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Some of the best food in the world is found in the great state of Alabama. Southern cooking trumps them all.

The mom-and-pop restaurants in Alabama rival all other states. Alabama BBQ. Fried everything. Our desserts like Banana Pudding, Red Velvet Cake, or Pecan Pie.

7 iconic Alabama restaurants you must visit have been featured at www.onlyinyourstate.com

I have dined at some of them but not all of them.

The list looks solid to this southern foodie. All seven restaurants have been added to my foodie bucket list.

Number One:  The original Dreamland barbecue in Tuscaloosa. Since 1958
These hickory-fired ribs have dominated the barbecue scene.

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Dreamland BBQ

Number Two: Martin's restaurant Montgomery.
The crispy fried chicken is legendary.

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Martin's facebook
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Martin's Restaurant

Number Three: Little Libby's Catfish in Madison, Alabama.
Whole and filet fried catfish served with slaw and hushpuppies. None finer anywhere.

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little libby's Facebook
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Little Libby's Catfish & Diner

Number Four: Zach's Family Restaurant in Dothan. Famous for fried green tomatoes & southern veggies.

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Zach's Family Restaurant Facebook
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Zack's Family Restaurant 

Number Five: Ted's in Birmingham. This is a cafeteria-style restaurant. The best meat and three around.

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Ted's in Birmingham Facebook
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Ted's Restaurant

Number Six: Dock’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar in Orange Beach, Alabama. Famous for their fried shrimp and other seafood dishes.

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Dock’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar Facebook
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Doc's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar Orange Beach

Number Seven: Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham. The best banana pudding you ever ate.

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Saw’s Soul Kitchen Facebook
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Saw's Soul Kitchen

Now foodies go forth and try these 7 iconic Alabama restaurants. And please share any other Alabama restaurants that are deserving of a spot on the list.

Pass the biscuits, please!

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