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.

Mudtown has been a neighborhood favorite in Cahaba Heights since opening its doors in

Mudtown, a popular, family-friendly spot, has been a neighborhood favorite for years.

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.

 

 

 

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Mudtown offers fresh, healthy ingredients, like this Southern fried chicken salad with golden raisins, and salad dressings always come on the side. Image via Mudtown

The burger is cooked to order and has a nice chargrilled flavor. It comes fully loaded with lettuce, tomato and mayo, unless ordered otherwise.

The burger is cooked to order and has a nice chargrilled flavor. It comes fully loaded with lettuce, tomato and mayo, unless ordered otherwise.

The fried green tomatoes are super crunchy with a thick layer of breading. The tomatoes come from nearby Murphree's Produce Stand, and are served with a corn relish and savory white sauce.

The fried green tomatoes are super crunchy with a thick layer of breading. The tomatoes come from nearby Murphree’s Produce Stand, and are served with a corn relish and savory white sauce.

Once only offered as a seasonal special, the pork tacos were so popular that they are now a menu staple. The pork is roasted in-house, shredded and served on a layer of corn tortillas topped with a citrus salsa and served with a side of red rice.

Once only offered as a seasonal special, the pork tacos were so popular that they are now a menu staple. The pork is roasted in-house, shredded and served on a layer of corn tortillas topped with a citrus salsa and served with a side of red rice.

The Charleston shrimp and grits dish is loaded with Andouille sausage, shrimp and vegetables. Image via Mudtown

The Charleston shrimp and grits dish is loaded with Andouille sausage, shrimp and vegetables atop garlic cheese grits. Image via Mudtown

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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