Holiday Travel Guide

Visit Dothan has curated a holiday travel guide with our local foodies, Southrn Grits Kitchen and Wiregrass Noms, to give holiday visitors food options for every meal besides the big Thanksgiving feast and give you a reprieve from the leftovers!


Coffee Fix

SouthrnGrits Choice: Mr. Coffee Bean–Needing a place to relax for a bit? Visit Mr. Coffee Bean. With an infinite amount of drinks to choose from and a case of baked goods, making yourself at home is easy. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, their Bean Bomb with Lotus is a fan favorite and great alternative.


Wiregrass Noms Choice: Bird and Bean–Located in downtown Dothan, they’ve crafted the perfect atmosphere for enjoying coffee with your friends or your favorite book.  They serve award winning Crimson Cup coffee.  Get a pick me up and explore the shops and stops on Foster Street.


Foodie Favorites

SouthrnGrits Choice for Breakfast:  Ray’s Restaurant–Breakfast at Ray’s is the epitome of Dothan. Sitting at the table of knowledge with a mug of coffee is the perfect spot to get a feel for our small-town life. From the Ray’s Plate to the Ray’s S.O.S, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.


Wiregrass Noms Choice for Breakfast:  Fire Stone–Indulge in a weekend brunch at Fire Stone, where guests are treated to a fusion of flavors in a welcoming ambiance.  With a twist on brunch classics, their menu caters to every palate.  They ensure a memorable and satisfying brunch, with a commitment to quality ingredients and exceptional service, making it the perfect stop for those seeking a delectable and leisurely start to their day.


SouthrnGrits Choice for Lunch:  Basketcase Café–Lunch at Basketcase is filled with downtown chatter and great food. With a simple yet refined menu, this establishment is a fabulous spot for a quick tasty bite.

Mama Rosa’s Pizza–Being one of the oldest restaurants in Dothan, Mama Rosa’s is a great location to share a pizza with family, friends, and coworkers while experiencing small-town customer service in an outstanding environment.


Wiregrass Noms Choice for Lunch: Lower Alabama Eatz–Not your ordinary burger joint, they are culinary artists with a passion for crafting burgers that will leave your taste buds dancing.  Picture a hot griddle, fresh premium ingredients, and a secret blend of hand-smashed patties, coming together to create a burger masterpiece like you’ve never tasted before.  Each burger is a work of art, loaded with a selection of toppings, creating a symphony of flavors that will blow your mind.

Mama T’s–An experience of soul food, Mama T’s is serving dishes from ox tails to pork chops paired with sides and cornbread.  You’ll feel right at home from the menu to their atmosphere and leave with a full heart and stomach.


SouthrnGrits Choice for Dinner:  McLin’s Restaurant–What was once a Baptist church, McLin’s is a perfect location for not only families but also groups. With their simple southern menu, there is something for everyone. The gulf shrimp are fresh and their steaks are perfection. McLin’s makes you feel at home and gives you the feel of being at a family dinner table, every visit.

D&D Ribeye Steakhouse–On the outskirts of Ozark, D&D is a go to spot for steak. There is no other location in this area where you can cut your steak with just a butter knife. The steaks are tender and seasoned perfectly. Not to mention they have a full salad and potato bar to satisfy your sides needs!


Wiregrass Noms Choice for Dinner: Top Thai–If you are looking for a fusion of flavor, stop by Top Thai and enjoy Thai food with options of sushi and Asian cuisine.  From Drunken Noodles to Pad Thai, they have a menu that is sure to please all palates.  A modest, neighborhood eatery crafting sushi rolls and Asian-fusion dishes.

Taqueria y Mariscos El Torito–Offering authentic Mexican cuisine and seafood, they are committed to serving traditional dishes prepared with the finest ingredients and traditional methods, topped with an unforgettable dining experience.  Grad a fiery taco or a hearty enchilada and enjoy each dish that is crafted with care and passion.

Sweet Treat

SouthrnGrits Choice:  Sister Soul Express–If Dothan were described in dessert form, it would be Sister Soul Express’ Banana Pudding. This styrofoam cup of happiness will send your taste buds on a rollercoaster. A bite of the south.

Savory Sips

Wiregrass Noms Choice: Thirsty Pig–Curating a menu of the best the South and Alabama has to offer, you can find 14 craft beers on tap, and the menu changing regularly.  This is a cozy spot to enjoy a drink, soak in live music and try mead, cider and wine.  Grab a growler to go, since everything they sell is for on-premise and off-premise consumption, including options for cans, bottles and kegs.

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