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Coming Soon in 2023: New Places to Eat and Drink in Mobile

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Chris Andrews | January 9, 2023

2022 brought Mobile a lot of new places to eat and drink that have quickly become local favorites. Knucklebones Coffee, Insider Food Hall, Dropout Bakery, and Bistro Saint Emanuel in Downtown Mobile are just a few. A lot of places opened toward the end of 2022 that we have included in the list so you don’t miss. 2023 looks to continue the trend of restaurants especially in the downtown area. This year, we’ve broken down the list of coming soon, newly opened, and listed a few just outside of the Mobile area.  

 

Coming Soon: 

Parc Le Tralour 

Mobtown Slice, Taco Mysterio, Panini Pete’s, Pickled Chicken

107 St. Francis Street

Panini Pete’s newest concept is a food hall located in the former Moon Pie store inside the RSA Trustmark Bank Building. Housed inside will be four of Panini Pete Hospitality brands – Mobtown Slice, Taco Mysterio, Pickled Chicken will be serving pizza, tacos, and chicken for hungry patrons. The fourth spot will be the return of Panini Pete’s! His famous paninis, sandwiches, burgers, and beignets will make their return to Downtown Mobile in 2023. The food hall will be open for breakfast, lunch, and will open up for event space in the evenings. Expect to see lounge chairs, games, along with live music. 

Sporty T’s Steakhouse

157 Dauphin St. 

A new steakhouse/sports bar has announced their opening in Downtown Mobile at a former clothing store across from Bienville Square. The menu plans to serve a variety of hot dogs, sandwiches, and burgers in addition to steaks. Plans have been drawn and submitted to the city for a projected opening in late 2023.

Box Owt 

265 Dauphin St. 

Box Owt is a new concept coming to Downtown Mobile as an outdoor multi-dining facility. This facility will help food truck operators and restauranteurs set up under one roof. A soft opening is planned during Mardi Gras and permanent opening later this summer.

SOCU Coffee

456 Dauphin St. 

Plans have been in the works for SOCU Coffee since 2021 across from their flagship location on Dauphin. They plan to serve coffee and espresso in addition to desserts such as pies, cakes, pralines, and more. They still plan to open in 2023.

Benji Burger and Breakfast 

221 Dauphin St.

Benji Burger and Breakfast will be located in a circa-1899 building on Dauphin St. serving burgers, sandwiches and other fare along with breakfast. Work on the building not only includes the bottom floor dining area but second and third floors of the historic building. 

Rumors: 

  • A new Cajun-style breakfast/brunch spot is rumored to be opening at the former Foy downtown location at 119 Dauphin Street. 

Newly Opened:

Koma Bistro

216 St. Francis Street

Located in the former Firehouse Wine Bar, Koma Bistro opened in November of 2022. Their signature menu item is the Waffle Pizza with toppings that include chicken, sausage, pepperoni or vegan. They also serve wings, bruschetta, and a crawfish dip for appetizers along with cocktails and wine. 

POST on the Hill

4513 Old Shell Road

The newest restaurant in Spring Hill is POST on the Hill. It’s the same comfortable feel and upscale vibe as the downtown location but with their own parking lot and a beautiful outdoor area. New food items along with POST toast like Duck Fat Truffle Fries, Lamb Sliders, Poke Lettuce Wraps. New cocktails like the 08er, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Without a Paddle. 

Grace on Dauphin

555 Dauphin St.

Grace on Dauphin opened in late 2022 as Mobile’s first rooftop dining space. Open for lunch and dinner on Dauphin St. serving upscale dishes at dinner like Pan Roasted Duck Breast and Lamb Shank Osso Bunco along with casual lunch options like burgers and sandwiches. Cocktails include the “Holy Spirits” and the “Deadly Sins” along with wine served in their spacious dining room or rooftop bar. 

Slurp Society

69 St. Michael Street

Slurp Society opened in November of 2022 and has quickly become one of Mobile’s most popular places for ramen, noodles, and baos. Don’t miss on the brussels or the apple pie bao. You better arrive early because lines have been out of the door for people ready to Slurp! 

Pizzeria Delphina 

Insider Food Hall 

518 Dauphin St.

Pizzeria Delphina is not new to the food scene in Downtown Mobile but they’re back at the Insider Food Hall after closing their Dauphin St. location. Their new location in the Insider is serving their popular pizza’s by the slice or whole pies. 

NXT LVL skybar 

213 Conti St. 

NXT LVL Skybar is located above B Bob’s on Conti St. featuring some of the best views in all of Mobile on their rooftop bar. A full bar with TV’s, music, and space heaters are perfect for events or a night out any weekend of the year. 

Outside of Mobile: 

 

Spanish Fort 

Ed’s Seafood Shed

6450 US 90

Ed’s Seafood Shed will return in 2023 after a devastating fire that closed the long-standing location on the Causeway. The new location will be located in the Spanish Fort Shopping Center just up the hill from the former location. The return of Yo Mamma’s Platter and the Hot Catfish Bowl is coming soon! The former Ed’s building was not able to be salvaged and will not return 

Daphne 

Rayza’s Restaurant

Rayza’s Restaurant will be opening soon in Daphne. The former head sushi chef at Chuck’s Fish is venturing out to begin his own establishment with sushi, steaks, and seafood dominating the menu. Chuck’s Fish is a favorite for sushi lovers in Mobile so this looks to build on those great sushi rolls you love. 

Waterfront Restaurant 

1 Yacht Club Drive

A new look and new experience is coming to the former Lake Forest Yacht Club. Panini Pete Hospitality Group is taking over the  7,000 sq. ft. + restaurant with some of the best views you will find overlooking Mobile Bay. Expect to see a menu of bushwackers, cheeseburgers, fresh fish sandwiches, along with live music. It’s sure to be the next great outdoor dining destination in the area.  

Fairhope 

Provision On the Fly

23764 US 98

Provision has become a favorite in Downtown Fairhope for their coffee. Now, they will be adding a drive-thru only coffee location. It will be located near the Rock Creek subdivision off Highway 98. 

Saraland 

Baytown Burger Co. & Mo’Bay Beignet Co. 

711 Shelton Beach Road

Mo’Bay Beignet Co. opened their newest location in Saraland in late 2022. This is their seventh Mo’Bay location throughout the southeast. The Saraland location also features a combination of Mo’Bay Beignet and Baytown Burger Co., their sister restaurant, at the same location. This location features great food and drinks like the cheeseburger, patty melt, frappes, milkshakes, and coffee along with beignets. The location features a spacious dining room along with plenty of outdoor seating.