Martha's Place

Martha’s Place, Montgomery

Montgomery Restaurants, Shops & Inn

Odessa’s Blessings
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant in a southern home setting. 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 under $10.
CUISINE: Soul Food;
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30a–2p
ADDRESS: 726 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-265-7726

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. Meals are prepared by the owners.
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: on Facebook

Brenda’s Bar-B-Que Pit
DESCRIPTION: This barbecue pit took over where Sophia’s bar-b-qua left off. Its a casual restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the average meal costing under $10-15. You can also order online.
CUISINE: Soul Food and Seafood; the fried catfish is tasty
DAYS & HOURS: Tue–Thu 10:30a–7p; Fri–Sat 10:30a–9p
ADDRESS: 1457 Mobile Road, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-262-9349

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 Hawkins 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 under $10.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a–8p, Sun 10:20a-3p
ADDRESS: 458 Sayre Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-263-9135

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

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: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 2055 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-590-5539

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

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