Stockyard Grill

Diner | Hamburgers | Meat-and-Three | Steak
One of the best

If you are in Montgomery, Alabama, wanting to eat delicious beef at a reasonable price, you’re in luck. The Stockyard Grill is a real find. Serving weekday lunch primarily to people who are here to buy and sell cattle, it offers a red-meat repertoire from hamburgers to prime rib to steaks cut however large you want.

The signature cut is a ribeye. Sliced fairly thin, but still overwhelmingly juicy, it gets seasoned with a mix of spices known only to proprietors Kevin and Jennifer Meredith. Kevin’s grandfather created it years ago, and now it adds a magnificent radiance to beef served here. The ribeye comes on a plate or in a sandwich, or as one layer in a somewhat ridiculous item known as the DAM sandwich, which also includes a hamburger, Swiss and American cheeses, and all known garnishes. On Texas toast, of course. The DAM sandwich may be a stunt, but the fact is that the two meats in it are each four-star wonderful.

Beyond beef, the Grill offers a Monday through Friday meat-and-3 menu of pork chops, fried chicken, meat loaf, etc. sided by the likes of purple hull peas, fried okra, and broccoli-cheese casserole.

Dessert is a must. Both peach crisp and buttermilk pie are Jennifer’s recipes, and each is grand in its own way, the crisp all crunchy-chewy-fruity and the pie smooth as velvet.

It’s a boisterous place, the dining room humming with the enthusiasm of auction buyers and sellers as well as high spirits inspired by such very good food as well as by a staff of git-er-done waitresses. The one who took care of me was wearing a shirt that said, “Home of the original steak sandwich.”

The dining room is fairly small and always crowded. It is customary for arriving customers to sign in on a wait-list in the vestibule just outside, then listen to be called to a table by one of the waitstaff.

Again: The Stockyard Grill is open only for lunch, Monday through Friday.

What to Eat
Stockyard Grill, Ribeye Steak Sandwich
Ribeye Steak Sandwich
Ribeye steak is the house specialty. Rightfully so. It is tender, resonantly beefy, and seasoned with a vivid spice mix for which only proprietors Kevin and Jennifer Meredith have the recipe.
Stockyard Grill, DAM Sandwich
DAM Sandwich
The DAM sandwich: ribeye, burger, American and Swiss cheeses, & all possible garnishes. On Texas toast.
Stockyard Grill, Buttermilk Pie
Buttermilk Pie
Buttermilk pie is simplicity itself. Simple and perfect. The Platonic ideal of pie.
Stockyard Grill, Peach Crisp
Peach Crisp
From-scratch peach crisp is crunchy, fruity, and hugely delicious.
Stockyard Grill, Cheeseburger
Modestly-sized and demurely bunned, a Stockyards cheeseburger puts fast-food burgers to shame.
Directions and Hours
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
3 stops | 51 MILES | 1 hr 5 min

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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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