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
Nick's In The Sticks
Address: 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 758-9316
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.
Address: 500 14th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Online: Official Site
Some good ones but Ttown Cafe dominates the opponent Aight! “@ChatTide: Bama fans: what's your favorite restaurant in Tuscaloosa? #RollTide
— Greg Kiel (@jgkiel) July 14, 2014
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).
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.
@ChatTide @TidalTowel what? Dreamland BBQ. Duhh. — Hardyyy (@dreamHard_) July 14, 2014
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.
Address: 1000 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 750-0901
Rama Jama's got a ton of love on Twitter, and from our own experience, that love was richly deserved.
@ChatTide too many great places to choose.........let's say @npdreamland and @RamaJama96 — Tidal Towel™ (@TidalTowel) July 14, 2014
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.Back to the Alabama Crimson Tide Newsfeed