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Aug 18, 2011 07:02 AM

Tuscaloosa AL week

Finishing up a week in Tuscaloosa moving my son in for school. Lived in NC for 30 years so know BBQ. Best meals have been fantastic BBQ at Big John's just south of Tuscaloosa in Moundville. To me, better than Golden Rule, which we stopped at in Irondale, after reading the reviews here, on the way in, and as good a BBQ as any I've ever eaten. Just a shack that smells of burning hardwood in the parking lot. Also terrific meat and 3 at City Cafe in Northport, just across the river. Their chicken fried steak with white gravy, and fried green tomatoes were about the best I can remember. Surprisingly BAD meal at Pepito's Mexican . How this place can stay in business is beyond me. But, overall very impressed with the culture, ambiance, and food of Tuscaloosa thus far. Roll Tide!

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  1. I second City Cafe in Northport. Did you go to Archibald's for good BBQ in NP.

    Archibald's BBQ @ 1211 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Northport, AL 205 - 345 - 6861.

    1. Next time try Maggie's for your meat and 3 -- or did it fall victim to the tornado? Others are the 15th St Diner and Bill's in Northport (outstanding cornbread) Archibald's ribs are wonderful. You also need to try Chuck's Fish (when you're in the mood for a place with a tablecloth) and Nick's (in the Sticks) when you're not

      Chuck's Fish
      508 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

      1. We ate at Rama Jama's this summer and it was fantastic. It's right next door to the stadium on Bryant. Excellent greasy spoon type foods. I highly recommend the burgers and if you're interested in breakfast I saw some pretty amazing looking omelets.



        Rama Jama's
        1000 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

        1. Cypress Inn in Northport.