Places To Eat – The Best Spots to Try in Mobile

Mobile is quickly developing its reputation as a food city. It makes sense because just about anywhere you go, there’s always a spot that serves delectable meals. Our location is also ideal because we can get the freshest seafood right from the bay. 

But since there’s no shortage of great places to eat in Mobile AL, it can also be problematic to choose the right restaurant. Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve narrowed down your choices to our top local favorites. Read on and let your gastronomic journey begin. When you’re about Mobile, be sure to snag a food and drink guide from a Visitor Center.

Where To Eat In Mobile AL

Downtown Gems  


219 Conti St #2711, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 438-5234

219 has been voted the best lunch spot in Mobile for eight years straight. Drop by and sample their hearty sandwiches, soups, and salads. They even claim to serve the best Gumbo in Mobile. We’ll let you be the judge of that. 

Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks 

102 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 405-0031

Squid Ink offers standard Southern dishes, but they might surprise your palate with more eclectic choices like their pressed spicy tuna sushi and poke power bowl. They’ve also gotten creative with their drink selection. 

Corner 251 

251 Government St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 432-8000

Attached to the new Admiral Hotel, Corner 251 is the perfect spot to refresh yourself after a day of exploration. They serve familiar favorites like chicken & waffles and crab cake croquettes. You can then finish it off with their Moon Pies made from scratch. 

Dumbwaiter Restaurant 

167 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 445-3802

The dumbwaiter is a primo choice as a date night spot for its comforting food and intimate atmosphere. They have solid choices for dishes that are meant to be shared. The service is phenomenal too. 


6 N Jackson ST, Mobile AL 36602 

Phone: (251) 433-0377

If you’re looking for a cool little place that features unconventional flavors, NoJa should be your next stop. A fusion of Asian and Mediterranean, their food is best enjoyed out on their patio under twinkle lights. 

BBQ Spots 

Cotton State BBQ 

101 N Conception St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 545-4682

The exposed brick, the humble sides, the barbecue smell beckoning from blocks away, Cotton State has it all. CS is a great lunch spot where you could grab a brisket sandwich, a Moon Pie banana pudding, and swap stories with friends and family. 

Dick Russell’s Bar-B-Q

5360 US-90, Mobile AL 36619

Phone: (251) 661-6090

Barbecue screams home food that is meant to be shared. At Dick Russell’s, you can graze on generous portions of fall-off-the-bone meat and oven-fresh biscuits. We always leave here on the brink of a food coma. 

Dreamland Bar-B-Q

3314 Old Shell Rd, Mobile AL 36607

Phone: (251) 479-9898

Dreamland arguably serves the best ribs in Alabama. Some folks even drive from out of state to sink their teeth into a Dreamland slab. Alongside the usual sides like fried okra and baked beans, they also serve a mean Brunswick Stew. 

Meat Boss

5401 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile AL 36609

Phone: (251) 591-4842

If you want a quick in-and-out dining experience, Meat Boss is worth checking out. Aptly named, they are an authority on all things grilled and smoked. They also have a rad breakfast wrap if you plan on dining solo. 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que 

701 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: 1-877-405-7472

A Mobilian staple, Moe’s serves everything that could satiate a hungry meat lover. From melt-in-your mouth ribs to sausages, it’s no wonder why this joint is a favorite among locals. They also serve stuff like wings, smoked turkey, and fried catfish if you’re not a fan of red meat. 

Southern Fare 

The Noble South 

203 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602 

Phone: (251) 690-6824

The Noble South serves southern favorites but elevated for the more discerning palate. It’s an authentic farm-to-table kitchen run by Chefs Chris Rainosek and Josh Lear. Dine amidst a modern atmosphere without sacrificing Southern comfort. 


609 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 308-3105

Five got its name from the strong five main dishes that they feature. They have a modest food and drink menu that packs a punch. They also have $5 Burger Wednesdays when you can have your fill of one of the best Mobilian burgers for cheap. 


220 Dauphin St #2718, Mobile AL 

Phone: (251) 432-6262

Mama’s is a charming bistro that highlights the South’s best-loved meals. It’s fried chicken, smothered pork chops, and collard greens all day, baby. If good old home cooking is what you crave, Mama’s never ceases to deliver. 

The Ruby Slipper Cafe 

100 N Royal St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 355-0448

People flock to The Ruby Slipper for their spectacular breakfast items. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have it for lunch too? They serve all kinds of eggs benedict and omelets, and their pancakes are something to write home about. 


455 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 287-6766

SOCU takes advantage of the fact that Mobile is right next to the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from the usual favorites like chicken & waffles and braised oxtails, they have an impressive selection of shrimp and oyster dishes. Patrons usually rave about their fried lobster deviled eggs too. 

Watering Holes 

Alchemy Tavern

7 S Joachim St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 441-7741

By its name, you get the vibe that Alchemy dabbles in experimentation and that they do. They have a nice selection of craft beers with fun names like Warlock and Krampus. Their bartenders are quick to serve with warm smiles on their faces. 

Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

916 Charleston St, Mobile AL 36604 

Callaghan’s is a little bit more than your standard Irish pub. They were voted the South’s best bar in 2017 by Southern Living Magazine. When you walk into Callaghan’s, you’re greeted by friendly servers. It’s a very lively venue for live music too. 

The Haberdasher 

113 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602 

Phone: (251) 436-0989

The Haberdasher is a lovely little cocktail bar that highlights local brews. They use unusual ingredients in their concoctions, so this place is perfect for the more adventurous. The interior is warm and inviting, making it the perfect wind-down spot with loved ones. 

Iron Hand Brewing 

206 State St, Mobile AL 3603

Phone: (251) 725-6912

Iron Hand Brewing’s specialty is beer and beer mates. It’s a relatively hidden brewery, so it’s ideal if you don’t want to be in the thick of things. Renovated from an old building, IHB hits the spot when it comes to delicious offerings and atmosphere. 

Ice Box Bar 

755 Monroe St, Mobile Al 36602

Phone: (251) 300-8394

Close to the historic Crystal Ice Factory, Ice Box is a cool bar that serves large frozen cocktails. Their selection is not the most extensive, but definitely, one of the most thought out. For example, it’s nearly impossible to have just one “Salty Chihwahwah,” which has altos tequila, ruby red grapefruit, and a salted rim. 

Seafood Galore 

Half Shell Oyster House 

3654 Airport Blvd, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 338-9350

Half Shell has plenty of scrumptious seafood dishes to choose from, including their famous seafood stuffed portabellas and seafood pot pie. They also have a gluten-free menu to accommodate eaters with that dietary restriction. 

Kravers II Seafood Restaurant 

2368 Leroy Stevens Rd, Mobile AL 36608

If you’re looking to get only the freshest seafood guaranteed, Kravers is the place to be. They have all your favorite seafood from shrimps to scallops, all prepared however you like. Their slogan is “A Taste from the Bayou,” and that’s exactly what you’re going to get! 

Bonefish Grill 

6955 Airport Blvd, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 633-7196

Sometimes you want to get a little fancy with your seafood. Well, Bonefish does seafood right. They have things like Thermidor Gnocchi and Cod Imperial. They also carry the freshest wood-grilled and lightly seasoned fish that will perk up the taste buds of non-fish lovers. 


2005 Government St, Mobile AL 36606

Phone: (251) 478-9897

If you want wholesome portions of freshly caught seafood either steamed or fried, you have to go to Mudbugs. They sell seafood by the pound, lunch and dinner plates, poboys, and wings. This is good unpretentious food at its best. 

The Boiling Pot 

3604 Airport Blvd, Mobile Al 36608

Phone: (251) 345-0749

We’re sure you’ll agree that seafood is best enjoyed Cajun-style. At The Boiling Pot, you could get their iconic shrimp jambalaya and oyster poboy. Unlike some places, TBP has always been consistent with the quality of their food and they never disappoint even after all these years of being open. 

Brunch Places 

The Cheese Cottage 

650 St Louis St, Mobile AL 36602

Phone: (251) 308-8488

Cheese lovers rejoice! The Cheese Cottage is the best place to congregate with fellow foodies. Aside from their insane selection of cheese, they also serve assorted sandwiches and wines. They hold brunch on Sundays and Raclette Night on Thursdays. 

Spot Of Tea

310 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602 

Phone (251) 433-9009

Fancy a cuppa? Spot Of Tea is the perfect brunch spot because its menu is a combination of American cafe and British High Tea fares. Their loaded potato soup has been voted Mobile’s most popular soup for five years straight.


Maple Street Biscuit Company 

5054 Old Shell Rd, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 525-9095

This restaurant is every biscuit lover’s go-to. Their most popular offering is The Squawking Goat, which has been featured on The Food Network. It’s made of a flaky biscuit, all-natural fried chicken breast, a fried goat cheese medallion, and house-made pepper jelly. Yum! 

Brick & Spoon 

3662 Airport Blvd #A, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 378-8378

According to Travel + Leisure, Brick & Spoon offers one of the top 10 breakfasts in the US. We think the same goes for their brunch menu, which includes shrimp & grits and chicken florentine. They also serve build-your-own Bloody Mary meals. Fun.  

A Treat For The Senses 

We hope you try some of these top places to eat in Mobile AL. We also have another article with additional unique restaurants in Mobile. No matter what time of day it is or whatever it is you are craving, there’s a spot in Alabama that is sure to prepare it for you. We celebrate our influences in Mobile, and it shines right through the food that you can find here.

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