Montevallo Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Montevallo

April 14, 2018 Carley Gatson

Montevallo is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. A college town, it is the home of the University of Montevallo, a public liberal arts university with approximately 3,000 students. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city of Montevallo is 6,323. Hollie Campbell Cost, a professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, serves as Mayor.
Things to do in Montevallo

1. Main St. Tavern

710 N Boundary St, Montevallo, AL 35115-3827 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 205-665-0336
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Main St. Tavern

Reviewed By Steve A - Brent

This is the place for a good variety of items to choice from. I've never had anything I didn't enjoy there. Great sandwiches, wings, salads, appetizers along with a full service bar. The sandwiches are very good (burgers, a chicken parm, and philly cheese steak) and generously prepared, My wife, enjoyed the J. Lowery Pasta (with a white cream sauce) and shrimp. I had the Tuesday night Hot Buffalo wings, with fried onion strings (these are outstanding and plentiful). I also, recommend the Fried Green Tomato Chips appetizer. It is a serving basket full, plenty for 3 - 4, or 2 really hungry souls.

2. Brierfield Cafe

19717 Highway 139, Brierfield, AL 35035-3634 American Lunch, Dinner +1 205-665-0022
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By kpgp1228

This place knows Country Good Food. My boyfriend was looking for a good burger and friend recommended this cafe. HE LOVED IT. I had the 3 veggie plate with Fried Tomatoes, Okra, and Onion Rings... The people in that kitchen knows what they are doing. Service was nice and prompt... Can't wait to return and try the wings.

3. Zapopan Mexican Restaurant

4570 Highway 31, Calera, AL 35040-5128 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 205-668-4008
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Zapopan Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Wayne H - Birmingham, Alabama

Went here with family and it was packed; for good reason. The service was quick, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and plentiful. Everyone had more than they could finish. Great atmosphere in a laid back southern kinda way! Interesting note was that they had a map of Mexico with a heart over Zapopan (never heard of it let alone new it was a city in Western Mexico.

4. El Agave

628 Main St, Montevallo, AL 35115-4034 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

El Agave

Reviewed By Sethmanand54 - Murfreesboro, Tn

We stopped in Montevallo en route to a wedding and needed a quick lunch spot and this was in walking distance from our B and B. Our service was really good, chips were hot and fresh. The meat was very well seasoned, kids meals were large portions. Its a small little place but it packs a great punch.

5. Jacks Family Restaurant

1032 Main St, Montevallo, AL 35115-3805 American +1 205-665-1072
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Eric L - Cottondale, Alabama, United States

We were on our way home the American Village. We stopped with 5 our our cadets and 3 officers. I expected a lot more of Jack. This place was semi nasty. Lots of flies inside, tables that were not cleaned and not enough staff to man the cash registers. Not even so much as thank you or anything even though we were in full military uniform. The flies bothered me the most, why are they inside the Jacks and that is why I said it was nasty. Food was good, but compared to other jacks this place was nasty, and understaffed.

6. Tin Top Bar-B-Que

3477 County Road 33, Calera, AL 35040-2526 Takeout, Seating Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 205-668-1409
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Tin Top Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By awherry8 - Columbia, Tennessee

We turned off of the interstate to avoid traffic and found this gem! The BBQ was fabulous, and the sandwiches were huge! The ladies working there were friendly, as well. It is worth the detour from the interstate!

7. Zapopan Mexican Restaurant

4551 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL 35115-4260 Waitstaff, Takeout Mexican +1 205-665-7404
Excellent
45%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Zapopan Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Steve J - Calera, Alabama

I eat here often. The food is very good with a LARGE menu. The portions are substantial, the quality is consistently good. The staff is very helpful and have been here long term. The owner/manager is a nice guy and he supports many local charities & events. Great drinks also.

8. China Garden

108 Railroad Ave, Montevallo, AL 35115-4117 Chinese +1 205-665-4666
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

China Garden

Reviewed By samsgram2012 - Prattville, Alabama

China Garden is a staple in Montevallo and has been in its very small strip center location for a long time. Although the buffet is not expansive, they have a good variety of food to choose from. There are always several chicken and beef dishes, green beans, fried rice, lo mein, soups, etc. The second bar has fruits, nuts, pudding, etc., and a variety of sauces. The food is prepared in small batches and is refreshed frequently. My family really loves the Mongolian Beef. Service is prompt and friendly. You just can't go to Montevallo without visiting "China, China, China" (the student's pet name for China Garden)!

9. Huddle House

4653 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL 35115-4282 American +1 205-665-4345
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Huddle House

Reviewed By Trang T - Orlando, United States

This place opens all day long. They have one cook and two servers so that don't expect fast food when they are busy. However their staff is very friendly.

10. Domino's Pizza

111 Railroad Ave, Ste 1, Montevallo, AL 35115-4180 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 205-665-3232
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Jodi W - Jemison, Alabama

Never been much of a fan of this place until I worked in the area. The only other delivery option was pizza hut. Yuck! This Dominos has impressed me. The price is a bit more than other places but they have the nicest manager around! If they make a mistake he makes it right! My favorites are the create your own pasta and the parmesan bread bites. Make sure you ask for a little extra garlic on them. For my pasta I usually get alfredo, philly steak, provolone and mushrooms. It's up there with some of the better pasta dishes I've tried anywhere! And the lava cakes. Oh my.. no words! So yummy! Now it's my once a month treat. :)

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