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Food and Drink

When dining in our area, a boundless array of cuisine, from around the world or close to home, is served in settings uniquely our own. 

 

STEAK / SEAFOOD /FINE DINING

 

Ami’s Restaurant—256-386-5533; 500 N. Montgomery Ave. Sheffield, AL 35660  Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11a.m.-3p.m. & 5-9p.m.,  Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-3p.m. & 5-10p.m., Sun. 11a.m.-3p.m. 

Cajun’s Seafood – 256-381-1573; 4319 Jackson Highway, Sheffield AL 35660.  Hours: Wed–Fri, 3pm-11pm; Sat, Noon-11pm. Closed Sun, Mon & Tues.  

*George’s Steak Pit - 256-381-1531; 1206 Jackson Highway, Sheffield AL 35660. Hours:  Tues–Sat, 4:30pm-10:30pm.Closed Sun & Mon.  *100 places to eat in Alabama  

Logan’s Steak House—256-381-8052; 1716 Woodward Ave. Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-11p.m.  

Oh!Bryan’s Steak House Downtown – 256-383-4555; 200 South Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am – 9pm, Fri-Sat; 11am – 10 pm; Sun. 11am-2pm.  

Kel’s Steakhouse – 256-978-5057; 4129 Sportsplex Dr., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Hours: Tues-Thurs, 11am – 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm; Sun. 11am-9pm.  

Outback Steakhouse –256-383-0046; 4838 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660. Hours:: Mon. – Thurs. 4pm - 10:30pm; Fri. 4pm - 11:30pm; Sat. 3:30pm - 11:30pm; Sun. 3:30pm - 10pm.  

Peaux Boys  Cajun & Creole Grille - 256-248-4852; 104 S. Main St, Tuscumbia AL 35674: Mon. Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Point of View Restaurant & Oyster Bar – 256-360-2324; 901 Riverton Rose Trail, Cherokee AL 35616. Hours: Thurs – Fri, 4 – 10pm; Sat, 11am – 10pm.  

Stanfield’s Steak House – 256-446-5588; 5745 River Road, Muscle Shoals AL 35661.  Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11am-9pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-9pm; Closed Sun. 

The Wild Lilly/Victorian Tea Room - 256-314-4447; 702 Michigan Ave., Muscle Shoals AL 35661.  Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Dinner Tues.-Sat. 5-10 pm

 

FAMILY DINING


Box Car Café – 256-381-7437; 220 N. Nashville Ave., Sheffield, AL 35660. Hours: Mon-Fri, 6am-2pm.  Closed Sat & Sun.  

Brown’s Heavenly Fish & Seafood – 256-381-4001; 1306 East 6th St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-6 pm.  Closed Sun.  

Champy’s  Famous Fried Chicken – 256-389-9985; 120 2nd St., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-Midnight  *Features live music- call for schedule

City Restaurant – 256-383-9809; 108 W. 5th St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-2pm.  

Claunch Café –256-386-0222; 400 South Main Street (Spring Park), Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  Hours: Sun. – Thurs: 11am to 2pm. Closed Friday & Saturday.  *100 places to eat in Alabama 

Cold Water Books & Coffee Shop -256-381-2525;101 W 6th St, Tuscumbia AL 35674.  Hours: Mon–Fri, 7am-8pm; Sat, 9am-9pm; Sun, 1-5pm. 

Coldwater Café – 256-381-9633; 3810 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.  Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, 10:30am-3pm; Thurs, 10:30am-7pm. Closed Sat & Sun.   

Garden Gate Restaurant –256-383-6905; 701 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: Mon–Fri, 10:30am-8 pm; closed Sat & Sun.  

J.J. Restaurant –256-359-4080; 8225 U.S. Highway 72 West, Cherokee, AL 35616. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5:30am-8 pm; Fri & Sat, 5:30am-9pm.  

Jody’s Restaurant – 256-389-9005; 1440 Highway 20, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  Open 24 hours, daily.

 Mama Jean’s Restaurant –256-381-7001; 2325 Highway 20, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  Hours: Mon-Fri,10:30am-8pm; Sun, 10am-3pm.

 Homeside Restaurant – 256-762-0746; 215 N. Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield, AL 35660.  Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-3pm, Fri, 11am – 9pm; Sun, 11am-3pm. 

New Orleans Transfer –256- 386-0656; 1682 South Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals, AL 35660. Hours:  Mon–Wed, 11am-2pm; Thurs–Sat, 11am-8pm. Closed Sun.  *100 places to eat in Alabama

 Rattlesnake Saloon – 256- 370-7220; 1292 Mount Mills Road, Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Hours: Thurs –Sat, 11am-10pm, Sun, 11am-3pm (Closed Jan. & Feb).  * Features live music- call for schedule *100 places to eat in Alabama  

River Road Café—256-446-5917; 3701 River Rd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 5:30am-2pm; Fri.; 5:30am-2pm & 4-9pm; Sat., 5:30am-10:30am.  

Rocking Chair Restaurant –256-381-6105; 800 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Hours: Mon–Thurs, 9am-9pm; Fri, Sat, & Sun, 7am to 9pm.

Ruby Tuesday’s – 256-383-7031; 1704 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35674. Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11am-pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-Midnight; Sun, 11am-10pm. 

Shoals Grill at the RTJ Golf Course – 256- 446-4489; 999 SunBelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals, AL 35662. Open daily: Summer: 6am-4pm; Winter, 8am-2pm.  

Shoney’s Restaurant –256-381-6022; 2227 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals AL 35661. Hours: Sun-Thurs, 6am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 6am-1am.  

Sparkey’s Drive-Inn –256-383-1387; 701 Old Lee Hwy, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10am– 6pm. 

Stephano’s Southland –256-314-0390; 1309 Jackson Hwy,  Sheffield, AL 35660. Hours: Mon–Thurs,11am–8pm; Fri & Sat & Sun, 11am–9 pm. 

Swamp John’s – 256-381-2722; 210 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Open 7 days a week: 10:30am–9pm.

Sweet Peppers Deli – 256-383-8800; 619 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am- 9pm; Fri. - Sun. 11am-10pm. 

Trojan House – 256-386-7762; 2415 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: Mon–Fri, 10am – 9pm; Sat. 10am-10pm; Closed Sun.  

The Palace Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop –256-386-8210; 100 South Main Street, Tuscumbia AL 35674. Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11am-5pm.   *100 places to eat in Alabama

Victorian Tea Room – 256-314-4447, 702 Michigan Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Bakery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Restaurant Dining Mon.-Thurs. 5-10p.m., Fri-Sat. 5-11p.m. 

 

ASIAN / CHINESE / JAPANESE

China Gourmet – 256-383-4325; 500 W. Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Hours: seven days a week 11am-9pm.

Fortune Palace –256-314-6007; 519 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours: daily, 11am–9pm.

Ichiban Asian Cuisine –256-389-9888; 1207 S. Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL 35660.  Hours: Mon–Sat, 11am–10pm; Closed Sun.

Papa Wok – 256-389-9495; 2001 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours:  Sun–Thurs 10:30 am–9:30 pm, Fri-Sat  10:30 am-10:30 pm.

 

MEXICAN

Casa Mexicana (two locations)

256-381-5397; 1100 Jackson Highway, Sheffield AL 35660.       Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun, 11am–3pm.
256-383-4434; 550 Brighton Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL, 35661.  Hours: daily: 11am–10pm.

Fiesta Mexicana (3 locations)Hours: 11am-10pm.

256-389-8282; 517 Avalon Ave East, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.
256-248-4279; 4001 N. Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL 35660. 

256-383-1400; 117 Highway 72 East, Tuscumbia, AL, 35674
 
Rancho Viejo – 256-386-0470; 3402 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Hours:  Sun–Thurs, 11am-10pm; Fri  & Sat, 11am-10:30pm. 

 

BAR-B-QUE 

Brooks Bar-B-Cue – 256-381-1491; 203 Union Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Hours: Mon–Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm.

O.K. Corral BBQ -256-383-1864; 3106 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Drive Thru Only. Hours: Tues–Sat, 10am-7:30pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

L. O. Bishop BBQ – Sold at Foodland Groceries Stores.  *100 places to eat in Alabama

Mullins Barbecue – 256-314-4080; 2708 S. Wilson Dam Rd, Muscle Shoals, AL 25661.  Hours: Tues - Fri, 11am-5pm.

Rick Lanning’s Barbecue –256-383-2020; 2405 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11:30am-9pm; Fri & Sat,10:30am-9pm. Sun,11am-4pm.

Southern BBQ (two locations)

256-381-3517; 425 West Avalon Ave., Sheffield, AL 35661.   Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Closed Sun.

256-389-9155; 1686 Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals, AL35661.  Hours: Mon–Sat, 10am-7pm.; Closed Sun.

Whitt’s BBQ – 256-389-9224; 800 Avalon Ave. Muscle Shoals, AL  35661  Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm.;Closed Sun.

 

BAR & RESTAURANT/GRILL

D.P’s   Classic Grill –256-383-5295; 410 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield, AL 35660; Hours: Mon-Sat, 2pm-2am. *Features live music- call for schedule

Nan’s Bar & Grill– 256-314-4414; 213 N. Montgomery Ave. Sheffield, AL 35660; Hours: Mon – Sat., 2pm – 2am. *Features live music- call for schedule

P.J.’s –256-383-1438; 701 Davison Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL; 35661, Hours: Fri & Sat only; 7pm-2am. *Features live music- call for schedule

Singing River Bar & Grill at Jameson Inn—256-381-4710; 4900 Hatch Boulevard, Sheffield, AL 35660;  Hours : Sun-Thurs, 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-1am. *Features live music- call for schedule

Stagger Lee Lounge –256-314-1110; 1140 Old Highway 20, Tuscumbia, AL 35674,  Hours: Mon. – Sat., 1pm to 2am

  

PIZZA

Chuck E Cheese’s – 256-383-3836; 4700 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.  Hours: Sun–Thurs, 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat, 10am-10pm. 

Domino’s Pizza- 256-381-4100; 712 East Avalon Ave.,  Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

Little Caesar’s Pizza – 256-389-9991; 1409 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

Papa John’s Pizza -256-389-9989; 316 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza -256-389-9292; 233 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.   Hours: 11 am- 8 pm, daily.

Pizza Hut – 256-386-0080; 400 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

Delivery/Carryout– 256-386-0080; 611 East Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

 

 

Familiar chains and “fast-food” round out the offerings to make dining in the Shoals a delicious part of your travels.

Hunting

Three state-managed Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and one national wildlife refuge offer lands for public use including hunting: 

Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area

Located in west Colbert County, near the town of Cherokee and bordering the Natchez Trace Parkway, 34,500 acres offers hunting for both small and large game.  A public shooting range is located in this area as is the world’s only Coon Dog Cemetery. 

 

Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area

Located in west Lauderdale County, near the town of Waterloo, this 13,000-acre area offers hunting for both small and large game. 

 

Seven-Mile Island Wildlife Management Area

Accessed from the Tennessee River and by land from the north side of the river, this area has acreage of just under 6,000 and offers small game, waterfowl and deer (archery only) hunting. 

 

Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Located adjacent to Seven Mile Island WMA, this refuge of just over 1,000 acres offers small game hunting. 

 

The Tennessee Valley Authority

(TVA) has over 19,000 acres of property available for public use, including hunting, along the Pickwick Lake reservoir in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.  No permit is required when hunting TVA lands in Alabama, although a hunting license is required. 

 

NOTE: A resident hunting license is required for those ages 16 through 64, and for non-state residents over age 16.  Licenses may be obtained from any Alabama county courthouse, toll free at 1-888-848-6887, and online at www.outdooralabama.com

Golf

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals

990 Sunbelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Two, 18-hole, championship courses overlooking Wilson Lake and the Tennessee River are included on Alabama’s RTJ Golf Trail. The links-style Fighting Joe measures an astounding 8,092 yards, offering simple, straight-forward golf that challenges both the amateur and the PGA pro.  The tree-lined Schoolmaster is traditional golf with every hole keeping with the natural topography along the river. Wooded, rolling, spectacular. Club house, dining, pro shop.  

(256) 446-5111; (800) 949-4444
www.rtjgolf.com

 

Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club

1211 E 6th St., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Challenging 18-hole golf course, bentgrass greens, overseeded tee boxes and fairways. Exercise room, pro shop, restaurant, call for tee times.

(256) 381-1232
www.cypresslakescountryclub.com

 

Spring Creek Golf Course

800 Woodmont Dr., Tuscumbia, AL 35674

This nine-hole, city-owned course is a flat one, excellent for beginners and seniors.  Paved cart paths, pro shop.

(256) 386-5670

 

Twin Pines Golf and Country Club

1855 Country Club Dr., Russellville, AL 35653

Beautiful 18-hole course, bentgrass greens, Bermuda fairways, over 6,200 yards, par 71. Pro shop, driving range, PGA professional on staff.  Tee times required.

(256) 332-4191

Wilson Lake

WILSON LAKE

Wilson impounds 15,930 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 15 miles between Wilson Dam at Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Rogersville’s Wheeler Dam. Fishing conditions include rocky points,  grassbeds, deep dropoffs with many ideal shallow water areas, and great night fishing in the summer.

Tim Horton

 

Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, who travels the country competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series bass fishing tour and filming shows for Timmy Horton Outdoors, Major League Fishing, The Bass Pros and other outdoors television programs, touts Pickwick and Wilson lakes as two of the best places in America to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie and other gamefish species.

Horton is a former BASS Angler of the Year, one of ESPN’s 35 Greatest Anglers of all time, a four-time Bassmaster Champion and a tireless ambassador for Colbert County and its lakes.

Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 13th in Sheffield.  Bass Elite Angler Timmy Horton invites high school anglers to fish his annual tournament.  This is a great opportunity for young anglers across Alabama to have fun and win college scholarship money.  For more information and to register online go to www.fishpickwicklake.com 

Pickwick Lake

PICKWICK LAKE

Pickwick impounds 30,175 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 46 miles between Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Pickwick Landing, Tenn. Fishing conditions include shallow stump flats, well-defined channels, active feeder creeks, steeply falling bluffs, rocky ledges and long grassbeds.


Blue: Marine

Light Blue: Boat Launch

Orange: HotSpot

Green: Vegetation

Red: Bait and Tackle

 

Fishing in Colbert County

The Muscle Shoals area offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation with well-known Pickwick and Wilson Lakes! The lakes were formed beginning in the 1930's when the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction of a series of massive dams along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. This unique combination of the nature-made deep channel of the river and the man-made reservoirs of flooded fields, bluffs and marsh areas has generated excellent habitats for a large variety of game fish.  

Many professional organizations have recognized the high quality of fishing in the area. Recent circuits hosted by our lakes include the Cabela’s Crappie Classic and KingKat Classic, B.A.S.S. Pro-Am and Top 150, Southern Fishing-Russell Sporting Center Top Rod Championship and the EverStart Series Championship, among others.

To help you plan your trip to the Shoals area, go to www.VisitShoalsAL.com

Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 13th in Sheffield.  Bass Elite Angler Timmy Horton invites high school anglers to fish his annual tournament.  This is a great opportunity for young anglers across Alabama to have fun and win college scholarship money.  For more information and to register online go to www.fishpickwicklake.com

 

LICENSE

Fishing licenses are available at the Colbert County Courthouse and at many bait and tackle shops in the area. State fishing licenses may also be purchased online at www.OutdoorAlabama.com, which also contains the latest information on license fees, creel limits and lake records.

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