In Tuscaloosa, you can be sure your stay will be packed with three things: football, fun, and food. As the home of one of the biggest college football teams in the country, T-Town knows a thing or two about feeding the masses. The city is loaded with delicious options to pack every plate, from casual eateries to grab-and-go diners to upscale restaurants and more. If you’re heading to Tuscaloosa, stop at one (or all) of these local restaurants to sample the best tidbits in town.
Some of Tuscaloosa’s tastiest tidbits can be found nestled in the shadow of Bryant-Denny Stadium (and WestGate Condominiums) at Rama Jama’s. This nostalgic diner has a fully loaded menu featuring two classic favorites: breakfast and burgers. If you can’t choose, combine them both with a National Champion BLT that’s piled high with 18 strips of crispy bacon and three slices of Texas Toast.
Tuscaloosa’s premier choice in fine dining is sure to impress your palette and your partner. The restaurant features an intimate atmosphere complemented by white tablecloths, fresh flowers, and upscale touches like shot-glass votives and a black exposed ceiling. The creative farm-to-table menu changes seasonally, but is peppered with timeless favorites like crab cakes with creole remoulade, filet mignon, and salmon salad.
Don’t be fooled by The Avenue Pub’s modern, industrial vibe – it’s large selection of pub classics and local craft brews are not a passing trend. The menu features fresh hand-made options like Thai Nachos, a fried green tomato BLT, and the #1 burger in the state according to delish.com. With a full variety of custom cocktails, unique craft beers, and live entertainment, it’s the perfect blend of food and fun.
Known to us locals as the Subway™ of Sushi, Ajian is the place to go for custom sushi rolled to perfection. Choose from their large variety of wraps, rices, toppings, and sauces to create sushi that rolls any way you like. If sushi isn’t your thing, they also have a full menu of authentic sides, soups, fried rice dishes, and more.
For a true taste of Tide tradition, stop by The Waysider on weekends for a traditional southern breakfast just like your grandma used to make. The oldest restaurant in Tuscaloosa, it’s simple but hearty menu has been a favorite for locals since 1951 – even Paul “Bear” Bryant was known to stop by regularly for a morning plate of country ham.
It’s breakfast-only on weekends, when the converted home is often packed with patrons hungry to try the best biscuits, eggs, and Red-Eye Gravy in town. Tuesday through Friday you can also stop by for hand-written daily lunch specials like pot roast, squash casserole, and fried green tomatoes.
WestGate Catered Gamedays
If you stay at WestGate, you don’t need to go far for one of the tastiest tidbits Tuscaloosa has to offer! Our guests enjoy delicious chef-catered meals for every home game at our exclusive SkyGate Club. No stress, no mess – our on-site team will handle everything from shopping to clean-up, leaving you to enjoy a full and fantastic gameday experience.