Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
916 Charleston St., (251) 433-9374. www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com .Seats: 55.Cuisine: burgers and sandwiches.Specialties: burgers, patty melts, Philly cheese steak sandwiches with choices of slaw, chips, potato salad, cucumber-tomato salad or pasta salad.Main courses: $7-$9.Chef: none.Owner: John Thompson.
3314 Old Shell Road, (251) 479-9898. www.dreamlandbbq.com .Seats: 238.Cuisine: barbecue.Specialties: pork sandwich, half-slab of pork ribs, banana pudding.Main courses: $6.50-$10.Chef: none.Owner: Betsy McAtee.
Naman’s Market Midtown Cafe
2540 Old Shell Road, (251) 586-0300. www.namansmarket.com .Seats: 99, inside; 30, outside.Cuisine: French-American-Creole-Southern.Specialties: grilled sirloin steak with blackberry glaze; prosciutto and mango-stuffed chicken breast; grilled orange-ginger chicken breast.Main courses: $6-$13.Chef: Jeremiah Matthews.Owner: Alec and Thomas Naman.
6 N. Jackson St., (251) 433-0377. www.nojamobile.com .Seats: 80.Cuisine: contemporary Gulf Coast inspired by Mediterranean and Asian.Specialties: Muscovy duck breast with Spanish saffron-apricot sauce, grilled lamb chops with fresh Provençal relish and mint oil, fresh fish cooked en papillote and scented with savory Mediterranean vegetables and herbs.Main courses: $26-$43.Chef-owner: Chakli Diggs.
Wintzell’s Oyster House
605 Dauphin St., (251) 432-4605. www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com .Seats: 150.Cuisine: seafood.Specialties: gumbo, West Indies salad, bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp.Main courses: $11-$19.Chef: Bob O’Mansky.Owner: Wintzell’s Restaurants.