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Below the Radar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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220 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801-4837
+1 256-469-6617
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My huge family always enjoys eating here because it is good and it can seat all of us. I like the veggie stir fry with tofu. It's one of the only places I can get tofu when I visit. The servers are always nice and friendly. It's located downtown so easy parking and walk around downtown after dinner or lunch.

Thank Hillary A
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night after a friend's recommendation and was not disappointed. The in-house brews were solid. Also have about a dozen visiting draft beers and a large bottled beer/cider, whisky and wine selection. Good pub food. The Guinness braised bangers and mash were delicious. Also enjoyed the charcuterie plate. Friendly service and good vibe. We'll be back!

Thank Richard D
NE Florida
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were visiting an old friend and we all decided to give this place a try. The food was good and the beer was good and cold. I was not overly impressed. Sometimes you really have to be unique to stand out in a world that is becoming over-saturated with micro breweries!

Thank hanahwy
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a large group meeting which they very obviously were not adequately prepared for, even though a diner number was provided. Our orders took a very long time to arrive and some diners finally cancelled because it was so late . The onion rings arrived in a puddle of grease and my husbands fish was so greasy,... More 

Thank Petunia66
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,237 reviews
1,360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,876 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pretty good find just a couple blocks off the square in downtown Huntsville. The food was pretty good, Nd the service was very friendly. I'd recommend it.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was in town alone for meetings. Decided to give the place a shot. It was really good food and beer. They were out of a couple beers but no complaints overall. The Dixie burger was a hit.

Thank Jonathan J
Huntsville, AL
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Often crowded, this brew pub has good beer and good food. Several creative menu items approach fine dining. I have always had good service here. They have a room that can serve as a meeting area for larger groups.

Thank eatyourwayhome
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We've visited this restaurant a few times now. They always have good food and beer. The salsa is a little hot for those with a more mild tongue. Be prepared to wait for a little while if you're not able to find a place at the bar. You are able to wait outside with a beer but beware, you must... More 

Thank Emily M
Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've been there twice and both times food was very good. Food is always fresh. Large portions of food and just about any kind of beer or liquor available.

Thank Mac278
Athens, Alabama
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464 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our first trip to this place and we ordered a BLT and a special burger with the bratwurst &egg. Both were delicious, gourmet seasoned with a variety of tastes. Also of note are the very good house-made chips-thin, crunchy and fresh out of the cooker. Not your run-of-the-mill food, definitely worth the trip. A huge selection of beers.

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801-4837
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-469-6617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?