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FetchMe’s Top Five American Restaurants: A Little Something for Everyone

American Classics

As you read through the list of ‘FetchMe’s Top Five American Restaurants’, which include in no particular order Jim Bob’s Chicken Fingers, Wild Wing Café, Charlie’s Family Kitchen (CFK), Niffer’s Place, and VooDoo Wing Company, you’ll find these menus have a little something for everyone. From longtime local staples to exciting new additions, these top five restaurants cover all of your favorite American classics. These menus include burgers, wings, salads, soups, and a wide range of different sides and appetizers. Order through FetchMe for quick and convenient delivery of your favorites right to your door.

1. Jim Bob’s Chicken Fingers

Grilled chicken finger plate with macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cornbread served with a specialty dipping sauce.
A Jim Bob’s grilled chicken plate with three sides, including macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a piece of cornbread. Comes with their special dipping sauce!


 With locations across from TigerTown and close to historic Opelika, Jim Bob’s is a longtime local American restaurant that offers chicken finger plates and combos, including options that come with cheese sticks and wings. Also, try their chicken sandwich, served with three fingers and their special dipping sauce, or their chicken salad and wraps. However, they have more than chicken! Get a catfish or shrimp combo complete with jalapeno cornbread. Then, choose from your favorite sides like fries, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, potato salad, or okra. Additionally, browse through their new breakfast offerings featuring the American favorite biscuits and gravy, and cinnamon rolls or doughbillies if you want something sweeter. Visit them today for dine-in or carry-out or have FetchMe simply bring it to your door. 

2. Wild Wing Cafe

Traditional wing basket with celery and ranch.
Wild Wing Cafe’s wings are free of added steroids and hormones. They’re hand-breaded and made fresh daily for an authentic, southern-style taste!

Located conveniently off the I-85 Tigertown exit, Wild Wing Café promises locally sourced ingredients with hormone and steroid-free meats. Pair their wings with a craft beer for a fresh take on an American classic! Equally fantastic is Chef Zach’s Classics menu. Markedly, you’ll find recipes like fried ribs, cornmeal battered catfish, and a Mexicali Chicken Platter. Moreover, Wild Wing Café offers a variety of chicken pizzas and fresh burgers as well as healthy and hearty options, like chargrilled chicken fingers and shrimp skewers. By all means, get the Wild Chef salad that comes with both in addition to julienned ham. “I liked the atmosphere a lot, the wings were good prices, and there was live music!” says Kimmy Jarvis, a recent Auburn graduate with experience working in the service industry. So dine-in today and enjoy specialty American recipes with live entertainment, or order your favorites on FetchMe today.

3. Charlie’s Family Kitchen

Platter of traditional wings tossed in choice of sauces and served with celery and blue cheese.
CFK offers a 10 wing plate that comes with fries and toast and a wing snack with 6 wings and fries. Or, as pictured above, specify the number of wings you want for a delicious and convenient party platter.

Located in the Publix shopping center on East University, at CFK you’ll find American favorites like chicken fingers, wing plates, wraps, burgers, and catfish plates. Furthermore, stop by on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for unique specials. For example, on Whole Hog Fridays they smoke a whole sixty-pound hog! Additionally, you can’t go wrong with any of their delicious sides when the list includes sweet potato souffle, baked potato salad, fried okra, purple hull peas, and turnip greens to name a few. Furthermore, their customers rave about the warm hospitality they’ve experienced, such as Vic C. who writes, “The customer service is welcoming! And the food is delicious! There isn’t anything like great food and great service! One of the best restaurants in Auburn!” Dine-in today and let the Willis family cook for you, or order online with FetchMe.

4. Niffer’s Place

Collection of American-style appetizers including cheese bites, fried pickles, corn nuggets, and cheese dip.
Niffer’s offers a variety of tasty appetizers served with signature sauces, like their corn nuggets that come with honey mustard, and hot pepper cheese bites and fried pickle spears served with their famous ranch dressing they make in-house. With fresh tortilla and potato chip options made fresh daily, you can’t go wrong with a classic cheese dip appetizer either.

With three locations on Lake Martin, Opelika Road, and Opelika’s historic district, Niffer’s has been a favorite American restaurant in Auburn and the surrounding area for thirty years. To begin, start with house-made chips cut and fried daily or their famous corn nuggets. Then, pick from a variety of hand-pattied burgers with toppings like avocado, fried egg, pineapples, fried green tomatoes, and much more. In addition, substitute other protein options like turkey burgers, fresh grilled chicken, crispy fried chicken, black bean patties, and garden patties. You can also upgrade to the popular Beyond Burger option! Furthermore, they offer a medley of classic American sandwiches like hot browns, French dips, and Rueben’s. Their menu also includes other American favorites like the cobb salad, chili cheese dogs, chicken fingers, and loaded potato soup. So, join them for dine-in or carry out or have FetchMe get it for you!

5. VooDoo Wing Company

American-style traditional wings served with veggies and ranch sauce
VooDoo offers an array of specialty wing flavors like The Bomb, their VooDoo sauce, Cajun Ranch, and Sweet Heat, as well as popular flavors like garlic parmesan, teriyaki, and lemon pepper.

Located on South College, VooDoo Wing Company specializes in a timeless American classic: wings! Ordering is simple: first, choose your number of wings; then, your flavors; and finally, your dipping sauces. In fact, you can upgrade to a combo for fries and a drink! Most important, you can’t go wrong with any of VooDoo’s speciality sauces like The Bomb, Mango Habanero, or VooDoo sauce. One reviewer said she, “Stopped by and ordered the boneless garlic parmesan wings. They were fantastic, so juicy and tender and packed full of flavor. The prices are reasonable for what you get. The wait time was not very long and the staff was courteous and attentive. The 100 on the health inspection was a great plus too! I’d definitely recommend this over any wing joint nearby.” Although closed for dine-in, you’ve got plenty of options for ordering with carry-out, drive-thru, and FetchMe delivery.

Honorable Mention: Wings, Etc.

Traditional wings tossed in sauce of choice
Order either their jumbo award-winning wings or their boneless wing option in 7, 10, 16, 0r 24 pieces, or bulk-order 50 wings. With 22 flavors like TNT, Major Jerk, Mahalo-Que, Atomic, Blazin-Asian, and many more, they have something everyone will love!

Located within walking distance to campus on West Glenn avenue, the Honorable Mention to finish FetchMe’s favorite American restaurants list is Wings, Etc. They’re known for their award-winning jumbo wings, so you’d be remiss to not try them at least once with any of their twenty-two delicious sauces. For example, they offer Caribbean Jerk, Hot-Honey-Garlic, Say-It-Ain’t-Tso, and buffalo of various degrees. However, if you’re not in the mood for wings, the “Etc.” part is truly vast, including over 70 items. Certainly, their menu has something for everyone. For example, they offer nachos, quesadillas, cheesesteaks, fried pork tenderloins, smoked ribs, Yuengling-battered cod, cheese curds, and jalapeno cheese poppers. In addition, they have a full bar that also features local craft beers. Stop in today for dine-in or carry-out, or order everything that looks good through FetchMe!

Delicious food is always just a click away with FetchMe. Don’t forget to download the FetchMe app for even more convenient ordering. You can see all of FetchMe’s expansive restaurant offerings here, or learn more about the people and stories behind the food on The FetchMe Blog. There you’ll find other Top Five lists, like Top Five Breakfast offerings and Top Five Japanese restaurants.

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