6 places where you can get delicious Sunday dinner for takeout in Birmingham

smiling family at Martin's bbq for Sunday dinner
Enjoying a family dinner. Photo via Martin’s BBQ’s Facebook

Tired of leftovers? Here’s your roundup of restaurants to fit any craving tonight. All of these restaurants are pulled from our small business guide, listing over 650 local businesses and restaurants. Here are six places where you can get your Sunday dinner for takeout.

1. Joyful Food Co

Joyful Food co chili for Sunday dinner
Chili is a perfect winter dish. Photo via Joyful Food Co’s Facebook

Joyful Food Co is “Alabama’s 100% gluten free and paleo-friendly food company.” This place is perfect for any food allergy and other dietary restriction. They sell whole meals and soup that you can serve for a family dinner. Order for curbside pickup or spend $50 for free delivery.

Try their:

  • Citrus carnitas $20 per lb. | savory citrus pork spiced with onion, garlic and coriander—perfect for tacos
  • Chicken enchilada soup $6.99 | 16 oz. of soup packed with flavorful vegetables and organic chicken

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5:30PM | Saturday 10AM-4PM | Sunday 12-4PM
  • Location: 759 Shades Mountain Plaza, Bluff Park, AL 35226
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 538-7967
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5:30PM | Saturday 10AM-4PM | Sunday 12-4PM
  • Location: 4500 Montevallo Rd Suite E-104, Birmingham, Al 35210
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 538-5868

2. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint is one place offering Sunday dinner

An order of ribs, french fries and mac n cheese from Martin's BBQ
This could feed me for two dinners. Photo via Martin’s BBQ ‘s Facebook

Martin’s BBQ is a southern BBQ chain with a neighborhood feel. They serve up a family- and pet-friendly atmosphere with their delicious food. Get them delivered on DoorDash or order for pickup on their website.

Try their:

  • BBQ Baked Potato $8.49 | a baked potato piled up with your choice of BBQ, toppings and signature Martin’s BBQ sauce
  • Smoked brisket chili $5.99 | slow smoked brisket stewed with tomatoes, beans and just the right amount of spice

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Location: 3029 Pump House Rd, Vestavia, AL 35243
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 715-8999

3. The Bright Star

Bright Star's seafood gumbo
Bright Star’s iconic dish. Photo via Bright Star’s Facebook

Right next to the Greek seasoned chicken breast, you’ll also find the Southern fried chicken breast. Bright Star is a Greek restaurant that serves Southern classics. Check out their Facebook page for their daily specials! Bright Star offers curbside pickup.

Try their:

  • Seafood gumbo $6.95 | a Bright Star signature dish brimming with seafood and served with white rice
  • Breaded veal streak $18.95 | hand bread veal steak served with a rich brown gravy or homemade red sauce plus a side and choice of salad

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Tuesday–Sunday Lunch 11AM-3PM | Sunday Dinner 4:30-8:30PM | Tuesday-Thursday Dinner 4:30-8:30PM | Friday-Saturday Dinner 4:30-9PM
  • Location: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 426-1861

4. Red Sea Ethiopian & Mediterranean

Plate of food from Red Sea Ethiopian
Brb got to order this. Photo via Red Sea Ethiopian & Mediterranean’s Facebook

Red Sea is another great spot if you don’t know what you want for dinner. They serve Ethiopian, Mediterranean and Cajun essential dishes. They offer delivery through GrubHub, DoorDash, Waitr and UberEats.

Try their:

  • Awaze chicken with kabssa rice $14.99 |a spicy chicken dish served with a toamtoe fried rice
  • Falafel plate $9.99 | fried chickpea patties served with a salad, rice and a tahini sauce.

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-9PM
  • Location: 22 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 848-5154

5. Nori Thai and Sushi

Thai fried rice with vegetable garnish
Thai fried rice is my favorite. Photo via Nori Thai and Sushi’s Facebook

Nori Thai & Sushi is a great choice to get a little of everything. They serve classic Thai dishes and your favorite sushi rolls. They offer curbside pickup or get them delivered through DoorDash or Grubhub.

Try  their:

  • Thai Emerald Chicken $12.99 | Golden stir-fried chicken, onion, and bell peppers in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce
  • Volcano Deluxe Roll $16.95 | a sushi rice wrapped roll filled with shrimp tempura, tuna, wakame and cream cheese and topped with avocado, baked tai, shrimp, crab, spicy mayo and eel sauce

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday 11AM-10PM | Saturday 12-10PM
  • Location: 4704 Cahaba River Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Contact: website |Facebook | Instagram | (205) 970-7570

6. Maya Mexican is one place you can get Sunday dinner

Taco salad at Maya Mexican
The best looking taco salad I’ve ever seen. Photo via Maya Mexican’s Facebook

Since 2018, Maya Mexican serves the Homewood and Alabaster area with classic tex-mex dishes. This family run business offers drink specials weekly. Both locations deliver through DoorDash and Waitr.

Try their:

  • El jaguar burrito $10.25 | a burrito filled with grilled steak or chicken and mushrooms and topped with cheese dip, cilantro and chorizo. Served with rice and beans.
  • Pollo loko $9.95 | a bed of Spanish rice topped with grilled chicken and cheese dip

Where you’ll find them:

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-2PM, 5-9:30PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10:30PM
  • Location: 308 Oxmoor Road Homewood, Al 35209
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 783-5373
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-2PM, 5-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Location: 478 1st St SW Alabaster, Al 35007
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | (205) 624-4477

What are your favorite places to pick up Sunday dinner? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know.

Cheyenne Trujillo
Cheyenne Trujillo

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