In the News: New Restaurants Coming to Dothan

new restaurants coming to Dothan

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? A flurry of reports recently shared that several new restaurants coming to Dothan are expected to open this summer or soon. 

Restaurants coming soon

There are at least four new restaurants coming to Dothan at this time, with three of those located on Montgomery Highway and one on Rock Bridge Road. Are you wondering which restaurants are ready to bring their signature dishes to the table?

Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Que

Rumors started circulating that a new barbeque joint was coming to town in early March. According to reports, the initial chatter expressed excitement about the possibility. It was confirmed Jim ‘N Nicks was indeed coming to Dothan. 

Reports confirmed it will be located in the former O’Charley’s in front of the Wiregrass Commons Mall at 3320 Montgomery Highway. As of now, no projected opening date has been given.

Cook Out

Say hello to Jim ‘N Nick’s new neighbor, Cook Out! Known for its burgers, hotdogs, barbecue and shakes, a “Coming Soon!” sign at 3354 Montgomery Highway confirms it’s true. Keep an eye on the build-out happening now at what was once a Popeye’s. 

There’s no word on when Cook Out is expected to open.


Next up, another one of the new restaurants coming to Dothan is Wingstop. Bone-in wings, boneless wings, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and more will soon be on the menu at the upcoming location at 104 Rock Bridge Road, Suite 2. More specifically, look for Wingstop between Starbucks and Jersey Mike’s. 

Reports shared an estimated July opening with no specific date. 

Waffle House

Finally, a new Waffle House is preparing to open for business this summer! It will be next to Full Moon Bar-B-Que and Academy Sports & Outdoors on Montgomery Highway. Once this Waffle House opens, things will have come full circle in the Circle City with six locations again.


Things are moving and shaking in Dothan with this new restaurant boom! Speaking of moving, are you looking for your next one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment in town? Explore the possibilities with us at Meadow Ridge Apartments. For more community news, keep reading our blogs.