9 Best Lunch Spots in Huntsville, Alabama

The midday lag is no joke. After working for four to five hours, it’s normal to experience declining energy and increasing mental fatigue. Eating lunch is the best way to re-energize and feel refreshed to tackle the rest of the workday.

To make it quick and easy to locate a quality restaurant during your lunch hour, we’ve put together a list of some of the Huntsville area’s tastiest eateries open during this time.


Good Company Cafe Photo

1. Good Company Cafe

On those days when you just want a light meal to keep you going without needing an afternoon nap, head to Good Company Cafe. Owned by native Huntsvillian and chef, Angela Ozbolt, this quaint restaurant serves brunch all day, so you can stop by for coffee and a scone, biscuits and gravy, or a vegetable frittata. It’s also recommended to visit on the weekend for mimosa specials.

Enjoy your meal in the open and naturally lit dining room or on the patio. When you head back to the office, impress your workmates with a customized pastry box. Also, be sure to keep Angela and her friendly staff in mind when you need event catering.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-3pm

By Visiting: 7500 Memorial Pkwy SW Ste 123, Huntsville, AL 35802

By Calling: (256) 881-0044

See the Latest Specials on Facebook and Instagram.

G's Country Kitchen

2. G’s Country Kitchen

Sometimes, the best way to improve your day is with some good old-fashioned comfort food. That type of home cooking is exactly what you can expect from G’s Country Kitchen located in the Oakwood Shopping Plaza. Their country cooking will have you reminiscing about childhood days in your grandparents’ kitchen.

For most people, the daily meat and three special is the biggest draw. Enjoy fried chicken, pork chop, hamburger steak, or catfish with three vegetables of your choosing for only $8.99. If you don’t do meat, there are plenty of veggies for you to try — including favorites like fried okra, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, and potato salad. Get three choices and bread for $7.49, or add an additional side for only $1 more.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-7pm

By Visiting: 2501 Oakwood Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

By Calling: (256) 533-3034 - please allow 30 minutes for call-ins.

House of Kabob

3. House of Kabob

For authentic, made-from-scratch Persian and Mediterranean food, it doesn’t get better than House of Kabob. This Huntsville hidden gem is family run, and they put love and exquisite detail into every dish that goes out. Whether you are a big fan of this cuisine or trying it for the first time, you’ll definitely finish your meal with a newfound understanding for the culture.

During the lunch hour, it’s always better to call ahead if you don’t have time to wait. Most items are made to order, but it’s worth it for the juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious taste. Some favorites to try include the chicken and lamb kabobs, lentil soup, hummus, and baklava.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11am-3pm

By Visiting: 1212 Sparkman Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35816

By Calling: (256) 489-9202

Follow them on Facebook for menu questions and the occasional update.

Viet Cuisine

4. Viet Cuisine

For the best pho in Huntsville, you have to visit Viet Cuisine. This restaurant offers a large menu filled with classic Vietnamese dishes, including banh mi, lemongrass chicken, and clay pot. In addition to their many beef, chicken, seafood, and pork entrees, they also serve a wide selection of vegetarian items. The pho chay and veggie spring rolls is a particular favorite of return guests. If you’re thirsty, this eatery also has a unique Vietnamese coffee, and their boba tea is enough for many people to keep coming back over and over again.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11am-8:30pm

By Visiting: 210 Jordan Lane NW, Huntsville, AL 35805

By Calling: (256) 203-2411

Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates and specials.

Dolce Pan Bakery

5. Dolce Pan Bakery

For delectable Puerto Rican cuisine, make lunch plans to visit Dolce Pan Bakery. This delightful bakery is also a coffee shop and offers a tasty selection of sandwiches and empanadas. While the Cubano sandwich and fried pork or garlic chicken mofongo are two favorite dishes, you can never go wrong by asking the friendly staff for suggestions. If you have a particular craving, they are also always open to requests. For first timers looking to fully immerse in the culture, definitely try the Tripleta — a ham, steak, and pastrami sandwich. 

As this everything is made fresh to order, it is best to call ahead on those busy work days. Also, be sure to ask about the daily lunch specials and pick up one of their “to die for” desserts.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Tue.-Sat. 9am-5pm

By Visiting: 2818 Governors Drive Suite C, Huntsville, AL 35805

By Calling: (256) 489-9434

See daily pictures of delicious dishes and new specials by following them on Facebook.

Brewer's Cooperative

6. Brewer’s Cooperative

One of Huntsville, AL’s newest establishments is Brewer’s Cooperative located in Stovehouse. This brewery is a collection of master craftsmen, who love all things beer. Their impressive bar, which holds the unofficial title for longest bar in Alabama, currently has 40 different beers on tap.

While you can definitely take advantage of the bar, wine, and liquor selection, it’s also a great spot to stop in for lunch. For burger lovers, there’s The Charles, The Big Cheese, and Old Stove. If you are a vegetarian, they also make a variety of salads and the Portobello Sandwich is something you’ll be dreaming about later on.

Place Your Order

During the Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, and Sun. 11am-8pm

By Visiting: 3414 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

By Calling: (256) 678-7036

Follow them on Facebook for the latest food specials and event details.

Blue Oak BBQ

7. Blue Oak BBQ

Make plans for the New Year to spice up your lunch hour by checking out Blue Oak BBQ. This original New Orleans eatery will be opening its second location in the MidCity District in early 2023. Their mouth-watering menu that has been delighting the Crescent City for years will now be available to Huntsvillians. Definitely stop by for their award-winning smoked wings or their popular brisket and pulled pork dishes.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see what’s to come.


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Ashley is a content and article writer specializing in improving online marketing for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In her spare time when she's not with her husband or two cats — Sami and Blink — she's usually busy sewing, creating art, or experimenting in the kitchen.

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