Here's The Best Alabama Restaurant On 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives'

By Jason Hall

December 1, 2021

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A Fairhope restaurant has been credited as the best Alabama stop on Guy Fieri's popular Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives series. compiled a nationwide list of "the best 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' restaurant in every state" which included Panini Pete's as the top choice for Alabama.

"The team at Panini Pete's whips up outstanding sandwiches and homemade beignets from a quaint ranch-style building in Fairhope, Alabama,"'s Charlotte Chilton wrote. "Dishes like the Italian caprese panini with homemade mozzarella have made this eatery a must-visit in Alabama. If you don't trust us, take it from Guy Fieri, who gave the turkey panini his stamp of approval on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."

Here is's full list of "the best 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' restaurant in every state":

  1. Alabama- Panini Pete's (Fairhope)
  2. Alaska- Pucker Wilson's (Juneau)
  3. Arizona- Matt's Big Breakfast (Phoenix)
  4. Arkansas- Bruno's Little Italy (Little Rock)
  5. California- Gott's Roadside (Saint Helena)
  6. Colorado- Foolish Craig's Cafe (Boulder)
  7. Connecticut- Super Duper Weenie (Fairfield)
  8. Delaware- Locale BBQ Post (Wilmington)
  9. Florida- 111th Street Diner (Miami)
  10. Georgia- The Silver Skillet (Atlanta)
  11. Hawaii- Big Wave Shrimp (Oahu)
  12. Idaho- Jimmy's Down the Street (Coeur D'Alene)
  13. Illinois- Vito and Nick's (Chicago)
  14. Indiana- Historic Steer-In (Indianapolis)
  15. Iowa- Mi Patria (Des Moines)
  16. Kansas- Woodyard Bar B Que (Kansas City)
  17. Kentucky- Parkette Drive-In (Lexington)
  18. Louisiana- The Rivershack Tavern (Jefferson)
  19. Maine- Maine Diner (Wells)
  20. Maryland- Blue Moon Cafe (Baltimore)
  21. Massachusetts- Kelly's Diner (Somerville)
  22. Michigan- The Fly Trap (Ferndale)
  23. Minnesota- Victor's 1959 Cafe (Minneapolis)
  24. Mississippi- Memphis Barbecue Company (Horn Lake)
  25. Missouri- Happy Gillis (Kansas City)
  26. Montana- Roost Fried Chicken (Bozeman)
  27. Nebraska- Joe Tess Place (Omaha)
  28. Nevada- Fat Choy Restaurant (Las Vegas)
  29. New Hampshire- Red Arrow Diner (Manchester)
  30. New Jersey- Tick Tock Diner (Clifton)
  31. New Mexico- Tune-Up Cafe (Santa Fe)
  32. New York- Pies 'n' Thighs (Brooklyn)
  33. North Carolina- The Improper Pig (Charlotte)
  34. North Dakota- Blackbird Woodfire (Fargo)
  35. Ohio- Senate (Cincinnati)
  36. Oklahoma- Cattleman's Steakhouse (Oklahoma City)
  37. Oregon- Pine State Biscuits (Portland)
  38. Pennsylvania- Good Dog Bar (Philadelphia)
  39. Rhode Island- Evelyn's Drive-In (Tiverton)
  40. South Carolina- Glass Onion (Charleston)
  41. South Dakota- Daily Clean Food and Drink (Sioux Falls)
  42. Tennessee- Leonard's Pit Barbecue (Memphis)
  43. Texas- Counter Cafe (Austin)
  44. Utah- Oh Mai (Multiple locations)
  45. Vermont- Hong's Chinese Dumplings (Burlington)
  46. Virginia- Metro 29 Diner (Arlington)
  47. Washington- Southern Kitchen (Tacoma)
  48. West Virginia- Hillbilly Hot Dogs (Lesage)
  49. Wisconsin- Frank's Diner (Kenosha)
  50. Wyoming- Sidewinders American Grill
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