Dinner with a view

A fun, family environment

Unbeatable service

Kick back with friends


Kowaliga Restaurant, complete with a wooden Indian, was opened by Charlotte and Toppy Hodnett in April of 1953. Later, Greg Cecil and our own Stacey Jones ran Cecil’s on the Lake at this site for 10 years.

Following a fire, the restaurant reopened, and in 2000, Sinclair’s leased the location from Russell Lands for the next 12 years. When the lease came up for renewal in the fall of 2012, Russell Lands decided they’d like to add the signature property to the company’s restaurant options, which already included SpringHouse and Catherine’s Market.

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Thursday thru Sunday
11 am – 9 pm


Kowaliga Recognized for “Amazing Dockside Dining”

It’s not exactly a best-kept secret that Kowaliga Restaurant is a family dining spot with great food and a spectacular view. But, recently, Only In Your State recognized “seven Alabama restaurants that offer an incredible outdoor dining experience because of their wonderful waterfront views,” of which Kowaliga Restaurant was listed as Number 1.

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