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eating in Huntsville

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eating in Huntsville

Staying in Huntsville on a Saturday night in September. Where's a good place to dine?

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1. Re: eating in Huntsville

What are you looking for and what do you want to spend? Do you want homecooking, fine dining or something in between. A chain or locally owned?

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2. Re: eating in Huntsville

depends on what you are looking for...but downtown people love Cotton Row. I have never been there, but lots of people love it, and it could be "special occasion".

You can look at www.bridgestreethuntsville.com and look at the restaurants in Bridge Street. Some are chains, but some are very good, and Bridge Street is a fun place to spend a Saturday night. If its a special occasion you cna take a gondola ride.

Not so much for "Saturday night" but i never leave Huntsville without a visit to Ole Heidelburg on US 72 West. It is authentic German, and something different. I think I first went in 1993, and they have been very consistent since!

Have a good trip,

Miller

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Should have been been more specific! In Huntsville for only one night - coming from Oak Ridge, on the way to Nashville. Am Australian - have been to the US several times, but never to TN or AL. So, I guess I'm looking for some good Southern food. (Rare here!) Price doesn't matter (within reason!). I was hoping to see a bit of downtown - am staying out near the Space Center.

Thanks for the reply.

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Many thanks for the reply. See my earlier reply to another correspondent. I was hoping to see downtown, so perhaps the Cotton Row? But I checked the Bridge Street site, and the Smoke House Grill looks good. Made me hungry looking at the menu.

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If it's authentic southern food you are looking for I highly recommend G's Country Kitchen on Oakwood Ave. It's a local owned joint where during lunch you will see business men, politicians and construction workers sitting next to one another. They are open until 8:00pm. They have daily specials and a menu to order from. I love their fried pork chops! Everything is made from scratch and many items are cooked to order. Very casual and inexpensive. In my opinion a true southern dining experience done by ordinary folks with years of cooking experience and recipes passed down through generations. Just the type of place we look for when we travel to get a real taste of local food.

http://www.gscountrykitchen.com/

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6. Re: eating in Huntsville

I second Cotton Row. G's has good soul food. Good luck.

Cotton Row Restaurant @ 100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 256 - 773 - 9024.

http://www.cottonrowrestaurant.com/

Blue Plate Cafe @ 3210 Governors Dr. SW, Huntsville, AL 256 - 533 - 8808.

http://www.blueplatecafe.com/

G's Country Kitchen @ 2501 Oakwood Ave. NW, Huntsville, AL 256 - 533 - 3034.

http://www.gscountrykitchen.com/

Greenbrier Bar B Que @ 15050 AL Hwy. 20, Madison, AL 256 353 - 9769.

http://www.greenbrierbarbque.com/

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7. Re: eating in Huntsville

I don't care for some of the institutional food they serve at Blue Plate- like chopped steak out of a box. $10 is too much for those short-cuts.

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8. Re: eating in Huntsville

Thanks all!

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9. Re: eating in Huntsville

Our meal was not good at the Smokehouse. And service was terrible!

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If you're after good BBQ some purely local places we like are Smokey's in Madison on Hwy 72 just west of Hunstville and Thomas Pit which is just east of Smokey's on Hwy 72. A lot of people really like Thomas Pit but I find it a bit on the salty side with the chopped pork already soaked in some sort of salty/peppery sauce. Smokey's is pure wood smoked pulled pork and you add the sauce (ask for dry otherwise it has sauce already). We really like Smokey's hot sauce which is not super hot but just right in my opinion. Smokey's also has great french fries but they are not fresh cut. The pork sandwich combo at Smokey's is around $4.50 with tax for a sandwich, side and drink. You can't beat the price and the pork is excellent. Can't say much for the ribs at either Smokey's or Thomas Pit.

http://smokeysbbq.org/

www.yelp.com/biz/thomas-pit-barbecue-madison