Restaurants, Hotels and Local Life

You’ll want to spend a night or two so that

         you can sample all that Selma has to offer.


Many restaurants are available throughout Selma.   A restaurant listing with addresses and phone numbers is available from the Chamber of Commerce by clicking Selma Restaurants.  Be sure to ask about hours since many of the restaurants are not open for dinner and might be closed on certain days.  We will also have current info at Pilgrimage Headquarters at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum during Pilgrimage. The Friends of the Vaughan Museum will be hosting a Fundraising Luncheon both Friday and Saturday. They will have a boxed lunch for sale at 11 am daily; you may eat on the beautiful museum grounds or take it with you. They plan to serve a fried chicken breast, a homemade pimento cheese sandwich, homemade pasta salad, chips, a slice of cake and a drink for $10.  All proceeds will go to help preserve the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum and grounds.

Charlie’s Place just celebrated their second anniversary in the restored Harmony Club that was recently on Pilgrimage.  It is a local American grill catering to the young professionals and their families in the Selma area. Their menu includes hamburger steak, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, southern-style sausages, chicken sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, fresh cut fries, sweet potato fries, fried pickles, salad and marinated cole slaw.  They are located at 1005 Water Ave. down the street from the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Hours are:  Tuesday thru Friday: 11:00-2:30; Friday evening from 4:30-9:00.
Enjoy burgers, sandwiches, and more while overlooking the city marina at The SandBar Grille & Bar. Open daily from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. Stop by this family-friendly restaurant with a large menu of delicious food and excellent service. Choose to eat in the interior of the restaurant or out on the sheltered deck overlooking the marina on the Alabama River. Show your Pilgrimage ticket to get a 10% discount on your purchases on March 16 & 17.  Located at 1 Marina Drive.
Nestled in a small grove of trees on Mangum Avenue in historic Selma, Alabama, the Tally Ho Restaurant has a history that stretches back over more than 60 years. But the real attraction today is the food and the service you’ll enjoy when you visit. From the delicious steaks and seafood to the extraordinary zucchini muffins, your taste buds will thank you. The restaurant is open 5:00 -10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, with the bar open later. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by coming out to eat in the dining room or to enjoy music along your favorite beverages including a wide variety of craft beer in the bar. Please support this wonderful annual fund-raising tradition on March 17; there will be door prizes and more, so spread the word and help support the Family Resource Center!! Located at 509 Mangum Ave.
Discover FARM FRESHNESS! Visit the Orrville Farmers’ Market, located in old town Orrville on Main Street, 14560 AL-22, Orrville, Alabama. Open 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.  Breakfast served 6-9 and lunch 10:30-2.  The Orrville Farmer’s Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, artisan foods, agricultural based products, and prepared foods. Start your day with a delicious breakfast or come out for lunch prepared with care using fresh-from-the-farm Alabama produce. Show your Pilgrimage ticket and receive $1.00 off your purchase on March 16 & 17. FARM FRESH FOOD-GREAT SHOPPING-OLD FASHION CHARM!
The Coffee Shoppe is a specialty coffee and deli restaurant with free WiFi and a relaxing atmosphere. Open daily Monday through Friday, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Saturday, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Click here for the menu. Get 10% off your order with a Pilgrimage brochure or ticket!  Located downtown at 308 Broad Street; 334-412-3127 is their number.


A listing of all Selma area hotels is available from the Chamber of Commerce by clicking Hotel Information. Some hotels may give a Pilgrimage discount so be sure to ask!

Living Like a Local: 

Visit Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.  Cahawba was once Alabama’s state capital (1819-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town. It became a ghost town shortly after the Civil War. Today it is an important archaeological site and a place of picturesque ruins. A limited number of bicycles are available for use in the park on a first come, first served basis. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children to enjoy your day of exploration.  Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767-3225, 334-872-8058, GPS Coordinates: N 32.31963, W 87.10463.  Pilgrimage weekend hours:  Visitor Center 12 pm – 5 pm, Grounds 9 am – 5 pm.
We would love for our Selma visitors to tune us in while in town!!  We have two stations for your listening pleasure:

Dixie Country Superstation radio station!!
Your favorite classic country hits!
WDXX 100.1FM
Selma’s Station
News, Talk and more!
Stop by Gordon’s Antiques at 720 Mabry Street across from Sturdivant Hall. We offer Federal, Empire & Victorian Antiques plus Fine American and European Art since 1989. Open Friday and Saturday from 9 am-5 pm.

Gallery 905, located at 905 Water Avenue downtown, features local art, regional art and Selma commemorative pieces. Gallery 905 opened in November 2015 by ArtsRevive as a great place to view and purchase unique local art. The new gallery features artists from Selma and across the Southeast. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am until 4 pm.

Four Seasons, located at 611 Cahaba Road in Selma, will be open March 16 and 17  from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. We feature Lady Banks roses, azaleas, giftware and much more!  Show your Pilgrimage ticket to receive 10% off plants and giftware on Pilgrimage Weekend.
 Cuttin’ Loose Hair Salon, 210 Highland Avenue, is open 9 am – 6 pm during the week and 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday. Come see us for all of your haircare needs. Get ready for Pilgrimage with out Updo and Style for $25 and Haircuts for $10. 
Southern Flavor has been a favorite of locals for years. SOUTHERN FLAVOR SEASONING has a delicious taste and makes cooking “QUICK AND EASY” with 4 flavors:  THE ORIGINAL CHARBROIL(Red Label), GARLIC SEASONING (Yellow Label), CAJUN SEASONING (Orange Label) and DEER & WILD GAME SEASONING (Green Label). Stop by and get you some!  Cahaba Products/Southern Flavor, 555 Gary Avenue, 334-418-4663. Open Friday from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm.
MainStreet Family Urgent Care works hard to make sure you don’t have to leave town to take care of your health. From urgent care to illness care to preventative care, the providers at our walk-in clinics deliver high-quality medical care for the entire family, keeping you close to home and getting you back to your life! We are open 7 days a week with extended hours, with no appointment necessary! And since we offer all of our services here in town, you don’t have to drive for miles to get the care you want for you or your family. Stop by today to see how MainStreet Family Urgent Care can help you heal better and feel better, FAST! Located at 1475 AL Hwy 14 East.  Phone number is (334) 526-3240.  For more info and a map, please click here.
Lighthouse Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center provides:  Short-term Rehabilitation services which include – Physical. Occupational and Speech Therapy, Long Term Restorative Nursing services, Cognitive/Dementia Care, Tracheostomy care, Wound Care & Complex Medical, Hospice and Therapeutic dietary and  recreational services.  We are open 7 days a week – We are Committed to “ Excellence in Service”
 The Sherwin-Williams Company of Selma, AL has exceptional quality paint, paint supplies, wallpaper, and stains to bring your ideas to life. Painting Questions? Ask Sherwin-Williams. Located at 2416 N. Broad Street.  Open Friday from 7 am – 7 pm and Saturday from 8 am – 6 pm.
Children’s Dentistry of Central Alabama is a family-owned dental practice specializing in the care of children and young adults. We offer quality care in a relaxed environment for children from ages 1 – 20. Located at 2425 Medical Center Parkway.  334-875-1330.
The Terminator Exterminating Company provides Ant, Bedbug, Flea, Termite and Roach exterminating services to the Selma, AL area since 1992.  Call (334) 875-1030 for professional and friendly service. 


The Joe Calton Bates Children Education & History Museum has the first and only local education Space Center with a sit-in space capsule in Selma, Alabama. The museum displays all history from civil rights to civil war to Native Americans to British to Motherland to historic toy collection to Novelty to Space and beyond. Tourists will visit the slave house and history library that house American war paintings, and history painting of all nations origins. The museum has one of a kind Souvenirs, Park and Recreation Area and snacks advance order required. Located at 701 Lauderdale Street. Open 11 am – 4 pm. All tours are free on Friday; adults are $2 and children are free on Saturday.
The agents of Legacy Properties, llc are your local real estate experts. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell property, you’ve come to the right place. We invite you to contact any of our agents to search for your next Single Family Home, Condominium, Townhouse, Land, or Commercial real estate purchase. Lynetta Hicks, 334 412 7741, Kent Woodruff 334 412 7407, Annabelle Bone, 334 410 2400, Marilyn Hannah  334 412 7226, and Joseph Childers, 334 505 6225.
Stop and shop at Junebugg’s Flea and Antique Mall, 1302 E. Highland Avenue, Selma.  Open 9-6, Monday – Saturday, and Sunday 1-6.  An acre of indoor shopping delight. Antiques, collectibles of all kinds, flea market finds, handmade crafts, art, home decor and more!