If you’re in the mood for home cooking like your grandma used to provide, set your GPS to our home-cookin’ foodie trail. Pull up a chair to creamy mashed potatoes and pot roast and finish it off with peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream. From food chains to mom-and-pop Foley restaurants, we’ve got the comfort food to get you through your day.

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Lunch – Just walking distance from downtown Foley antique shops and boutiques is The Gift Horse Restaurant. The Gift Horse has hosted diners for decades, serving up a delicious Southern-style buffet from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Start your lunch with seafood gumbo, then feast on fried or baked chicken, praline sweet potatoes and apple cheese. Of course, there’s a dessert bar to finish off your lunch!

209 W. Laurel Ave. • 251-943-3663

Dinner – After a day exploring Foley’s downtown shops, drop in at Cracker Barrel for your next home-style meal prepared from scratch. The chicken and dumplings are divine and you can’t go wrong with country fried steak and a side of mashed potatoes and white gravy!

3150 S. McKenzie St. • 251-943-7060

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Lunch – When a mom-and-pop restaurant has been in business since the ’70s, you know there’s something special about it. Wolf Bay Lodge is a family-owned and -operated tradition for Baldwin Countians. They cook up traditional Southern fare and amazing seafood. Many dishes are from the restaurant’s original menu, including seafood gumbo, crab stuffing, stuffed whole flounder and many of the salad dressings.

20801 Miflin Road • 251-987-5129

Dinner – Finish off your home-cooking foodie trail at Foley’s Lambert’s Café. Once you are seated, keep an eye out for throwed rolls. You won’t leave Lambert’s Café hungry – servers offer “pass-arounds” as they walk by, including fried okra, fried potatoes, macaroni and tomatoes and, of course, hot rolls and sorghum. The Country Fried Round Steak will probably put you over the top, but this comfort food is worth the nap you’ll need to take when you’re done.

2981 S. McKenzie St. • 251-943-7655

Bonus Meal – When you’re craving down-home Southern cooking, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention Chick & Sea. The friendly staff at this local’s favorite is just one part of the recipe at Chick & Sea. Daily specials include a meat and two vegetables, plus your choice of breads. Entrees change daily. Finish off your lunch with a slice of pie. You can’t go wrong with the lemon meringue or chocolate pies.

1127 N. McKenzie St. • 251-943-8443