The 7 Best Restaurants To Visit After An Alabama Football Game

In our humble opinion, Tuscaloosa is an absolutely world-class college town. The atmosphere, the scenery and the people make it one of our favorite places to catch a college football game, but the stellar restaurants in town are the icing on the cake.

With help from our @ChatTide twitter followers, we've picked out the five best restaurants to hit up after a Crimson Tide football game:

Jim 'N Nicks

City Cafe


Nick's In The Sticks

Address: 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 758-9316

Online: N/A


Okay, so it's official title is "Nick's Original Filet House", but to everyone we talked to, it's Nick's in the Sticks. Why? Well, it's out in the sticks.

Don't worry though - it's worth the drive. This down-home, unpretentious steakhouse is home of both the most affordable filet mignon we've ever seen (a small, delicious cut for $9.50) and what might be the region's most famous cocktail. The 'Nicodemus' is served in a styrofoam cup, but don't let appearances fool you - it shouldn't be taken lightly.

T-Town Cafe

Address: 500 14th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone:(205) 759-5559

Online: Official Site

  When we close our eyes and think of "American Food", the menu from T-Town Cafe is what shows up. With a fantastic selection of diner classics and southern favorites, this place knows what's up. If you're in the mood for something tasty, classy and unpretentious, T-Town Cafe is just what the doctor ordered (assuming that we're your doctor).        

Dreamland BBQ

Address: 5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 OR  101 Bridge Ave, Northport, AL 35476    Phone: (205) 758-8135    Online: Official Site    With locations in Tuscaloosa and across the river in Northport, this temple to all things barbecue is a mandatory stop on your T-Town tour.    

Opened by John "Big Daddy" Bishop in the same year that Bear Bryant took over on the sidelines, this down-home rib joint is full of Alabama pride and Tuscaloosa history. For the authentic experience, make sure you order ribs and a sweet tea...heavenly.

Rama Jama's

Address: 1000 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 750-0901

Online: Facebook

Rama Jama's got a ton of love on Twitter, and from our own experience, that love was richly deserved.

We were absolutely floored by how much Tide memorabilia they've managed to pack into one restaurant. See for yourself:


The food is world-class too - there's a standard diner menu to choose from, but there's nothing standard about how it tastes. You can't go wrong here, but we highly recommend the breakfast food and the milkshakes...we're getting hungry just thinking about 'em.

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