Top things to do in Mobile

Top Choice Barbecue in Mobile

Meat Boss

If the name hasn't done it, we'll explain the appeal of Meat Boss: fresh barbecue, and lots of it, served slow-smoked and glistening. Order meat, add sides from banana pudding to potato salad – and have a great meal…
Southern US in Mobile

Noble South

Many Southern restaurants try and reimagine the classics, but Noble South is pulling off the experiment. Deviled eggs with roe and bacon? Bacon, egg and pimento sandwich? Rainbow trout with a West African peanut ste…
Museum in Mobile


This museum, dedicated to the marine heritage of the Gulf, is full of interactive exhibits on nautical topics ranging from how to sail a boat to container ships to shipwreck exploration to navigation skills. The top…
Museum in Mobile

USS Alabama

The battleship Alabama is a 690ft behemoth famous for escaping nine major WWII battles unscathed – the 'Lucky A' never lost any of its sailors while they served aboard ship. It's a worthwhile self-guided tour just t…
American in Mobile

Mary's Southern Cooking

Mary's serves up soul food with a smile. Daily specials run the gamut from beef tips to pig's feet to chicken pot pie, served alongside groaning portions of sides, including collard greens, rice and gravy and mashed…
Museum in Mobile

Gulf Coast Exploreum

This science center contains some 150 interactive exhibits and displays in three galleries, an IMAX theater and live demonstrations in its chemistry and biology labs. The exhibits are mainly aimed at kids, and make …
Museum in Mobile

Hank Aaron Stadium

Baseball historians should stop by Hank Aaron Stadium, home of the Mobile Bay Bears, where there is a museum set in Hank's old childhood home (moved to this location). It documents his incredible life from obscure A…
Pub Food in Mobile

Callaghan's Irish Social Club

This ramshackle pub is located in a 1920s-era building that used to house a meat market. They serve a mean burger and a cold beer, and often feature live-music acts.
Bar in Mobile

OK Bicycle Shop

This sweet bar carries a bicycle theme throughout; there's a fantastic outdoor space for tipping back a beer or a cocktail on humid Mobile nights.
Museum in Mobile

Mobile Carnival Museum

New Orleans gets all the attention, but Mobile technically threw the first Mardi Gras and carnival season in the USA (or what would become the USA). This museum provides some historical context for the holiday, but …