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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“The Wildflower Cafe is also a short walk (~5 min) away from the cabin. They are famous for their tomato pie but all of the food is to die for and the atmosphere is amazing. Throughout the day local musician Tony Goggans plays his guitar and sings for guest’s entertainment. Often there are different live musicians who perform while guests are eating dinner on the weekends. The Wildflower cafe allows you to bring your own bottle of wine (they do not sell alcohol). You can purchase a bottle of wine at the Mentone Market. They will provide glasses and even uncork your bottle for you! The restaurant doubles as a boutique with local art and handmade goods that are available to purchase. The restaurant tends to get busy on weekend evenings so we recommend calling ahead to make a dinner reservation. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“20 minutes away Wonder where all the lost luggage goes?? This is the place. Luggage from all over the world”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“The park is not far from the waterfall and has multiple hiking trails of varying difficulty. Located just north of Little River Canyon it is a great stop in addition to the canyon.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Great trails and beautiful views of the canyon. Also, there is a cool little swimming spot called the Hippi Hole. You can take a cooler with food and drinks if you want to picnic . ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Zoo
“Home to over 160 animals including tigers, mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves, black leopards and so many more wonderful animals. As a last stop preserve, the animals that come to live with us remain here for the rest of their lives.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Absolutely have to visit the Falls and Little River Gorge. This is one of the deepest gorges and set of Falls east of the Mississippi river.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A cosy little sandwich shop filled with artwork, music, and most importantly good coffee and milkshakes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Orbix Hot Glass has distinguished itself by its refined handmade glassware and its connections with those who appreciate clean designs, dependable service, and excellent quality in a small studio and gallery business. Visit to watch or blow your own ornament.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Remember the band Alabama? Well, they are from Alabama! Just 30 minutes up the road you can visit their Museum. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
College Science Building
  • 1 local recommends
Ski Area
“Ski in the winter (man made snow), golf in warmer weather! LOVE the town of Mentone! Complete your visit to Mentone by eating at the Wild Flower Cafe.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Fantastic homestyle meals, smoked meats, salad bar, and the banana pudding is divine! ** They are only open Thursday, Friday & Saturday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Terrific seafood and steaks.. one of our favorites. You can drive or travel by boat..”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great local home cooking food. Get the sweet potato surprise and get a secret dipping sauce, yummy!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“The Wildflower Cafe is also a short walk (~5 min) away from the cabin. They are famous for their tomato pie but all of the food is to die for and the atmosphere is amazing. Throughout the day local musician Tony Goggans plays his guitar and sings for guest’s entertainment. Often there are different live musicians who perform while guests are eating dinner on the weekends. The Wildflower cafe allows you to bring your own bottle of wine (they do not sell alcohol). You can purchase a bottle of wine at the Mentone Market. They will provide glasses and even uncork your bottle for you! The restaurant doubles as a boutique with local art and handmade goods that are available to purchase. The restaurant tends to get busy on weekend evenings so we recommend calling ahead to make a dinner reservation. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Fantastic homestyle meals, smoked meats, salad bar, and the banana pudding is divine! ** They are only open Thursday, Friday & Saturday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Terrific seafood and steaks.. one of our favorites. You can drive or travel by boat..”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local home cooking food. Get the sweet potato surprise and get a secret dipping sauce, yummy!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I would recommend Kamamma not only for their food and coffee, but they also host arts and crafts evenings which attract a wide variety of art and culture into the downtown Mentone area”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Green Leaf Grill is also a short walk (~5 min) away from the cabin. They have award winning catfish and their ‘Bama Grown Fried Catfish Sandwich has been featured in Delta Sky Magazine. If fish isn’t your thing, we highly recommend their fried green tomato BLT. All of their food is delicious, so you can’t go wrong!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Best place in town for breakfast. They serve all 3 meals. The food is very good. Sometimes they have live music in the evenings. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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