An Alabama vacation comes with seemingly endless possibilities to experience delicious cuisine, and some of the state’s hotels and inns make it even easier to get your hands on great food. Looking for the perfect place to stay and some of Alabama’s must-try dishes? Check out this list to find out where you can get both under one roof.
The Rawls, Enterprise
Signature Dish: Sautéed grouper
This charming historic Bed & Breakfast is home to the Rawls Restaurant, which features a variety of Southern cuisine cooked with a special flair. The home is also a popular venue for weddings and other special events.
Oakmont Bed & Breakfast, Eutaw
Signature Dish: Pecan praline French toast
At Oakmont Bed & Breakfast, surrounded by beautiful antebellum and Victorian homes, the breakfast is even better than the view. The new owners’ Creole-style cooking is what gives the breakfast at this B&B its unique flair.
Bay Breeze Bed & Breakfast, Fairhope
Signature Dish: Pier Grits
A beautiful view of the bay and a homestyle breakfast are what to expect at Bay Breeze. Leaving won’t be easy after trying their signature Pier Grits, but you can take part of your experience with you in a souvenir cookbook.
Columbus Street Inn, Fayette
Signature Dish: Strawberry-almond Belgian waffles
You’ll feel right at home at this historic Bed & Breakfast owned by Ben and Mary Hightower. The breakfast menu changes daily, but if you’re lucky you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with the inn’s strawberry-almond Belgian waffles.
Mentone Springs Hotel, Mentone
Signature Dish: Whiskey Ribeye Steak
Step back in time at the Mentone Springs Hotel. Built in 1884, the hotel is one of the oldest in the state and is known not only for its unique charm but for delicious meals served daily.
Mountain Laurel Inn, Mentone
Signature Dish: Decadent French toast
At the base of DeSoto Falls sits Mountain Laurel Inn, a gorgeous retreat for those looking to get away from it all. While the delectable breakfast menu offers all sorts of home-cooked goodies, the Decadent French toast remains a guest favorite.
Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast, Mobile
Signature Dish: Pecan praline French toast
The Pecan praline French toast is the star of the menu at this bed and breakfast in historic midtown Mobile. The standout breakfast and old world charm will be the cherry on top of your stay.
Signature Dish: Lemon catfish and Johnnie Mae’s peach cobbler
Isaiah’s is located at the Butterfly Inn Bed & Breakfast. The lemon catfish is a local favorite, but what’s a trip down South without dessert? Johnnie Mae’s peach cobbler will fix that sweet craving and leave you asking for seconds.
Red Bluff Cottage B&B, Montgomery
Signature Dish: Wild rice waffles and Walk-thru-fire pancakes
Hospitality and good food go hand-in-hand at Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast. The wild rice waffles and walk-thru-fire pancakes have made current owners Barry and Bonny Ponstein’s breakfast the talk of the town.
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear
Signature Dish: Signature lump crab scramble
This historic resort was a Confederate hospital during the Civil War. Today, beautiful accommodations and excellent food are plentiful. Start the day off right with the signature lump crab scramble served in The Grand Dining Room.
360 Grille, Florence
Signature Dish: Crab Cakes
360 Grille is located on the top floor of the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa. This revolving restaurant serves up a panoramic view paired with Southern favorites from seafood to meatloaf. Word has it that the crab cakes are a must-try dish.
The Battlehouse Hotel, Mobile
Signature Dish: Caramelized day boat scallops with wild mushroom risotto, Swiss chard and white truffle oil
A top choice among Mobile hotels, luxury and convenience is not all The Battlehouse Hotel provides. The Trellis Room restaurant is just as popular as the historic hotel itself. The caramelized day boat scallops with wild mushroom risotto, Swiss chard and white truffle oil is a favorite selection from the menu.
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