Prattville, AL Local Flavor Overview

Prattville draws on its Southern heritage to cook up special delicacies

By Renee Elder on September 23, 2012 at 10:00 am EST
Chicken entree at Jim's Restaurant in Prattville, Alabama

On, Brittany D. raves for Mexico Tipico stating, “Mexico Tipico is the best Mexican restaurant in Prattville! The fajita nachos are to die for! Their quesadillas are like none other. If you are in the area, you must go to this authentic Mexican restaurant.”

Treat your taste buds to Prattville’s Southern cooking. Its ample cuisine ranges from surf and turf to Cajun alligator.

Downtown Dining

"Excellent," "authentic" and "incredibly friendly" describe Uncle Mick's Cajun Market and Cafe on West Main Street downtown. At Mick’s, alligator piquante is on the menu along with classic Louisiana favorites. Nearby, the Smith-Byrd House Tea Room serves scones, quiche and sandwiches in a Queen Anne-style residence built in the 1880s. For downtown catering, Legacy Catering offers an extensive menu including numerous popular staples. For shopping, Fanci Free Boutique & Garden Café has everything. Fanci Free serves fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads and sells gifts, keepsakes and home décor.

Barbecue & Southern Cooking

Fat Boy's Bar-B-Que Ranch slow-cooks barbecue over hickory hardwood and features barbecue pork, beef brisket and smoked chicken. Chris’ Bar-B-Que has cooked its signature barbecue for more than 30 years and features favorites like pulled-pork sandwiches and slabs of ribs in addition to breakfast and lunch items. Jim ‘N Nick’s has locations throughout the Southeast and carries classics like beef brisket and Carolina-style pork as well as sandwiches, salads and sides.

Steak, Seafood and Spaghetti

Islamorada Fish Company specializes in fish and fried seafood including the "world famous Islamorada sandwich." Warf Casual Seafood offers a full boat of entrees that range from oysters and crab cakes to Mahi Mahi, catfish and shrimp along with delicious sides. LongHorn Steakhouse creates legendary steaks with filet, sirloin, porterhouse, rib-eye and New York cuts, which it serves with its signature sauce. For pizza, head to Marco’s Pizza; Mellow Mushroom. Marco’s Pizza serves Italian-style pizza in 35 states, and Mellow Mushroom offers specialty pizzas in more than 150 locations. For a taste of Australia, visit Outback Steakhouse to try Grilled Chicken On The Barbie, Firecracker Salmon, or its signature Bloomin’ Onion.

Mexican Restaurants

Chicken fajitas, taco salad, steak quesadillas and "addictive salsa" make Mexico Tipico Restaurant a favorite. The restaurant’s full bar and banquet room is perfect for lunch meetings or family gatherings. 


Debbie Kemsel, a food consultant is the force behind Debbie Kemsel Catering, which provides exquisite meals for small and large events and full bar service. In The Box Catering offers a flexible menu for every occasion, and it’s a complete package that handles everything from catering to meal planning to event coordination and design. Autauga Place with Karen Tucker Catering delivers the food and the venue at the historic Autauga Place, which was built in 1896. Autauga Place can accommodate more than 100 guests, and it offers an ample menu prepared by Karen Tucker Catering. Event planners have yet another fine option in Catering Creations, which provides an array of food items to meet any budget and outstanding table and bar service. 

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