Located in Historic Selma, AL

dsc_0407Originating as the meeting place between Chief Tuskaloosa and the famous explorer DeSoto, Selma evolved through American history, from a major Confederate munitions center during the Civil War, all the way up to March 7, 1965 when the now famous 'Bloody Sunday' march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge occured, and two weeks later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began the march from the bridge to Montgomery that took 3 days and brought 25,000 people to the steps of the capitol to make a stand for their civil rights.

Fine Dining in the South..

mango-room-dish1Southern cuisine often gets lumped together as grits, cornbread and fried chicken, and to be sure, that can truly be fine dining. The chef at Tally Ho takes many traditional dishes, and mixes both international  and European styles to bring to you a dining experience that takes the meaning of 'fine dining' to a new plateau. Paired with an impressive, yet approachable wine list, and the Tally Ho has a combination of comfort and saviore faire you'll not find anywhere else!
Experience Tally-Ho

You can visit many places and travel to exotic locations, but you must 'experience' the Tally Ho!

Nestled in a small grove of trees on Mangum Avenue in historic Selma Alabama, the Tally Ho has become a destination unto its own. With a history that stretches back over more than 60 years, the building itself has made an impact on Selma's history. But the real attraction today is the food and the service you'll enjoy when you visit.

crab_claws10Chef, owner and restauranteur Bob Kelley has spent almost 30 years developing a variety of menu items prepared in diverse and quality styles to tempt everyone, from the experienced 'foodie' to the connoisseur of great southern cooking, and that means Southern France, or South Alabama! To top the experience off, you'll be able to sit and enjoy your meal in a fine dining atmosphere, without the pretension often associated with such, but with all the personal service you'd expect in a 'big city' restaurant.

Come to Selma to see the history, but come to the Tally Ho to be a part of it! You may just have to put the Tally Ho on your list of places to eat every time you travel in Alabama!


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Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm


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Ambience and Style

Old English Pub Style

tallyhobar3English pubs are popular for their traditional fare and the close knit community of patrons that frequent them, not to mention the quaint and comfortable ambience they portray. The Tally Ho has developed quite a reputation for all of these qualities.

Fine Dining

steak_brochure1The Tally Ho offers a variety of entrees to please any palate, specailizing in fresh seafood and fine steaks. Appetizers range from Oyster Royale to escargot and crab claws. Other menu selections include pasta, chicken and pork chops. Enjoy fine food in a cozy, welcoming environment.

History of Tally-Ho

Restauranteur Bob Kelley

bobkPresent owner Bob Kelley purchased the restaurant in 1980 and opened it to the public. An Ohio native, Kelley grew up near Paris, France where his parents enrolled in culinary courses during their spare time. Their cooking skills paid off as all four children acquired them too, and Kelley became a connossieur of French wines.

A Piece of Alabama History

tallyhooriginalPreviously a summer cabin, a tea room, a horse show and driving range, a gaming room and a private dinner club and hangout for Craig Air Force Base officers, new wings were added, and floor tile salvaged from a building at Old Cahawba, Alabama's first state capital. Read more about the history here.

Innovative Concepts

Chef Exchange Builds Excellence in Style

townoframsgatepubChef Bob Kelley engages in cooking exchanges as a guest chef in other restaurants, and other chefs later visit Selma to create cuisine at the Tally-Ho. Among his chef experiences are the Ram's Gate Pub in England as well as restaurants in Pattaya, Thailand; Bonnes, France; and Argentina. He has visited restaurants in a number of other countries.

Southern Taste

Taste world class cuisine right here in the South

wine_glass5While we'd all love to travel the world, sampling the different flavors of each region, the fact is that most of us won't get as much opportunity to do that as much as we'd like. At the Tally Ho, you can sample the flavors and styles of the worlds most interesting regions with out leaving the comfort and safety of the Southeast. When you visit the Tally Ho, you'll be able to let your palate try Asian, Caribbean, French, Italian, and Old English style foods, as well as American cuisines from New York, California, Texas and of course excellent Gulf Coast seafood too!