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Chris Andrews | Updated: January 8, 2024

2023 brought us a variety of new places to eat and drink like Ginger & Spice, Coach Brown’s BBQ, Wingman Brewing Co., and BoxOwt. Sadly, 2023 will probably be remembered for how it ended with the closure of some Mobile favorites. The iconic Osman’s ended their 24 year run on Halls Mill Road along with new downtown favorites, SOCU, El Papi, and FIVE all closing in the last few weeks of the year. 2024 looks to rebound with some huge additions to our food and drink scene, especially downtown. Check out this newly updated list for 2024.


Coming Soon: 

Parc Le Tralour 

Mobtown Slice, Taco Hermanos, 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 – Mob Town Slice, Taco Hermanos, and Astronaut 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 early 2024- hopefully around Mardi Gras. The food hall will be open for breakfast, lunch, and will open up for event space in the evenings according to Nick Dimario, partner at Panini Pete’s Hospitality Group. Expect to see lounge chairs, games, along with live music.

Azteca’s Restaurant & Cantina – Downtown

360 Dauphin Street

Taking the place of the former Southern National building on Dauphin Street is Azteca’s. The locally owned Mexican restaurant has built a reputation on great Mexican food with an excellent atmosphere that should fill the void nicely across from the Cathedral.

LeMoyne’s Chophouse

251 Government Street

A quality steakhouse is in the works for Downtown Mobile. The Admiral Hotel is undergoing an extensive renovation that will include the removal or Corner 251 and the addition of an upscale restaurant with high-quality cuts of meat, fresh local seafood, along with cocktails and wine. Expect this new restaurant, named after Mobile’s founding brothers to open in 2024.

Buzzed Bull Creamery

362 Dauphin Street

Buzzed Bull Creamery is introducing a unique experience by utilizing liquid nitrogen to create fresh, premium ice creams and milkshakes, with over 30 flavors available for customization. They offer hand-crafted treats for all ages, including a special line of alcohol-infused ice cream and milkshakes for adults starting at 5% ABV. This spot should be a hit downtown especially on ArtWalk nights!

Lartigue’s on the Hill 

4464 Old Shell Road

The previous site of Pollman’s Bake Shops on Old Shell Road will soon become the new home for Lartigue’s on the Hill. This family-run seafood market, originally opened in Mobile in 1978 and later expanding into Baldwin County and the wholesale business, will undergo renovations at the new location. Details regarding the opening date and other specifics will be announced in the future.

Newly Opened:

Penton’s Bistro

219 Conti St.  

Taking the place of the long running Cafe 219 is Penton’s Bistro. Expect a fantastic lunch menu with soups, salads, and sandwiches followed by a happy hour menu with charcuterie at the corner bar and dinner specials that will be a more fine dining menu. This should be a great downtown lunch spot and also great spot for dinner an drinks combined with a night at the Saenger Theatre.

The Velvet Pig 

755 Monroe Street

For evening and late night eats, this is the hottest new place in Mobile. The Velvet Pig is located inside The Ice Box on Monroe Street. Whole hog butchery is used in a combination of appetizers, small plates, and entrees. Pork Belly Cubano, Boudin Eggrolls, Pork Loin Cheesesteak, along with Birria Tacos highlight the menu.

Piggly Wiggly – Airport and University 

306 S. University Blvd

We didn’t add a new grocery store on this list for nothing! There’s almost a dozen local spots under one roof. Naman’s has pre-made take home dinners, Three George’s with handmade chocolates, Flying Pig Coffee Co, Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream, Pigfish Seafood, Vital Juice Co and other local vendors fill the space at Airport and University. 

Wingman Brewing Company

656 St. Louis Street  

Wingman Brewing is the newest in a lineup of breweries in Mobile. Wingman is an offshoot of Fairhope Brewing Co. On tap, you’ll find a number of experimental type beers and seltzers not found in stores or cans… yet! You’ll also find the iconic Fairhope Brewing flavors like Cheap Sunglasses, Take the Causeway, and the popular Blue Steel. 

Toli’s Bistro

9735 US 43

Just outside of Mobile stands a new Italian restaurant just off I-65 in Creola, Toli’s Bistro. Lasagna, spaghetti, Alfredo, along with other pastas like Crawfish and Conecuh fill the menu along with salads and seafood bisque. Toli’s is now open for lunch and dinner during the week. 

Steak and Taters Bar and Grill

5045 Cottage Hill Road

Steak and Taters is a steakhouse now open in West Mobile! You’ll find a menu of steaks – ribeyes, sirloin, and filets along with a steak burger, hamburger steak, and steak tips with gravy. Add a salad bar, vegetables or appetizers like loaded fries, fried pickles, or fried mushrooms. They’re open now dinner every night of the week and lunch on Thursday-Sunday. 

On the Move:

Cotton State BBQ

107 St. Francis Street

Cotton State BBQ has been a staple on in their historic building on St. Michael Street near Bienville Square for almost a decade. Now they are on the move to the RSA Trustmark Bank Building where they look to continue the same great BBQ at a new block of downtown. 

Stevie’s Kitchen

110 S. Florida Street

Stevie’s Kitchen will be on the move in Midtown to the former Whistle Stop restaurant on S. Florida Street. The new location will be open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with incredible decor that Stevie’s is known for. 


Chain Restaurants:

Toasted Yolk 

Taking over the former Fuego location is Toasted Yolk. The Houston, Texas based brunch chain should bring a collection of brunch favorites to their new midtown location. 

Tijuana Flats 

A Tex-Mex favorite is back in Mobile. Tijuana Flats is located in the Pinebrook Shopping Center at Airport and McGregor serving tacos, bowls, and burritos. 

Graze Craze 

Customize your own cheese and charcuterie board at Graze Craze. Coming soon to Midtown on Airport Blvd. next to Ruth’s Chris. 


Korean BBQ will be coming to the Port City in 2024 with KPot. It’s an all you can eat experience with a blend of Asian Hot Pot and Korean BBQ flavors.