Tuscaloosa Restaurants

Capstone Cuisine: These great local restaurants will have you leaving full of Roll Tide pride.
Tide fans love the biscuits at The Waysider Restaurant almost as much as The Bear.

Valerie Fraser Luesse, Bridget Sellers

Archibald’s, Northport
This barbecue has been a favorite for more than 45 years. Forget dining in―the cinder block building is intended for pickup. A slab of their popular ribs is $19.18. 1211 Martin Luther King Blvd.; (205) 345-6861. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Buffalo Phil’s Pub and Cafe, Tuscaloosa
Great hot wings ($7-$12), chicken fingers ($9), and cold beer right on The Strip. It’s tough to get a table, but you can order takeout for tailgating or eat while standing.
1149 University Blvd.; (205) 758-3318. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Chuck’s Fish, Tuscaloosa
Great seafood that’s close to campus. The Saturday brunch is a steal, but dinner is
pricier (around $25 for most entrées). Try the tasty home­made ice cream. 508 Greens­boro Avenue; (205) 248-9370. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner hours: 5-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; brunch hours: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Kozy’s, Tuscaloosa
Unique ambience with an old-Hollywood theme. The stuffed tomatoes are arguably just as memorable as the decor. Expect to spend around $40-$50 per person for an appetizer and entrée at this upscale eatery. Reservations are requested. 3510 Loop Road; (205) 556-0665. Hours: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Nick’s Filet House, Tuscaloosa
A classic dive―good steaks at dirt cheap prices. Get the bacon-wrapped fillet for $11 and the Nicodemus rum punch. Be there at 5 p.m. to get a table in this tiny joint. 4018 Eutaw Highway; (205) 758-9316. Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday.

The Waysider Restaurant, Tuscaloosa
It’s breakfast like grandma used to make. The menu is breakfast-only on weekends. Come craving the made-from-scratch biscuits topped with redeye gravy ($2.65). 1512 Greensboro Avenue; (205) 345-8239. Parking is located behind the restaurant, off 25th Avenue. Hours: 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.