Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Birmingham

It’s no secret the culinary scene in Birmingham is on the rise. Yelp’s here to guide you to all the delicious local eats with our list of the Top 50 Places to Eat in Birmingham! This list showcases what makes our foodie scene so unique — and will help you discover new off-the-beaten-path, hyperlocal spots. From five-star Thai and Mediterranean, to white tablecloth dining, this Top 50 List rounds up all the hidden gems folks love from Pelham to Malfunction Junction and everywhere in between. Your drool-worthy food tour of the Magic City begins now!


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Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Birmingham 2019

1. El Barrio (Birmingham)

2. Falafel cafe (Birmingham)

3. Cookie Fix (Homewood)

4. Blue Pacific At Hoover Foodmart (Hoover)

5. Big Spoon Creamery (Birmingham)

6. Chez Fonfon (Birmingham)

7. Yo’ Mama’s (Birmingham)

8. Freddy’s Wine Bar (Birmingham)

9. EastWest (Birmingham)

10. Maya Mexican Restaurant (Homewood)

11. Blueprint on 3rd (Birmingham)

12. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken (Birmingham)

13. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint (Birmingham)

14. Samurai Japan (Vestavia Hills)

15. Taboon Noon O Kabab (Hoover)

16. Melt Avondale (Birmingham)

17. Saw’s Juke Joint (Birmingham)

18. The Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment (Birmingham)

19. Delta Blues Hot Tamales (Birmingham)

20. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar (Birmingham)

21. Ash (Homewood)

22. Saw’s Soul Kitchen (Birmingham)

23. Hero Doughnuts (Homewood)

24. Woodlawn Cycle Cafe (Birmingham)

25. Highlands Bar & Grill (Birmingham)

26. Kool Korner Sandwiches (Vestavia Hills)

27. Hot and Hot Fish Club (Birmingham)

28. Miami Fusion Cafe (Birmingham)

29. OvenBird (Birmingham)

30. Ooka Chinese & Japanese Restaurant (Birmingham)

31. Urban Standard (Birmingham)

32. Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods (Pelham)

33. Magic City Krabs (Birmingham)

34. Giuseppe’s Cafe (Birmingham)

35. Hot Diggity Dogs (Birmingham)

36. Fancy’s on Fifth (Birmingham)

37. T-Bone’s Authentic Philly Style Cheesesteaks and Hoagies (Birmingham)

38. Mile End Deli (Birmingham)

39. Baha Burger (Hoover)

40. Big Bad Breakfast (Homewood)

41. Saigon Noodle House (Birmingham)

42. Jakes Soul Food Cafe (Hoover)

43. Cajun Seafood House (Vestavia Hills)

44. Gianmarco’s Restaurant (Homewood)

45. Makarios (Birmingham)

46. The Rougaroux (Birmingham)

47. Avondale Common House (Birmingham)

48. Bettola (Birmingham)

49. Salem’s Diner (Homewood)

50. Saw’s BBQ (Homewood)

Top 50 Places to Eat in Birmingham for 2019 According to Yelp
Methodology: This is a list of the best places to eat in the greater Birmingham area according to Yelp. All the businesses on this list are in the restaurants and food categories on Yelp. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business between January 1, 2018 and March 8, 2019. This list looked at businesses in the cities of Birmingham, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Irondale, Bessemer, Leeds, Pelham, Fultondale, and Gardendale.