Southern Comfort

Meat-and-Three | Southern Comfort
Worth a detour

Believe the name. Southern Comfort serves fine examples of Dixie classics, from hearty Brunswick stew to spare ribs to banana pudding in a Mason jar.

Not everything is totally familiar. Unless you are a student of Alabama foodways, smoke-cooked chicken might be a surprise. It comes glazed with what first appears to be white gravy, but in fact turns out to be the curious local specialty — white BBQ sauce. A bit mayonnaisy and slightly spicy, it is a great companion for chicken; and this chicken is wonderful: tender, smoky, moist, with crisped golden skin.

Among side dishes, I like mashed potatoes best. They are lumpy, dense, and buttery and a great companion for just about any meat. Fried green tomatoes are less wonderful, rather pale in flavor although their crumbly coat does offer satisfying crunch.

Desserts are a big deal. Abundant banana pudding is served in a Mason jar, and there always are a few cakes of the day. I very much enjoyed a slice of caramel apple cake, which is spicy, moist, and just-right sweet.

Located on a side road off Highway 31, Southern Comfort is a bright, welcoming restaurant that offers a respectful taste of the modern South. It’s an easy-off, easy-on detour just a minute or so from I-65 Exit 164.


What to Eat
Southern Comfort, Smoke-Cooked Chicken
Smoke-Cooked Chicken
Only in Alabama is smoke-cooked chicken served with white BBQ sauce
Southern Comfort, Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes have a few honest lumps and plenty of buttery spud flavor.
Southern Comfort, Brunswick Stew
Brunswick Stew
A fork would hoist most of this meaty, vegetable-thick Brunswick stew.
Southern Comfort, Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is served in its own little Mason jar.
Southern Comfort, Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
There's little pucker to the faint-flavored fried green tomatoes.
Southern Comfort, Caramel Apple Cake
Caramel Apple Cake
Spicy caramel apple cake is laced with bits of fruit.
Directions and Hours
open now
Monday10:30am - 8pm
Tuesday10:30am - 8pm
Wednesday10:30am - 8pm
Thursday10:30am - 8pm
Friday10:30am - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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