Daphne, Alabama, and the rest of the Mobile Bay area offer a variety of delicious, classic American restaurants. Whether you're searching for a great burger, some barbecue, or traditional Southern dishes, you won't need to look far. Here are some of the best American restaurants in the Daphne area.

Kitchen on Main

At Kitchen on Main, you can choose a small or larger plate depending on your appetite. Small plates include bacon-wrapped shrimp with chili, barbecue sauce, pickled onions, sauteed crab claws with French bread, and lump crab cakes served with house-made remoulade and red and yellow peppers.

For a large plate, you can try crab meat with pan-seared grouper or a 6-ounce filet mignon with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed vegetables. For dessert, you can enjoy raspberry cheesecake, bread pudding with whipped cream and bourbon ice cream, or a chocolate torte with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Outdoor seating and to-go orders are available.

Location: 1716 Main St., Suite C, Daphne, Alabama.

Hours: You can visit Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Southwood Kitchen

Southwood Kitchen is a popular neighborhood restaurant and bar with fine dining and a casual atmosphere. For lunch, you can start with fried pork rinds and pimento cheese dip, crawfish artichoke dip with pork rinds, queso, and Parmesan cheese. The shrimp and grits come with Conecuh sausage, peppers, green onions, Parmesan cheese, and gorgonzola. The grilled chicken salad comes with berries, candied pecans, gorgonzola, apple slices, and honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The House Ground Burger comes with an 8-ounce ground beef patty, Romaine lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion, and brioche. You can also add bacon, cheese, and jalapeno.

You can start with pork belly and watermelon with Feta cheese for dinner. For the main course, you can enjoy pan-seared halibut with roasted pecan butter, Portobello mushrooms, sweet potato, spinach, and roasted pumpkin. You can also try the Durham Ranch Elk Tenderloin or the Black Angus filet medallions with mushroom bordelaise, duck-fat whipped potatoes, and brown butter green beans. Reservations are recommended, and there's an excellent wine list. This place opened in 2017 and uses quality, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Location: 1203 US Highway 98, Suite 3D, Daphne, Alabama.

Hours: You can visit Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner happens from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sunset Pointe

Sunset Pointe is a popular American restaurant in Fairhope, about 10 minutes from Daphne. The owner, Pete Blohme, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1986. He started this place in 2006, and it has a beautiful waterfront view of the Fly Creek Marina and a relaxing, luxurious atmosphere, especially near sunset. The patio would fit in well at a luxury hotel, and Wi-Fi is free for guests. Appetizers include Gulf Coast barbecue shrimp with rosemary, lemon, bread, spicy tomato broth, and fresh, fried Gulf grouper. The Crab Meat Balls have crab and crab claw meat, Gulf Coast remoulade, and lemon and Creole mustard aioli.

The Sunset Pointe Salad comes with bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, Feta cheese, sweet and spicy pecans, crostini, and roasted corn. And you can add tuna, shrimp, chicken, fresh fish, or fried oysters. The Sunset Pointe Burger comes with two ground chuck patties, pimento cheese, caramelized red onion, bacon, brioche, and sweet potato chips. Other options include lemon butter chicken with vegetables, Southern fried fish, Fettuccine with chicken or shrimp, rosemary, and spicy tomato cream sauce. The kids' menu offers a cheeseburger, fried or grilled shrimp, chicken, or fish and cheese sandwich.

Many fine wines are available, or you can choose a popular local or imported beer. The cocktail list changes with the seasons, so you can always try a new drink. You can get your meals delivered if you don't feel like visiting.

Location: 831 N. Section St., Fairhope, Alabama.

Hours: You can visit every day from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Kravers Seafood Restaurant

Kravers Seafood Restaurant is in Daphne. It also has a location across the bay in Mobile, about 20 minutes from Daphne. This casual, family-friendly place has traditional Southern seafood. You can start with gumbo, fried pickles, onion rings, or fried green tomatoes with a special sauce. Crawfish tails, crab claws, popcorn shrimp, oysters, stuffed crab, and catfish are also available. You can also try a catfish, oyster, shrimp, fish po'boy, or a Philly cheese steak. Kids can get a corn dog, a grilled cheese sandwich, chicken tenders, catfish, or shrimp with hush puppies and fries. For dessert, you can try chocolate silk pie, Key lime pie, or cheesecake.

Location: 25965 State Highway 181 in Daphne, Alabama, and 2368 Leroy Stevens Road in Mobile, Alabama.

Hours: You can visit Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Manci's Antique Club and Buster's Brick Oven Pizza

Manci's Antique Club gets its name because it was a filling station that filled more than gas tanks during Prohibition. In 1936, owner Buster Manci transformed it into a bar. Later, he became the mayor of Daphne. The walls contain interesting artifacts from the era, including one of the world's largest Jim Beam decanter collections.

Esquire Magazine called Manci's one of the top 21 bars in America, and the restaurant was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. You can start with fried mushrooms, fried pickles, or pimento cheese fried in a flour tortilla with fire-roasted tomato salsa. Try the BLT, shrimp wrap, or buffalo chicken wrap if you feel like a sandwich. The fried seafood dinner includes shrimp, oysters, fish, hush puppies, slaw, and a side of your choice. You can get great pizza and steak at Buster's Brick Oven Pizza next door.

Location: 1715 Main St., Daphne, Alabama.

Hours: You can visit Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

These are just some of the delicious American restaurants in the Daphne area. Did we miss any of your favorites? Contact us at Tameron Buick GMC, and let us know where you like to eat most.

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