Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Birmingham, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites, starting with Giuseppe's Cafe and Silvertron Cafe. They're low in expenditures and high in appeal.

Bottega Café

More laid-back and casual than big sister Bottega, this café serves contemporary Italian dishes and cuisine from the wood-fired oven and rotisserie grill, with an emphasis on pizzas (either gourmet or traditional), chicken, and beef. Al fresco dining is also available.

La Paz Restaurante & Cantina

Located in historic Mountain Brook, La Paz consistently serves the best Mexican cuisine in the city. The freshest ingredients are available in a festive atmosphere. Great for families and hungry diners alike. Choose from daily specials. Complimentary chips and salsa.

Jim Davenport's Pizza Palace

The spirit of independence assumes a pie shape at this popular pizza joint. Locally owned and operated, Jim Davenport's Pizza Palace has been a popular gathering spot for years for two main reasons. First, it's a great place to bring the entire...  Read More

Giuseppe's Cafe

Taking into account the classic green, white and red signage and old school brick exterior, it's not surprising that this Gable Square establishment has been on the scene for quite a while. Homemade sauces, pizzas, calzone, and pasta dishes...  Read More

Silvertron Cafe

Not far from downtown on Clairmont Avenue, Silvertron Café has been a Forest Park fav for several years, thanks in large part to the awesome Sunday brunch. For starters, there are the from-scratch mimosas and Bloody Marys, both sure to kick off...  Read More

Gus's Hot Dogs

Sometimes simplicity is the best bet, and Gus's quite simply makes the best hotdogs in town. Started by Gus Alexander back in the late 40s, this casual downtown joint always draws a packed house during the lunch hours as locals just can't seem...  Read More

Irondale Café

The inspiration for the Whistle Stop Café in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes," this cafeteria-style eatery sits beside train tracks and does, in fact, serve fried green tomatoes (between 60 to 70 pounds of them a day!). The menu changes daily...  Read More

Demetri's opens early for breakfast (hey, the folks who are up at 6am need their hotcakes, french toast, and hashbrown poatoes just like the rest of us!), but it's the lunch and dinner fare that makes this rustic road-sider really stand out. A...  Read More

Sure, it's a ways from downtown Birmingham. And sure, you'll pass a lot of restaurants getting here. But if you can make it to Bob Sykes, you'll be rewarded with what several regional and national publications hail as THE place for bar-b-q. The...  Read More

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