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Where to Eat

Birmingham, Alabama is home to world-class dining at every price point. From meat and threes to five-star dining, the restaurants in the Birmingham region offer something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. And we’re not the only ones that think so! Birmingham has been the buzz in national publications from The New York Times to Elle Decor, Southern Living to Readymade. See for yourself what everyone is talking about.

There’s something special about Alabama food. Some of our restaurants have been family-owned and operated for nearly a century. Others have grown from new ideas and fresh ingredients. And the cuisine is just as diverse as the restaurants that serve it. From backyard, brick pit barbecue and soothing soul food to five-star fine dining and international fare – it’s all on the table here in Alabama. Taste what Alabama has to offer with The Year of Alabama Food.

Expand your palate, find a restaurant, and treate your taste buds with some of Birmingham’s best food.

Where to Stay

For any trip to the region, there’s a perfect place to stay. Use these resources to find accommodations that meet your business or vacation needs.


Airport and Airlines

A visually exciting gateway to the city, Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport gives visitors easy access to the metropolitan area. Direct service is provided to 50 cities with 70 daily departures, and the city is only one stop away from anywhere. Birmingham-with its array of major airlines serving the area-is well positioned in terms of cost efficient air travel.

For the most up to date information, as well as flights and cities served, visit the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Web site. Before traveling, be sure to familiarize yourself with parking, the terminal, and learn more about the Special Services offered at BHM.

Taxi and Cab Services

  • Airport Express Shuttle Service
    (205) 591-7770
    Provides van service to/ from the Birmingham International Airport and the Atlanta (Georgia) International Airport. Reservations required. Rates as of 9/02: $49.00 (one-way)/ $69.00 (round trip).
  • American Cab Co.
    (205) 322-2222
    Primarily services Birmingham International Airport. Limited service of metropolitan Birmingham. Service provided 24 hours, most days.
  • Birmingham Door-To-Door Shuttle Service
    (205) 591-5550
    Provides van service from the Birmingham International Airport to any point within the state of Alabama. Charges are quoted via telephone. Reservations required.
  • E-Shuttle Service
    (205) 702-4566
    Provides car and van service from the Birmingham International Airport to all points within a 900-mile radius. Reservations required.
  • Yellow Cab of Greater Birmingham
    Radio dispatch service covering the metropolitan Birmingham area 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Provides package delivery.

Rental Cars

Bus Services

  • Greyhound Birmingham Terminal
    618 N 19th St
    Birmingham, AL 35201
    (800) 231-2222, (205) 251-3210
    Hours: 24 hours; 7 days a week
  • MAX (Metro Area Express, Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority)
    1735 Morris Ave.Birmingham, AL 35202
    (205) 521-0101
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 6am – 5pm only
  • Mega Bus is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, has served more than 15 million passengers throughout more than 70 major cities in the Midwest and Northeast of the USA and Canada. You can be assured of a great experience and overall satisfaction when you choose Our professional staff, and our fleet of clean, comfortable and well maintained motor coaches enable us to provide you with the dependable, quality service you expect. Atlanta and Memphis service is available to and from Birmingham.

Amtrak operates daily passenger service to Atlanta, New Orleans and New York.
(800) 872-7245
(205) 324-3033
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.