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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Monday & Tuesday

Friday-Sunday 11 am–2 pm
(Call for private lunches Wednesday-Thursday)

Wednesday-Saturday 5–8:30 pm

Midday limited menu
Saturday 2–5 pm


Kowaliga Ban Stewart Beer Bread

Whole Grain Menu Ideas

Ban Stewart, executive chef for Kowaliga Restaurant in Alexander City, Ala., said he emphasizes seasonal, Southern comfort food by sourcing from local farmers in Alabama.

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