It’s becoming the perfect time of year for a drive.
The days are long, the landscape is green, and we haven’t yet hit the muggy, sticky season. Take advantage of the weather by trying these dining spots which might be a little bit off your usual tracks.
#1: CJs Steak and Seafood
Located in Sommerville, south of Huntsville, the drive to CJ’s features lush greenery along a county road.
The building isn’t anything fancy, but the catfish is delicious, the staff friendly, and the prices attractive.
Hours: Thu – Sat: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
5365 Highway 67 S
Somerville, Alabama 35670
Phone: (256) 778-4030
#2: 5 A’s Restaurant
Just off highway 53, in Harvest, 5A’s offers a change of pace from the usual BBQ or meat and threes with a Greek and Mediterranean menu. (Try the gyro plate).
Hours: Tue – Sat: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
6297 Highway 53
Harvest, Alabama 35749
Phone: (256) 852-8089
#3: Grandmother’s House
Nestled off of Hwy 431, in Owen’s Cross Roads, Grandmother’s House is set up inside a converted house. Serving BBQ and meat and three style entrees on eclectic china patterns adds to the homey feel. Make sure to try the fried pickles.
Note: it can be a bit tricky to find, so make sure to consult the map on their website before heading out.
Hours: Wed – Thu: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm AND 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
3980 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763
Phone: (256) 725-7444
#4: New Market BBQ
Tucked into New Market, this spot features scenic greenery on the drive over and outdoor tables suitable for picnicking when the weather cooperates. (Never fear, there is indoor seating as well.)
If you get lucky, you’ll hit one of the weekends where the BBQ Sketti is the special, but if you miss that, there are plenty of other tasty menu options, like chocolate pecan pie!
Hours: Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
5601 Winchester Rd
New Market, Alabama 35761
Phone: (256) 379-5525
NOTE: The pie at the very top of the page is from Grandmother’s House restaurant! Yum!