The Best Places To Eat In Gulf Shores, Alabama

Whether you're looking for a place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there's sure to be a restaurant on this list that you'll love.

The Hangout

The Hangout

When you're enjoying a relaxing vacation on Alabama's Gulf Coast, one of the hardest decisions you'll have to make is where to eat. We've rounded up a list of Gulf Shores restaurants that should be on your must-visit list during your next trip to this coastal Alabama town. Whether you're looking for a place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there's sure to be a restaurant on this list that's serving up exactly what you're looking for.

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Bahama Bob’s Beachside Cafe

Bahama Bob's

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Bahama Bob’s Beachside Cafe is located just steps from the white sandy beach and has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. On the menu, you'll find all the classics you expect from a beachside restaurant like Coconut Fried Shrimp, Seafood Po-Boys, and a Fresh Catch of the Day. Open daily for lunch and dinner, their slogan is "the lower the latitude, the better the attitude!", 251-948-2100, 601 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Lucy Buffett's LuLu's

Lulu's Gulf Shores

Lulu's/Major Adam Colbert

Located on the Intercoastal Waterway, Lulu's features beautiful water views and is even accessible by boat. The restaurant offers a wide variety of allergy-friendly dishes—including options that are dairy free, egg free, gluten free, shellfish free, soy free, seafood free, and sesame and nut free—so everyone in your party can find something to eat. In addition to delicious dishes that were created by Lucy Buffet (sister of Jimmy Buffet), you'll also find nightly live music and plenty of fun for kids like a climbing ropes course and arcade. When it's time for dessert, don't skip the Hot Fun Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.
, 251-967-5858, 200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Perch at The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Jennifer Coleman

Perch at The Lodge at Gulf State Park offers a breathtaking, unobstructed view of the sun setting over the Gulf. Enjoy an elevated menu of premium steaks, fresh seafood, and unique entrees as well as handcrafted cocktails. Executive Chef James Balster creates a daily special that highlights fresh ingredients that are sourced locally and regionally., 251-540-6100, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Tacky Jacks

Tacky Jack's

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can't go wrong visiting Tacky Jack's at any time of the day. Surrounded by oak trees and the Intercoastal Waterway, the upper deck offers beautiful views of the surrounding scenery that can be enjoyed while you're browsing their menu of appetizers (we recommend the nachos!), seafood, chicken and steak entrees, burgers, and more., 251-948-8881, 240 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Mikee's Seafood Restaurant

Mikee’s Seafood

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Family owned and operated since 1987, Mikee's Seafood is open daily serving plenty of seafood as well as beef, chicken, and pasta. They offer "All You Can Eat" plates and will even cook your fresh catch of the day and serve it up family style., 251-948-6452, 205 E. 2nd Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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The Hangout

The Hangout

The Hangout

Serving lunch and dinner year-round as well as breakfast during the summer, The Hangout offers a large menu that's sure to have something that every member of the family will love. Beach access, games, and live music add to the restaurant's lively atmosphere., 251-948-3030, 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen


Gulf Coast & Orange Beach Tourism

Locally-owned Desoto's Seafood Kitchen is located in the heart of Gulf Shores. They offer daily lunch specials that included two sides, bread, and tea. Additionally, they also have a seniors menu for those 55 as well as a kids menu for those 10 and under. Open daily, lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while dinner is served from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., 251-948-7294, 138 W. 1st Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Sunliner Diner

Sunliner Diner

Sunliner Diner

No matter what time of day it is, you can enjoy your favorite breakfast foods at Sunliner Diner. Reminiscent of a 1950s diner, they serve breakfast all day with lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. You'll find plenty of classic diner cuisine on the menu like omelettes, waffles, patty melts, and of course milkshakes, just to name a few. And don't forget a few quarters for the jukebox., 251-937-6590, 100 E. 2nd Ave.,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Original Oyster House

Original Oyster House

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Original Oyster House has been serving the Gulf Shores community since 1983. On the menu, you'll find oysters prepared in a variety of ways, award-winning gumbo, and a build-your-own seafood platter. They also offer a fresh salad bar daily., 251-948-2445, 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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