Tally-Ho is proud to be the best local venue for fine dining. But don't take our word for it! See what people from all over the country have to say about our service and our food.

Posted by Audrey

Just a quick note to let you know that we LOVED the TALLY HO!

It was a wonderful evening. Lovely atmosphere. Music was delightful. It was just what I had in mind.

The food was STUPENDOUS. I had the fillet. It was divine!

Your wait staff was so wonderful! Karen was there for our every need yet didn't make us feel hurried (like one does at chain restaurants). We sat, drank, read the delightful history, ate...then lanquidly had dessert and coffee. It was all perfect.

Your bus staff was also stellar. They were polite and attentive.

Y'all gave us the cutest table in the house (we loved the teeny window) and our experience was lovely. We will be back! Our usual 'go to" restaurant is THE SITAR in hour away...but alas, TALLY HO is only an hour away, too!

I hope the TALLYHO has a wonderful Christmas season. We are recommending you to our circle of friends and colleagues!


Posted by alafaye

A rustic, log building in a wooded setting, the Tally Ho offers a dining experience with unique surroundings featuring 2 formal dining areas and an eat in bar. One area contains partitioned areas of dark heavy wooden beams with a fireplace for intimate dining. The second area though even as charming is not quite as intimate. Food is also served in the bar which has a large screen TV along with a smaller TV near the bar and fireplace. Service is just as good with a friendlier more relaxed atmosphere. Even though a bar area, it is quiet, so you may have a normal conversation and enjoy the company you are with. The owner quite often will be in the resturaunt greeting and visiting with his diners. This is my and my husband's favorite restaurant in Selma.

Posted by Ced Frost

After a day in the driving seat what a way to spend an evening. Fab food, atmosphere, and good conversation especially Wilomena. Worth traveling 4000 miles to see.

Posted by Valerie

One of the best in Selma. You MUST try the French Onion Soup! This should be (if it is not already) their signature item.

Posted by Anonymous

Quiet, romantic setting featuring a variety of selections. Very personable service with promptness to any request. The large grilled prime rib is excellent!


Original "Log Cabin" entrance. Four dining rooms for private parties. Steaks, Seafood and International Cuisine.Fine dining for over 60 years. Highly recommended by locals and visitors from around the world. Entertainment: Darts, Satellite, TV


Wonderful old log cabin restaurant that serves great food. Off the main street in a residential area. Been in business over 60 years. A real find!


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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!