Shrimp Basket returns to Gardendale, more restaurants coming

Shrimp basket
Shrimp Basket on Fieldstown Road in Gardendale, Alabama. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

It’s back! After closing its doors nearly two years ago because of the pandemic, Shrimp Basket has returned to Gardendale.

Last week, the popular eatery held a grand opening at its new 550 Fieldstown Road location.

Shrimp Basket Menu

When you look at the Shrimp Basket menu, the first thing that comes to mind is Bubba — the character in the movie Forest Gump describing all the ways you can cook shrimp.

Remember this classic clip?

Beyond shrimp, there are about a dozen other seafood options from crawfish to flounder listed —and yes, even burgers and chicken strips are offered.

The new Gardendale restaurant is now the 2nd Shrimp Basket franchise established in the Birmingham area.

More Restaurants to Come

Gardendale is growing. In addition to the new Shrimp Basket, the city also held a ground-breaking ceremony on January 18th launching a new development called the Crossing at Magnolia. 

As reported in Bham Now, the development  has already attracted  Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden restaurants to anchor the project. 

And if that wasn’t enough good news in a month, Taco Mama announced they will be locating a store on Fieldstown Road, at the east end of the Brookwood Medical Building, opposite Tazikis. They plan to open their doors this summer.

Much of the development in the area is fueled by the growth of the Gardendale Medical Mile.

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Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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