Uncle Mick’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

Uncle Mick’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama
The Chicken & Sausage Gumbo at Uncle Mick's Cajun Market and Cafe is one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)

Mickey Thompson had a successful career in real estate investing in Montgomery when he decided to retire.

Retirement didn’t suit him, however, and it left him with time to realize that the River Region could use a good Cajun restaurant.

That’s how Uncle Mick’s Cajun Market & Café in Prattville was born.

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Like all restaurants, COVID-19 hit Uncle Mick’s hard, dropping sales by 60% initially, according to Lacy Gregg, manager at Uncle Mick’s. But a loyal customer following supported the restaurant’s move to carryout and curbside service and sales have mostly rebounded.

Helping matters is having a dish like the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo that is craveable and made for takeout. It has landed on the Alabama Tourism Department’s list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama.

You can find Uncle Mick’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Uncle Mick’s Cajun Market and Cafe in Prattville has seen sales mostly rebound during COVID-19 thanks in large part to a loyal customer base. (conributed)

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