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The Cool Factor

  • Legendary country music crooner Hank Williams got his start in the capital city and frequented many Montgomery restaurants. He was known to often write songs while sitting at the lunch counter in Chris’ Hot Dogs on Dexter Avenue.
  • If you’re not from around here, some of the lingo you’ll read and hear at area restaurants may be confusing. Here’s a little dictionary to help decipher Southern food speak.
  • Meat & Three: Usually refers to more casual “home cooking” spots and means the menu offers a plate with your choice of one meat (fried chicken, country fried steak, fried catfish — sensing a pattern here?) and three sides, usually Southern-style vegetables like fried okra, fried green tomatoes, squash casserole, creamed corn, collard greens (see definition below) and more. Often served with cornbread or biscuit.
  • Sweet Tea: The default setting when you order a glass of iced-tea down here. And sweet means S-W-E-E-T. Specify “unsweet” if you don’t want any sugar. Or ask for half-and-half for just a little sweetness.

High Five Poke

Poke (pronounced PO-KAY-to cut or to slice) is a traditional Hawaiian raw fish dish served with rice. It is a food steeped both in tradition, as well as a reverence for the fish and respect in its preparation. As poke jumped the pacific to the mainland, variations of the form began to emerge. We at High Five Poke do our best to respect the traditions of poke and serve it traditionally, as well as in our signature bowls and poke burritos. Gulf Seafood is arguably some of the best on the planet and we do our best to source from the Coast.

Lunch $5-10, Dinner $$10-20

Bus Parking: No

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2938 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 356-2583

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