Built in 1924, the Blue Bayou is our newest and oldest dining room. It is open for reservations six days a week offering a variety of dining experiences for brunch, lunch, dinner or late night cocktails. We offer both a la carte service and family-style dining service.


The New York Times

From the series “52 Places to Visit in 2019”

March 19th, 2019 “Another place I loved was A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard, a deceptively gigantic space that includes multiple bars, outdoor patios, music stages and a restored train car from the 1920s that you can have dinner in.”

- Sebastian Modak/The New York Times


Join Chef Ruth on the last Thursday of each month as she presents seasonal pre fixe menus sourced from small Farms in the Tennessee Valley. The focus of each meal will be to feature the products raised with natural methods by specific local growers.

Tables in the dining car seat six to seven, and our service is family style and family friendly. Come with a group or make new friends over a meal.

July 25th

5:30 and 7:30 seatings

Menu and details in the link below

If you have any questions please call us at 256-715-7130.

Thank you ❤️


Blue Bayou family‐style is much more than just the serving of food. We encourage mealtime to be a social event, with adults and children eating together, sharing the same menu and casual conversation. Dining on the Blue Bayou is an immersive experience of great food, great atmosphere and great conversation. So please come and enjoy the company of family, old friends or even make some new friends while you dine on a well-sourced meal in our one-of-a-kind setting.

Special Boardings

Although the rail-car never never leaves the Lumberyard, throughout the year the Blue Bayou hosts a variety of unique events:

  • Local Culinary Explorations and Family-Style Dining

  • Travelling through themed Destination Dinners

    • The City of New Orleans with Guest Chef Hall Ford

  • or Special Holiday Excursions like

    • North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

    • New Years Eve - Drop the Piano Party

    • Valentines Day L.O.V.E. Train

    • St. Patrick’s Tour of Ireland

    • The Cinco De Mayo Taco Train Party

    • The Easter Bunny Hop

or our newest haunting interactive Mystery Dinner - Ghosthunter

Sign up on our mailing list below to stay in the loop of when these events are happening and get advance ticket sales notice. The Blue Bayou offers lots of options in Dining & Entertainment!

Host a Private Party

The Blue Bayou seats 36 guests and is a perfect place for a corporate meeting, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, and more. The rail car is outfitted with built in TVs for each booth along with color changing lights and surround sound.

Dine With Us a la Carte

Open for Brunch and Dinner service, this unique dining space is sure to take you back in time. We require 4 or more guests to reserve a booth. We do our best to accommodate walk-ins, but reservations are highly recommended.