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The Condé-Charlotte House – A Tour Through History

Downtown Mobile is so rich in history that it’s impossible to know where exactly to start. My personal suggestion is to go with the trifecta of historic attractions. Fort Condé, Mobile History Museum, and the Condé -Charlotte House. To understand the extensive history of the home, one has to look even further back than when… Continue reading The Condé-Charlotte House – A Tour Through History

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Serda – Mobile’s Downtown Coffee Spot

Downtown Mobile is a very different scene than it was over 150 years ago. Buildings are taller and the landscape is nothing like it was. The river is there and the streets are there, but I can tell you one thing the Union army didn’t find when they marched into the city in the spring… Continue reading Serda – Mobile’s Downtown Coffee Spot

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Butch Cassidy’s Cafe – Wild West Burger Bar

I didn’t expect this little hold-in-the-wall, midtown diner to be as impressive as it truly was. The exterior didn’t scream, “I have the best burgers in Mobile”, but I fell for the oldest trick. Never judge a book – or restaurant – by its cover. Butch Cassidy’s Café pulled me in first with its name… Continue reading Butch Cassidy’s Cafe – Wild West Burger Bar

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“Seize Your Coffee!” – Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Company

Quite possibly my favorite coffee place in Mobile is a must on your trip itinerary. Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Company may not be a historic landmark, but the building itself has a vintage and relaxed vibe that makes one feel as if they had just come home. The exterior is reminiscent of late Victorian… Continue reading “Seize Your Coffee!” – Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Company

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Richards DAR House – Home of a Mobile Captain

Not far from Downtown Mobile lies another hidden treasure. On a quiet street sits a narrow, two story brick home that might look like any other in the De Tonti Square District if it weren’t for the intricate lace ironwork column and baluster designs. Like the plantation homes with their towering pillars and opulent architecture,… Continue reading Richards DAR House – Home of a Mobile Captain

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Best Oysters in Mobile – Wintzell’s Oyster House

When you’ve had your fill of Oakleigh and its gorgeous grounds, just a few turns around the corner is another historic Mobile spot you won’t want to skip on. Founded in 1938, Wintzell's Oyster House began as a six-stool oyster bar in Mobile, Alabama. J. Oliver Wintzell founded the first of six locations on Dauphin… Continue reading Best Oysters in Mobile – Wintzell’s Oyster House