Open since 1984, Miss Myra’s serves real hickory-smoked barbecue, cooked in a custom-built brick pit, alongside a killer line-up of homemade Southern desserts. It’s still a family-run restaurant and a favorite with locals, with fantastic chicken, ribs, pulled pork, legendary “white sauce” and a slew of home-style sides such as green beans, coleslaw, potato salad and deviled eggs. Made from just mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper, white sauce is a northern Alabama staple and the condiment of choice for barbecue. Miss Myra’s tangy, creamy version is a perfect dipping sauce for the expertly-smoked chicken, which certainly tops my list of all time favorite barbecued chicken (just look at that skin!). At Myra’s, you must save room for dessert – without question, the banana pudding is the best banana pudding in the world. But don’t stop at the pudding, you gotta try the pies – key lime, chocolate cream, coconut, pecan – it’s dessert heaven.
3278 Cahaba Heights Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243