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Where To Eat in Huntsville

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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to find a good restaurant the Rocket City.  The dining scene in Huntsville, Alabama is on the rise and continues to grow every year. Here are three unique places to eat in Huntsville that you just might find to be out of this world.

Honest Coffee Roasters

Honest Coffee Roasters sign

We have heard it over and over again – breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So be sure to start it off right at Honest Coffee Roasters, a one-stop coffee shop where you can get a delicious breakfast sandwich or açaí bowl along with a handcrafted coffee beverage that truly is good to the last drop.

holding a breakfast sandwichBreakfast Sandwich – hickory smoked bacon, eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, and mayo on toasted oatmeal bread.

Honest Coffee Roasters serves its own blend of ethically sourced, freshly roasted coffee.  In addition to regular and specialty coffee concoctions, they serve a range of breakfast items, from gluten-free pastries made by Mason Dixon Bakery to açaí bowls.

acai bowl with peanut butterCurious George Acai Bowl – featuring bananas, grapes, apples, craisins, cacao nibs, and drizzled with peanut butter.

Additional menu items include oatmeal, paninis, sandwiches, and a chicken salad salad.  (No, that’s not a typo.)

cup of cappuccinoHandcrafted Cappuccino

Cotton Row

Cotton Row building in Huntsville

Located in the historic southwest corner of the Courthouse Square, Cotton Row is elegant, modern cuisine at its finest.  Cotton Row opened in 2008 by Chef James Boyce, a Mobil Five-Star award-winning chef.

Chicken PaillardChicken Paillard

Thanks to Chef Boyce’s diverse culinary skills, Huntsville diners can experience creative dishes such as Grilled Free Range Chicken Paillard – cherry tomatoes, charred red onion, poached egg, prosciutto, and herb butter sauce or an exquisite brownie dessert that is wrapped in phyllo dough and served with a side of chocolate ice cream.

brownie wrapped in phyllo and chocolate ice cream

Nick’s Ristorante

Nick's Ristorante sign

Despite being located in a strip mall setting, Nick’s Ristorante is an upscale Italian restaurant serving 100% Certified Angus Beef, premium seafood, and some fantastic Northern Italian meals in a relaxed, casual environment.

Fried Green Tomatoes on a plate
After serving in the Army for 44 years, Nick, along with his wife and his brother, opened Nick’s Ristorante in 2010.  While growing up, the brothers’ Italian grandmother lived and moved with them as the family traveled the world as an Army family.

caprese salad on a plate

With live music and singing, dining at Nick’s is like stepping back to another era.  For those who enjoy a good cigar, adjacent to the dining room is a cigar lounge and bar.  Tuesdays are for ladies – every Tuesday night ladies receive 50% off all house wines, well cocktails, draught, domestic bottle beer, and dessert!


These three restaurants are just a sample of the places to grab something good to eat in Huntsville.  For more delicious ideas of where to dine, click here to visit the Huntsville Visitors Center website which has a comprehensive list of places to eat in Huntsville and more!


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