Restaurants

From all-day cafes to barbecue joints and fish camps, check out where to eat and drink around the South. With recipes and stories from your favorite restaurants and chefs, use our guides to help you plan your next outing.

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10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2024 | Listen

From re-envisioned Bayou favorites to eagerly awaited brick and mortars, find our top 10 most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.

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Radar: 8 “Must-Go” New Restaurants of 2023

From omakase to Yucatan-inspired fare, these 8 must go restaurants bring something new to the South's diverse culinary landscape.

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Top 10 Restaurant Openings This Spring and Summer | Listen

From embracing cultural heritage to new takes on fine dining, these top 10 restaurant openings are guaranteed to enrich the culinary scene.

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Our Top Restaurants of 2023

From Japanese comfort food to elevated African fusion, discover our top restaurants of 2023 and the must-order menu items for each.

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10 All-Day Cafes

From Old World bistro vibes to modern and inventive, these ten casual gathering places are inviting guests to sit down and get their morning buzz, and maybe return for an aperitif.

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12 Scenic Spots to Dine with a View

The South is filled with spectacular skylines and scenic shorelines—Why not sit back with a glass of wine or plate of food and enjoy the view?

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On the Road

7 Southern Food Halls To Explore

Southern cities have capitalized on the food hall's popularity, turning historic and large scale venues into hubs of diverse cuisine and gathering. 

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Seabird

Check out Seabird in Wilmington, North Carolina for a trendy seafood experience that connects diners with the seafaring community.

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Dakar NOLA

Tucked within the heart of New Orleans, Dakar NOLA provides a taste of chef Serigne Mbaye's Senegalese culture.

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Kisser

Kisser is a 40-seat Japanese comfort food restaurant in East Nashville specializing in onigiri, chicken katsu, and spicy miso bowls.

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Elvie’s

An homage to his grandmother’s New Orleans, chef Hunter Evans’ all-day cafe Elvie’s offers a neighborhood spot that sets the scene for camaraderie and romance.

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A First Look at Flora and Fauna | Listen

Flora and Fauna launches this month as an all day bakery and supper club in the space that previously housed the iconic Back in the Day Bakery.

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A First Look at Brodeto | Listen

As Brodeto prepares to open, Scott Crawford hopes a feeling of weightless abundance and Adriatic sea breeze translates throughout every dish.

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A First Look at Luca Lagotto

Luca Lagotto hopes to supply fresh Italian cuisine and a neighborhood respite to the busy residents of Homewood, Alabama.

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A First Look at Dear Charles

With a menu of elevated classics, Dear Charles is poised to become a local’s staple, a tourist’s haven, and a student’s favorite escape.

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A First Look at Lowland

Jason Stanhope gives an intimate tour of the menu at his new concept, Lowland Tavern, and his inspiration behind its celebratory tavern dishes.

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A First Look at Joelle | Listen

Joelle is poised to bring an undeniable liveliness to Bluffton with Italian American dishes, semolina pastas, and wood fired pizzas.

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Get This Look: Justine

The husband-wife team, Justin and Mia Devillier, curated a crossroads of New Orleans meets Paris in their French Quarter space, Justine.

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The Riff

Get This Look: Channeling the Coast

Designer Suzanne Humphries creates a coastal feel for husband’s Birmingham seafood spot.

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In the Field

Sorelle: La Dolce Vita in Vogue

Sorelle, situated in Charleston, South Carolina, draws inspiration from its 1800s architectural structure and traditions of Italian cuisine.

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Bar Muse in Oxford, Mississippi.
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Bar Muse

Explore the story of Joseph Stinchcomb and Bar Muse in Oxford: A journey from acclaimed bartender to community advocate.

A plate of food from Helen in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Helen

Discover Helen, inspired by faith, family, and a commitment to creating flavorful, straightforward dishes in a supportive environment.

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Leña’s Bagels

Lẽna is a new pizza and bagel shop in the Mississippi Delta, lighting up the culinary scene with it's quality casual dining experience.

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1856

1856 provides a fine dining experience cooked by Auburn University students at this culinary residence program in Auburn, Alabama.

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Radish

For reinventive contemporary Southern cuisine with local ingredients, head over to Radish in Long Beach, Mississippi.

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Black Radish

Black Radish provides a vegetable-focused meal for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Sambou’s African Kitchen

Using authentic Gambian dishes, owner Joseph Sambou of Sambou's African Kitchen brings a taste of West Africa to Jackson, Mississippi.

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Eudora’s Mississippi Brasserie

Eudora’s Mississippi Brasserie opened in 2023 offering a modern interpretation of a classic French-style restaurant with Mississippi flavor.

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Tâm Tâm

Tâm Tâm’s menu celebrates quán nhậu, a term for places in Vietnam where people go to drink and eat, located in Miami, Florida.

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Frenchie’s

Frenchie's is bringing Montgomery its first French-focused eatery with French classics and nods to Deep South favorites like mac et cheese.