Don’t miss out on these restaurants in Auburn. They’re all about serving food that looks as amazing as it tastes, from the downright artful dishes at Acre to the colorful and carefully plated meals found at The Hound. Your Instagram feed is bound to be the most delicious among your friends after dining out at any of these Auburn, Alabama hot spots and staples.
Location: 210 E. Glenn Ave., Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: New American, Southern
Hours: Monday 5-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
You may know local chef and owner of Acre, David Bancroft, as the winner of Food Network’s Iron Chef Showdown — so you can bet his meals are ultra-Instaworthy. Chef Bancroft collaborates with local ranchers and the Auburn University Meats Lab to source responsibly farm-raised meat, prominently featured on their amazing charcuterie layouts. Beautifully arranged main dishes like seared snapper and roasted chicken — even chicken-fried bacon — are supremely photogenic. You can find Acre in Auburn’s historic district, just three blocks from Toomer’s Corner.
Location: 124 Mitcham Ave., Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: New American, Seafood
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Closed Monday
The Depot is proud to present Auburn with the finest, freshest, and most photogenic seafood in town. They offer dishes that are as tasty as they are easy on the eyes, like swordfish kebabs and seafood linguini. Stop by to sample their happy hour menu (served Tuesday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m.), which features items like housemade Old Bay chips, sea salt horseradish fries, and spicy blue crab dip.
Location: 410 S. Gay St., Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: New American
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Mac and cheese with black truffles and seared snapper are just a couple of the Instaworthy dishes you’ll find here. The Amsterdam Cafe serves incredible seafood and Southern-style meals in a cozy, equally Instagram-worthy space. The walls are adorned with Van Gogh-inspired art, and during good weather, you can grab a seat outside in their shady, vine-covered courtyard.
Location: 124 Tichenor Ave., Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: New American
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9:30 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Monday
Folks at The Hound live by two words: bacon and bourbon. Modeled off a warm and welcoming hunting lodge, this restaurant is known for serving top-shelf bourbon, craft beers on tap, and dishes that highlight bacon from heritage breed pork. They can make any dish look as wonderful as it tastes. Take a gander at their caramel apple French toast, pot roast sandwich, and Faroe Island salmon, but don’t miss out on their late-night menu. It includes munchies like bacon and bourbon caramel popcorn, housemade pimento cheese, and a pail o’ pork rinds.
Location: 1151 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: American, Burgers & Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
One word: mouth-watering. Niffer’s Place offers tasty burgers, sandwiches, and salads that will inspire envy in your Instagram followers. Show off items like tuna steak salad, a classic burger with sweet potato fries, and of course, their famous fish bowl. There’s nothing quite as photogenic as a fish bowl filled with a generous mix of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and triple sec juiced up with sweet and sour, pineapple juice, orange juice, and your choice of fruit flavoring like mango, cherry, and peach.
Crepe Myrtle Cafe
Location: 1192 S. Donahue Drive, Auburn, AL 36830
Cuisine: Creperie, Breakfast/Brunch
Hours: Every Day 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Most things elegant and delectable are photo-worthy, and that includes the crepes at Crepe Myrtle Cafe. They serve both savory lunch/brunch crepes alongside sweet dessert crepes, and a handful of breakfast dishes and paninis to match. Take a bite out of their Mexican crepe, Caesar chicken panini, or housemade cinnamon rolls. This is the kind of place that will keep you coming back for more food and photos.