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Railroad Park is one of everyone’s favorite places to spend the afternoon in Birmingham. With beautiful landscaping, cool passing trains, gorgeous walking trails, skating bowls, great places to take a bike and a wonderful skating rink every winter, It’s no wonder most people spend the majority of their free time wandering the paths and enjoying the view. The one thing the Railroad Park is lacking is a good place to settle down and do everyone’s favorite thing…EAT!

Fortunately, there are lots of fantastic places to sit down and have a meal within walking distance of the Railroad Park! Today, I’ve chosen some of my absolute favorites and made up a list just for you. Ready for a food adventure? Let’s go!


Are your tastebuds in the mood for some delicious homemade pizza? Mine sure are! Tortugas Pizza was voted “Birmingham’s Best Pizza” in 2015 by the Birmingham Business Journal and was on the list of “100 Alabama Foods to Try Before You Die”. But it doesn’t just stop at pizza. Tortugas also offers delicious Lasagna, subs, and salads you won’t want to miss. If you want to blow your taste buds away and sweet them off their feet, Tortugas is most certainly the best place to start!

Glory Bound Gyro Company

My personal favorite, you can easily walk from the Railroad Park to this welcoming and fun restaurant located on 20th Street South Downtown! This place is perfect because if you’ve been enjoying a day at the park, Glory Bound has the most delicious lemonade fit to fill you up and cool you down! My favorite part about this is that they serve it up in mason jars. It just doesn’t get any better than this. With friendly staff, delicious food, fast service, and affordable prices your wallet will LOVE, Glory Bound Gyro Company is the place to be!

The Taco Truck

Looking for a Street Taco Truck that’ll blow your mind? Our favorite Dos Hermanos Taco Truck comes around 14 Street North in Birmingham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 AM until 2 PM and you won’t want to miss out. With delicious blends of flavor, affordable prices and friendly service, you’ll be finding reasons to drop by and get a taco whenever you see the truck.


From handcrafter gyros and Mediterranean salads to a scrumptious dessert of rich chocolate cake or baklava, Taziki’s will have your mouth watering again and again for all of their delicious Mediterranean dishes. Located on 18th Street South Downtown, you won’t have to walk too far from the Railroad Park, but we guarantee that every step will be well worth the mouth-watering cuisine that awaits you.


Throw your feet up for a little delicious food from Jamaica! You’ll find that delicious Jerk chicken, oxtail and other wonderful Jamaican specialty dishes are the thing at Yehman Restaurant. This casual and friendly restaurant will give you a taste of why Birmingham is so wonderful.

Niki’s West 

From Breakfast to Steak to Seafood, Niki’s West will leave you in want of absolutely nothing except a well-satisfied stomach and an equally satisfied wallet. This wonderful little restaurant has been around since 1957 and it’s customers have always been totally satisfied with the wonderful service that it’s staff provides. It is truly one of Birmingham’s finest and most unique restaurants and you’ll be very glad you stopped by!


This local bar made the list for two reasons – 1 the peanut hummus is a perfectly southern take on this Mediterranean classic and #2 is definitely the burgers, which are among some of the best you’ll find in Birmingham. Paramount boasts an amazing game room and a fine selection of local craft beer.

And there you have it! Just a few of our top favorite restaurants that you can get to very easily from everyone’s favorite park in Downtown Birmingham. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to hearing all about your favorite places to stop for a bite to eat!