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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.

Wintzell’s Oyster House

Proud member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

This seafood restaurant has been serving up fresh Gulf Seafood for over 75 years and its Montgomery location keeps the legacy alive by serving oysters any way you can imagine. The signature dish is the Oyster Sampler prepared with Oyster Rockefeller for the spinach lover; Oyster Bienville covered with shrimp, crabmeat and parmesan cream sauce; Oyster Monterey topped with jalapenos, smoked bacon and melted cheddar cheese; and Chargrilled Oysters freshly shucked, chargrilled on an open flame and smothered with pepper butter and a Parmesan/Romano cheese blend. All oysters are served sizzling on a metal hot plate.

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

Bus Parking: No

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105 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 262-4257

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