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Best Hole in the Wall Eats in North Alabama

There are some eateries that only the locals know. Places that don't have a lot of flash and shine from the outside but, inside you find some of the best food in town. These places are lovingly known as Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants and we hope you love them as much as we do!

New Orleans Lunchbox

Authentic New Orleans cuisine like fresh boiled crawfish can be found inside a Marathon Gas Station. It seats up to 15 inside but some people just chow down in the car in the parking lot.

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Location:
4000 Holmes Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35816-4120

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Viet Huong

Don’t just just drive by this strip mall Vietnamese restaurant, it’s  known for fabulous Pho and other authentic Vietnamese dishes.

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Location:
930 Old Monrovia Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

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G's Country Kitchen

Two words for you..”Fried Chicken” but don’t take our word for it, TV travel show host Samantha Brown once stopped the shopping plaza location for a taste. They specialize in old-fashioned home cooking, Soul food and comfort food.

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Location: 2501 Oakwood Ave NW #5, Huntsville, AL 35810

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West End Grill

 

Eat a burger and watch a game on of the many flat screens at this local hangout or relax on the patio. The menu is extensive and includes brunch.

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Location: 6610 Madison Pike Ste 109, Huntsville, AL 35806

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Grandmother's Restaurant

Ok, so this place isn’t a traditional hole in the wall, it’s so pretty! But if you didn’t know this was a restaurant, you’d think it was just someone’s grandma’s house. That’s what makes this place special, is has southern charm, hospitality and cuisine at its best!

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Location: 3980 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763

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Biscuit Express

This drive thru only place serves, you guessed it, great biscuits! But, you can also get burgers and sandwiches. Their nothing fancy, just great food mentality has served up a loyal fan base at two locations.

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Locations: 5077 Moores Mill Rd, Huntsville, AL 35811
12053 Highway 231 431 N, Meridianville, Alabama 35759

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Crawmama's Restaurant

With a name like Crawmama’s you’d better serve some really good crawfish, and this place delivers! Look for it the next time your in Guntersville, just follow the long line of locals headed to dinner.

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Location: 5000 Web Villa, Guntersville, AL 35976

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The Strand

Housed in a storefront location on the main street of Fort Payne,  this place is known for the Bonanza Burger and for all the “Alabama” memorabilia decorating the walls.

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Location: 215 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

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The Bar-B-Q Place

This strip mall location has some of the best BBQ around serving ribs, sandwiches and plates but, everyone raves about the JoJo potatoes!

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Location: 1502 Gault Ave S, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

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Perfect Timing Bar and Grill

This local dive/sports bar is very popular and gets super crowded on the weekends. Why? The burgers are delicious, the service is super friendly and prices are very reasonable.

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Location:9481 Highway 431 S, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

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Carol's Chicken Basket

This place is a little off the beaten path but completely worth the trip. They are known for the BEST chicken fingers and everyone loves their homemade dipping sauce.

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Location: 3002 East Willow Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768

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Did we miss a your favorite hole-in-the-wall place to eat?  Please let us know.

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