Southern Roots - Grand Hotel

4.6
208 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Southern Roots combines a picturesque ambiance, exceptional service and Chef-driven menus focused on high-quality, locally sourced and estate grown farm-to-table fare to create a chic yet casual experience, infused with flavor and fun and inviting a return.

**Holiday menus and hours may vary** Please contact the hotel 251-928-9201 to find out about special holiday menus (Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's, etc.)

1847 Bar in Southern Roots
Every great hotel has a great bar to steal away to, and 1847 is ours. 1847 is home to the beverage arts, with Grand Garden-to-glass crafted cocktails, local libations and signature wines by the glass all getting in on the act. The setting of choice for savoring house-made elixirs, quiet conversation, or the easy company of new friends.

Complimentary Valet Parking on Non Holidays
Upscale Casual Dining – Resort Attire

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 208 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. True Southern charm.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding Southern Roots. Our service and culinary teams are elated that you enjoyed your time with us. We certainly look forward to serving you again!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Everything we needed was met and our server was amazing!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 21, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your meal in Southern Roots. Our team is elated to know you had such a wonderful time. Please feel free to join us again as we would truly enjoy taking great care of you again!

Report
JO
JenniferO
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with fresh local ingredients! Lively view and great service!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 21, 2021

Hello JenniferO, We thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts on your Southern Roots dining experience. We will continue to strive to provide the best of what we have to offer to ensure great guests such as yourself continue to have great meals while in our care. Certainly feel free to visit us again!

Report
SC
SCOTTG
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The yeast rolls and corn muffins were warm and tasty. The grouper and scallops were fresh and well prepared. The banana pudding was a nice finish.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 21, 2021

Hello SCOTTG, We are thrilled you had such a memorable experience in Southern Roots. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We would love to have you back again!

Report
KB
KathyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and must have a Vivian Leigh cocktail! Service was amazing as well

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hello KathyB, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your Southern Roots experience. We concur that the 1847 cocktails are amazing! Through great guests such as yourself we are able to continue to provide world class service to some of the finest people. Please do join us again. We would love nothing more than to serve you again!

Report
QM
vipQuarterMoon
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, view, décor, location and especially the food! Everything was amazing. I can't wait to spend my anniversary there next year!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 25, 2021

Hello QuarterMoon, We are delighted you had such a memorable time while dining with us in Southern Roots. We have shared with our teams and they are thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return for your special occasion!

Report
BB
BBfoodiefan
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Delicious dishes.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hello BBfoodiefan, We appreciate you taking time out of your day to share your experience regarding Southern Roots. Our culinary and service teams are delighted that you had such a great time. We certainly would be thrilled to have you back! We hope this message finds you well.

Report
d
vipdannosreviews
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal & service. 6 of us were celebrating 2 50th wedding anniversaries & 2 birthdays. Could not have had a better experience.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hello dannosreviews, Thank you kindly for your generous review of Southern Roots. Nothing brings our team more joy than to know they have helped our guests to create wonderful memories. Please do join us again. We would love nothing more than to continue to provide you and your guests exceptional experiences!

Report
JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. A beautiful view of the bay at sunset with great food, service and southern hospitality. (The pork chop and scallops were delicious, but I’ll skip the gumbo next time.) we will be back soon!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 4, 2021

Hello JohnD, We appreciate you sharing your experience regarding Southern Roots. It truly brings our team great pride to know our guests have had such a wonderful time. We will review our gumbo with our Culinary Team to ensure it is always of the best quality. Certainly we look forward to your return!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and the service and food was awesome. I will be back!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hello LukeM, Thank you for your kind words regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. Our staff is thrilled to know you had such a wonderful time. Certainly we look forward to your return and we are eager to take great care of you again!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for special occasions. Show up early to walk the grounds and explore the beautiful hotel.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 23, 2021

Hello Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to review our Southern Roots restaurant. In sharing with our teams they are excited to know you had such a wonderful time. Please feel free to visit us again as we take great pride in continually working towards exceeding our guests expectations!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was so friendly and accommodating. Everyone loved their time and wants to go back very soon!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our Southern Roots restaurant. Our staff takes pride in knowing they are giving the best of themselves to our guests and experiences such as yours are what drives us to continue to service the greatest guests in the world. We are excited to have you back and help to create more memorable experiences for you and your guests!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary, the food and drinks were phenomenal, the atmosphere and view were even more AMAZING! I highly recommend this place for the perfect date night. We had dinner and drinks on the beach at sunset. So beautiful! We will definitely be coming back soon!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hello Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in regards to your Southern Roots dinner service. We always strive to exceed our guests expectations and are happy to know you and your husband had such a memorable time. We very much look forward to your return!

Report
BG
vipBrianG
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very thoughtful, flavors layered nicely and every detail was well thought out and executed. It was a lovely dining experience. We will definitely be back!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hello BrianG, Thank your for your kind words regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. We have shared with our Culinary and Service team and they are pleased to know you enjoyed yourself so. We look forward to your return and the chance to continue to provide the best of ourselves for our guests!

Report
JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view. The food and service were excellent. Very relaxing. Go around sunset there is a great view from just about every table

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hello JamesS, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. We have shared with our teams and are elated to know you had such a memorable experience. Please feel free to join us again as nothing brings us greater joy than knowing our guests have such a great time!

Report
F
vipFoodiesonvaca
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Convenient but not good and way overpriced

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 23, 2021

Hello Foodiesonvaca, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding Southern Roots. Please accept our apologies for any shortcomings you experienced while dining with us. We would certainly benefit from your thoughts if you could reach out to our restaurant manager to discuss areas we could focus on to improve. Our guests insights are our best asset to continue to better our services and product!

Report
ZZ
ZZGranny
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as good as previous experiences. Our favorite tomato pie appetizer was not near quality of past dining. Tomatoes were chopped not sliced, pie crust tough and burned. Very disappointing. My diver scallops were way over grilled... too charred. My dining partners were very happy with the grouper entree and chicken

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hello ZZGranny, We appreciate your honest insights on your experience while dining at Southern Roots. Please accept our apologies for the issues you faced this last visit. We are currently discussing with our teams to re-evaluate and adjust to ensure our guests have consistently great experiences during their time with us. We certainly hope to see you and your friends again as we know we can get back to what brought you back in the first place! Be well and give our best to the ladies!

Report
KB
KBinDestin
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Chicken dish very disappointing. Bread was yummy. Fish overdone. Risotto was tasty. Overall we expected more from the reviews.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hello KBinDestin, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your time in Southern Roots. We sincerely apologize for any shortcomings you have experienced and are currently reviewing with our culinary and service teams. While we do falter on occasion we always encourage our guests to share their concerns during their meal so that we can rectify immediately. Please never hesitate to reach out to us as we only wish to ensure our guests have the best of experiences. We do hope you give us another try!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Menu was VERY limited and substitutions were not available. Location was great and Bar Tender Amazing- everything else was blah…..

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience at Southern Roots. Our guests insights are invaluable in helping us to grow and improve. We are currently reviewing with our teams to see how we can adjust and make our guests experiences the best they can be. We certainly hope you will join us again!

Report
JM
JodiM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our restaurant choice of Southern Roots and happy we had made a reservation because it was full on a Friday night. The food was excellent and Mazi, our server, was the perfect combination of entertaining, insightful, and quality service. The "debris" on the menu was superb!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hello JodiM, Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Roots. We are always happy to know our guests enjoyed their time with us. We have shared with our teams and certainly hope you will find the time to come visit again. We hope this message finds you well and you are having a great day!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was outstanding. The crab cake and pork belly appetizers are some of the best I’ve tasted.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 16, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to review your time in Southern Roots. Our service and culinary team are both thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience. Please feel free to join us again at your convenience. We would truly enjoy taking great care of you again!

Report
L
vipLola
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed the food and service. The tomato pie was so yummy I didn’t want to share. The signature basil crusted grouper was cooked to perfection. The chocolate cake was rich and decadent.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 9, 2021

Hello Lola, We appreciate you sharing your insights regarding your visit to Southern Roots. Our staff is excited to know how you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again when convenient for you so we can take great care of you again!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal with impeccable service. Cocktails are delicious.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 9, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Southern Roots. We truly enjoy knowing we work hard to provide memorable experiences for our guests. When amazing guests such as you and your family share your thoughts we beam with pride knowing we were able to provide you with the experience you deserve. Please join us again the next time you visit!

Report
S
Susan
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Fairhope to celebrate my husband's birthday, and Southern Roots at the Grand Hotel did not disappoint! My basil-encrusted snapper was so tasty and flaky, and the chocolate cake will not soon be forgotten.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 9, 2021

Hello Susan, Thank you kindly for your gracious thoughts on Southern Roots. We have shared with our team and they are elated that you enjoyed yourself so. Our guests are the life blood of our business and we couldn't be happier knowing you had such a pleasant time. Please visit again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 9, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your kind review of Southern Roots. We take great pride in exceeding our guests expectations and certainly hope to see you again in the near future!

Report
KT
KristinT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious! I will definitely be returning here to eat again one day soon! I had the pork chop with brussel sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes and it was amazing! My husband had the grouper and it was delicious as well! We had a very good experience at Southern Roots!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello KristinT, We appreciate you taking the time to share your insights on your Southern Roots experience. Every guest we serve is an opportunity for us to showcase the best of ourselves and our products. In sharing with the staff we can assure you they are excited in knowing you had a memorable experience. Please join us again when most convenient for you, we look forward to serving you again!

Report
h
viphshs
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server seemed off, took a long time to get back to us, such that we decided to forego desert. The hostess was friendly almost too friendly and the biscuit they served pre meal was made out of salt with some corn tossed in

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello hshs, Please allow for us to apologize for the shortcomings in service and product that you experienced when you visited us last. Rest assured we work with our team daily to provide them the education and motivation to provide the absolute best for our guests. We will continue to address and work towards ensuring all of our guests expectations have been exceeded. Please do try us again so we can give you the experience you deserved.

Report
C
Chebroni
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server and the manager were just phenomenal. Food was great too but the smoked old fashioned... woah.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello Chebroni, We certainly appreciate you sharing your thoughts regarding your time with us in Southern Roots. Nothing makes us happier than knowing our guests had a wonderful time. We look forward to serving you again and hope to see you soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific foods. Great service. Wonderful in every way

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. It is always a pleasure to take care of our guests and our staff is thrilled that you enjoyed yourself so! Please feel free to join us again!

Report
BM
BlueMizzen
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Jason, along with Natalia, (and of course, the meal) were fabulous! Thanks for a great anniversary celebration!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello BlueMizzen, Thank you for your kind words regarding your experience at Southern Roots! We have shared with our teams (including Jasen and Natalia) and they are elated to say the least. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful guests and certainly hope you will join us again soon!

Report
CM
CorrineM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except it was very hot. The sun coming through the large glass windows was the culprit I think.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 15, 2021

Hello CorrineM, We very much appreciate your kind review of our Southern Roots restaurant. Certainly we will look into ways we can mitigate the heat from our Alabama sun (summer is coming!). Certainly we would be honored if you chose to return and please feel free to engage our greeters in dialogue that would provide you the best seating to avoid said heat.

Report
ZN
ZaunbrecherN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service was exceptional however if I had one complaint I felt very rushed by our waiter. I couldn’t enjoy each food dish as the waiter was standing asking for next order/check. Love the hotel and the restaurants.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 15, 2021

Hello ZaunbrecherN, We appreciate you taking the time to share your insights regarding our Southern Roots restaurant. While we are excited there were many facets that you did enjoy, we have reviewed the need for our staff to engage their guests to best understand their timelines. We certainly look forward to seeing you again and please never hesitate to share any information that would make your dining experience exceptional!

Report
b
vipbirthdaygirl
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, great food & the best pork belly we’ve ever had. My husband loves an old fashioned & their smoked version is fabulous. My filet with “pot roast debris” was FABULOUS & we’d go back next time. My husband’s grouper was fabulous.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 15, 2021

Hello birthdaygirl, Thank you for sharing your kind words regarding Southern Roots. We have shared with our team and they are thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself so. We look forward to your return and the opportunity to serve you again!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were expecting much better. The crab and avocado on toast was good but was on a soft piece of bread instead of toast. The grouper was dry and the risotto too salty. The smokey old fashioned however was excellent!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on April 15, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding Southern Roots. We apologize for the shortcomings you experienced and have addressed with our Culinary Team. We assure you we are working diligently to prevent any future situations similar to those you had experienced. We certainly hope you will visit us again to see how we have improved.

Report
CC
vipChadC
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Service started slow. Very limited and somewhat overly conservative menu.
Our server Lamar didn’t show up for the first 10-15 minutes. Thankfully a very nice woman, which was her first day on the job, helped him out the best she could.
Our biggest concerns were that the food was cold when we got it. The steak which was supposed to be MR+, ended up very rare and cold. The shoulder portion was very salty, inedible. My wife’s fish was cold but the risotto under was flaming hot.
Really odd...not horrible but expected much more. The team was gracious and nice. This was on the kitchen.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hello ChadC, Thank you for sharing your experience in Southern Roots. First and foremost please allow us to apologize for the shortcomings in service you received. Our aim is to always exceed our guests expectations and it appears we have fallen short regarding your visit. We are currently reviewing with our teams to ensure both our service and product is to the highest standards. Because of great guests such as yourself we are afforded the opportunity to learn and grow.

Report
JC
JohnC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Southern roots stated they never received the reservation from open table , we had to sit in the bar area, so what was suppose to be a romantic evening was a complete dud !
Won’t be back

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on May 16, 2021

Hello JohnC, While we apologize you did not get the experience you were looking for, we are confused as to the 1 star rating. You had booked your reservation online for the following day Sunday, as was confirmed by OpenTable. Despite being fully booked that Saturday we were able to accommodate you and if memory serves correctly you both had enjoyed your food and service. We realize this was not the experience you were looking for but had no way of knowing ahead this was made for the wrong day.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service was great!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on March 17, 2021

Hello Anonymous, We kindly thank you for sharing your insights on your Southern Roots dining experience. We continuously strive to exceed our guests expectations. Through great guests such as yourself providing us great feedback we can continue to do so knowing we are always working towards improvement. We look forward to seeing you again!

Report
BM
BlueMizzen
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matsliah and Jason were exceptional!!

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on March 17, 2021

Hello BlueMizzen, Thank you graciously for sharing your thoughts on two of our finest associates. We have shared with Matsi and Jasen and they are elated to know you had such a wonderful time. We certainly look forward to taking great care of you again and eagerly await your return!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a good restaurant but not what I would have expected from the Queen of southern resorts. There are better restaurants in nearby Fairhope.

B
Bama
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The grouper filet was over-salted and quite thin.

The setting at sunset was magnificent, and the service was responsive.

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel
Responded on March 17, 2021

Hello Bama, Please accept our apologies for the over seasoned fresh catch. We have shared with our culinary team and they are currently reviewing their recipes and practices. We do hope you will give us another try and feel free to share your experience with our staff to ensure you get a perfect meal.

Report

FAQs

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.