By Chef Joshua Quick
About Chef Joshua Quick
Quick is the executive chef of Odette in downtown Florence. The Montgomery native began his training with a three-year American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program with Walt Disney World, where he worked in a different kitchen every six months. He returned to Alabama to become the banquet chef at the Renaissance Ross Bridge resort and went on to become the executive chef at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa and the chef de cuisine of 360 Grille in Florence.
We have a lunch menu focused on a variety of sandwiches and seasonal salads. Since we opened, one standard lunch salad is the kale and napa salad with julienne vegetables, roasted chicken, and yogurt-herb vinaigrette. Our dinner menu is also a reflection of what is available seasonally and features many local ingredients.
Though our menu changes seasonally, you will always be able to find our house-ground cheeseburger using locally-sourced dry-aged beef on a potato bun with red pepper-thyme ketchup and mayonnaise, all made in-house. We also feature the largest bourbon collection in Alabama, handcrafted cocktails, and a well-curated wine list.
Take Home | Florence Souvenir
We make our roasted pepper ketchup, blueberry pinot noir jam, and green tomato chutney in jars that you can take home as a souvenir.
120 North Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
CHEF JOSH QUICK'S FLORENCE GUIDE
I like to start my day here. They have been a staple in Florence for over 10 years. The breakfast sandwiches and wraps are always delicious, but you have to get one of their freshly-baked muffins. They have a great lunch as well and the daily soup is always delicious.
117 North Seminary Street, Florence, AL 35630
Just a couple doors down from Odette is the flagship store for Billy Reid. I am particularly fond of the boots they offer.
114 North Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
The Carriage Wine and Market
They have great selection of wine and specialty food items. They also have a wine bar where they host many events throughout the year.
121 E Mobile Street, Florence, AL 35630
I like to come here for unique Asian ingredients and to get some inspiration for new menu items.
111 East Tennessee Street, Florence, AL 35630
AMERICAN | Factory Café
This is a cafe at clothing designer Natalie Chanin's retail and workspace. They serve seasonally-inspired lunches and brunch on Saturday.
at Alabama Chanin
462 Lane Drive, Florence, AL 35630
MEXICAN | Taqueria Juárez
They have amazing authentic tacos. All of the meats offered are delicious, but the tongue, al pastor, and chorizo are my favorites.
550 Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL 35630
Trowbridge's Ice Cream Bar
Located downtown, it's been a favorite for ice cream for over 100 years. Order the orange-pineapple ice cream.
316 North Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
CHINESE | Mr. Hui's Peacock Express
Some of the best Chinese food you can eat. The owner is very friendly and passionate about making sure you have a great meal.
1218 N Pine Street, Florence, AL 35630
MEXICAN | La Hacienda
The food is always good and owner Hugo treats you like family.
Florence Square,153 S Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL 35630
There is always great music downtown at these two places.
The Shoals Community Theatre
123 North Seminary Street, Florence, AL 35630
They have a great menu of specialty hot dogs and thin crust pizzas. My favorite is the Sweet Heat Dog with house-made Sriracha mayo and banana peppers.
108 E Mobile Street, Florence, AL 35630
Take a drive down the Natchez Trace and stop along the way for a picnic.
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