$ pieology.com

Marco’s Pizza n 1623 Perry Hill Rd 334-356-8680 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com

Pies and Pints n 7310 EastChase Pkwy, Suite D31 334-694-9161 Lunch $ Dinner $$ piesandpints.net

Mellow Mushroom n 79 Commerce St D 334-239-3688 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mellowmushroom.com

Pizza Perfect n 428 Coliseum Blvd 334-244-7721 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Mellow Mushroom n 7915 Vaughn Rd 334-213-6443 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mellowmushroom.com

Sa Za Serious Italian Food n 130 Commerce St D J 334-495-7292 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ sazapizza.com

Take or Bake Pizza n 64 Dalraida Rd 334-593-9753 Lunch $ Dinner $$

El Jalisco n 5471 Atlanta Hwy 334-409-2078 Lunch $ Dinner $

Tomatinos n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-4241 Lunch $ Dinner $$ tomatinos.com

El Rey Burrito Lounge n 1031 E Fairview Ave 334-832-9688 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ burritolounge.com

MEXICAN Chipotle n 2560 Berryhill Rd 334-450-2888 Lunch $ Dinner $ chipotle.com Cuco’s Mexican Cafe n 11123 Chantilly Pkwy Suite A 334-271-3528 Lunch $ Dinner $ cucosmexicancafe.com Cuco’s Downtown n 72 Dexter Ave D 334-832-0081 Lunch $ Dinner $ cucosmexicancafe.com

Ixtapa Bar & Grill n 7157 EastChase Pkwy J 334-277-7600 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ ixtapaEastChase.com Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant n 6132 Atlanta Hwy J 334-272-5232 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Jalapenos Restaurant n 8157 Vaughn Rd 334-277-2840 Lunch $ Dinner $ Jalapenos In The Alley n 130 Commerce St D 334-262-4939 Lunch $ Dinner $

La Costa n 2195 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8339 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ La Zona Rosa n 2838 Zelda Rd 334-274-1153 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ zonarosa.net Little Donkey n 7720 EastChase Pkwy 334-625-1949 Lunch $ Dinner $

No Way Jose n 9593 Vaughn Rd 334-647-1511 Lunch $ Dinner $ Rico’s Tacos n 2256 E South Blvd 334-294-8591 Closed: Wed Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ Salsarita’s n 8015 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-5430 Lunch $ Dinner $ salsaritas.com

Los Cabos Cantina n 1801 Eastern Blvd 334-277-7571 Lunch $ Dinner $

San Marcos Mexican Restaurant n 61 N Burbank Dr 334-603-0299 Lunch $ Dinner $

Moe’s Southwest Grill n 2900 Zelda Rd 334-273-9198 Lunch $ Dinner $ moes.com

Sol Restaurant Mexican & Taqueria n 3962 Atlanta Hwy J 334-593-8250 Lunch $ Dinner $

Moe’s Southwest Grill n 7028 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-3333 Lunch $ Dinner $ moes.com

Tipico De Mexico n 3441 Malcolm Dr 334-356-0489 Lunch $ Dinner $

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Taste of Montgomery QUICK BITES American Deli n 109 N Burbank Dr 334-676-2328 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com American Deli n 971 Ann St 334-262-6122 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com American Deli n 3535 Day St 334-676-4033 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com American Deli n 3891A Eastern Blvd 334-244-2499 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com American Deli n 4015 Norman Bridge Rd 334-676-3003 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

American Deli n 7810 Vaughn Rd Opening Winter 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

Burger King n 1621 Carter Hill Rd J 334-265-7944 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com

Arby’s n 5759 Atlanta Hwy J 334-277-6379 Lunch $ Dinner $ arbys.com

Burger King n 5525 Carmichael Rd J 334-279-9103 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com

Bojangles n 9066 EastChase Pkwy J 334-247-9795 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bojangles.com

Chicken Salad Chick n 3070 Zelda Rd J 334-517-1378 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chickensaladchick.com

Brins Wings n 3133 Bell Rd 334-244-9464 Lunch $ Dinner $ Bubbles Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop n 1278 Eastdale Mall 334-593-8511 Lunch $ Dinner $ bubblesicecreamshop.com Burger King n 601 Madison Ave D J 334-263-9973 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com

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Chicken Salad Chick n 7924 Vaughn Rd J 334-649-4828 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chickensaladchick.com Chick-Fil-A n 6921 EastChase Loop J 334-271-1095 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chick-fil-a.com

Chick-Fil-A n 1250 Eastdale Mall J 334-272-1411 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chick-fil-a.com

Fire Meats Wood n 300 Madison Ave D 334-440-6059 Closed: Sat-Mon Lunch $ firemeatswood.com

Chick-Fil-A n 201 Monroe St, Suite 162 D J 334-293-4773 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ chick-fil-a.com

Five Guys Burgers & Fries n 3078 Zelda Rd 334-356-3483 Lunch $ Dinner $ fiveguys.com

Chris’ Hotdogs n 138 Dexter Ave D J 334-265-6850 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chrishotdogs.com Firehouse Subs n 6661 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-2450 Lunch $ Dinner $ firehousesubs.com Firehouse Subs n 2890 Zelda Rd 334-277-6614 Lunch $ Dinner $ firehousesubs.com

Jimmy John’s n 1470 Taylor Rd 334-239-7913 Lunch $ Dinner $ jimmyjohns.com

Five Guys Burgers & Fries n 7220 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-7220 Lunch $ Dinner $ fiveguys.com Hamburger King n 547 S Decatur St D 334-262-1798 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $ Honey Baked Ham n 2816 E South Blvd J 334-284-9100 Lunch $ honeybakedham.com

Jimmy John’s n 1756 Carter Hill Rd J 334-356-7744 Lunch $ Dinner $ jimmyjohns.com Jimmy John’s n 130 Commerce St D J 334-676-3803 Lunch $ Dinner $ jimmyjohns.com Joe’s Again n 654 W Fairview Ave 334-265-1462 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Love’s Subway n 2501 Bell Rd, Suite 3 J 334-356-7827 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ subway.com

Jason’s Deli n 1520 Eastern Blvd J 334-409-9890 Lunch $ Dinner $ jasonsdeli.com

Lucille’s Eatery n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-273-9003 Open 24 Hours Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ windcreekmontgomery.com

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Taste Mama’s Sack Lunch n 21 S Perry St D 334-265-5554 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Milo’s n 8747 EastChase Pkwy J 334-279-7477 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ miloshamburgers.com Momma Goldberg’s Deli n 7960 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1071 Lunch $ Dinner $ mommagoldbergsdeli.com

Panera Bread n 7224 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-9170 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ panerabread.com Panera Bread n 2998 Carter Hill Rd 334-262-0064 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ panerabread.com Schlotzsky’s Deli n 5055 Carmichael Rd 334-409-9993 Lunch $ Dinner $ schlotzskys.com

Momma Goldberg’s Deli n 36 Dexter Ave D 334-239-8706 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ mommagoldbergsdeli.com

Scott Street Deli n 412 Scott St D J 334-264-9415 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ scottstreetdeli.com

Newk’s n 7880 Vaughn Rd J 334-290-4955 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ newks.com

Steak Out n 2930 Carter Hill Rd 334-269-1800 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ wedeliversteaks.com Tenda Chick n 5951 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-8547 Lunch $ Dinner $

That’s My Dog and Cupcakes Too n 232 W Jeff Davis Ave 334-356-3040 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ That’s My Dog @ Ric & Mo’s n 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140 Closed: Sun Dinner $ This is Wings n 3805 Eastern Blvd 334-676-2238 Lunch $ Dinner $ Which Wich n 7030 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-1744 Lunch $ Dinner $ whichwich.com Zaxby’s n 3130 Taylor Rd 334-481-0406 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 6435 Atlanta Hwy 334-277-8066 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com

Zaxby’s n 4030 Atlanta Hwy 334-273-0018 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 2923 Eastern Blvd 334-420-3500 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 2675 Zelda Rd 334-293-9933 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com SEAFOOD Another Level Seafood Pub & Grill n 5331 Young Barn Rd 334-819-7423 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Aw Shucks Oyster Bar n 4100 Wetumpka Hwy 334-279-6252 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$

Capitol Oyster Bar at The Marina n 617 Shady St 334-239-8958 Closed: Mon-Tues Lunch $ Dinner $ capitoloysterbar.com

Shrimp Basket n 7900 Vaughn Rd J 334-523-0466 Lunch $ Dinner $ shrimpbasket.com Wharf Casual Seafood n 3954 Atlanta Hwy J 334-676-3200 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ wharfcasualseafood.com

Destin Connection n 3750 Norman Bridge Rd 334-288-4272 Closed: Sun–Mon Lunch $$ Jubilee Seafood n 1057 Woodley Rd 334-262-6224 Closed: Sun–Mon Dinner $$ jubileeseafoodrestaurant.com

Wintzell’s Oyster House n 105 Commerce St D 334-262-4257 Lunch $ Dinner $$ wintzellsoysterhouse.com SOUTHERN

The Juicy Seafood n 2960 Eastern Blvd J 334-676-2202 Lunch $ Dinner $

A Touch of Soul Cafe n 115 Montgomery St D 334-538-8328 Lunch $

Red Lobster n 300 Eastdale Cir 334-277-0780 Lunch $ Dinner $$ redlobster.com

Blue Moon Cafe n 7725 Averitt Dr 334-356-0543 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $

The Seafood Bistro n 5780 Woodmere Blvd 334-279-7500 Lunch $ Dinner $ seafoodbistrogump.com

Cahawba House n 31 S Court St D 334-356-1877 Closed: Sat Lunch $

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Taste of Montgomery Cracker Barrel n 9191 Boyd Cooper Pkwy 334-244-1085 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ crackerbarrel.com

Fried Tomato Buffet n 6561 Atlanta Hwy J 334-244-6162 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomeryfriedtomato.com

Davis Cafe n 518 N Decatur St D 334-264-6015 Closed: Sat–Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

Gail’s Down The Street Cafe n 2739 Zelda Rd 334-279-1009 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $ letseat.at/gailscafe.com

Derk’s Filet & Vine n 431 Cloverdale Rd J 334-262-8463 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ filetandvine.com

Martha’s Place n 7798 Atlanta Hwy J 334-356-7165 Lunch $ Dinner $ marthasplacebuffet.com

Red’s Little School House n 20 Gardner Rd 334-584-7955 Closed: Mon-Tues Lunch $ Dinner $

Martin’s Restaurant n 1796 Carter Hill Rd 334-265-1767 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $ martinsrestaurant.org

Simply Southern Cafe n 3457 McGehee Rd J 334-391-6185 Closed: Mon Lunch $

Eastbrook Cafe n 520 Coliseum Blvd 334-272-2438 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ eastbrookcafe.com Eastside Grille n 6667 Atlanta Hwy 334-274-1200 Lunch $ Dinner $$ eastsidegrille.com

Mrs. B’s Home Cooking n 17 Cullman St 334-264-5495 Closed: Sat Sunday Brunch Breakfast $ Lunch $

Farmers Market Cafe n 315 N McDonough St D 334-262-1970 Closed: Sat–Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ farmersmarketcafe.net

Odessa’s Blessings n 726 Forest Ave 334-265-7726 Closed: Sat-Mon Lunch $ odessasblessings.com

Peyton’s Place n 5344 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-3630 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ peytonsplacelunch.tripod.com

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n 201 S Union St D J 334-263-8800 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ baumhowers.com

Pierce’s Country Cooking n 610 W Fairview Ave 334-265-6068 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

Bomber’s Pub n 2105 Congressman Dickinson Dr 334-356-1954 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $ Dinner $$

Alabama Sweet Tea n 44 Market Plaza Suite 801 D Lunch $ Dinner $ alabamasweettea.com

Buffalo Wild Wings n 1414 Taylor Rd 334-272-5547 Lunch $ Dinner $ buffalowildwings.com

CC’s Daiquiris n 19 Commerce St D J 334-676-3535 Closed: Monday Lunch $ Dinner $

Irish Bred Pub n 78 Dexter Ave D 334-834-7559 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ irishbredal.com

Cake Designs n 3651 Debby Dr 334-288-6900 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $

Oxbow Grill n 1501 Dozier Rd 334-300-8941 Closed: Mon-Tues Lunch $ Dinner $

The Cheesecake Empori-Yum n 1935 Mulberry St 334-603-6963 Closed: Sun Lunch $

Ric & Mo’s Bar & Grill n 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140 Closed: Sun Dinner $$

Dairy Queen n 3160 Taylor Rd J 334-272-1818 Lunch $ Dinner $ dairyqueen.com

Twin Peaks n 6814 EastChase Pkwy J 334-513-1244 Lunch $ Dinner $ twinpeaksrestaurant.com

Frios n Dexter Ave, Suite 120 D J Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ friospops.com

Tropical Smoothie Café n 6542 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-2999 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tropicalsmoothie.com

Wingers Sports Grill n 7929 Vaughn Rd 334-396-3279 Lunch $ Dinner $ wingersmontgomery.com

GiGi’s Cupcakes n 7918 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-3737 Lunch $ Dinner $ gigiscupcakesusa.com

Tropical Smoothie Café n 3008 Zelda Rd J 334-517-1872 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tropicalsmoothie.com

STEAKHOUSE

Ice King n 3010 Zelda Rd 334-593-6707 Lunch $ Dinner $

Wet Willie’s n 79 Commerce, Suite E D J 334-523-0453 Lunch $ Dinner $ wetwillies.com

Yellowhammer Cafe n 1961 Bell St J 334-239-7758 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ SPORTS BAR & GRILL Baumhower’s Victory Grille n 2465 Eastern Blvd J 334-271-1831 Lunch $ Dinner $$ baumhowers.com

Happy Hour 1p.m. - 7p.m.

Weekly Cornhole Tournaments with cash prizes Trivia Night and prizes every 2nd & 4th Tuesday Free Pool Wednesday Nights Thirsty Thursday Specials

Friday Night Ladies’ Night

Saturday Night Guys’ Night Satu

Charles Anthony’s Restaurant at the Pub n 10044 Chantilly Pkwy 334-281-3911 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ charlesanthonysatthepub.com Firebirds Woodfired Grill n 7078 EastChase Pkwy 334-819-5132 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ firebirdsrestaurants.com Longhorn Steakhouse n 4095 Eastern Blvd J 334-613-7555 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ longhornsteakhouse.com Outback Steakhouse n 1430 Taylor Rd 334-270-9495 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ outback.com

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Texas Roadhouse n 7525 EastChase Pkwy J 334-396-7774 Lunch $ Dinner $$ texasroadhouse.com SWEETS & TREATS

Jozettie’s Cupcakes Two n 2229 E South Blvd J 334-676-1598 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Little Red Cupcake n 638 S Hall St Apt. A D J 334-202-1397 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ littleredcupcake.com Nancy’s Italian Ice n 7976 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-1403 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ nancysice.com Prevail Union n MGM One Court Square D J 334-593-8816 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ prevailunionmgm.com Ross Donuts n 64 Bell Rd J 334-239-7822 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Smoothie King n 7026 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-5621 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ smoothieking.com Smooth N Groove n 6495 Atlanta Hwy J 256-604-9844 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $

Jozettie’s Cupcakes n 1404 S Decatur St 334-239-9289 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ Liger’s Bakery n 3040 McGehee Rd 334-288-6550 Closed: Sun Lunch $ ligersgood.com

Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

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