When all that relaxing of vacation makes you hungry, head to one of our remarkable Gulf Shores or Orange Beach restaurants. With the world’s best fishing hole as our playground, succulent, fresh-off-the-boat seafood is the order of the day. You can choose from seaside family hangouts where sandy feet are welcome or white-linen candlelit romantic dining for two. Of course, you don’t have to have seafood. You’ll find plenty of restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach serving steak, barbecue, Italian, pizza, or whatever you have a desire for.
Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar
A local’s favorite, Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar serves delicious food with a creative flair with entrees like the Sesame Seared Tuna Salad served rare, crab cakes, a Crawfish tail appetizer with dipping bread, not to mention the best sushi you have ever tasted. Cosmo’s has been an instant hit since its doors opened and is described as the perfect place for both locals and visitors to enjoy a fantastic meal, unique libations, or just hang out with friends and listen to local musicians on the deck.
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina
A visit to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is a laidback escape to coastal fun and savory cooking. Lucy is a top-notch cook, successful writer, and not unlike her big brother Jimmy, can throw a party that you won’t soon forget. LuLu’s offers waterfront dining on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway with live music nightly. Try a Cheeseburger in Paradise, fresh made onion rings, Lucy’s amazing seafood gumbo, and many more of Lucy’s favorite recipes. Kids of all ages love LuLu’s for the sand pile, world-class sound system, exciting gift shop, beach volley-ball, outdoor Bama Breeze bar, and lots of other things to entertain the whole family. There’s always something fun happening at LuLu’s.
27206 Safe Harbor Dr 1577 Alabama 180
Orange Beach, AL Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 981-4144 (251) 968-8341
Tacky Jacks offers fun, casual, waterfront dining in 2 locations. Breakfast has always been a favorite at Tacky Jacks, and with our famous Farmers Omelet or Wheelhouse Pancake, you can’t go wrong. Lunch and dinner choices range from Mexican Garbage (nachos) to a big ribeye steak with lots of seafood and sandwich choices mixed in as well. The Orange Beach location sits on Cotton Bayou with stunning views of Perdido Pass and the nearby islands. The Orange Beach restaurant also has a gift shop and a charter office. The Fort Morgan location sits on Mobile Bay at Gulf Shores Yacht Club and is home to the island’s most beautiful sunset.
The Hangout is one of the largest restaurants on the Gulf. Located directly on the beach, The Hangout features a great menu of food and drinks including the best burgers period. All of your beach favorites will keep you coming back again and again to share memories and to make new ones every time you visit. The Hangout is a family friendly venue with something to offer kids of all ages, whether it be the sand pit and tunnel, 4 bars to choose from, day beds, daily activities, one stop fun shop, or big stage where you could find the best live entertainment on the coast.
Original Oyster House
The Original Oyster House has proudly served the best seafood in a casual atmosphere since it first opened in Gulf Shores in 1983. They offer a delicious array of local and regional seafood, which may be prepared a variety of ways. They use a special blend of spices that gives broiled items a taste like no other! The Original Oyster House’s unique breading recipe gives their fried seafood a special and original flavor that will bring you back for more! They also offer a large kids menu, as kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. So… sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
|Big Fish Restaurant Bar
25814 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Offering a fine dining experience focusing on the fresh seafood of the Alabama Gulf Coast, Big Fish boasts some of the most innovative cuisine in the area. With their crew of award winning chefs and knowledgeable wait staff, patrons of Big Fish will be able to experience local seafood like never before. Adding their own special “flair” to local catches such as grouper and red snapper and even worldly offering such as sushi, pasta and steaks, visitors and locals agree that Big Fish is the place for a creative meal while at the beach!
Live Bait Restaurant & Live Bait Too
From tasty daytime menus to live music at night, the teams at Live Bait and Live Bait Too in Orange Beach have you and your crew covered! Offering local favorites and wordily staples on their lunch and dinner menus as well as drink specials at their famous “Live Bait Too” location, you will never be short handed on fun during your trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
|Cobalt: The Restaurant
28099 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Nestled just under the Perdido Pass Bridge next to Caribe Resort, Cobalt offers a dining experience like no other. Picturesque windows provide every guest with a breath-taking view of the bay and Perdido Pass. Whether visiting, celebrating or simply enjoying a waterfront dining experience, our three distinctive kitchens and superior service are sure to please.
| Rafters Restaurant & Sports Bar
3800 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
New relocated in the fantastic Pelican Place at Craft Farms retail center in Gulf Shores, Rafters Restaurant & Sports Bar is your go-to place to watch the big game. With televisions located throughout, sports lovers will feel right at home with the best games playing every day of the week. Add in some of the best Happy Hour and dinner specials in town and you have an equation for a great evening spent with friends and family along the Alabama Gulf Coast!
|Shipps Harbour Grill
27841 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Dine with your friends and family looking out over the exquisite Sportsman’s Marina with a truly fantastic culinary experience at Shipps Harbour Grill. From delicious appetizers of sashimi, oysters or their classic West Indies salad to entrees such as spicy seafood and stuffed filets, Shipps Harbour Grill offers culinary delights to please everyone in your party. Enjoy your choice of waterfront dining, or enjoying a great meal in their dining area. A fantastic bar is available for those looking for some extra special libations to help make sure that every minute you spend at Shipps Harbour Grill is spent on “island time.”
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Penssacola, FL 32507
Located on the Alabama / Florida state line, this nationally acclaimed and piece of roadhouse history is home to some of the most exciting events that the Gulf Coast has to offer. Whether you are looking to experience live music on any given day of the year or join in on the fun of the famous annual “Mullet Toss” beach extravaganza, patrons of the Flora-Bama never leave unsatisfied.
Freshly renovated and more fun than every, visitors to the area will love the local feel and “bungalow” attitude that surrounds this modern day roadhouse. From their world famous “bushwhackers” to their tasty seafood offerings, dropping in for a quick beverage with friends and easily turn into a day of fun surrounded by great music, sandy beaches and memories to fill the photo albums.