After your day of fun, you may find yourself hungry and wondering where the best Gulf Shores Seafood Restaurants are to try the local catch. Look no further! This area has best fresh seafood anywhere in the world, and these are the best seafood restaurants in Gulf Shores Alabama, and Orange Beach too.
14 – Bahama Bob’s
Bahama Bob’s Beachside Café, located right across from the Beachside Resort Hotel, has been a local favorite for great seafood and sandwiches for years. They have something for everyone, don’t forget to try the fried pickles and coconut shrimp. Bahama Bob’s sits directly on the beach in Gulf Shores, although the view isn’t what it used to be since they build that dadgum condo a couple feet off the back deck. Regardless of that raw deal, the atmosphere and food of this Gulf Shores restaurant on the beach is hard to beat.
13 – The Shrimp Basket
This family-friendly restaurant originated in 1993 just two blocks north of the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. Appetizers start you off right include crab cakes, Boom Boom shrimp, oysters on the half shell, fried crab claws, fried coconut shrimp, and your favorite hush puppies. Shrimp Basket’s entree menu features grilled or blackened seafood or chicken platters, namesake fried seafood baskets, burgers, po’boys and house specials. Learn why this is one of the best places to eat in Gulf Shore AL, and why it’s grown from this original location to more than 25 establishments across the Deep South.
12 -The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar
The Steamer seafood restaurant in Gulf Shores is the newest concept from the founders of the Shrimp Basket and owners of Mikee’s. This cozy restaurant boasts the best baked oysters in Gulf Shores. The Steamer serves raw, baked and steamed oysters along with a full menu of grilled and steamed seafood. You’ll want to check out their steamed seafood trays for two or more, which have a delicious combination of Crab Legs, Royal Reds, Oysters & Large Tail-on Shrimp.
11 – DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen
DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen is a favorite Gulf Shores family restaurant offering fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, southern sides, sandwiches and salads. You’ll want to check out the fresh catch selection, prepared New Orleans, Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Desoto’s favorite Pecan Encrusted Style. Also ask about the excellent wine choices and delicious homemade desserts.
Come experience contemporary coastal cuisine at its best. Cobalt Seafood Restaurant in in Orange Beach features dishes created by renowned chefs in its three distinct kitchen areas. This prime location is nestled under the Perdido Pass Bridge, right next to Caribe Resort, allowing Cobalt patrons can enjoy a spectacular waterfront view from every table. Numerous boat slips available for small boats up to medium-sized yachts allow easy access from the Bay or the Gulf. However you get there, Cobalt offers a casual waterfront atmosphere with live music and great service.
9 -Docs Seafood & Steak
Doc’s Seafood and Steaks offers a variety of fried and steamed seafood, gumbo, oysters, but the number one menu item is their “World Famous Shrimp”. In fact, no one claims to cook better fried shrimp than Doc’s. Our seafood is always fresh, always hot and always ready for your enjoyment. The new Doc’s seafood restaurant in Orange Beach also specializes in four types of steaks, marinated with their own blend of spices and seasoning.
8 – Original Oyster House
The Original Oyster House seafood restaurant in Gulf Shores first opened in 1983, making it the oldest on the island. Offering a variety of fresh seafood, chicken, steaks, gulf oysters, homemade seafood gumbo, blackened shrimp and a local favorite “Blackened Mahi down on the Bayou”, to name a few. These authentic southern classics, pastas and salads combined with flavorful mixes of sauces and spices complement the fresh catches, all served up with some serious southern hospitality.
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7 – ACME Oyster House
A New Orleans original, ACME Oyster House in Gulf Shores brings that flavor right here. Start things off with with
Ice-cold raw oysters served up with lemon spicy cocktail sauce or chargrilled oysters soaked in herb butter sauce, topped with a special cheese blend. After that, choose from Gumbo, Étoufee, Po-Boys, Fish Ponchatrain, Crab Cakes, Chicken or a plethora of fried seafood options. Don’t forget to look at the dessert menu. ACME is located right under the AL-59 bridge, on the island side.
6 – King Neptunes
King Neptune’s takes pride in serving fresh Alabama Wild Seafood. Their oysters and other seafood come right off the boat at Bon Secour Fisheries, which is only 15-minutes down the road. King Neptune’s favorites include most the Chart Your Own Course Platter, combination platters, Crab Martini with creamy Remoulade, Seafood Etoufee, Fried Butterfly Shrimp and made-from-scratch Key Lime Pie. Lunch specials run from 11 AM. to 2 PM Monday through Friday, starting at just $4.95. This local favorite is located on AL-59 next to the Down Under Dive Shop, right across from the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
5 – Fish River Grill
Fish River Grill is an original Lower Alabama (LA) seafood restaurant serving authentic southern cooked seafood. Fish River Grill in Gulf Shores is famous for Gulf seafood, Cajun bites, burgers, and gator bites. You may want to try the Swamp Soup, Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Pistols, OMG Shrimp Po Boy, Hurricane Burger, Redneck Reuben and a whole lot more. Other locations throughout Baldwin County include a Foley and two more in Fairhope.
4 – Mikee’s
Mikee’s Seafood is another original amongst Gulf Shores seafood restaurants, and it’s been family owned and operated since 1987 right in the heart of the action. You’ll want to try the wide variety of seafood, maybe a little steak, chicken, salad and pasta too. Don’t miss out on the Shrimp & Oyster Plate, Coconut Shrimp, Stuffed Catfish, Steamed Royal Reds and if you’re really hungry, the Seafood Platter with Shrimp, Oysters and Fish Fillets, Gumbo, Two Sides, Hush Puppies and Fritters. Mikee’s will also cook your fresh catch and serve it up with golden fried hushpuppies and corn fritters, so bring your own catch right in!
3 – Fin & Fork
Fin & Fork is the among the best Orange Beach seafood restaurants but it’s more than just that. Also serving Black Angus Beef, house cut Sushi, and a wide array of fresh Gulf Coast meals, Fin & Fork is an Orange Beach restaurant with a real scratch kitchen. Don’t miss out on lunch specials every day, and happy hour from 2 – 5 PM. Lunch favorites include Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich, Louisiana Oyster Po-Boy, Blackened Gulf Mahi Mahi and Local Fish Taco. If you’re stopping by for dinner, check out favorites Gulf Coast Gumbo, Bayou Rockefeller Oysters, Ahi Tuna Salad, Seared Tuna, Crab Stuffed Snapper, or Coconut Crab Cakes. And don’t miss out on live music most afternoons and evenings.
2 – Fishers
Fishers in Orange Beach offers two distinct dining experiences in one place, the waterfront breezes and relaxed vibe in the open-air Dockside, and also the upstairs sophisticated décor and fine dining washed in soothing colors of the sea experience. Each area has its own menu and personality, but they share a common welcoming theme. Fisher’s commitment to cooking skills, fresh ingredients and attention to detail, with an emphasis on local produce and fresh-caught Alabama Gulf seafood create flavorful shine in every bite. If you’ve never tried Fisher’s seafood restaurant in Orange Beach, don’t miss another chance.
1 – Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Taking the top spot for best seafood restaurant in Gulf Shores, Tin Top is tucked away near a charming little fishing village of Bon Secour. Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves the freshest quality, local foods available anywhere around, and you’ll enjoy a fun, unique dining experience with exceptional appetizers like crab cakes, sashimi, tuna dip, and fried green tomatoes, along with cocktails and wine. The Tin Top standards for seafood are high, and it shows in the flavor of every dish they serve from seafood gumbo and lobster bisque to Oysters Raw, Steamed, Rockefeller, Tin Top, followed by fresh catch of choice perfectly seared or pecan encrusted, Soft Shell Crabs, Crab Cakes Dinner, or Steamed Royal Reds. Simply perfect. Tin Top only uses the freshest ingredients, locally grown products, and all meals are made to order. This quaint dining spot has all the New Orleans, southern coastal flare your palate desires.