• P: 205-917-5080
  • 3325 Rocky Ridge Plaza
  • Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • *"Up top" at Rocky Ridge Plaza
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After 10 successful years in Atlanta restaurant business, Dave Horn moved back to Birmingham, where most of his family lived. Foolishly, he did so with no job and prospects, preferring to"fly by the seat of his pants". While searching for a job or any business opportunity, he found Mudtown Eat & Drink in Caaba Heights. The original owner was looking to sell, so Dave bought the quaint Cahaba Heights eatery. While Things at Mudtown were going okay at the time, Dave was sure that his experience working for independent operations could only improve things. The first two years were filled with trials and tribulations, finding the right mix of staff to fit into the neighborhood personality, and installing the most important aspect of a restaurant, consistency. Under Dave's guidance, Mudtown has become a Cahaba Heights landmark, and an active part of the community. not to mention having some of the best food (and worst parking), in Birmingham.
Fast forward to 2011. Dave discovered the space on Rocky Ridge Road formerly occupied by UP Top, a local watering hole which had closed it's doors. Realizing that much of the staff at Mudtown had developed to the point of needing (and deserving) more opportunity. Dave decided it was time to expand. There couldn't be another Mudtown (that concept was specific to Cahaba Heights). The ROcky Ridge business district had lots of great shops and restaurants already, but something was missing. A Neighborhood place where you could take the family for a burger, meet the girls for lunch, or go over the days business, (or score card) with a cocktail.
Which brings us to The Ridge Eat & Drink. Vestavia's New Neighborhood restaurant. Drawing on years of companied experience we've brought some of Mudtown's most popular items, with some of Dave's favorites from all over.
Our goal is to make The Ridge YOUR restaurant, Tell us what you like, and what you don't. Will we answer your every whim? Keep dreaming, but we do want your feedback. because without you, this is just another restaurant (albeit once with great foot and a fun and friendly staff). Happy and devoted friends and customers are what make a restaurant truly great.