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Best Eats on 280


We get it. Sometimes Whataburger and Panda Express get old after awhile, and you want to find somewhere new to eat. Don’t worry, because we've got you covered with the best eats off of Highway 280. Get your appetite ready because by the end of this list you'll be ready to grub.

Taziki's

From Greek salads to gyros to a host of other fresh options, Taziki's brings the flavors of Greece to the sweet southern state of Alabama. We suggest getting the weekend special. You can thank us later.

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Grab some friends and get some pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Bring an appetite because not only are their pizzas mouth watering, they are also huge. It may be a little more pricey than your usual Domino's pizza, but their special dough and funky combinations of ingredients make it worth every penny.

Edgar's

Edgar's

Coffee, pastries, and more pastries. Edgar’s is the perfect place to camp out with your favorite book,  snack on a cookie, and f sip on delicious coffee. Trust us, this is a place that will draw you back time and time again for a sweet treat.

Eli's Jerusalem Grill

Eli's Jerusalem Grill

From fresh produce, skillfully prepared meals, homemade pita bread, satisfying soups, and to die for desserts, Eli's brings the tastiest and most loved meals from Israel to Birmingham. If you're planning on visiting the Holy Land l , we suggest going here to get your taste buds excited for delicious food the Mediterranean has to offer.

Taco Mama

Taco Mama

Mouthwatering Mexican cuisine is what you should expect when coming here. Handmade the old fashioned way, and leaving you wanting more - Taco Mama is a must place for all of those Mexican food junkies. Taco bout a good time.

First Watch

First Watch

A Highlands favorite conveniently located right by our Greystone campus. First Watch is the perfect brunch spot with something for everyone. If you have a sweet tooth, the pancakes will win your heart over. Don’t forget to add a side a bacon to complete this million dollar meal! If you're on the healthier side, try their iconic avocado toast with over easy eggs. Oh, and of course we can't forget the unlimited amount of coffee. Insert all the heart eye emojis.

Little Donkey

Little Donkey

Did someone say golden churros dipped in chocolate? Count us in! Little Donkey is the perfect spot for a classic Mexican meal along with some fun and unique dessert options.

Big Bad Breakfast

Big Bad Breakfast

Southerners are known for going above and beyond with breakfast, and Big Bad Breakfast does southern charm well. From biscuits and gravy to chicken and waffles, they have all southern classics down and ready to serve.

Chuy's

Chuy's

We all love some good Tex-Mex , but we especially love Chuy's free nacho bar available Monday-Friday from 2pm to 6pm. And all the college students said a good, “amen!”

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Live out the American dream with a classic American meal - cheeseburgers, crinkle fries, and of course you can't forget that thick and creamy milkshake.

Anyone else hungry now, or is that just me? Pick one, two, five, or all of them and let us know which spots are your favorite!

 

Written by Highlands College Student, Heather King