The historic northwest Alabama communities provide a quality tourism destination for the traveler, offering excellent lodging, campgrounds, restaurants and shopping venues.

Notable attractions include the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy, was born in a small log cabin in Florence. A museum in his honor contains an expansive collection of his personal papers and artifacts. Visitors can also see his famous trumpet and the piano on which he composed the famous “St. Louis Blues.”

Other famous attractions include the only structure in Alabama built by noted twentieth-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, built in Florence in 1939, has been meticulously restored and is open as a house museum.

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism

Walton’s Restaurant

Address: 1205 Hwy 101, Rogersville, AL 35652 Phone: 256-247-0696

Tennessee Street Billiards & Grill

Address: 118 E Tennessee St., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-766-5300

Swamper’s Bar & Grille

Swampers Bar & Grille is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The extensive breakfast buffet is the perfect way to start any day.  With made to order omlettes and waffles or guests may order from the menu for one of the chef’s specials.  Swampers Bar & Grille is like a music museum!  There […]

Stagg’s Grocery

Address: 1424 Huntsville Rd., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-764-7382

Southern Farm Table

Address: 4160 County Rd. 200, Florence, AL 35633 Phone: 256-557-7009 View Website

Soul: Wingery and Records

Address: 105 S Poplar St. Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-275-7434


Address: 1420 Huntsville Rd, Florence AL 35630 Phone: 256-349-5691 Hours: Mon. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tues. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wed.-Fri. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday’s 6:30AM – 11:00AM View Website

Sam’s Sports Bar & Grill

Address: 339 Seville St., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-349-2300 View Website  

Riverside Restaurant

Address: 111 E Limestone St., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-766-4436

Rhodesville Café

Address: 5843 Co. Rd. 189, Florence, AL 35634 Phone: 256-764-8304

Ray’s at the Bank

Address: 1411 Huntsville Rd, Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-275-7716 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am – 10 pm Sunday & Monday – CLOSED View Website

Preston’s Restaurant

Address: 11380 Hwy 101, Lexington, AL 35648 Phone: 256-229-8888

On the Rocks

Address: 110 N Court St., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-760-2212 Website:


Odette is a neighborhood eatery in historic downtown Florence, serving elevated American fare with southern and international influences. Our menu features locally- and sustainably sourced ingredients in a contemporary, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Address: 120 N. Court St, Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-349-5219 Hours: Monday–Thursday: 11am–11pm Friday–Saturday: 11am–1am Email:

Oakland Café

Address: 5420 Co Rd 15, Florence, AL 35634 Phone: 256-768-1211

Mama Jean’s

Address: 3609 Cloverdale Rd., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-766-6222

Hot Rod Cafe

Address: 115 County Road 30, Florence, AL, 35630 Phone: 256-375-6566

Homeside Restaurant

Address: 3922 Cloverdale Rd., Florence, AL 35633 Phone: (256) 768-1138