Best Places to Eat in Prattville

Prattville, AL restaurants include Italian, Mexican, American and Cajun cuisines.

By Renee Elder on September 23, 2012 at 10:00 am EST
Chicken entree at Jim's Restaurant in Prattville, Alabama

Treat your taste buds to a variety of flavors in Prattville. The city offers all kinds of cuisine, from surf and turf to the spice of Cajun alligator.

Downtown Dining

Ladies who lunch, and some gentlemen, too, can't get enough of Fanci Free Boutique & Garden Cafe. Pimiento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches, Hawaiian pasta and double-stuffed tomatoes are among guest favorites. This charming restaurant and shop is in the historic section of downtown Prattville.

"Excellent, authentic" and "incredibly friendly" are words used to describe Uncle Mick's Cajun Market and Cafe on West Main Street in downtown Prattville, where alligator piquante is on the menu, along with crawfish etouffee, gumbo and other Louisiana favorites.

Nearby, a traditional afternoon tea service is available Wednesday through Saturday at the Smith-Byrd House Tea Room. Tea is served with scones, quiche or finger sandwiches in a gracious Queen Anne-style residence built in the 1880s. Reservations are recommended.

Pick up a slice of pizza or plate of spaghetti at Pasta, Pizzeria and Grill in historic downtown Prattville.

Barbecue & Southern Cooking

Get ready for some serious eating at Fat Boy's Bar-B-Que Ranch. Located in downtown Prattville, the restaurant features barbecue pork, beef brisket, ribs, smoked chicken, sausage and camp stew. Family owned and operated, Fat Boys proudly slow-cooks its barbecue over hickory hardwood and racks up raves for several main dishes as well as sides, including baked beans and hearty potato salad.

Barbecue also pops up on the menu at Jim's Restaurant, the oldest family-owned business in the city. Jim's offers casual Southern cooking such as fried okra, stewed apples, chicken livers and meatloaf, along with cook-to-order offerings from steak to shrimp. The menu changes daily.

Steak, Seafood and Spaghetti

Head to Cow-A-Bun-Go to grab a ribeye, filet mignon, sirloin or burger to go. Or better yet, call and have it delivered. Cow-A-Bun-Go serves lunch and dinner for those with an appetite for grilled meat but without a lot of time. 

If seafood is more your thing, check out the Islamorada Fish Company, located inside Bass Pro Shops. While fish and shrimp are the specialties, the Fish Company also offers fresh salads, venison-stuffed mushrooms and more. Enjoy a bit of it all with the Island Sampler, including calamari, alligator, quesadillas and chicken wings.

Mexican Restaurants

Chicken fajitas, taco salad, steak quesadillas and "addictive salsa" have made Mexico Tipico Restaurant a longtime favorite of diners. The restaurant also has a full bar and a banquet room for lunch meetings or family gatherings.

Another hot spot for Mexican meals is Jose's Cantina, where owner Jose Perez says "Mi Casa Es Tu Casa." The Cantina's specials include seasoned sirloin bites smothered in cheese, large Gulf shrimp marinated in garlic and lime sauce then pan sauteed, and traditional favorites like tacos, burritos and enchiladas.

Sweet Treats

Prefer your dessert first? Create your own fro yo at Sweet Frog. Meanwhile, Uniquely Yours Cakes and Catering provides a satisfying end to any event. The catering company specializes in cake creation and design, and covers everything from set-up to cleanup.

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