Looking for a bite to eat in the 'Dale? You've got more options than just fast food--these three local favorites are sure to please. 

Oasis Restaurant via Facebook

1. The Oasis

You can't mention Cottondale without The Oasis. Known for their cheeseburgers, this little spot just off Highway 11 has a laid-back vibe. The dining room can get a little smoky at times, but if that's not your thing, just get your order to go.

Southland Restaurant via Facebook

2. Southland Restaurant

Southland is a meat-n-three OG. Their hamburger steak and twice-baked potatoes are legendary, and you can't go wrong with a trip to their salad bar. Southland also has great dinner and lunch specials that change daily, so make plans to stop by often--just not on the weekends. They stay so busy during the week that they don't have to be open Saturday and Sunday.

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3. Jalapeno's

Jalapeno's is the best, and their Cottondale location can be found in the Five Points area. Try the legendary Fajita Gumbo or a chimichanga... and I know this sounds odd, but trust me: get an order of chicken fingers. Their chicken fingers are amazing.