Is there any better way to end a long workday or celebrate the weekend than meeting up with friends at a fabulous restaurant for great food and drinks? In a city with a well-known culinary reputation of stellar dining options, there’s always a place to check out. Whether you fancy a menu of finer cuisine, are looking for a brunch spot, or need a new casual hangout, here’s a list of where you can find the best restaurants in Mobile, Alabama.
The menu at The Noble South is all about fusing Southern soul with top-notch technique — a one-of-a-kind dining experience that tastes divine. If you want something a little different, order the squash blossoms with crawfish stuffing, goat cheese, leeks, and marinated white peas, or get the bacon, egg, and pimento cheese sandwich. Of course, you can never go wrong with shrimp and grits, wagyu steak, red snapper, or soft shell crab. And don’t forget to ask about the dessert selections!
If you’ve lived in the city long, you know The Trellis Room is a wonder! If you haven’t tried it yet, then prepare to add it to your dining to-do list, especially because this amazing Italian restaurant inside The Battle House Renaissance Hotel is around the corner from your luxury Mobile apartment. The beverages are stellar and the menu is deliciously creative. Start with the bleu cheese and country ham flatbread, or the beef and pork meatballs slow cooked in tomato sauce. And their pasta options? They are some of the best dishes you’ll ever taste — pork ragu, ricotta gnocchi, creamy carbonara, and more.
Looking for a casual place with great Southern comfort food? Head on over to Maple Street Biscuit Company where you’ll find a menu that has redefined the thinking that biscuits are only for breakfast. A flaky biscuit with fried chicken breast, fried goat cheese, and housemade pepper jelly — sounds wonderful, right? The Food Network loved it so much they featured this goodness called The Squawking Goat on one of their shows! If you’re leaning more toward the sweet end, order the Sweet Grace chocolate chip waffle topped with strawberries, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and maple syrup.
Another incredible restaurant walking distance from your apartment is Dauphin’s — a fine-dining staple in the Mobile culinary scene. Not only is the French Creole menu exceptional, the elevated views overlooking downtown from the 34th floor of the Trustmark Building enhance the overall experience. The Port Royal Chicken is a favorite, boasting a lemon lime mojo chicken breast with spiced rum vinaigrette, wild rice, and jerk grilled asparagus. If you’re looking for seafood, take your pick from fresh fish, shrimp, oysters, and crab dishes, or try the Steak Diane — Black Angus beef tenderloin tips with mushroom demi, garlic mashed potatoes, and broiled squash. For dessert, the pina colada cheesecake is the final sweet note you want.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe is a brunch favorite for all the right reasons — omelets, breakfast sandwiches and tacos, salmon and avocado toast, French toast, buttermilk biscuit sliders, etc. For something unique with out-of-this-world flavor, order the Grilled Fish St. Peter, a special dish featuring the grilled fish of the day over cheese grits, sauteed spinach, tomatoes, and grilled shrimp topped with Creole mustard hollandaise. If you’re a Benedict fan, the Eggs Cochon is a must-try — slow-cooked apple-braised pork debris on a buttermilk biscuit with poached eggs and hollandaise.
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