Montgomery Restaurants & Shops

Martha's Place

Martha’s Place, Montgomery

Montgomery Restaurants & Shops

Mission House
DESCRIPTION: Nighclub and lounge; features live jazz
ADDRESS: 461 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-356-6869

Odessa’s Blessings
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant; similar to the southern home setting of Martha’s Place. Entrees include: meat loaf, beef tips, fried chicken, beef stew, spaghetti pie, shrimp gumbo, fried fish, and turkey & dressing served with cornbread or rolls. A typical meal costs $5.
CUISINE: Soul Food;
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30a–2p
ADDRESS: 726 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-265-7726

Isaiah’s Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant by Isaiah Sankey, wwho also co-owns the Butterfly Inn Bed & Breakfast; also caters
CUISINE: Soul Food; Catfish entrees that will make your mouth smile for days, but everything on the menu is a cut above
PRICING: Entrees $10 or less
ADDRESS: 135 Mildred Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-265-9000
WEBSITE: none

Butterfly Inn B&B
DESCRIPTION: Isaiah and Johnnie Sankey, both with HBCU and nursing backgrounds, put the “C” in customer service at this delightful inn. Book any of seven different rooms, each having their own decor with colorful names like European Peacock, Red Admiral and Zebra Butterfly. A bonus is that deliious meals are prepared by their attached restaurant, Isaiah’s.
PRICING: Under $110 per night at 2 guests per room
FEATURES: Full Breakfast, Cable TV, WiFi, free parking
ADDRESS: 135 Mildred Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-265-9000
WEBSITE: http://www.butterflyinn.net

Rose Supper Club
DESCRIPTION: Nightclub featuring Disco, Jazz and guest artists; tasty hors d’oeuvres, Monday night sports, and Fat Tuesday. Décor includes large bar, table seating and a stage; Mon-Fri Happy Hour 5p–8p.
CUISINE: Light Fare
DAYS & HOURS: Friday Night live band at 8p; Sat doors open at 8p
ADMISSION: fee varies by night and performing artist
ADDRESS: 954 High Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-264-2975

Sophia’s Bar-B-Que Pit
DESCRIPTION: Sophia Wallace’s casual restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the average meal costing between $3 and $7.
CUISINE: Soul Food and Seafood; the fried catfish is tasty
DAYS & HOURS: Mon–Thu 7a–6p; Fri–Sat 7a–8p
ADDRESS: 1055 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-269-1177

Martha’s Place
DESCRIPTION: Located in an inviting southern home setting, Martha Hawkins offers up home-style southern fare to visitors from all over the world; check out the wall of photos of famous patrons, like actress Whoopi Goldberg and articles describing how she first starting selling meals out of her house to get off of welfare;
CUISINE: Soul Food; entrees include baked chicken, Salisbury Steak, BBQ pork, chicken & dumplings, pork chop casserole, baked ham, turkey & dressing, meatloaf, liver & onion, fried fish; entrees come with salad, vegetables, and dessert; lunch special is a bargain for only $5.50
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 11a–3p
ADDRESS: 458 Sayre Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-263-9135

Taina’s Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: A fine art gallery providing a supportive environment for national and international artists of the African Diaspora who wish to pomote fine art for purchase to support the artist. It hosts artist receptions and poetry nights plus artists doing live paintings. Artist Reception is hosted on the First Friday of every month 6p-8p. Poetry Lounge on the Second Saturday of every month 6p-8p.
DAYS & HOURS: normal hours Tue-Sat 1p-6p
ADDRESS: 2055 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-590-5539
WEBSITE: http://www.tainasartgallery.com

Jeff4son Creations
DESCRIPTION: Black art, oil paintings, custom framing and figurines, with more than 3,000 prints and limited editions. It houses a permanent exhibit of the “Rosenwald Schools” named for Julius Rosenwald, the Chicago philanthropist who helped build schools for poor black children across the South. He donated millions of dollars in the early 1900s. Shipping is available.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon–Fri 10a–6p; Sat 10a–3p
ADDRESS: 1218 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-261-3488

Malden Brothers Barber Shop
DESCRIPTION: Nelson Malden, was Martin Luther King’s barber when in Montgomery. Malden was a student at Alabama State University during the Civil Rights Movement and has a wealth of pictures on the barbershop walls and in photo albums. Some of his photos came from a customer who worked for the State Department. There’s even a picture of Whoopi Goldberg who stopped by while filming The Long Walk Home; stop in for a haircut and listen to his animated stories about that historic time.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue, Thu-Fri 8a–5p; Sat 8a–4p
ADDRESS: 407 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-262-9249

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