5 great meat-and-three restaurants in the Birmingham area

Meat-and-three is comfort food: classic, hearty and satisfying.

Folks in Alabama have plenty of options when they want a plate filled with country fried steak, Greek chicken, fried catfish, fried pork chops or beef tips and rice, surrounded by a plethora of yummy side dishes. (When mac and cheese is listed as a vegetable, you know you’re in the right place.)

Here are five of our favorite meat-and-three restaurants in the Birmingham area, from an iconic cafeteria on Finley Avenue to a dining institution way down on U.S. 280.

Niki's West Steak & Seafood Restaurant

The cafeteria line moves quickly at Niki’s West Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Birmingham. (Bob Carlton/bcarlton@al.com)


Where: 233 Finley Ave. West, Birmingham.