New Eats in Town

The Tuscaloosa restaurant scene is continuing to expand with a variety of restaurants. With everything from seafood to southern comfort food and a plethora of cultural influences, there are so many different options to explore. There’s no time like the present to check out what these five new Tuscaloosa restaurants have to offer!


King’s Kitchen

King’s Kitchen is the place to go if you’re craving comfort food at a great price! The restaurant has been in business since 2019 and is located on Hargrove Road. Like a typical meat-and-three, diners can choose from a variety of combinations depending on the day, including southern fried chicken tenders, spaghetti casserole, and meatloaf. Burgers, sandwiches, and salads are also available. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s on the menu and can be picked up curbside at King’s Kitchen!


The Juicy Crab

If you’re in the mood for seafood, The Juicy Crab has got you covered! The Georgia-based chain has been expanding across the southeast since 2015, and Tuscaloosa got a location of its own in 2019. Situated in Midtown Village, the Cajun-inspired restaurant prides themselves on their special and secret seasoning blend. Blue crab, shrimp, crawfish, and a variety of other seafood favorites are on the menu. Quell those seafood cravings with curbside pickup from The Juicy Crab!


The Biscuit Shop

If you’re looking for homemade southern food, look no further than The Biscuit Shop in downtown Northport! The restaurant opened in October 2017 and has been serving up scratch-made biscuits and sandwiches ever since. The menu changes monthly, so be sure to check in regularly to try new flavors and find your favorites. The only catch: you have to get there before they sell out!


Reggae Flava

You may know Reggae Flava as the most colorful of Tuscaloosa’s food trucks, but the restaurant recently expanded to a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Tuscaloosa! Authentic Jamaican cuisine is their specialty, serving dishes such as curry chicken, pineapple BBQ jerk salmon, and Jamaican pepper steak. If you’re interested in trying something new, Reggae Flava is an excellent choice!



If you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy, stop by Twelve25, the newest spot on The Strip! Twelve25 opened in early 2020 and has been thriving in its first year. This spot combines sports, electronic gaming, and nightlife entertainment to create an atmosphere that is unlike anything else in Tuscaloosa! Their menu is filled with burgers, salads, and street-style tacos, and they also offer a traditional bar.