Most Unusual Restaurants in the USA

The Gulf Restaurant, Alabama
The Gulf Restaurant, Alabama

A Key West style hangout on a lake in Kentucky, a shipping container on the beach? Check out these unusual places to eat in the USA.

#1 The Gulf Restaurant, Alabama

Experience top seafood and burgers by the sea at The Gulf, a restaurant located by the Gulf of Mexico and inside a shipping container. This recycled restaurant takes eco-friendly to a whole new level and helps you enjoy healthy, fresh options while taking in Gulf Shores nature.

#2 Fishtales, Kentucky

Motor by houseboat or jet ski to Fishtales at the Wolf Creek Marina on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. This tiki hut style waterside venue may remind you of Key West, which was the owner’s inspiration for the design and menu. You may be on a lake, but you may feel like you’re in a little slice of tropical paradise.

#3 The Hive at 21C, Arkansas

Our final stop is located in Bentonville in Northwest Arkansas. Chef Matthew McClure, a Semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef South award, celebrates “High South” cuisine at The Hive at 21 C. The food is superb and the setting is unusual. The restaurant is housed in a museum hotel, meaning you can peruse cutting edge, contemporary art in between courses, making for a unique culinary adventure.