13 delicious dips in Birmingham that you’ll love

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Quick, easy and tasty…dips are the best! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Cravin’ something quick and delicious? The dips in Birmingham are one of our favorite foods at Bham Now. From queso to hummus to buffalo chicken dip, The Magic City has it all. Keep reading to learn where you can find your new fave dip.


1. El Barrio

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The queso at El Barrio is calling your name. (El Barrio)

Chips and queso is an all-time classic and El Barrio is a top choice. Pro tip: order a side of plantain chips for an extra boost of flavor.

Queso Fundido: tequila, goat cheese, chipotle ($8) | Add roasted peppers & chorizo (+$2)

Recommended by Nathan Watson with Bham Now.

2. Rojo

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Rojo has participated (and won!) many salsa showdowns over the years, but if you haven’t tried their queso, you’re missing out. They have multiple options to choose from whether you like your cheese dip mild or spicy with meat.

Kip’s Queso: white cheese dip with chorizo and jalapeños ($7.50)

Recommended by Jessica Broom with Bham Now.


3. Monday Night

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Monday Night Brewing. Tacos. Taco Tuesday. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Monday Night Brewing is more than a brewery thanks to an awesome Tex-Mex inspired menu that pairs perfectly with its special brewed beer. If you’re looking for a quick bite, we recommend the guacamole.

Recommended by Trey Huie with Bham Now.

4. El Barrio

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Seasonal or chunky guac, which are you choosing? (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Guac lovers, you need to stop by El Barrio for the Seasonal or Chunky Guacamole. Both dip options are served with warm tortilla chips for the ultimate combo.

Recommended by Jessica Broom with Bham Now.


5. Tasty Town

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Greek dips are our fav dips. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Tasty town is a Greek-inspired restaurant with some of the most mouthwatering hummus dips in Birmingham. With four options to choose from, you can’t go wrong.

Chargrilled Eggplant Hummus: smokey eggplant and garlic, pomegranate ($9)

Recommended by Gabi Hembree-Lee with Bham Now.

6. Eli’s Jeruselum Grill

I’ll take two, please. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Get transported to the Middle East when you eat at Eli’s Jerusalem Grill. Known for their authentic flavor, you can’t go wrong when digging into their hummus and fresh pita bread.

Hummus with hard-boiled egg: a staple of the Middle East, a purée of chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice ($6.99)

Recommended by Sharron Swain with Bham Now.

7. Juniper

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Hummus for one, please. (Juniper Birmingham / Facebook)

Who knew there were so many different hummus flavors? Juniper is a fun gin cocktail bar, but it also serves tasty small-plate options that capture the flavors of the season—and we’re obsessed.

Edamame Hummus: black garlic chili oil, furikake spice, house pickled veggies, warm pita

Recommended by Nadia Powell with Bham Now.

Spinach dip

8. The Refinery

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Spinach and artichoke, that means it’s healthy…right? (Refinery / Facebook)

I’m a sucker for creamy artichoke dip. If you are, too, The Refinery has one of the best in the city.

Spinach & Artichoke dip: served with warm pita chips ($12)

Recommended by Emma Johnston with Bham Now

9. The Filling Station

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The Filling Station, come empty and leave full. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

With incredible pizza, cold beer and out-of-this-world artichoke dip, there’s no wonder The Filling Station is a Crestwood hot spot.

Triple Dip: creamy spinach artichoke dip, bruschetta-style pico de gallo and black bean & corn guacamole. Served with toasted pita bread and homemade corn tortilla chips ($13)

Recommended by Michael Seale with Hville Blast.

Buffalo chicken dip

10. Char Bar No. 7

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All the heart eyes for Char Bar’s buffalo chicken dip. (Char Bar No. 7 / Facebook)

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up and Char Bar No. 7 is the place to watch the big game. With multiple TVs and delicious appetizers like the buffalo chicken dip, it’s hard to beat.

Buffalo Chicken Dip: broiled buffalo chicken, blended with four cheeses, toasted with a cracker crust and served with pita ($9.99)

Recommended by Emma Johnston with Bham Now.

11. Big Whiskey’s

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Creamy, warm, buffalo chicken dip. (Big Whiskey’s / Facebook)

Next time you’re out and about in Hoover, be sure to make a pit stop at Big Whiskey’s. This American sports bar is a great place to hang out with friends while stuffing your face with dreamy buffalo chicken dip. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip: BW’s famous blend of shredded chicken, cream cheese, pepper jack cheese and Buffalo sauce. Served with warm tortilla chips and celery ($10.49)

Recommended by Lauren Perry with Bham Now.

Other delicious dips

12. Taziki’s | Taziki dip

Everything tastes better with taziki dip. (Taziki’s)

Taziki’s, which was founded in Alabama, is another hummus hot spot but is more famously known for its taziki dip. Whether you dip your pita bread in it or pur it over your gyro, it’s delicious.

Taziki Dip: greek yogurt, cucumber, dill and a hint of lemon with pita ($5.75) or with veggies ($6.50)

Recommended by Patience Itson with Bham Now.

13. Los Amigos | Bean dip

Los Amigos
Queso, salsa and bean dip—you can’t go wrong with any. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The Bham Now team is a longtime fan of Los Amigos. With its unbeatable Mexican food and friendly staff, it’s a go-to spot. If you haven’t loaded up your chips with the Bean Dip, you’ve been missing out! Try it next time you visit. 

Recommended by Pat Byington with Bham Now.

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