so the fam’s in town…

It’s always a great weekend when the family comes to visit Samford! We LOVE seeing our families and showing around our campus home! BUT WAIT. Where should you take them to eat, you may ask?! Here’s a list of our top Zeta parent approved restaurants. Your family is sure to love these restaurants over the upcoming Step Sing weekend!

1. Edgar’s Bakery

Edgar’s is not just a bakery, it’s a full service restaurant open for breakfast and lunch! Everything there is delicious-especially the chicken salad. Be sure to save room for dessert because the strawberry cake is TO DIE FOR.

2. Miss Dot’s Chicken

This restaurant is the perfect place to take your family, especially if you have younger siblings! Located in Crestline Village, it has the BEST chicken bites! It’s located right down the street from Church Street Coffee, so be sure to get a breakup cookie for dessert after.

3. Taco Mama

Holy moly guacamole!! This restaurant has become a Samford staple. They have locations in Homewood, Mountain Brook, and the Summit, so there are plenty of options depending on what part of the city you’re in. This place is always a crowd pleaser!

4. Ashley Mac’s

Ashley Mac’s is a fun lunch place with great sandwiches and salads. If you like chicken salad, then this is the place for you. The strawberry cake is so good too! They have a few locations including Cahaba Heights, Vestavia, and Inverness.

5. Melt

Macaroni & cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich. *drops mic* Find Melt in Avondale-you won’t regret going there!

6. Slice

Slice is a fun pizza place in Five Points downtown. The pizza is thin crust, gourmet, and customizable to any kind you want. Be sure to save room for the s’mores pizza dessert-it’s large enough to feed an entire table of people! Though parking can be tricky, the food is worth it!

7. Urban Cookhouse

This restaurant aims to please any crowd. Not only is it healthy, but everything on their menu is good too! The grilled chicken special is a Zeta mom favorite, and you can’t go wrong with the chicken salad. Be sure to order a half-baked cookie at the same time as ordering your meal because it takes about 15-2o minutes for them to make it. They have two locations-one in downtown Homewood and another at the Summit.

8. Brio

Looking for a good, sit-down Italian restaurant? Brio is the place for you! Plus, it’s conveniently located at Brookwood Village, right down the street from Samford.

9. Jim N Nicks

Cheese biscuits. Nuff said.

10. Mugshots

Need a place to take the guys in your family? Go to Mugshots! They have every kind of burger and the sweet potato fries aren’t bad either 🙂

We love our ZTA families!!! Feed them good food.



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