Places to Eat in Gulf Shores

There are so many places to eat in Gulf Shores, Alabama and being located directly on the Gulf of Mexico has many advantages. One of the best reasons is the local seafood! Visit nearly any area restaurant and enjoy seafood caught that same day! Here are some of our favorite restaurants and best dining options around Gulf Shores.


LuLu Buffett opened a restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, AL., after the state decided not to renew her lease on Weeks Bay.  She enlisted the help of a buddy with a barge and, literally, moved the whole venue by water. “Why be normal, why do things the ‘right’ way? I keep this place and my dreams going by riding out the storms and adjusting to the tides. It’s a special place, and I invite you to come and enjoy. LuLu’s is a state of mind, really. It’s a great escape, a great family spot. We’re all about good food, good folks, good music, and good times. A place to confirm that “life is good…”

Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar
Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar is Orange Beach’s most exciting eatery and gathering spot. With over 23 years of restaurant experience, owner Brian Harsany set out to create a place where his guests would feel at home while enjoying excellent cuisine and friendly service, as well as great local entertainment.

Jesse’s Restaurant
Jesse’s Restaurant, located at Moores Bros. The market in Magnolia Springs was named after Jesse King who helped run Moore Bros. for over 60 years without missing a day of work! The main dining room is located in an old Post Office that opened in 1949.

King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant
King Neptune Seafood Restaurant owners Al Sawyer and Diane Bush have taken their combined knowledge of seafood, gleaned over years of travel and working in business, and created what is surely the best find in the area.

The Lousiana Lagniappe
Fine dining, a variety of specialty seafood and steak entrees along with spectacular sunsets make for a memorable occasion every time you visit Louisiana Lagniappe.

Gulf Shores Steamer
Come to Gulf Shores Steamer for the best-steamed seafood in town! Voted a Top 3 Restaurant in Southern Living, a Top 20 Seafood Restaurant in Coastal Living, “Best place to eat in Gulf Shores” in the Houston Chronicle, and a “Best place to eat” in USA Today.

The Original Oyster House
The Original Oyster House restaurant first opened its doors in Gulf Shores in 1983. Since opening The Original Oyster House we have proudly served the Gulf Coast the best seafood in a casual atmosphere with genuine southern hospitality.

Nolan’s Restaurant & Lounge
Nolan’s Restaurant and Lounge, now open at Sawgrass Landing, is fine dining at its best!  Your hosts, Philip & Jill Harris invite you to enjoy Nolan’s award-winning steaks, fresh gulf seafood, authentic Greek dishes and nightly featured entrees in a serene setting overlooking the Bayou in the heart of Gulf Shores.  Full-service bar & extensive wine list and live dance music nightly.

Hope’s Cheesecake
HOPE’s Cheesecake has been providing a Gulf Coast favorite since 1996.  HOPE’s is staffed by bakers with more than 30 years baking experience who are dedicated to making the best cheesecake money can buy and delivering it to you “dinner party ready”.  Our cheesecake with its unique crust is made in small batches with the finest ingredients like Kraft Philadelphia® cream cheese, fresh whole eggs, pure cane sugar and juice squeezed from fresh lemons.  We bake our cheesecakes to exacting standards five days a week in our Gulf Shores, Alabama bakery.

Flipper’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
Flipper’s Seafood Grill & Oysterbar prepares fresh seafood daily.  Nice selection of Landlover dishes available.  Daily drink specials at the Bent Oar Tiki Bar located on Perdido Bay, Orange Beach, AL

Guy Harvey’s Island Grill
Guy Harvey’s Island Grill features a selection of popular entrees served in a comfortable setting overlooking Smoke House Bay.  The décor is accented by an extensive collection of artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey.  Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea.  The seafood items on our menu have been carefully selected and exclude any overexploited or threatened species.  All of our seafood and other dishes are prepared fresh daily with the finest ingredients for your dining pleasure.  “It is our honor to serve you and we hope you enjoy your dining experience with us.”

Johnny Rockets
Every original Johnny Rockets restaurant boasts great tasting food from a menu of favorites including juicy hamburgers, classic sandwiches, and hand-dipped shakes and malts. Guests also enjoy an all-American look and feel, tabletop jukeboxes and authentic decor.