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12 Best Restaurants in Cullman Alabama

Where do you want to eat?

This can be a difficult question to answer with so many great restaurants to choose from in Cullman. That’s why we put this list together. It only features locally owned and operated options.

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Cullman, AL you came to the right place. From steak to sushi to italian and more — this list has a little bit of everything.

Public House 412

New American food with casual elegant vibes and handcrafted cocktails.

Why we love it: Menu has a little bit of everything and inside they’ve encapsulated Cullman’s small-town charm.

Must-order dish: Wonton Nachos ($12) — house-made wonton chips piled high with chicken or shrimp and then covered in pepper jack cheese, marinated cabbage, diced jalapeños, and
banana peppers all drizzled with a sweet Thai chili sauce.

Area: Historic District

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The National

One of Cullman’s newest spots serving up southern flavors with unique twists.

Why we love it: Ambiance is casual elegance and overlooks the historic downtown sidewalk. Excellent food and drink menu. One of the best date spots in town.

Must-order dish: The Duchess Bakery Bread Pudding dessert is a collaboration with the oldest bakery in Cullman and is worth saving room for.

Area: Warehouse District

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Hanks Sports Bar & Rumor’s Deli

Best sandwiches around and great option for families with small kids.

Why we love it: A local staple for over 20 years with enough menu combinations to make anyone happy.

Must-order dish: Mouth of the South Sandwich with ham, turkey, roast beef, onions, peppers, olives, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, three cheeses, mayo, spicy brown mustard, & special sauce.

Area: Downtown


Excellent mexican dishes and oversized portions.

Why we love it: Quick service, delicious menu options, and great margaritas.

Must-order dish: Bacon Nachos – complete with warm tortilla chips smothered in white cheese dip snd overloaded with grilled chicken and crispy bacon.

Area: Cullman – Northend

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Carlton’s Italian

Lasagna, pizza, and garlic bread with a local touch.

Why we love it: Quality italian cuisine served inside a rustic brick building in downtown Cullman.

Must-order dish: Baked Lasagna — Delicious, large serving of the best lasagna in Cullman.

Area: Near Warehouse District

The Downtown Grill

Hot wings, delectable tenders, cheesy ranch fries, and other “Bar & Grill” staples.

Why we love it: The wing sauce here is dialed in perfectly. Toss your wings or tenders in the “Hot” and always upgrade to the “cheesy ranch fries”

Must-order dish: Cheesy Ranch Fries — Dusted in cajun season, loaded down with cheddar cheese, and drizzled in rach. Amazing.

Area: Downtown

Johnny’s Bar-B-Q

Pulled pork, smoked chicken, and massive loaded BBQ potatoes.

Why we love it: A Cullman staple since 1949 and serving up the best loaded BBQ potato around.

Must-order dish: Loaded BBQ Potato — Pulled pork or chicken, cheese, green onions, sour cream, bacon, and covered in Johnny’s signature BBQ sauce.

Area: Cullman – Westside


Japanese hibachi and sushi served around the hibachi table.

Why we love it: One of the best hibachi meals around.

Must-order dish: Hibachi Chicken, Steak, and Shrimp

Area: Cullman – Southend


Locally owned sports bar across the street from the busiest sports park in the city.

Why we love it: Large menu and solid selection of beers and cocktails.

Must-order dish: Buffalo Chicken Sliders — Cuts of friend chicken tossed in buffalo sauce and then placed in a super soft slider bun.

Area: Cullman – Southend

All Steak

Steaks, prime rib, and world famous orange rolls since 1934.

Why we love it: Located near the Warehouse District, this is one of the more “upscale” (not pretentious) restaurants in downtown Cullman. Perfect for celebrations, date nights, and any special occasion.

Must-order dish: Orange Rolls — These rolls have developed a cult-like following and are one of the most loved menu items in all of Cullman at any restaurant.

Area: Near Warehouse District

Brandin Iron Steakhouse

Delicious, affordable steaks and a “fix your own” salad bar.

Why we love it: One of the few local steak restaraunts with family-friendly vibes.

Must-order dish: The Delmonico – Their signature 14 oz. ribeye charbroiled, tender, and juicy.

Area: Cullman (Fairview or West Point)


Southern-style cuisine located at the 186 acre estate at Stonebridge Farms.

Why we love it: Expansive menu and both indoor and outdoor dining options.

Must-order dish: Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with Hickory Bourbon Glaze.

Area: Cullman – Southend