Local Restaurants Celebrate Alabama Restaurant Week, Aug. 17-26

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The list is complete and now it is time to make plans for dining in the Shoals!  Four restaurants in Colbert County will be part of Alabama Restaurant Week, August 17-26 when the State’s Tourism Department is showcasing 232 restaurants across the state. All are participating in the promotional event by offering discounted fixed-prices on many of their signature menu items.  These specials will run for lunch and/or dinner at the following restaurants:  Claunch Cafe, Rattlesnake Saloon, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals Grille and Stanfield’s Steakhouse.

Claunch Café (400 S. Main St., Tuscumbia, in Spring Park) provides home cooking at its best!  The Claunch family has been in the restaurant business for over 60 years.  In addition to daily plate specials which feature a “meat and three”, during Restaurant Week one may order the Claunch signature Pecan Chicken Salad Plate for only $5.00.  This popular meal was featured in the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama before You Die brochure, also presented by Alabama Tourism Department for the current “Year of Alabama Food.”  Pecan Chicken Salad Plate features a generous scoop of the homemade Chicken Salad, a slice of lemon tea bread, fresh fruit and “frozen fruit delight”. The restaurant is open for lunch only, Sun. – Thurs.  For more information: 256-386-0222


            Rattlesnake Saloon (1292 Mt. Mills R., Tuscumbia) provides a unique experience for diners who discover the restaurant nestled underneath a huge natural bluff shelter at Seven Springs Lodge.  Dine indoors or outside and enjoy live music Thursday – Saturday evenings.  Restaurant Week special is a choice of Rustler Burger or Duke Burger, served with fries or onion rings and drink for $10.00. Burgers at the Rattlesnake Saloon are simply outstanding!  The Rustler was named one of the top best burgers in the state by the Alabama Cattleman’s Association and popular vote in 2011.  It is also listed in the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama before You Die brochure. The restaurant is open for lunch or dinner, Thurs. – Sat., and for lunch only on Sun; draft on tap after 5 pm.   For more information: 256-370-7220.


            Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals Grille (990 Sunbelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals), located within the clubhouse commands a stunning view of Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River!  The Grille, which is open daily, is the perfect choice for a sit-down leisurely meal or for a “quick bite” as one heads to the first tee. Restaurant Week lunch special is the Grouper Sandwich (Grilled or Blackened filet) on a Kaiser bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and tartar sauce; served with a kosher pickle and choice of fries or the crisp homemade potato chips, for $10.00.  Full bar service available.  For more information: 256-446-5111.

            Stanfield’s Steakhouse (5745 River Rd. Muscle Shoals) is a uniquely casual restaurant, locally owned and operated since 1999.  Stanfield’s proudly specializes in hand-cut USDA steaks, and a freshly prepared salad bar, made from scratch desserts and a full beer and wine selection.  Both lunch and dinner specials are offered for Alabama Restaurant Week.  A $10.00 fixed-price allows one to choose from four entrées: 6 oz. Ribeye, 8 oz. Sirloin, Chopped Steak or Grilled Chicken Breast, all served with choice of a side item, one trip to the salad bar and a drink. A “Surf and Turf” meal (5 oz. Filet Mignon & Butterfly Shrimp), with choice of side and one trip to the salad bar, and drink is offered for $20.00. Open Mon. – Sat. For more information: 256-446-5588.


            Susann Hamlin, Executive Director for Colbert County Tourism, promises that “if you choose to visit one of the four restaurants who are this year’s Restaurant Week participants, you will enjoy some of the best food the area has to offer!”

            Hamlin added that Lee Sentell, Alabama Tourism Director, plans to make Alabama Restaurant Week an annual affair. Restaurants who didn’t participate this year will have the opportunity to sign up and participate next year.

             “We expect this promotion to be a huge success for our local restaurants, for our state’s image and for tourism in Colbert County.”

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