Superior Grill on U.S. 280 closes after a 27-year run

Superior Grill
Superior Grill on U.S. 280 opened in 1995. It closed July 31, 2022. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Superior Grill, one of the most popular restaurants on Highway 280, closed its doors this Sunday, according to its Facebook page.

Below is the farewell message the eatery posted:

“Our first words must be THANK YOU! Thank you, Birmingham for 27 years of fun, friendships and family. #SuperiorBirmingham is officially closed. You have been the main ingredient for unforgettable memories in this wonderful city. Come visit us at our Louisiana locations: Shreveport, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette (coming soon).”

Established in the Fall of 1995, owners Phil Barbaree and Robert Kirchoff discovered Superior Grill’s Birmingham 280 location on a trip home after scouting for potential spots in Atlanta.

“They found a booming business area on U.S. 280 and an empty restaurant ripe for renovation.”

Excerpt from “Trendy Superior Grill has ambiance to spare” published in the Birmingham Post-Herald, October 25, 1995.

Loyal Customer Sound-off

The closure did take many of Superior Grill’s loyal customers by surprise.

Many went to social media to mourn the loss and reflect on the good times

Comments from Superior Grill’s Facebook page:

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What’s Next?

Known for its Tex-Mex menu, margaritas and music, Superior Grill will be sorely missed on 280 corridor.

Who will take Superior Grill’s place? Stay tuned.

Tell us your favorite Superior Grill stories on social media. Tag us at @bhamnow—we look forward to hearing from you!

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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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