Where to Eat in Valley: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Valley is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. Valley was incorporated in 1980 combining the four textile mill villages of Fairfax, Langdale, River View, and Shawmut. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 9,524. The city lies on the western bank of the Chattahoochee River, the state border between Alabama and Georgia. Valley is an "Alabama Community of Excellence". It is the principal city of and is included in the Valley, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Greater Columbus Combined Statistical Area.
Things to do in Valley

1. Milano's Italian Restaurant

373 Fob James Dr, Valley, AL 36854-5230 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 334-756-0605
Excellent
50%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Milano's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By dhbrim - Cataula, Georgia

I have been to Milano's twice. Most recently was last week. I enjoyed the experience, but I am not sure which region of Italy this Italian food represents. With Italian food, there can be a wide range of seasoning and ingredient differences, based on where in Italy the food is from.
The food at Milano's appears to be made in store. The server was friendly and the service was good. To me, for my taste, the sauce was too sweet. It is not the Italian I am used to, but Italian food isn't the same just because it is "Italian"
Some of the food that others were eating was not what I call Italian, but American. It looked good, but wasn't what I had ordered. I do not want to mislead anyone. The food was good, but not what I prefer.
I had Lasagna. I enjoyed it, but am used to a more savory sauce rather than sweet. You will have to eat there to understand the review. It is a personal preference thing rather than a quality thing.

2. Johnny's New York Style Pizza

712 3rd Ave, West Point, GA 31833-1545 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 706-645-2010
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Johnny's New York Style Pizza

Johnny’s is proud to bring authentic, great-tasting New York Style Pizza and a variety of housemade dinners, craft beers, subs and more to the neighborhoods we call home. After a small-town start in 1977, we’ve grown to over 70 pizzerias across the Southeast. Our dough is made fresh daily, never frozen, hand-tossed and topped with the best ingredients we can find - premium mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, fresh-packed tomatoes, hand-cut veggies, and Italian sausage and beef with no fillers. Then each pizza is brick-oven baked until it’s golden brown, always with our signature soft and crispy crust, and served hot at your table. At Johnny’s, we grew up enjoying and perfecting pizza, and now we’re sharing our passion with everyone we serve.

Reviewed By dbe54 - Maine

Great pizza. Really, I highly recommend the food and lively atmosphere. We sat along the glass wall next to the prep area and the guys making the pies are really into it. Stromboli looked great too. We also had a salad and it was fresh and large. It pains me to say it but I had read on other review sites that someone was "accidentally" charged for pitchers of beer instead of glasses of beer and THE SAME THING happened to us. That feels fishy to me...but we all have the responsibility to review the checks...people do make mistakes.

3. Merl's Diner

10 1st St, Lanett, AL 36863-2055 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 334-642-9444
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By cfarmerbrown2 - Chipley

This place had very good food. It is buffet style, but they do have take-out options. The sweet potato dumplings were to die for!!! It was excellent. Would go back in a heartbeat!

4. El Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

202 S Gilmer Ave, Lanett, AL 36863-2427 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 334-644-3100
Excellent
55%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
11%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

El Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By carlflemons - Atlanta, Georgia

Was looking for a Mexican restaurant while driving to our hotel. We saw the El Rio Grande and the parking lot was packed. A comment was made that it must be good if the parking lot is this full. We circled the lot to find a space and went inside. We were seated almost immediately by the friendly host. The chips and salsa magically appeared. Our waiter quickly arrived and after answering our questions, we placed our order. The large margarita (44 oz.?) on the rocks was opted for rather than the El Grande.(60 oz.?). The chips and salsa were great! Conversation was flowing. Our Texas Fajitas for two (shrimp, chicken, and beef) were delivered and then conservation all but stopped. Everything was great! The food, the service, the atmosphere, and the margarita. We look forward to returning, as the El Rio Grande is now on our list of 'go to' places when in the area.

5. Docks Restaurant & Marina

9883 Lee Road 379, Lake Harding, Valley, AL 36854-6620 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch +1 706-393-2512
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Docks Restaurant & Marina

Reviewed By shaina09 - Valley, Alabama

Docks is my husband and I's go-to weekend date night place in the area. The food is always delicious and the staff is always friendly. I love their wings! I think I've tried all their sauces at this point and if you can handle a bit of heat, the mango habanero is awesome. I've tried many items on their menu from seafood to sandwiches to wings and appetizers--I've never had anything I didn't like. The outside patio is great to sit on during the summer months because it overlooks the lake.

6. Chuck's Bar-b-q

3603 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854-3208 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 334-768-3155
Excellent
38%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Chuck's Bar-b-q

Reviewed By Carly B

Chuck's is by far my family's favorite for BBQ. While they offer other foods, we maintain a steady order of chipped pork with extra sauce. It pairs perfectly with their fresh buns, and thin & crispy chips. Delicious homemade sweet tea and homemade cakes and pies are the finishing flair to this local legend.

If the prices were a tad lower and the ambience a touch nicer I would go for five stars.

7. San Marcos

2912 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854-2842 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 334-768-6000
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Reviewed By wtpoohb - Prattville, Alabama

We stopped in for a really late lunch, after 3:00, while traveling. We were quickly seated and drink orders taken. The food orders were taken quickly and delivered fast. The food was really hot and fresh and had a great flavor. Daughter and I shared a dinner portion of steak fajitas. The tortillas were a bit small, taco size, but still very good. I would have gone with bigger tortilla as we had way more filling than room in our small tortillas. But, the taste was still very good. The staff was super friendly and kept our drinks full and checked on us. The price was very reasonable and the servings were generous. Overall, we had a great experience at San Marcos and if we are ever in the area, we would eat there again.

8. Domino's Pizza

1709 S Broad Ave, Lanett, AL 36863-3104 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 334-642-2626
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Ronnie D

Ordered online to be delivered to Hampton Hotel.
Took 2 hours for delivery.
Food was luke warm at best.
Wrong drinks came, wrong dipping sauces came. Driver "forgot" the receipt. I need receipt for travel expenses. Called manager. Manger acted as if he was being bothered by my call. Had excuses for everything " We're swamped", "we're short staffed". "Driver swapped your sauces with another order" finally towards the end of the conversation he apologized. Manager didn't seem to care at all. Driver brought me back my receipt, though an unitemized one. He stated, "you wanted me to bring back a receipt didn't you?" Wow! I reluctantly signed it, wished I didn't, though they would have charged it anyway. I would stay away from this Domino's. At least until they can become better managed. As much as I travel, this was absolutely the worst service I have ever had!

9. Terri's Mill Village Cafe

2001 32nd St, Valley, AL 36854-3034 Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food SGD 4 - SGD 12 +1 334-768-6455
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Terri's Mill Village Cafe

30 item Salad Bar! Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Pimento Cheese, pasta Salad, Broccoli Salad. Speciality Sandwiches include Reuben, BLT, Tuna Melt, Pimento Cheese with Attitude, Terri's Love, Club, Butterball Express and many more. Meats : Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef & Corned Beef. Cheese: American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Cheddar Jack & Munster. Bread: White, Honey Wheat, Rye or Hoagie Bun.

Reviewed By auburngir16 - Lanett

This place is locally owned by Terri Culpepper. Someone I have known for quite a while. I love to eat here. Everything is delicious & is made from scratch. They have soups, chicken & dumplings, sandwiches, hot dogs, a salad bar with fresh ingredients, desserts, and drinks. She also sells homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese by the scoop on a bed of lettuce or you can by it by the pound. My granddaughter loves the salad bar. Terri's is open for lunch only and is always packed. Yummy!!

10. Zen House

3791 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854-3202 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Zen House

Reviewed By Deborah K - Columbus, Georgia

Whenever I am in Valley, we stop for lunch at the Zen House. Food is very good and the staff is friendly and attentive. My favorite is the orange chicken. My husband loves the honey chicken. We have never had a bad meal. Definitely stop in if you are in Valley.

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