Surrounded by cotton fields, Old Greenbrier Restaurant still dons its original rustic décor while serving some of the best fried catfish, hickory smoked pork and chicken and coleslaw in the Tennessee Valley. Another crowd favorite are the perfectly cooked hush puppies, which welcome each visitor upon seating.
Old Greenbrier Restaurant is one of 16 stops on the North Alabama Barbecue, which launched in 2010 and spotlights some of the top barbecue restaurants located throughout the 16 northernmost counties in Alabama.
Daily 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
The restaurant was built in 1952 by Jack Webb as a take-out only, one room structure. Mr. Webb built the building by hand, and later built some of the tables currently being used. It has been remodeled and enlarged several times, the last time by the present owners, the Evans family. The kitchen has been completely updated, but the original rustic decor has been left intact in the dining rooms.
In the early years at Greenbrier, country music stars used to perform on the roof of the building to bring in crowds. The road in front of the building was the main highway between Decatur and Huntsville and still has the name of "Old Highway 20." It was first replaced by Highway 20 and now I-565.