Restaurants and Hotels

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 to download by clicking Selma Restaurants.  Be sure to askCharlies 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.

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 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.

Discover FARM FRESHNESS! Visit the **NEW** Orrville Farmers’ Market, located in old town Orrville on Main Street, 14560 AL-22, Orrville, Alabama. Open 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. 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 17 & 18. FARM FRESH FOOD-GREAT SHOPPING-OLD FASHION CHARM!

Nestled in a small grove of trees on Mangum Avenue in historic Selma, Alabama, the Tally Ho 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.

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.

Selma’s only ice cream shop is Sweet Advantages Ice Cream Shop!! Twenty-four flavors of hand-dipped ice cream, 20 toppings, juicy beef hot dogs, nachos and cheese, fresh popcorn, slushies, soft pretzels and cotton candy. Free WiFi. Located at 100 Broad Street. Telephone 334-526-2697.


A listing of all Selma area hotels is available for downloading 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.


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, will be open March 17 from 11-4 and March 18 from 10-2. We feature local art, regional art and Selma commemorative pieces.