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North Alabama Hidden Gems – Greenbrier Restaurant & 1818 Farms

Discover some of North Alabama's hidden gems!

Some of the state’s best kept secrets and hidden gems are located right here in North Alabama. From museums and hole-in-the-wall eats to wineries and animal preserves, we’ve got the spots you definitely need to see for yourself!

Greenbrier Restaurant – 27028 Old Hwy 20, Madison, AL, 35756

A visit to the Tennessee Valley just isn’t complete until you’ve sat down for some authentic southern style cooking at Greenbrier Restaurant.  Whether you are a casual diner or a barbecue expert, you are sure to delight in Greenbrier Restaurant’s  selection of tender and juicy pork, ribs, chicken or ham. And you can’t forget about the famous, award-winning hushpuppys!

1818 Farms – 24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL 35649

1818 Farms is home to many happy animals that you can interact with on your visit. And the farm is available for parties of all types. Whether it’s a child’s birthday party or a supper and garden club meeting, you’re sure to have a unique setting that everyone will enjoy. Guided farm tours and school field trips are also available, and the historic farm makes for a perfect backdrop for your wedding or photo shoot. They also have their own line of bath and beauty products that are sold online and in stores throughout the country. And did we mention that they’ve recently been nominated for an Amazon small business spotlight award?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit Alabama Mountain Lakes to find your next great adventure.

Or check out some other hidden gems in North Alabama:

A Civil War museum and some of the best BBQ in the Tennessee Valley.

Get up close with tigers, lions and other exotic animals then stop by a family owned vineyard.