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The Best Food and Drink in Every State

The Daily Meal Logo By Dan Myers of The Daily Meal | Slide 2 of 52: If you’ve ever traveled through the “Heart of Dixie” then you know it’s home to some amazing Southern comfort food. The fried chicken, apple pie, and ribs are almost unparalleled. But what you may not realize is that there is more to Alabama’s culinary landscape than meets the eye. Acclaimed chef Frank Stitt is responsible for some of the best Italian food in Alabama (including pizza and pasta) and some of the best French food (he serves up the absolute best burgers), as well as the most expensive restaurant in the state. There are tons of family-owned classics such as Loyless’ Doughnuts, Gus’s Hot Dogs, and many more!Here’s where you’ll find the best:Best Bar: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, where there’s great music, beer, and burgersBest Burger: The hamburger at Chez Fonfon in Birmingham, with house-ground chuck, Comté, grilled red onion, lettuce, pickle, and tomatoBest Fried Chicken: At Birmingham’s Café Dupont, buttermilk-fried chicken is topped with a lemon basil sauce and served atop warm creamed potatoesBest Hot Dog: Gus’ in Birmingham is one of the city’s last spots for an old-school Greek dogBest Ribs: Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur serves some of the best barbecue on earthComplete List: The Best Food and Drink in Alabama

Alabama

If you’ve ever traveled through the “Heart of Dixie” then you know it’s home to some amazing Southern comfort food. The fried chicken, apple pie, and ribs are almost unparalleled. But what you may not realize is that there is more to Alabama’s culinary landscape than meets the eye. Acclaimed chef Frank Stitt is responsible for some of the best Italian food in Alabama (including pizza and pasta) and some of the best French food (he serves up the absolute best burgers), as well as the most expensive restaurant in the state. There are tons of family-owned classics such as Loyless’ Doughnuts, Gus’s Hot Dogs, and many more!

Here’s where you’ll find the best:
Best Bar: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, where there’s great music, beer, and burgers
Best Burger: The hamburger at Chez Fonfon in Birmingham, with house-ground chuck, Comté, grilled red onion, lettuce, pickle, and tomato
Best Fried Chicken: At Birmingham’s Café Dupont, buttermilk-fried chicken is topped with a lemon basil sauce and served atop warm creamed potatoes
Best Hot Dog: Gus’ in Birmingham is one of the city’s last spots for an old-school Greek dog
Best Ribs: Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur serves some of the best barbecue on earth

Complete List: The Best Food and Drink in Alabama

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