Monroeville offers many dining options. Due to the area’s southern location, these range from the traditional “meat and three” buffets to such popular dishes as “shrimp and grits” and fried green tomatoes.
Two local restaurants, Radley’s Fountain Grille and David’s Catfish House, have been prominently featured in the Alabama Tourism Department’s “100 Dishes To Eat Before You Die” brochure. David’s Catfish is featured for its fried catfish and cheese grits, and Radley’s is featured for its “Fried Green Tomato BLT Supreme.” Two Chinese restaurants offer options other than traditional Southern fare.
On Sundays in Monroeville, both Mockingbird Grill and A. J.’s Family Restaurant offer deluxe Southern buffet lunches—and yes, fried chicken is generally on the menu! Some of the best fried chicken in town is found at the Piggly Wiggly Deli counter.
For a quick sandwich lunch, the town’s two Subway restaurants are hard to beat, offering excellent service and a variety of options. Two Mexican restaurants appeal to those wanting tacos and fajitas.
Every other Saturday in Monroeville finds Cherry Street Bar-B-Que open for business. Proprietor Melvin Foukal also caters everything from wedding receptions to dinners on the grounds.
On Monroeville’s historic downtown square, Courthouse Square Café is known for its desserts and petit-fours, and the Sweet Tooth Bakery serves up a traditional Southern lunch—if it is Thursday, it is chicken and dressing day at the Sweet Tooth! Next door, Beehive Coffee and Books serves as an iconic destination for a regional read and a delicious latte! Proprietor Crissy Nettles has been recognized by the Alabama Historical Commission for her excellent renovation of the early 1900s brick building. For just desserts, Sharon’s Cakes in Excel serves up everything from traditional carrot cake, to lovely wedding and special occasion cakes with divine buttercream icing. To top it off, almost everyone serves “sweet tea.” If “sweet tea” is not on the menu, it is not a Southern establishment!
Monroeville also offers the usual fast food options, including Church’s Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Pro and others. If you visit the area, we promise you will not starve!
Monroeville offers many motels and lodging options. From the most modern Holiday Inn Express with its interior corridor, conveniently located near the major intersection of the El Camino East/West Corridor (U. S. Highway 84) and Alabama Highway 21, to the nearby Best Western and Days Inn, under the capable ownership of Anil Patel, Monroeville motel owners are friendly and they cater to the business and tourism crowd. Most motels offer a deluxe continental breakfast, and are generally located within five miles or closer to the downtown courthouse square.
For the bed & breakfast crowd, there are additional options: the Mary Elizabeth Stallworth House in nearby Beatrice (a 15-minute drive from Monroeville) is a very attractively restored older home with beautiful grounds that has become a popular retreat for Monroe County visitors. It is not unusual to find families renting this facility for weeks at a time! In addition, the Loft Bed & Breakfast (a five-minute drive from Monroeville Square) offers charming log cabin living and a truly deluxe breakfast served up by owners Susan and Billy Loftin.
If a spa stay is desired, nearby Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore (a 30-minute drive from Monroeville) offers deluxe accommodations as well as many entertainment options on-site.
The Chamber of Commerce maintains a list on all available nearby lodging options.