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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.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Chuck's opens for dinner at 5pm. The screaming O sushi roll is only on the sushi bar menu upstairs, however you can request it when dining downstairs. Closed on Sunday. Ladies night on Tuesday - $2 off dinner menu sushi and half priced select martinis and house wine for the ladies. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
College Football Field
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“As suggested by the name, five unique meals (from locally sourced ingredients, five red wines, etc. Good dinner and brunch spot.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“A great place for beer enthusiasts, Loosa Brews has over 60 beers on tap--many of which are from Alabama brewers. They have a comfortable living room, a tap room with TVs for watching sports, a large patio, and a game room with arcade games and a pingpong table.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nicely prepared specialties ranging from chicken bites to burgers to grilled salmon. The Thai nachos are a favorite.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 5 locals recommend
Music Venue
“If you love live music, you don't want to miss this airy amphitheater with the backdrop of the night sky and train chugging by.”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
“Who doesnt come to Tuscaloosa and not visit the #1 football team and their beautiful campus”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“I love taking walks down the river if I'm exercising or just going for a stroll. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“This iconic meat and three offers a traditional, no frills breakfast and lunch at great prices. Within walking distance of Capstone Cottage. Not open for dinner or on the weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a few doors down from the Loft is one of Tuscaloosa's breweries. Their beers are great ($5 a pint) and you can bring your own food or have it delivered. Games are upstairs and on Tuesdays they have trivia.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome wine selection and delicious food with a great view located on the river! Accepts reservations. rivertuscaloosa.com”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Never disappoints. You do have to order at the desk, no table service. Try the "build your own." You can add as many or as little toppings as you want on salads, tacos or burritos. The Jose Jalapeno Margarita is as good as I have ever had.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Less undergraduate heavy if thats what you're in the mood for! Usually live music. A good front and back patio! Beer and harder drinks”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Midtown Village is very popular here in Tuscaloosa. It is the spot with the widest variety of restaurants and retail stores.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Catch 22 is a small bar that's known for their fruit/vegetable/herb infused liquors. It's located downtown near lots of good restaurants and is a favorite among Tuscaloosa's service industry workers.”
  • 4 locals recommend