7 Birmingham places to kick off your tailgate for Friday night lights season

Linden Football
We hope to see you under the lights. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Birmingham, are you ready to kick off football season? Before we head out to the football field on Friday nights, check out these seven local restaurants to fill all of your tailgating needs.

1. Saw’s Juke Joint

Saw's BBQ
Saw’s never lets us down. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

This Birmingham barbeque restaurant is a classic and has all of your favorites on the menu. Be sure to check out their catering menu to pick up some pulled pork, potato salad and mac and cheese for the whole family.

2. Taco Mama

Taco Mama
What’s your go-to order at Taco Mama? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you’re from Birmingham, we know Taco Mama is one of your favorites. Grab The Sizzler tacos and some queso for the best meal under the lights.

3. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken
We love this Memphis style chicken. (Bham Now)

Gus’s has Southern staples, including fried chicken, fried okra and mac and cheese. A menu like that is the best way to appreciate a football game in the South.

4. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Hattie B's
Hattie B’s for sure brings the heat. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Are you looking for some spice? We dare you to try Hattie B’s shut the cluck up sauce on your hot chicken! Grab some of their banana pudding to cool you down after.

5. Guthrie’s

For a quick meal, swing by Guthrie’s drive-thru for one of their boxes, which includes fried chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw, Texas toast and their signature sauce.

6. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Rodney Scott's BBQ
Alabama loves BBQ. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

With a catering menu that includes brisket, wings and delicious Southern sides, Rodney Scott’s is a great place to fill up your whole crew.

7. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

An order of ribs, french fries and mac n cheese from Martin's BBQ
Is there anything better than barbecue? (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint / Facebook)

Since Martin’s has both curbside and takeout options, this barbecue restaurant is a perfect spot to grab yummy food for the game. We recommend the BBQ nachos.

Birmingham, we can’t wait to catch you cheering on your favorite teams this football season.

Did we miss your favorite spot to pick up food for the perfect tailgate? Tag us @bhamnow on social to let us know!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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