Most Popular Restaurants in Helena

April 14, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Helena (pronunciation hel-LE-nah) is a city in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in the state of Alabama. Helena is considered a suburb of Birmingham and part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,793. Helena is highly regarded as a place to live and raise children; Business Week named Helena the 13th "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in 2007. It has the eighth-lowest crime rate per population in the U.S., and the city was ranked in Money magazine's 2007 list of "Best Places to Live: Top 100" in the U.S., placing at number 91. The Alabama League of Municipalities awarded Helena the 2008 Municipal Achievement Award (population 10,001 to 20,000).
Things to do in Helena

1. Depot Deli & Grill

29 Lake Davidson Ln, Helena, AL 35080-3264 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available American, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 205-620-1426
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Depot Deli & Grill

Reviewed By LakeLoafer - Montgomery, AL

My husband and I had lunch here and really enjoyed sitting out on the deck by the waterfall. The hamburgers were delicious.

2. Margarita Grill

234 Cahaba Valley Rd, Pelham, AL 35124-1363 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 35 +1 205-982-7281
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Margarita Grill

Reviewed By Terry B - Brazil, Indiana

We lucked into eating here, as it was close to our hotel. The food was very good. It isn’t the Mexican food we are used to in Indiana. The food was better than any Mexican food we have eaten before. The shrimp fajitas and beef chimichanga were well prepared and tasty. The drinks were good. The waiter was helpful, personable, and checked with us regularly. Great place to eat.

3. Jubilee Joe's

2341 John Hawkins Pkwy Ste 119, Hoover, AL 35244-3503 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 205-982-7797
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Jubilee Joe's

Back in 2004, Kash along with some classmates had decided to plan a restaurant for their senior level marketing class at UAB. The project took the full course of the semester and after several grueling months of research they came up with an idea to start a seafood restaurant with a beach feel. The final business plan was to be presented in front of a group of investors. Following the presentation, the investors stated that as long as the business plan was followed, it would be successful. Hearing their response they decided to give it a shot. They figured they would not have a hard time getting started as they had some connections with a large seafood supplier in Bayou La Batre, Louisiana. The original concept had been to have a seafood market as well as a restaurant. So naturally they started off as just a seafood market and decided to grow into the restaurant side. Once they started the restaurant side however, business was kicking off well. The market side was eventually shut do

Reviewed By Kevin M

This cozy restaurant is an enjoyable place to be out with friends or family. Multiple TV's so you won't miss the game and a nice selection of adult beverages. Particularly liked their Bloody Mary's. Food was very good but with smallish portions, but the prices were very acceptable so you could order more than one item if your real hungry. Gumbo was excellent, They have several good shrimp dishes. Fried green tomatoes are wonderful and the cheese grits are good. If you like oysters but cant eat a full order you can order a half. Would definitely go again.

4. Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

10695 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007-8738 Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 205-621-3991
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

Reviewed By Bob0409 - St. Kitts and Nevis

Great fried chicken. Sides are good also. Our waitress was just friendly enough and attentive enough. Good prices. Food was really hot to the table, nothing sitting around in the kitchen, grease made. Go here for sure, you will not be disappointed!

5. Kai's Koffee House

2953 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1708 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 +1 205-352-2290
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Kai's Koffee House

Indulge in new experience with fresh beans! Enjoy Lattes, Mochas, Tea, Pastries, Wraps, Soups, Wi-fi and more!

Reviewed By PennyW5 - Helena, Alabama

Wandered into this delightful Koffee House and discovered a hidden jewel. The barista was spot on in helping me order the Honey Bee coffee drink that was plum delicious! It totally fit the bill for a bit of sweet and creamy and cinnamon for a...MoreWhoot!! We are so very happy you enjoyed our shop. We appreciate your support as a small business :-)

6. Joe's Italian

21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 205-663-4111
Excellent
58%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

Joe's Italian

Reviewed By Amber R

I chose this restaurant because of their gluten free options but discovered that there was only one gluten free pasta with only one sauce, rather than the “choice” advertised in the menu. The dish was over-sauced and with way too much basil. I could not catch a server’s eye to get more parmesan to cover the flavor and a glass of wine to wash it down until everyone else in my party had finished their meals which were dry and overlooked. My Mother-in-Law could not finish her lasagna. I left hungry and disappointed.

7. Nino's Italian Restaurant

2698 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1323 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 205-620-1116
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Nino's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By aubulldogmomma - Fairhope, Alabama

Arrived at 5:30 tonight for an early family dinner. We were the sole patrons in what looked like an old Shoney's building. Staff was very friendly. Great menu. However, the food was just completely bland. Wanted to like this place, but couldn't.
Order at counter, then they hand you premade salads, then you choose a table. Meat sauce needed a lot of flavor. Bread was generous and served warm, but some garlic or cheese would have been welcome. Desserts were pretty but we didn't indulge.

8. Home Plate Cooking

1915 Highway 58, Helena, AL 35080-3732 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 205-621-6502
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By Dana0216 - Helena, Alabama

If you need a local place to take care of your family dinners or catering for your group events...this is the place!! Everything is made from scratch, fresh ingredients and packaged just perfect for travel.

My favorite "go to" dish for the family is beef tips and rice...seriously reminds me of my mom's homemade version. My fave "go to" dish for tailgates or gatherings...loaded chicken salad. You can get just the chicken salad or they have a variety of chicken salad plates, wraps or croissants.

They have a multitude of side items that come in a variety of sizes with seasonal items as available. Then...there are the desserts...to die for!!!

Go visit my friends at Home Plate Cooking or call ahead! They have their menus online and they are more than willing to customize your order for you, your event or special occasion.

9. San Antonio Grill

425 Helena Market Pl, Helena, AL 35080-3563 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 205-620-1222
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

San Antonio Grill

Reviewed By Kyle H - Birmingham, Alabama

This place never disappoints. If the many many options in Bham, I always say this is my favorite. The food is great and so fresh and clean...I never leave feeling "greasy" due to overly sauced or salted food. Staff are SO friendly from the always present owners down to the waiters. I don't understand why they keep building more Mexican places to compete with this one. They were first when there was very little in Helena and have always remained. I support them for that reason alone if nothing else.

10. Cozumel Grill

2754 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1702 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 205-621-8886
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Cozumel Grill

Reviewed By CaptainRonn - Birmingham, Alabama

We have been to Cozumel Grill twice with five close neighbors. Both times the service was excellent and the food was wonderful. As a group, we ordered a variety of dishes and all were deemed delicious. No one left hungry and several left with to-go boxes. We arrived a bit before 6pm. and were quickly seated. When we left at around 7:45m the restaurant was packed. As I made my way out, I noticed that the servers were assisting each other; keeping the service quick and the food hot. As has been mentioned in previous posts, the margaritas are generous with the tequila, but not overbearing. I'm quite sure we will be back.

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