Where to Eat in Downtown Auburn (in order of distance from Pebble Hill):
Hamilton's On Magnolia · $$ · American
174 E Magnolia Ave
Modern American restaurant with wraparound bar & patio tables. Not stellar on vegetarian/vegan options.
Auburn Draft House · $$ · American
161 E Magnolia Ave
Down-to-earth restaurant & bar offering ample American pub grub (pizza, burgers, salads, etc) plus 44 craft beers.
Taco Mama · $ · Mexican
149 E Magnolia Ave
Chipotle-like taco/burrito restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Fusion Restaurant · Vietnamese
145 E Magnolia Ave
Pan-Asian fusion restaurant with lots of seating. Good vegetarian and vegan options.
Little Italy Pizzeria · $ · Pizza
129 E Magnolia Ave
Counter-serve pizza joint serving whole pies & slices, subs, calzones. Sicilian-style pizza a specialty. No GF option.
Moes Original Bar B Que · $$ · Barbecue
125 E Magnolia Ave
Easygoing chain serving Alabama-style pulled pork & other meats smoked in-house.
Toomer's Drugs · $ · Soda Fountain
100 N College St
An Auburn institution serving sandwiches & shakes in a historic corner drugstore circa 1896. No seating.
Pieology Pizzeria · $ · Pizza
101 N College St
Chain pizzeria serving individual oven-fired pies made with a diverse range of sauces, cheeses & toppings.
Big Blue Bagel & Deli · $ · Bagel Sandwiches
120 N College St
Royal Doner · $ · Turkish
132 N College St, Auburn, AL 36830
Well-reviewed new restaurant. Largely meat-heavy.
Bizilia's Cafe · $ · Restaurant
134 N College St
Panini sandwich and coffee cafe.
Tacorita · $$ · Tacos
138 N College St
Mexican/American grub with a twist, plus a long bar for cocktails. Good lunch special, and dinner specials on Wednesday and Thursday.
Five Guys · $$ · Fast Food
121 N College St
Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait. No Vegan or Veg options.
Mellow Mushroom · $$ · Pizza
128 N College St
Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas. Good options for vegetarians and vegans. GF crust available.
Arigato Sushi Boutique · Sushi
140 N College St #101
Cheeburger Cheeburger · $$ · Hamburger
160 N College St
Family-oriented fast-food chain serving build-your-own burgers & shakes (including massive "signature" shakes) in a retro 1950s setting. GF buns available.
LiveOaks · $$ · Restaurant
201 N College St
Rustic-modern spot featuring elevated American fare, draft beer & a roomy patio with a covered bar.
Just off College:
The Hound · $$ · American
124 Tichenor Ave
Rustic-chic bar with a simple New American menu, an extensive bourbon selection & many craft beers. Meat-heavy, but a very good veggie burger.
Acre · $$$ ($$ for lunch) · New Southern
210 E Glenn Ave
James Beard Award nominee, locally-sourced Southern-inspired fare, charcuterie & cocktails served in chic, rustic environs.
Driving Distance Options:
The Depot · $$$ ($$ at lunch)· Seafood restaurant
124 Mitcham Ave
You don't have to drive to get to The Depot, but it is a little longer walk. Upscale seafood eatery with a sizable wine list in a renovated train depot with a relaxed ambiance.
Bow & Arrow · $$ · Barbecue restaurant
1977 E Samford Ave
From the creator of Acre, this is an excellent Texan-style barbecue place. Daily fresh-made margarita specials, legit homemade tortillas. Recommended for omnivores.
Café One Twenty Three · Fine Dining
123 S 8th St, Opelika
Comfort food · Healthy options · Great dessert
Ma Fia's Ristorante · $$ · Italian
811 S Railroad Ave, Opelika
Cozy, rustic wine-bar setting for pizza, pasta & panini plus Italian starters & desserts.
Irish Bred Pub · $$ · Irish pub
833 S Railroad Ave, Opelika
Zazu Gastropub · $$ · American
112 S 8th St, Opelika
Low-key, rustic-chic tavern featuring 20+ craft brews on tap, plus New American eats & wine.