Oh! Bryans closed in October, Thankfully to reopen soon.

http://www.timesdaily.com/news...74-736e69f61191.html

Until this morning's paper I didn't know that Oh! Bryans in Tuscumbia had closed in October.  Oh! Bryans was one of my favorite local destinations for steak and although I hadn't eaten there recently it  was one of the Shoals restaurants I thought served great tasting steak and I also thought they did a fairly good business.   I guess I didn't know that much about it though or their business must have declined quite a bit recently.  

The last I had heard, with regards to them in the media outlets, was that they were on the list of best steakhouses in Alabama or at least in the competition for being named as among the best.  I know they didn't win but they were one of the semi-finalist.  I'm glad though to hear that they are not going to remain closed and that the original owners are going to take over the place and actually improve some parts of the business.  I hope the changes that they plan will help to make the place viable again and 

I also miss "Big Mike's" or Chisholm Rd Steak House the way they served the hushpuppies to the table before you ordered and would bring out the steaks on a rolling cart allowing you to choose just the cut & size that you wanted then they would cook it on the grill to your specification.  Now, at least to my knowledge, there is not a place that allows you to have your steak specifically cut for you like that.  There may be one but I don't know where it is so hopefully if there is someone may mention it.

 

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I don't know the street name but it's down a long walkway, alongside the building that sets on the corner of W. 6th Street & S. Main street, which is the first road that leads down to Spring Park from W.6th St.  On the front corner of the building that Oh! Bryans is located  in there is a book store (Coldwater Books I believe) and Oh! Bryans is straight down the walkway from the book store located at the back of the building.  There is also a set of iron steps that lead up to beside the restaurant and those steps are located at the back of the building, on the right, along S. Main St.    There is street parking also.  There are two main streets, in Tuscumbia that lead from the city to the park and if you are coming from Muscle Shoals then it's the first street.

gbrk posted:

I don't know the street name but it's down a long walkway, alongside the building that sets on the corner of W. 6th Street & S. Main street, which is the first road that leads down to Spring Park from W.6th St.  On the front corner of the building that Oh! Bryans is located  in there is a book store (Coldwater Books I believe) and Oh! Bryans is straight down the walkway from the book store located at the back of the building.  There is also a set of iron steps that lead up to beside the restaurant and those steps are located at the back of the building, on the right, along S. Main St.    There is street parking also.  There are two main streets, in Tuscumbia that lead from the city to the park and if you are coming from Muscle Shoals then it's the first street.

In the part that Harvey? Robbins redid. I can only imagine what it cost him to do that remodeling and all the rest he did.

Robbins put a lot of money into Tuscumbia and not just the Park but several buildings and YES this was one of the buildings that he renovated.  The bookstore was always to be in the front corner but down the walkway (that is on the side of the building) was a part of the building that was renovated just for a Restaurant.  I think the first restaurant in the newly renovated portion was called "The Pilot House" but I could be wrong about that.  Oh! Bryans followed and when the Tornado wiped out the original one near Russellville that left North West Alabama with only the location in Tuscumbia and was owned and operated by another family from the original owners.  The restaurant also had an upstairs level with seating and a bar area.  

Now it's the original owners that is taking it back over and reopening it along with enlarging the salad bar near doubling it's size, from what I read.  They are due to reopen later in November according to the article.  

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