Top to Scroll

Places to Eat Near Birmingham AL & the Merit DC

Find Places to Eat Near Me Birmingham AL & the Merit DC

Visiting our Birmingham Alabama distribution center? Heading to our DC to pick up your will call order? New associate who just joined the Merit Brass Family?  Searching for places to eat near me Birmingham AL during your stay? The Magic City offers many great options in the downtown area, the outskirts of town — and everywhere in between.


From Southern fare at casual eateries and steak frites at fine dining restaurants to pizza and burgers at local diners, Birmingham’s got a lively dining scene! But you don’t need to go far from our facility to find plenty of eating establishments. In fact, we’re close to Lakeshore Parkway and I-65, making it easy to get to many restaurants in 15 minutes or less!

 Merit Brass Distribution Center in Birmingham, Alabama

With multiple options in Birmingham and nearby Homewood and Vestavis Hills, you might find it hard to decide where to go. Our handy guide on nice places to eat in Birmingham AL can help you out!


1. Red Pearl Restaurant

Located just 5 minutes from our facility, Red Pearl Restaurant offers Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner. Quick service, an impressive range of menu items, and great prices make this dining place a top choice! Looking for vegan dishes? Red Pearl has options for you on their menu. Enjoy your meal with refreshing bubble milk tea or a glass of sake!


2. The Purple Onion Deli and Grill

In the mood for Mediterranean cuisine? The Purple Onion Deli and Grill has a menu filled with tempting options, such as pita wraps, falafel, and gyro lunch plates. You’ll also find burgers, seafood, and other American dishes on the menu for even more choices! Dine in a friendly atmosphere that’s just 5 to 10 minutes from our facility.


3. Pizzeria G.M.

For a pizza place that’s just 5 minutes from our distribution center, check out Pizzeria G.M. Choose from several delicious pizzas loaded with the ingredients you want. Or dine on pasta, calamari, chicken parmesan, or other items served in a cozy dining area. Add a classic dessert or cocktails to complete your meal!

 Merit Brass Birmingham Alabama Distribution Center Manager, Bryan Humphries at Local Restaurant

4. Ruby Sunshine

Need a brunch spot close by? Ruby Sunshine — just 10 minutes away — serves up French toast bites, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and much more! There’s also a gluten-free friendly menu available. Enjoy a stack of pancakes with a mimosa or Nola-style iced coffee from a brunch restaurant that got its start in New Orleans.


5. Okinawa Sushi and Hibachi Steak House

Trying to find a sushi and steak place that’s more on the casual side? That’s exactly what this restaurant offers — and it’s just 10 minutes away! Find a great selection of hibachi menu items for lunch or dinner. Bento boxes, hibachi lunch steak, and sashimi lunches make delicious mid-day meals. Or treat yourself to sushi or sashimi a la carte items for dinner!


6. Bistro V

Southern comfort foods hit the spot in this bistro. Located 10 to 15 minutes from out facility, Bistro V offers fried oysters, shrimp and grits, handmade crab cakes, and more! You’ll also find filet mignon, burgers, roast beef, and many other items to choose from. Enjoy al fresco dining in good weather, or make yourself comfortable in a spacious dining room.


7. Gianmarco’s

Exploring options for upscale dinner restaurants? Gianmarco’s offers Italian cuisine served in a sophisticated dining area with ambient lighting and elegant decor. The dinner menu features several veal, seafood, and chicken dishes. Traditional Italian desserts add the ideal finish to your dinner. Gianmarco’s is about 10 minutes away, making it a convenient place to go for a fancy meal.


8. Ironwood Kitchen and Cocktails

Located in the Valley Hotel — just 10 to 15 minutes away — Ironwood serves comfort food that goes above and beyond. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner menus for an incredible selection to choose from no matter when you go! From smoked salmon and Birmingham Benedict for breakfast to butter basted filet and porterhouse pork chops for dinner, head to Ironwood for an enhanced dining experience.


9. Steak-Out

Looking for a quality steak meal for pick-up or delivery? Steak-Out offers char-broiled steaks made on demand that you can pick up or have delivered for a woking lunch or dinner. Located 10 to 15 minutes away, choose from ribeye steak, NY strip steak, or other steak entrees. Steak-Out also has pork chops, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and much more!


10. The Bright Star

Located just 20 minutes away, The Bright Star serves Greek-inspired steak and seafood dishes in a historic building dating back to 1907. Visit the state’s oldest family-owned dining establishment for a Greek tenderloin dinner. Or try Greek snapper or one of the Bright Star’s other delicious seafood entrees. The menu’s also filled with tons of appetizers to start your meal and plenty of desserts!


 Merit's local favorite dishes in Birmingham, Alabama near our DC

11. The Fish Market

Looking for a filling seafood meal? There’s a lot to choose from at The Fish Market, located 15 minutes away. Try Athenian-style snapper or grouper, Creole snapper, or shrimp and grits. The Fish Market also has a large selection of fresh fish and shellfish. It’s also got an assortment of pasta, kabobs, and chicken menu items. Enjoy dinner in an inviting atmosphere with courteous staff and nautical decor!



12. Firebirds

Exploring dining options for somewhere upscale? Firebirds, just 15 minutes away, serves incredible dishes in a comfortable, elegant setting. You’ll find hand-cut steaks, including filet mignon, aged ribeye, and cajun ribeye, on the menu. Or order wood-grilled salmon or Chilean sea bass if you’re in the mood for seafood. Firebirds also serves half-pound burgers, chicken entrees, salads, and more. And remember to check out the dessert menu for a perfect ending to your dinner!



13. El Barrio

Take a 15-minute drive for a modern spin on Mexican cuisine at El Barrio Restaurante y Bar. The menu features several dishes of multi-regional, Mexican-inspired dishes, like grilled chorizo meatloaf and masa roasted trout. You’ll also find enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, and other traditional Mexican menu items here. El Barrio also has an extensive drinks menu with margaritas, cocktails, beer, and much more!



14. Dreamland BBQ

Craving some barbecue for lunch or dinner? Head over to Dreamland BBQ, located about 15 minutes away. Choose from a big selection of hickory-smoked meats, BBQ plates, and classic Southern dishes. Have some fried okra or mac and cheese with a plate full of BBQ ribs. Or try a barbecue chopped pork or rib tips sandwich with coleslaw. Dreamland BBQ’s cozy atmosphere and friendly service make you feel right at home!



15. Niki’s West

Meat-and-three restaurants are the ideal places to go for a classic Southern lunch. And that’s what you’ll get at Niki’s West! Located 15 minutes away, Niki’s is a steak and seafood restaurant serving flavorful entrees with your choice of great Southern sides. Try the lemon pepper catfish or country fried steak with collard greens, black-eyed peas, and boiled okra. Their side selection also includes fried green tomatoes, succotash, and more. Save room for peach cobbler or banana pudding for dessert!



16. Taziki’s

Enjoy lunch at a downtown cafe serving gyros and other Mediterranean fare. Taziki’s is just 15 minutes away for an impressive selection of pitas, gyros, sandwiches, and more. Build your own lunch plate with your choice of meat, salad, and a side. Or try a tasty gyro served with basmati rice or roasted red potatoes. Taziki’s also has lamb burgers, salad bowls, and many other lunch items to choose from!



17. SAW’s Juke Joint

Located just over 20 minutes away, SAW’s Juke Joint is the place to go for chicken and waffles or mouthwatering barbecue for lunch. Feast on pulled pork, smoked chicken, or smoked sausage. Or try a Carolina burger or sweet tea fried chicken. SAW’s Juke Joint also has stuffed baked potatoes, hot dogs, and tons of other menu items! And this jazzy restaurant also features live music from to time!


 The Rougaroux      

18. The Rougaroux

Looking for Cajun cuisine for lunch? Located 20 minutes away, The Rougaroux has a menu filled with New Orleans-inspired Cajun classics, like gumbo and muffuletta. Order a seafood basket with oysters or catfish. Or try a po’boy made with fried gulf shrimp, Alabama catfish, or smoked chicken and bacon. And don’t leave without trying the bread pudding with pecan praline rum sauce for dessert! Enjoy a laid back lunch in a historic Pink House setting dating back to the 1800s.



19. Creekside BBQ

Have a hearty BBQ lunch while taking in the fresh air and scenic creek views at Creekside BBQ. Order a plate of North Carolina pulled pork or Alabama chicken that falls right off the bone. Add corn casserole, cheese grits, or other classic BBQ sides for an even heartier meal! Creekside BBQ’s just 15 minutes away with beautiful views of Oak Mountain State Park.



20. Jim ’N Nicks

Located 15 minutes away, Jim ’N Nicks offers slow-cooked BBQ in a casual, cozy setting. Get a heaping plate of pulled pork, beef brisket, or Carolina-style pork for lunch. The menu also has tons of other items, including BBQ sandwiches, ribs, burgers, and more. Looking for gluten-free options? You’ve got several trimmings to choose from, like BBQ corn on the cob and baked beans. Jim ’N Nicks also brings you complimentary baskets of delicious cheese biscuits!



With many restaurants in Birmingham Alabama near our facility, you can look forward to delicious food — and a great dining experience overall. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re just a short drive away from your next meal!


Author:  Kimberly Wallingford, Director of Marketing - Merit Brass Co.



6/20/2024 7:35:42 PM

cookie not Alanı Link Tıkla