Here are a few of our favorite places to eat in Montgomery.
Lek’s Railroad Thai · 300B Water Street
Just steps away from our reception venue, Lek’s is located in the historic Union Station Railroad Shed. Michael says it’s Montgomery’s best sushi. Try the Bama Crunch Roll. Bellee usually orders the Pud Thai.
El Rey Burrito Lounge · 1031 E. Fairview Avenue
This is Bellee’s favorite place in Montgomery, even though they don’t open for lunch. It’s just down the street from Huntingdon. The mango iced tea is delicious (get half mango and half unsweet tea if you’re watching your sugar), and the margaritas aren’t bad either. Bellee always orders Queso del Rey. Michael suggests the Original.
Dreamland BBQ · 101 Tallapoosa Street
Dreamland started in Tuscaloosa in 1958. It’s motto is true–Ain’t nothing like ’em…nowhere!–but the newest Dreamland location, just downstairs from our reception site, serves up the real deal. You can’t go wrong with ribs, but the pulled pork plate is mighty fine. Don’t miss the banana pudding, ya’ll. (If you get a taste and decide you can’t live without it, you’ll be relieved to know that Dreamland will ship BBQ right to your front door.)
China King · 635 W. Fairview Avenue
Michael will write of his love affair with China King soon.
Chris’ Hot Dogs · 138 Dexter Avenue
A Montgomery institution, Chris’ has been serving hot dogs, burgers, pie, and cokes since 1917. We recommend the Special Dog (“2 Wieners in one bun”).
Shashy’s Bakery & Fine Foods · 1700 Mullberry Street
The best bakery in town, hands down, Shashy’s also serves a mean breakfast. Try the Fried Green Tomatos Eggs Benedict. And the Thumbprint Cookies. And the pies. (All the pies!) You’ll also find Lebanese dishes and other delights here. Fine food, indeed.