Take Out


Locals have named this restaurant "Birmingham's Favorite," and it's no wonder why. The Krontiras family has diligently worked to bring the most authentic Greek and Northern Italian food to your table. Nabeel's is a neighborhood café and market all in one. So, if you love the food (as most do), you can pick up some of the hard-to-find spices and seasonings in the market.

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Hungry either early or late, you can find great deli fare at the Diplomat. Over 500 different wines and beer are available. The tables are situated in the middle of what appears to have been a convenience store at one point. From ties to tie-dyes, this is a popular spot with the locals. The service is great!

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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 but includes all of your Southern favorites, such as fried chicken, meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

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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.

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Brothers Nicky and Jimmy Koikos insist that customers enjoy their restaurant and intend on coming back! Carrying on the culinary tradition started by their family in 1907, they serve hearty Greek food, including trout almondine, beef tenderloin tips, Greek moussaka and a variety of salads and sandwiches. A little to the south of Birmingham, but well worth the trip.

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A great coffeehouse in the shopping district of Homewood. Good coffee, desserts and sandwiches in a warm, cozy atmosphere. The perfect gathering place to relax alone or to meet with friends.

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Some of the finest Italian food you'll ever find. Expertly prepared homemade ravioli, veal and seafood satisfy the most discriminating palate. One of the top spots for Birmingham locals. For a more casual experience, dine in the sister café next door.

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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.

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The Original Pancake House

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes! Anyway you want 'em – fruit, flavored syrups, name it! All the traditional breakfast favorites, such as eggs and bacon, are available on the side. Go early, especially on the weekends. You won't be disappointed in the portions, so arrive hungry.

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More than just a sandwich shop, Franklin's offers a variety of pastas, sandwiches, salads and more. The grilled chicken roll-up with vegetables, served with a side of bowtie pasta is extremely tasty. Perfect for take-out if you don't want to prepare a meal at home.

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