Anniston, Alabama is the county seat of Calhoun County and was incorporated on July 3, 1883. Since its settlement in April of 1872 the city has grown to a population of over 20,000. Located on Highway 21 just North of Oxford and several miles South of Jacksonville, the town has all the amenities of most cities of its size, including a thriving restaurant scene that is home to several distinct eateries that provide the citizens of the city and surrounding areas with a diverse selection of culinary options.
Mata’s Greek Pizza is located at 1708 Quintard Avenue in downtown Anniston. The restaurant has been serving its patrons authentic Greek and Italian dishes for over 35 years, using authentic family recipes for their creations. The restaurant has a menu that includes pizza, grinder sandwiches, specialty Greek salads and gyros, as well as a spaghetti dish that has become a favorite of their clientele. They also offer homemade Baklava for the patrons that possess a sweet tooth. All of their dishes are made with fresh ingredients and their friendly service makes their customers feel like family. Their staying power and quality dishes have earned the restaurant the distinction of being one of the best places to eat in Anniston.
Located at 911 Noble Street in Anniston, Thai It Now has earned the distinction of being one of the best places in Anniston to eat quality, authentic Thai food and Asian fusion dishes. The restaurant has an eclectic menu and offers dishes with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and tofu options to complement their noodles, curry and soup, as well as their house specials and entrees. Most of their dishes can be adjusted to meat free options to accommodate a vegetarian diet and they can adjust their spice levels from five-alarm hot to just the slightest kick, depending on what your palate desires. They also offer a fully stocked bar if you are looking for a drink instead of a full blown meal.
Over the years, there have been many restaurants and bars that have not been able to sustain their business in the city. But with their attention to detail, quality food, and friendly and accommodating service, Mata’s Greek Pizza and Thai It Now have firmly established themselves as two of the best places to eat in Anniston, Alabama. When you get hungry and feel like having a night out on the town, give these restaurants a try. They would be happy to serve you.