226 Summit Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 916-0464
Fax: (205) 916-0298
Located at the corner of Oxmoor Road and Green Springs Highway, Los Compadres offers a complete Tex-Mex menu. The dining room is festively decorated with Mexican folk art, sombreros, blankets and religious icons. The food is fresh and plentiful. Although there is little to distinguish Los Compadres from other Tex-Mex restaurants, the service is fast and friendly, and the restaurant is a good value.
George's offers many Lebanese and American dishes, and there is even a small Lebanese grocery section in the restaurant. The décor is simple and casual; there are just 10 tables in the intimate dining room. The food is very fresh--George cooks it himself as it is ordered. Though not the fastest in town, the service is friendly, and the food is always worth the wait. George's also offers an extensive catering menu.
Since 1946, Milo's has been serving Birmingham's favorite hamburgers with its special brown sauce, a slightly hot yet sweet condiment. The local franchise is also known for Milo's Famous Sweet Tea, a secret iced tea recipe that is sweet enough to make your teeth ache. If you develop a taste for it, gallon and half-gallon jugs are available in most area grocery stores.
If you're looking for a taste of Japan in Homewood, look no further than Okinawa Sushi & Hibachi Steak House. The trendy, modern interiors (complete with waterfall) will make you feel like you're dining in somewhere like Las Vegas or Los Angeles. In addition to a huge selection of delectable sushi, sashimi and hand rolls. they also feature a selection of noodles and lunch specials. If you're looking for something a little meatier, try one of their hibachi plates.
Located on Valley Avenue east of Green Springs Highway, Great Wall serves a huge array of Mandarin Chinese entrees and appetizers. The décor is rather formal with oriental artwork, hanging paper lamps and a large aquarium. It is not easy to choose from more than 100 entrees. If you have trouble settling on just one, ask your friendly waiter to suggest something.
Since being opened in 2009, Saw's BBQ has skyrocketed to the top of the list of best BBQ joints, not just in the area, but in the country. Get BBQ classics like racks of ribs, pulled pork and chicken either on a platter or sandwich all come covered in Saw's famous sauce, but that's not all. Make sure to try the incredible pork stuffed tater, a baked potato crammed full of juicy pulled pork. All the classic sides are available too.
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, New York Pizza offers many kinds of pizzas and sandwiches in a cozy and laid-back atmosphere. This is a typical pizzeria: long tables with checkered tablecloths, neon advertising, and plenty of televisions tuned to sports events. The menu, of course, focuses mainly on pizzas named after New York landmarks, but there are also salads, sandwiches and desserts. The prices are reasonable, and the food is quite good.
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, Nabeel's offers a full range of Greek repasts along with an adjoining store stocked with Mediterranean groceries. The décor is very cozy and very Greek, furnished with antique-looking Mediterranean furniture and decorative ceramics. The tables are candlelit, and the lighting is soft. The interesting menu tapers upward from a massive array of salads, soups, and Greek appetizers, to a much smaller selection of main-course meat dishes including John's Steak, Shrimp Aegean and Chicken Skewers.
Little Donkey is inspired by the common threads that bind Mexican and Southern tradition. From a longstanding culinary heritage to hospitality, the quintessential tavern blends Mexican panache with a hint of Southern flair. Their tag line, Hecho en Homewood, is a testimony to a delectable menu made from scratch. The regional fare is a labor of love, be it their hand-rolled tortillas or signature sauces. Share a platter of quesadillas or enchiladas, or tuck into slow-smoked ribeye or wood-fired fish fresh off the gulf. The beverage list is represented by craft beer and wine on tap, as well as creative concoctions like the Mary Michelada, Donkey's Daddy or Tequila Mockingbird. A quaint donkey installation greets you as vibrant facades, murals and tiled counters make for eclectic interiors.
Johnny's Restaurant is an ode to chef and owner Timothy Hontzas's grandfather, Johnny Hontzopolous, father, Constantine Hontzas and uncle, Gus Hontzas. Their menu incldues the traditional meat and three dishes, Greek and Southern specialties. They only use ingredients procured from local farms. Savor their Spanakopita, Rolo Kima, Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf-Chipotle BBQ, Meat and Veggie Platters, and Chicken Tenders. It is a popular lunch spot in the neighborhood.
Located on 18th Street in downtown Homewood, this cozy bar offers many American favorites in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The décor is that of a typical pub with a large bar and tables arranged around it. There are also several televisions tuned to sports events. The menu offers traditional American favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak. The restaurant also serves many finger food items to those who are at the bar or watching sports on television.
Located on 12th Avenue near the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Southside, The Pita Stop offers Lebanese and American cuisine in a simple, unpretentious setting. The décor is plain, but comfortable. Booths and tables are arranged in two softly lit dining rooms. The menu focuses mainly on Lebanese favorites such as kabobs and kibby; however, the restaurant also serves excellent omelets and sandwiches. This is a very popular place for lunch.