With soups, salads, burgers, Poboys, gyros, gumbo and pasta for lunch, this is a great downtown lunch stop for a group with a mixed palate. And when you add their dinner menu, complete with heavy appetizers, seafood, steak, and chef specials to the mix, Café Royal proves itself to be an all around excellent choice.
101 Dauphin St.; 251-405-5251, 251-504-5295
Felix’s Fish Camp Grill
As an old school fish camp style restaurant, this Mobile institution emphasizes top-notch seafood (and steaks) over décor and ambiance. Located on the causeway, just east of the battleship, Felix’s also offers a superb view of Mobile Bay. You’ll also find free WiFi, live entertainment, and happy hour served up daily.
1530 Battleship Parkway in Spanish Fort; 251-626-6710
Spot of Tea
Set in a 180 year-old building directly across from Cathedral Square, Spot of Tea serves breakfast, lunch, brunch (7 days a week) and dinner. This is a contemporary (not your grandma’s) southern tearoom with a modern upstairs game room, an extensive wine selection, and an extremely creative menu. For those with a sweet tooth, the Banana’s Foster French Toast is hard to beat.
310 Dauphin St. 251-295-2814
Wintzell’s Oyster House
Established in 1938, Wintzell’s is a must visit Mobile institution. Serving mainly seafood (hence the name), Wintzell’s is always packed with boisterous crowds of oyster-loving folks looking for a good time. And a good time is easy to have here. The staff are friendly and charming. The food is terrific and exactly what you want from an oyster bar. Best of all, the walls are plastered with thousands of humorous quips and bits of wisdom from the founder himself.
605 Dauphin St.; 251-432- 4605
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Bellingrath Home and Gardens - Mobile's year-round scenic getaway. See how Gulf Coast high society lived in days gone by.
Mobile's Living Room - Mardi Gras at the historic Battle House Hotel