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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Mobile

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Mobile? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of NoJa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (891)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Mobile
About the restaurant
At NoJa we offer our services and products in accordance with the wishes of our customers' escalating standards that call for a new look, a flavorful, fresh and balanced menu, and finally, a new image aiming to convince patrons they are getting what they pay for and not more than they need. With this in mind, the menu at NoJa is an innovative blend of Mediterranean and Asian cooking methods, savory flavors and ingredients that we have termed Mediterrasian.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great place, have eaten there many times. Taylor the hostess was awesome and our service was very good! Will be going again soon. The Hanger Steak is exceptional.
A photo of Gather Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (524)
$30 and under
American
Atmore
About the restaurant
Please gather around our table to enjoy comfortable unpretentious dining in a small town setting.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Gather was really good! It was recommended to me and about a hour drive for me to get there but it was so worth it! The steaks were cooked to perfection and that peach cobbler bread pudding was the best treat to end the meal. Will be coming back to tryout the pork chops.
A photo of Local and Company Food+Drink restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1113)
$31 to $50
American
Orange Beach
About the restaurant
Voted Best New Business in Baldwin County, Local and Company Food+Drink is a great new upscale American cuisine restaurant that is quickly becoming a social gathering place for residents of Foley, and the surrounding cities. The restaurant is located in the Old Armory building on the corner of Hwy 59, and Section Street. The Old Armory has been brought back to life with her architectural elements in place and her history forever and fondly remembered by the community. Local and Company is locally owned and operated and was designed with the local community at the forefront. Open now for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday!
Top review
DwightLisaN
Dined on May 17, 2024
Everyone’s food was great. Server was extremely pleasant and energetic! She helped make the night even better. Always enjoy our dinner experiences at Locals.
A photo of The Hope Farm restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1327)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Fairhope
About the restaurant
At The Hope Farm we recommend reservations to ensure the full experience. However, we welcome walk-in guests and will make every possible concession to accommodate. Please call to inquire about additional reservable tables at 251-340-3276.

If your party is 6+ please call. If you are looking for a reservation of 10+, a private party, or an event please visit our website at thehopefarm.com. Please allow 72 hours for responses due to high volume.

By the Alabama state law we do not participate in any corkage fees, however we have an extensive wine program.

Reservations are booked for the following spaces on our property based on time and date of reservation.

The Barn at The Hope Farm
Monday-Friday
11am-3pm

The Hope Farm
Tuesday-Friday
5pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday
10am-11pm

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Great experience! Atmosphere and server made our night!
A photo of Plane & Level Coastal restaurant
4.8
4.8 (94)
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Fairhope
About the restaurant
Welcome to Plane & Level Coastal, a culinary gem located in the heart of Fairhope, AL. This is the second establishment of the Plane & Level brand, with its original location in the landmark town of Old Town Spring, Texas. Led by the acclaimed Culinary Director Chef Orlando Amaro and the talented Sommelier/Winemaker Thomas Perez, our restaurant brings a unique coastal dining experience to the Gulf Coast.

We invite you to savor the delightful fusion of flavors in our seafood-inspired tapas, showcasing the finest ingredients and Chef Amaro's culinary creativity. Our menu boasts selections such as Jamón Iberico, tempting empanadas, and Pulpo a la plancha, each carefully crafted to take your taste buds on an extraordinary journey.

Whether you're in search of a romantic evening, a special dinner celebration, or a place to unwind after a long day, Plane & Level Coastal offers the perfect atmosphere. Our cozy ambiance invites you to relax and relish every moment.

Top review
SteveK
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful dinner and service. This reminded us of our trip to Spain. The chef came to our table and cut our rack of lamb. Awesome!
A photo of The Noble South restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1145)
$30 and under
Southern
Mobile
About the restaurant
The Noble South Restaurant - Southern Cuisine - Farm to Table
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food and cocktails are top notch. A menu that is truly one of a kind. Great place for something different. I can’t wait to get back with friends and out of town guest.
A photo of Savanna restaurant
4.6
4.6 (136)
$30 and under
American
Gulf Shores
About the restaurant
Savanna is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering American cuisine in a family friendly environment. We boast fresh, local ingredients, quality service, and live music. Our hand-crafted menu features great steaks, lamb, risotto, and seafood. A little off the beaten path, escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere.

Savanna is open for Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm!

Top review
LisaL
Dined 2 days ago
We Loved it here! Delicious delicious food, great ambience, wonderful service. The setting is near the Gulf Shores zoo and you can hear the animals if you sit outside. The chicken Marsala and lollipop lamb chops were phenomenal. You’ll never do better on the island!!! You’ll want to come back more and more! YUM!!!!
A photo of R Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (34)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Fairhope
About the restaurant
Chef Misty Rider has returned to the Fairhope area with her signature dishes like the Crawfish Gravy and her dark roux authentic Cajun Gumbo. Her recipes have won awards in the Gulf Coast area from local papers to the notorious TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice Award for Best Restaurant two years running. Please join us for her bayside atmosphere of great service and amazing food in her quaint, yet sophisticated bistro styled restaurant near the Fairhope pier. We hope to see you soon!

Top review
KathyH
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent in every way! Bread was delicious. Fresh catch and scallops unbeatable.
A photo of Bistro St. Emanuel restaurant
4.3
4.3 (228)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Mobile
About the restaurant
A French inspired Bistro located in the Fort Condé Village of downtown Mobile, serving brunch and dinner 7 days a week. Right across the street from the Fort Condé Inn.
Top review
JoffNMicheleClarkevip
Dined on May 19, 2024
Our favorite restaurant in Mobile. Cool French restaurant great food & drinks! Love ❤️ it here!
A photo of Stephi Cocktails & Cuisine restaurant
4.2
4.2 (157)
$30 and under
Seafood
Orange Beach
About the restaurant
Stephi is a seafood restaurant that also offers the areas best Sushi, Fall off the Bone Ribs, Blackberry Balsamic Glazed Lambchops, Lobster Tail Dinner, Fish Dishes that include Grouper, Snapper, Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp, Crabcakes, Mussels and other casual items such as Hamburgers, Steak Sandwiches, Poke Bowls, Fried Rice Bowls and Chicken wings. We have entrees Starting at $18 with a price range to fit any budget. We offer one of the most diverse menus in the area. Come in and see the newest addition to our team, our Robot Waiters that are sure to bring out the kid in all of us!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Loved every dish and every minute there. Recommend eating there. We will definitely return.
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