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Coming Soon in 2021: 12 New Places to Eat and Drink in Mobile

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Chris Andrews | updated – May 4, 2021

1. P.S. Taco Co.

P.S. Taco Co. has announced their first location in Mobile at the corner of Cottage Hill and Schillinger Road. They have two other locations in Foley and Saraland. Their can’t miss items include P.S. Taco Fries, Belly of the Beast tacos, and Macho Black Jack Burrito.

2. Sticks and Stacks

Sticks and Stacks is newly opened and located at HopHounds Brew Pub and Dog Park. HopHounds opened last year as BrewHounds at 806 Monroe Street and has seen tremendous success in their first year in Downtown Mobile. Sticks and Stacks is open weekly, Friday – Sunday serving gourmet hot dogs, cheeseburgers along with other unique menu items like a Boudin corn dog and hot chicken sandwich. Look for more menu items to come in 2021. 

3. Knuckle Bones Co.

A new place to eat, drink and relax is coming to downtown Mobile this summer. Knuckle Bones Co. is slated to open at 202 Government St. across from Government Plaza. Drinks from locally roasted espresso beans and homemade pastries during the day to craft cocktails and charcuterie small plates in the evening. Also, through an iron and glass interior wall separates an in-house traditional barber shop called Beard & Blade. This modern lounge will enfuse much needed new vibes to downtown Mobile with their dark, moody, eclectic interiors. It should be a welcoming place to relax.

4. Villa Del Rey

Villa Del Rey, the popular West Mobile Mexican eatery has announced they plan to open a second location near I-65 in Legacy Village. They also serve traditional Mexican dishes In addition to their popular tacos, fajitas and quesadillas.

 5. Mobtown Nutrition

The newest nutrition store in Mobile, Ole Mobile Nutrition is set to open downtown in the summer 2021 at 200 St. Joseph Street across from the Federal Courthouse. They specialize in their popular flavored smoothies and juices, plus meal replacement shakes, juices and energy teas.

6. Wingfingers

Bob Baumhower’s latest venture in Mobile includes his newest chicken finger restaurant set to open in 2021, Wingfingers. They will be located in the former Hardee’s near the intersection of Cottage Hill and Hillcrest Road in West Mobile. In addition to fried chicken fingers they also serve chicken salad and chicken sandwiches.

7. Southern Tradition Distillery

Mobile’s very first distillery is set to open early this year in Downtown Mobile. Their location should be announced soon to where you’ll be able to enjoy their south Alabama inspired spirits.

8. Breakfast at Nova Espresso

Back in the fall, Nova Espresso and Chef Wade Price started serving grab-n-go breakfast tacos on the weekends. The smoked brisket tacos, chilaquiles, and potato and egg taco are such hit that now for 2021 they’re serving them daily at their 306 St. Anthony Street location.

9. The Colonel’s Tavern

Mobilians rejoice that the Dixie Dog is back! Colonel Dixie was a favorite for generations of Mobilians. Now, the Colonel and another favorite of yesteryear, Richee’s Barbeque have teamed up to start The Colonel’s Tavern located inside the former Applebee’s on Highway 90 in West Mobile. Opening day should be in May of 2021.

10. Debris Po-Boys and Drinks

Debris is now open on Dauphin Street in Downtown Mobile across from Heroes Sports Bar. A New Orleans style po-boy shop with fantastic po-boys and gumbo. The Debris, Oysters Rockefeller and Boudin Balls po-boys highlight the menu.

11. The Insider – A Collective Eatery

The Insider is a food hall that’s coming soon to Downtown Mobile. Located on Dauphin Street in the same block as the Cedar Street Social Club, future food and drink vendors will be set up in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

12. Culver’s 

The very first Culver’s restaurant is coming to Mobile. The future location will be on Airport Blvd. inside a former Ruby Tuesday. Burgers, frozen custard, and milkshakes will highlight the menu of this popular chain.

Rumors :

  • A rooftop bar may be coming to Downtown Mobile. The Merchants Bank building located at St. Joseph and St. Francis Street is currently being remodeled for residential/commercial use. We probably won’t know anything until more residential units are leased.
  • Rumors of a second new food hall may be in the works for Downtown Mobile. The former location of the Moon Pie General Store inside the RSA Trustmark Building has been talked about for this potential project.
  • A new sushi and hibachi restaurant is coming soon to the former TGI Friday’s location in West Mobile. Construction and renovation of the building has already begun.