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Below you will find a listing of the top places to eat in the Auburn and Opelika area.

These independent restauranteurs and talented chefs have created exceptional establishments with specialty dishes you'll find nowhere else in the world. Among these listings you'll find something suitable for every taste and budget - whether it's a downtown student haunt or a white tablecloth dining room with a 300-bottle wine list. Our restaurants have been featured in Southern Living, Gourmet, and Wine Spectator, just to name a few, and we're pretty proud when the world discovers what we already know. From tapas to tacos, and squash to sushi, make your trip especially memorable when you visit these Auburn-Opelika legends.

No Smoking All Auburn and Opelika area restaurants are smoke-free establishments.


ACRETastes of the Town

Acre highlights new Alabama cuisine inspired by our Southern heritage. The kitchen sources from on-site gardens and orchards, local farms, and the bounty provided by the Blackbelt Region, reinterpreting the rich heritage of Alabama cuisine. MORE »
Cuisines Offered: American, and Bar
Features: Outdoor Dining
Amsterdam Café

AMSTERDAM CAFÉTastes of the Town

Amsterdam Café welcomes the opportunity to share our family’s interpretation of the “Auburn Experience” with yours. We are proud of our role in re-establishing the fresh “from farm to table” principle that we deem vital in our community. Our restaurant highlights the bounty of artisinal and house-made ingredients, exceptionally fresh seafood, and the exquisite offerings of local farm fresh produce. MORE »
410 S. Gay St.
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.826.8181
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Cuisines Offered: Bar, and Casual Dining
Features: Live Music, and Outdoor Dining
Ariccia Italian Trattoria & Bar


For a true taste of Italy, visit Ariccia Trattoria & Bar. An open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating add character to this restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch. The chefs create menus that incorporate the freshest seasonal ingredients and can be enjoyed in a variety of Italian specialties. Ariccia features an espresso bar, unique wine list, and has a private dining room for special events. Open seven days, 6:30am- 10pm. MORE »
241 S. College St.
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.821.5140
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Cuisines Offered: Bar, Fine Dining, and Italian
Features: Live Music, Outdoor Dining, and Free Wi-Fi
Barbecue House, The

BARBECUE HOUSE, THETastes of the Town

The best old-fashioned pit cooked barbecue you’ve ever tasted! Since 1978 Jeff Price and his family have been serving the area’s best barbecue to locals and visitors alike. The oldest restaurant in the city of Auburn, Barbecue House also features homestyle breakfast, a full selection of pit barbecue beef, pork, and chicken dishes, salads, sandwiches, and more. Try our famous catering! Open Mon-Fri 7am-8pm and Sat 10:30am-3pm. MORE »
345 S. College St.
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.826.8277
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Cuisines Offered: Barbecue, and Casual Dining
Features: Family Friendly
Café 123

CAFÉ 123Tastes of the Town

Located in the historic Haynie’s Drugstore building in Downtown Opelika, Cafe 123 Owner John Robert Wood has created a classic fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Featuring Southern cuisine with French influence, Chef Eron Bass has prepared a menu rich with hand-cut meats, fresh seafood, and the highest quality ingredients, all prepared to order. Chef Specials and fresh cheesecakes offered daily. Private Dining and full bar available. Open Tues-Sat 6-9pm. Reservations recommended MORE »
Cuisines Offered: Casual Dining

HAMILTON'STastes of the Town

Hamilton's is an intimate and casual atmosphere located in historic downtown Auburn one block from Toomer's Corner. We serve appetizers, salads and sandwiches all day. Our menu of diverse contemporary American selections includes beef, pork, fish and chicken of the finest quality. Our chef's entrees are prepared daily and creatively presented. MORE »
174 E. Magnolia Ave.
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.887.2677
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Cuisines Offered: Bar, and Casual Dining
Features: Live Music, Outdoor Dining, and Drink Specials/Happy Hour
The Hound Bar & Restaurant


The Hound is a family owned restaurant, bar and live music venue featuring over-the-top American classics, top shelf bourbon, 28 craft beers on tap, and a music line up sure to knock your socks off. Our atmosphere was designed to be warm and welcoming- think hunting lodge, antler-pronged barn setting with the hustle and bustle of old time Alabama. Our music venue is separate from the restaurant and dining area with it's own bar, stage, and local art displays. MORE »
124 Tichenor Avenue
Auburn, AL

p: 334.246.3300
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Cuisines Offered: American, Casual Dining, Nightlife, and Sports Bar

JIMMY'STastes of the Town

Jimmy’s is a place you can enjoy often and always be comfortable. Located in the heart of historic downtown Opelika, Jimmy’s serves fine food prepared in a traditional Southern style with homage to the Creole & Cajun influences of New Orleans. Featuring gumbo, po-boys, etoufeé, seafood, steaks, and more. Full bar and private dining available. Lunch daily 11am-2pm; dinner 5:30-8:30pm Tues-Thurs & till 9:30 Fri-Sat. MORE »
104 S 8th Street
Opelika, AL

p: 334.745.2155
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Cuisines Offered: American, and Casual Dining
Features: Free Wi-Fi
Jule Collins Smith Museum Cafe


Offering an enticing variety of homemade light luncheons and refreshments. Open Tues-Fri 11am-2pm. MORE »
901 S College Street
Auburn, AL 36830

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Cuisines Offered: American, Casual Dining, and Coffee
Features: Outdoor Dining
Maestro 2300

MAESTRO 2300 Tastes of the Town

Maestro 2300 is an authentic Mediterranean-style restaurant located at 2300 Moore’s Mill Rd named for the essence of the restaurant and the aspirations of Maestro’s creator. Maestro2300 has a full-service European old worldstyle lounge and bar suitable for celebration, dinner and live music business. Also we offer a private dining room with breath taking aesthetics for groups up to twelve. Maestro’s menu focuses on traditional Mediterranean dishes using classic preparation and the freshest ingredients. Maestro 2300 emphasizes wines of the Mediterranean region showcasing the region for the wine MORE »
2300 Moores Mill Road
Auburn, AL 36830

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Cuisines Offered: American, Fine Dining, and Seafood
Features: Outdoor Dining, Drink Specials/Happy Hour, and Free Wi-Fi
Ma Fia's Ristorante & Pizzeria


Relax…Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and your favorite wine by the glass or bottle from our custom wine cellar. If you’re in Auburn/Opelika Alabama, stop in and enjoy! MORE »
811 Railroad Avenue
Opelika, AL

p: 334.745.6266
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Cuisines Offered: Italian, and Pizza
Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar

MRS. STORY'S DAIRY BARTastes of the TownTop Pick

Still in its original location on Pepperell Parkway, the owners of this 50s style walkup are the third generation of the Story family to serve the freshest “fast” food in the area. Open Mon-Wed 10am-9pm and Thurs-Sat 10am-10pm. MORE »
1900 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL 36830

p: 334.749.1719
Cuisines Offered: Café/Deli, Casual Dining, and Dessert
Niffer’s Place

NIFFER’S PLACETastes of the Town

Niffer’s has been an Auburn staple and community favorite since 1991. Fun, casual dining with an extensive menu of great food at great prices and terrific specials. Full bar available. Open daily at 11am. MORE »
1151 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.821.3118
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Cuisines Offered: American, Bar, and Casual Dining
Features: Family Friendly
Overall Company

OVERALL COMPANYTastes of the Town

Hand crafted coffee, artisan pops, loose leaf teas, southern food & desserts, market craft beer, win & cheeses. Featuring live music & art shows! Open Sunday - Thursday 6:30am - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 6:30am - 11:00pm MORE »
Cuisines Offered: Bar, Café/Deli, Coffee, and Dessert
Features: Outdoor Dining, and Drink Specials/Happy Hour
Pannie-George's Kitchen


Homestyle Southern cuisine, open Mon-Tues 11am-2pm; Wed-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 10:30am-3pm. MORE »
2328 S College Street
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.821.4142
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Cuisines Offered: American, and Casual Dining
Toomer’s Drugstore

TOOMER’S DRUGSTORETastes of the TownTop Pick

"World famous lemonade." An original, soda fountain-style diner and drugstore, Toomer’s has been an Auburn tradition for over a century! Located in the heart of downtown Auburn where the city and campus come together, you’ll find delicious sandwiches, soda fountain specialties, and snacks along with a full line of Auburn souvenirs. Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm- 5pm. MORE »
100 N College Street
Auburn, AL 36830

p: 334.887.3488
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Cuisines Offered: Café/Deli, Casual Dining, and Dessert
Warehouse Bistro

WAREHOUSE BISTROTastes of the Town

Since 1993 the Warehouse Bistro has provided the Auburn-Opelika area a culinary escape from the ordinary. Owner- Chef Joe Hippely painstakingly prepares and embellishes each dish using only the freshest quality ingredients. The diverse menu is complemented by nightly Chef Specials, an award-winning wine list, and a full bar. Located in an actual warehouse district, you’ll discover meticulous service in a casual and eclectic atmosphere unlike anything else in the area. Serving dinner 6pm to 9pm Tues-Thurs and until 10pm on Fri-Sat. Reservations recommended. MORE »
105 Rocket Avenue
Opelika, AL

p: 334.745.6353
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Cuisines Offered: American, and Fine Dining
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