Give In and Take Out

You’re running late, haven’t made it to the store, or are just dog tired.  Fortunately, the Birmingham area has an abundance of possibilities for family-size take out that allow you to dine at your own kitchen table and spend time together over a quality meal without any planning, marketing, or preparation on your part.

Use’s list to phone in your order during your commute or before you leave the office (if your phone is web-enabled, you may click on the highlighted phone number to dial the restaurant directly).  Your dinner can be ready and waiting for pick-up on your drive home.

If your kids are older, you may prefer to have them call in the order so you can just swing by and pick it up on the way home. Better yet, have your husband bookmark this page and let him handle dinner.

Click the link to view website and menu (if available).  Mobile-enabled viewers may dial directly by clicking the telephone number.


CiCi’s Pizza Palisades 205-870-0005 Large cheese pizza with your choice of 1 topping $4.99

Homewood Gourmet off Hwy 31, shopping plaza at 28th Ave S. 205-871-1620 *Local* Meatloaf, lasagna, pesto chicken breast, etc. Other items seasonally. Famous for the Black and Bleu salad.

Jason’s Deli Brookwood Village 205-877-8477 Sandwiches, Salads, Pasta entrees.

Metro Market Harbert Plaza 205- 321-3910 * Local* Menu changes weekly, three choices daily.  Includes a side and bread.


Yankee Pizzeria – Cahaba Heights Village 205-967-6266  Spaghetti carry out for 4 $15.99

Cafe Iz Too Altadena 205-262-9733 Menu changes monthly; featured dinner for pick up each night.  Velvety smoooth tomato soup when available.

Cracker BarrelColonnade 205-969-1126 Meat and three style; To-go meals in individual or family sizes, which serve up to 6.  Menu not available online.

Jason’s Deli shopping center next to Fresh Market 205-995-4933 Sandwiches, salads, pasta entrees

Macaroni GrillSummit 205-298-7998 Italian – Pasta, Salads, Desserts.  Family size entrees serve 8 – 10.


Cafe Iz Rocky Ridge Road, center of shopping center  205-979-7570 *local* featured meal entree every evening; quantities are limited, so call ahead if possible to reserve your order.

Dale’s Southern Grill Vestavia City Center, down the escalator from Rave 205-824-1350 *Local* Meat and three style; individual servings or entrees/casseroles/vegetables by the quart (serves 6).  Frozen casseroles ready to go.


California Pizza Kitchen Galleria Circle, HWY 31 on perimeter of Galleria  205 444-0777  Besides pizza, a variety of salads, sandwiches and pasta entrees. CPK ASAP service means you can pull around back to the ASAP entrance and a server will bring your order to you curbside.

Johnny Carino’s Patton Creek across from DSW 205-560-0505 Rustic Italian, family-size entrees.  Curbside service – tell server your vehicle model and your order will be brought to your car when you arrive.

Costa’s  Mediterranean Cafe Off Lorna Road next to Sports First 205-978-1603 *Local* Mediterranean specialties.  Feed a family of four generously for around $30; take out meals include classic lasagna, spaghetti, veal/chicken parmesean, or kabobs with greek salad and bread.  Pick-Up window so you never leave the car.

Dale’s Southern Grill Off 31 in Big Lots/Hobby Lobby shopping center  205-987-4757 *Local* Meat and three style; individual servings or entrees/casseroles/vegetables by the quart (serves 6).  Frozen casseroles ready to go.

Jim N Nick’s Hwy 31 south of the Galleria 205-733-1300 Barbeque and much more; salads, sides, and sweet corn muffins.

Tortuga’s Pizza Hwy 150 strip across from WalMart 205-403-9800 *Local Franchise* Not your typical call-ahead, pick up pizza.  Chicago style deep dish requires call-ahead notice but you can order your pizza partially baked and complete baking it at home.  It can be piping hot and ready by the time you’ve settled into your sweatpants.


Feed and Seed Market Valleydale Road at Hwy 31, strip next to Rite Aid 205-985-7543  *Local* Best known for chicken salad, roasted vegetables and cold pastas.

Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe Hwy 31 south of Valleydale Road, a few doors up from Mayer Lighting *Local* 205 444-1481 Family Pack for six:  Choose from spahetti, baked ziti, lasagna, ravioli or spincach manicotti, $27