Southern meets Cajun at Mudtown, a relaxed, family-friendly eatery where service comes with a big smile and the plates feature bountiful portions. Native Americans called the area around the restaurant “mudtown” because of the swampy conditions that resulted from heavy rainfall around the Cahaba River bank. And while the name appears to have stuck, the patrons have proven loyal as well.
The menu at Mudtown is pretty diverse. Appetizer choices include dill pickle chips, crab cakes, jerk-style lettuce wraps, chicken wings, fried green tomatoes and blue cheese dip served with sweet potato chips. A range of chicken, seafood, pork and beef options are available by way of salads, sandwiches and entrées.
While parking at Mudtown can be a bit of a challenge, and there’s usually a wait for a table, the bar drinks and comfort food ensure that patrons keep coming back and recommending it to their friends.
Mudtown, located at 3144 Green Valley Rd. in Cahaba Heights, is open for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch. View the menu and learn more at mudtownalabama.com.
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