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Chris Andrews | August 23, 2023

As a thriving and vibrant community, Fairhope is always welcoming new culinary talent and establishments to its food scene. In this blog post, we’ll explore a diverse range of new restaurants and bars that have opened their doors in 2022, those that have just begun serving customers in 2023, and even a sneak peek at some exciting places that will soon join the Fairhope food and drink landscape.

From delectable farm-to-table cuisine to innovative craft cocktails, these fresh additions to Fairhope’s dining scene promise unforgettable flavors and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a local food enthusiast or a visitor eager to discover the best tastes of our charming town, this guide has something for everyone.

Read on to discover the top new restaurants and bars in Fairhope that you simply can’t miss!

New Places to Eat & Drink in Fairhope for 2023

Coffee from the Barn at Hope Farm

The Barn at Hope Farm

One of Fairhope’s newest spots is The Barn at Hope Farm, Fairhope’s charming new farm-to-table eatery, where you can savor delicious breakfast and lunch plates made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Delight in the rich and smooth taste of Nova Espresso coffee, expertly brewed to complement your meal. Immerse yourself in the warm, rustic atmosphere of this newly opened haven and experience the true essence of farm-fresh dining.

Boothe Road Bistro

This family-run bistro beckons you with daily lunch specials highlighted on a chalkboard, and a diverse menu featuring dishes such as country fried steak and Jäegermeister Schnitzel. Open daily from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, guests can anticipate not just a delicious meal, but also exceptional coffee, fantastic desserts, and friendly service, all delivered within a warm and inviting ambiance.

Nini Squares

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Housed in a picturesque home at the corner of Bancroft and Magnolia, Nini Squares promises a fusion of pizza and Italian dishes with some innovative twists. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, it’s an exciting addition for locals and visitors alike, seeking a fresh dining experience in a cozy, ambient setting. Don’t miss out on exploring what Nini Squares brings to the “pizza corner” of Downtown Fairhope!


Sebastian’s brings a slice of fine dining to Fairhope with a menu rich in flavors and culinary craftsmanship. Begin your journey with appetizers such as the Escargot Bourguignon or the fresh Tatare au Salmon. For the main course, select from prime cuts like the Delmonico Ribeye or venture into the sea with dishes like the Pecan and Lavender Scented Sea Scallops. Vegetarians are not left behind, with offerings like the Carrot Ravioli or the unique “Steak” au Poivre, a marinated thick cut wild mushroom. Sebastian’s is open Tuesday – Saturday for lunch and dinner at the corner of 98 and Fairhope Ave.

Vietnamese Cuisine Fairhope

Fairhope’s culinary scene is broadened with the opening of Vietnamese Cuisine Fairhope. Located in Baldwin Square off Hwy. 98, this restaurant offers an authentic Vietnamese experience, boasting dishes that are emblematic of the country such as Pho (noodle soup), Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich), Vermicelli, and assorted rice dishes. The menu, crafted by professional Vietnamese chefs, promises unique and delicious recipes for every mealtime. Whether you’re craving the crunch of Fried Shrimp Egg Rolls, the warmth of the Special Beef Noodle Soup with steak, brisket, and meatballs, or the refreshing sip of a Vietnamese Ice Coffee with milk, there’s a taste of Vietnam waiting for you in every bite and sip right here in Fairhope.

Provision on the Fly

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Provision has quickly become one the the beloved coffee shops on the Eastern Shore. Now you can experience the convenience and quality of Provision on the Fly, their newest drive-thru-only location. Savor expertly crafted coffee beverages, made with the freshest beans, without leaving the comfort of your car. Perfect for busy mornings and afternoon pick-me-ups, Provision on the Fly will deliver a seamless blend of efficiency and exceptional taste to Fairhope’s coffee enthusiasts.

Aloha BBQ

Fairhope residents and visitors have a new culinary treat to explore: Aloha BBQ. Known for their food truck, Aloha BBQ is now nestled inside the VFW Post 5660 building at 950 Nichol Ave. This eatery promises a fusion of authentic Hawaiian flavors. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00am-3:00pm, and extending to 4:00pm on Saturdays, patrons can indulge in the BEST Hawaiian Plate Lunches and tantalizing Hawaiian candies, thanks to the collaboration between ‘Ono Sweets and Aloha Made BBQ. With a promise of every dish being crafted with true Aloha spirit, this is a must-visit spot for those seeking a genuine Hawaiian gastronomic experience.


Upcoming Restaurants & Bars in Fairhope: Coming Soon in 2023 and Beyond:

Ben’s Jr. BBQ

The LONG awaited return of Ben’s BBQ is almost complete! Foosackly’s owner, Will Fusiaotti is heading up the renovations of the iconic restaurant along business partner Jeremiah Matthews of Southwood Kitchen who will oversee the food and drink portion of the restaurant. A complete renovation of the inside along with preserving the building’s character amid rising construction material costs have delayed the return of Ben’s. Matthews has promised to continue the food and recipes that made Ben’s an institution in Fairhope.

Blind Tiger

Anticipate the arrival of the Blind Tiger’s new location on the scenic Fairhope Pier, where you’ll soon be able to savor refreshing drinks and delectable bites in a captivating waterfront setting. This lively bar and eatery promises to be the perfect spot for unwinding with friends or making new connections, all while enjoying the breathtaking views of Mobile Bay. Keep an eye out for the Blind Tiger’s upcoming opening to experience its one-of-a-kind ambiance and unparalleled location for an unforgettable social experience in Fairhope.

Mediterranean Sandwich Co.

Prepare your taste buds for the exciting arrival of Mediterranean Sandwich Co., soon opening its doors in Fairhope as the brand’s fifth location and second on the Eastern Shore. This Mobile-owned sandwich shop has won the hearts of many with its delicious and authentic Mediterranean flavors, expertly crafted into mouthwatering sandwiches and wraps. Don’t miss the opportunity to try their delectable offerings when they bring their much-loved, unique culinary experience to Fairhope at Highway 104 and 181.

Plane and Level Coastal

The former Camellia Cafe location is soon to welcome a unique dining experience inspired by the success of Plane & Level in Spring, Texas. Plane & Level marries modern fine dining with an intimate bar and tapas setting, all set against a backdrop of casual elegance. Patrons can anticipate savoring the restaurant’s signature homemade empanadas and chimichurri sauce, crafted from locally sourced organic ingredients that change with the seasons along with an extensive wine list.

Cozumel Bar and Grill

Fairhope is soon to experience a fiesta of flavors with the upcoming opening of Cozumel Bar and Grill. Set to be located at 18177 Wright Blvd in the new Shops at Point Clear center on S. Greeno Road, this Mexican restaurant promises to be a delightful addition to the city’s culinary landscape. If it’s associated with the Cozumel Mexican Grill from Loxley, Alabama, patrons can anticipate a familiar and savory menu that has been cherished by many.

Tammy’s Bar and Grill

Located in the Eastern Shore Shopping Center, Tammy’s Bar and Grill is undergoing a transformation to the former Fairhope Bar and Grill. Adding to the ambiance is a captivating mural by artist Paul Eade from 2007, hinting at a newly constructed patio. Promising a genuine sports bar environment, Tammy’s Sports Bar and Grill will be family-friendly and will feature Tammy Wintzell’s innovative “sports menu.” With Tammy and her partners at the helm, patrons can anticipate lively entertainment and scrumptious meals in the near future.

The Chimes

Fairhope is set to welcome a new addition from a Louisiana-based restaurant called The Chimes to the former location of Wintzell’s Oyster House on Scenic Hwy 98. Owner Tyler Hood has undertaken extensive renovations to restore the deteriorated building, emphasizing the importance of renovation over new construction to protect the local trees. While the exact opening date and name for the Fairhope branch remain uncertain due to the extensive nature of the renovations, residents can anticipate a Cajun-infused menu. With dishes reminiscent of The Chimes offerings such as red beans and rice with sausage, crawfish etouffee, and grilled salmon, the Eastern Shore is surely in for a treat.