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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Alabama

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Alabama? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Galley and Garden restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1617)
$30 and under
American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Celebrated as the "Most Romantic Restaurant in Alabama", Galley and Garden features the finest locally sourced ingredients crafted into a creative and fresh menu. This beloved neighborhood gem is also recognized as Wine Enthusiast magazine's 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America and has garnered Wine Spectator's Best Award of Excellence. Artfully presented dishes, impeccable service, and the perfect address are signature to Galley and Garden, making it the perfect venue to celebrate any momentous occasion.
Top review
DiningOutsideWithHubby
Dined 4 days ago
Dillon was our waiter and he was very good. Actually everyone that took care of us from the host to our waiter was very nice and professional. The food was excellent… steaks, braised rib to the desserts were delicious. Thank you for your hospitality!
A photo of Elevation Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (375)
$31 to $50
American
Fort Payne
About the restaurant
Elevation Bistro is an intimate and inviting restaurant located in the heart of Mentone, Alabama. We proudly offer menus of locally and regionally sourced ingredients in a cozy and rustic mountain town atop beautiful Lookout Mountain. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.
Top review
southernfoodie
Dined 3 days ago
Everything here was amazing! The attention to detail in food quality and service is what matters! The chilled bowl for the salad was perfect! The marinated mozzarella appetizer is something I can’t stop thinking about. The grouper I had was broken down right before service. So delicate and so fresh with a pop of spice from the red chili flake…chef’s kiss! Our server was so nice and attentive making sure to pace our meal out perfectly! We will definitely be back!
A photo of Culinary Dropout - Birmingham restaurant
4.5
4.5 (216)
$30 and under
American
Vestavia Hills
About the restaurant
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don't forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Culinary Dropout is for anyone who loves damn good food and drinks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We are repeat customers and love the vibe here. Never feel rushed.
A photo of Wissota Chophouse - Cullman restaurant
4.5
4.5 (13)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cullman
About the restaurant
With classic American chophouses in mind, Wissota Chophouse features Certified Angus Beef, an excellent variety of the freshest seafood and creative sides. Our steaks start with the best cuts of meat, seasoned simply and cooked to perfection, delivered to your table perfectly seared and bursting with flavor. Compliment your meal with a drink from over 20 wines by the glass, Wisconsin craft beers on tap and a variety of choices of bottled beer and spirits.
Top review
Foodlover
Dined on Mar 13, 2024
We had a very good dinner experience at this restaurant. The food was on point, the service was great and the manager made time to come out to our table and check on us. It was a bit pricey but it is nice to treat ourselves. Overall this is a great addition to Cullman.
A photo of CharBar No.7 - Mountain Brook restaurant
4.4
4.4 (90)
$30 and under
American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Life is serious enough, dinner and drinks with friends and family should be a break from the daily grind. This, “come for drink, stay for while” attitude has shaped us into what we are today... a relaxing, no hassle, neighborhood spot. While we do take our food seriously, we strive to offer a welcoming feeling in our restaurant. Whether it is with family, friends, or by yourself, we invite you to come enjoy some good music, eat a big meal, and stay for a drink.
Top review
Steve
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
Our server was late in coming over. I had to ask the manager if we had a server. He grunted and said he would check. Once she came over, the service was good. The chip fries had so much salt and seasoning that they were uneatable. The booth we sat in needed to be reupholstered. The booth had tears and rippling, not a good look.
A photo of Forte Cuts and Cocktails restaurant
4.4
4.4 (11)
$31 to $50
American
Tuscaloosa
About the restaurant
Situated in the bustling downtown area of Tuscaloosa, Forte effortlessly combines the allure of traditional old-world European cuisine with the refinement of a contemporary ambiance. Enter a realm where enduring tastes converge with modern sophistication, crafting an exceptional and memorable dining journey.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was wonderful! We will go back in the near future!
A photo of Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.3
4.3 (635)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
For decades, craftspeople from around the world were drawn to Homewood by a common theme - the lure of fire and iron. The ability to wield a spark became their calling card and for these hard-working artisans, food played a key role in their legendary story. Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is a tribute to this legacy where iron and fire come together to create elevated comfort food for a new generation in Birmingham.


Top review
HannahR
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food. Great selection. The Mother’s Day brunch was such a treat.
A photo of Roots & Revelry restaurant
4.1
4.1 (455)
$31 to $50
American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
A fun, energetic tribute to American Southern cuisine. Our dining room is bustling with high-energy just like our great Magic City. Our menus focus on local distilleries and local farms throughout Alabama; the menu is ever changing with only the freshest products on hand. Our dishes are whimsical yet elegant with a feeling of comfort to them.
Roots & Revelry departs from the norm by modernizing fine dining. It’s haute with casual undertones, southern with international influences.

Our Patio is not covered. Patio is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate you inside but can not guarantee a table.

Reservations preferred, walk-ins accepted based on availability.

We are allotting 1 1/2 hours for parties of two, 2 hours for parties of four, 2 1/2 hours for parties six or more. Please call us at 205-730-1907 or email home@roots-revelry.com for any parties over six guests.

Top review
AtlantaArchitect
Dined 7 days ago
Went for brunch. Food and staff were exceptional. Amazing biscuits, wonderful bloody mary, and egg dishes (particularly the Gulf Omelette). Light-filled dining room. Want to go back for dinner.
A photo of Kona Grill - Huntsville restaurant
3.7
3.7 (1299)
$30 and under
American
Huntsville
About the restaurant
Welcome to Kona Grill at Bridge Street Town Centre, Huntsville’s premier mixed-use lifestyle center.
Kona Grill is a classic American Grill with great steak and seafood - complemented by the best choice of sushi and margaritas at any grill in America. Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty craft cocktails in a polished, casual atmosphere. From brunch & lunch to dinner & happy hour, the restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared dishes from the grill, seasonal menu items and fan-favorite dishes across all dayparts. Kona Grill offers both indoor and outdoor patio dining at all its locations, $3, $6, $9 happy hour offered weekdays & NEW weekend brunch, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service.


Top review
MariaS
Dined 4 days ago
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
A photo of Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
3.5
3.5 (655)
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Tuscaloosa
About the restaurant
We offer southern creole comfort food with an enhanced flair. Relaxed elegant dining room with a large wrap around bar. Generous happy hour with outdoor seating with two patios available. We also offer private dining venues for groups of up to 50 people.
Top review
Denise
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Such an amazing buffet brunch. The variety, quality and presentation was excellent. Service was great. My family and I truly enjoyed Easter brunch. Thanks to everyone who planned and delivered such a great experience.
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