50 Birmingham dishes you absolutely HAVE to eat!

One of our main goals at Magic City Weekend is to always be expanding our foodie knowledge and sharing the absolute best dishes from around the Magic City with you! So, for this list we asked our family, friends and co-workers what their favorite go-to menu items were from Birmingham restaurants. We crunched the numbers and tallied the results and this list of 50 Birmingham dishes you absolutely HAVE to eat was born!


In no particular order:

1. Perry’s pork chop – Perry’s Steakhouse

2. Broccoli Chicken Baker with Red and White Sauce – Saw’s BBQ

50 Birmingham Dishes

3. Classic Cuban – Kool Korner Sandwiches

4. Pimento Cheese Sandwich – Busy Corner Cheese

5. Nutty Professor – Farm Bowl (Click here to see more Farm Bowl)

50 Birmingham Dishes

6. Garlic home fries – iCantina!

7. The Soul Pie – Slice Pizza – (Click here to see more Slice)

50 Birmingham Dishes

8. Cookies and cream pop – Steel City Pops

9. All-American Bacon Double Cheeseburgooshi – Cowfish – (Click here to see more Cowfish)

50 Birmingham Dishes

10. Berkley’s Tacos – Rojo

11. Pho Dac Biet – Saigon Noodle House

12. Corn Dog – Carrigan’s Public House

13. Poké bowl – Ono Poke

50 Birmingham Dishes

14. Fruity Pebbles Sammie – Big Spoon Creamery

15. Elon’s Chocolate Souffle – Hot and Hot Fish Club

50 Birmingham Dishes

16. The Goat Popper- Marty’s GM

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17. Beef Carpaccio – Bottega

18. Berry good salad – Urban Cookhouse

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19. Stone-ground Baked Grits with Country Ham – Highland’s Bar and Grill

20. Fried Green Tomatoes – Irondale Cafe – (Click here to see more Irondale Cafe)

21. Grilled Chorizo Meatloaf – El Barrio

22. Margherita Pizza – Vecchia Pizzaria – (Click here to see more Vecchia)

50 Birmingham Dishes

23. Mofongo – Tropicaleo

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24. Spaghetti and Meatballs – De Vinci’s

25. Smiley Cookies – Savage’s Bakery & Deli

50 Birmingham Dishes

26. Hot Chicken Tenders – Eugene’s Hot Chicken – (Click here to see more Eugene’s)

50 Birmingham Dishes

27. Big Green Pimp burger – Mudtown

50 Birmingham Dishes

28. Oysters – 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar

29. Chicken wings – Green Acres Cafe

30. Fried Chicken – Cafe Dupont

31. 420 Nachos – Wasabi Juans

50 Birmingham Dishes

32. Cheddarwurst – Brät Brot

33. El Chancho – Jack Brown’s Burgers

El Chancho - Jack Brown's Burgers

34. Ribs – Dreamland

35. Hot Sour Ramen – Ikko

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36. Meatloaf – Johnny’s Restaurant

37. Drunken Noodles – Hotbox at Parkside

38. Meatball Sub – Guiseppe’s

50 Birmingham Dishes

39. The Famous Philly Cheesesteak – T-Bone’s

40. The Vulcan Roll – Bamboo on 2nd – (Click here to see more Bamboo on 2nd)

41. The Linebacker Platter – Bogue’s

El Chancho - Jack Brown's Burgers

42. Hamburger Fon fon – Che Fon fon

43. Athenian Style Fish – The Fish Market

44. The Terriffic Taylor – Mr. P’s Deli

El Chancho - Jack Brown's Burgers

45. Gourmet Pizza – Trattoria Centrale

46. Cubana – Gordo’s

47. Pistachio Doughnut – Hero Doughnuts – (Click here to see more Hero Doughnuts)

48. Chicken and Waffle’s – Yo Mama’s

49. Not your mama’s mac and cheese – John’s City Diner

50. Chicken Schnitzel – Mile End Deli

50 Birmingham Dishes


If your favorite dish didn’t make the list or if you’d like to share some pictures of the ones above, send us an email at info@magiccityweekend.com


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