Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL

Try the Alabama Gulf Coast’s Scrumptious and Succulent Cuisines

The variety of flavors found at the many award-winning restaurants make the Alabama Gulf Coast a culinary paradise. Take in the beautiful views at one of the waterfront restaurants and savor a delicious meal. It will make you wish you could take this piece of paradise home with you.

Whether you choose fresh Gulf seafood, a juicy steak or a craft burger, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have about every cuisine you could desire. Most restaurants can accommodate large groups, and many offer allergy menus. Some restaurants even offer playgrounds and other activities to keep children entertained before and after their meals. After dinner, listen to some live music featuring local and well-known artists, or soak up the warm Gulf breeze on an outdoor deck and savor your favorite brew or cocktail. 

When it comes to fresh seafood, the Alabama Gulf Coast has it covered. Coming straight from a deep-sea fishing charter? Several area restaurants will prepare your catch for you. It just doesn’t get any fresher than that. Or try a lesser-known meal choice such as the lionfish which are considered an invasive species. Thanks to the efforts of the NUISANCE Group which is dedicated to raising awareness for Gulf Coast flora and fauna, more of these invasive species are finding their way onto local menus. Keeping an eye on sustainability, a new oyster shell recycling program is working with local restaurants to restore oyster beds with recycled shells, so go ahead and eat several dozen.

Need a romantic night away to celebrate a special occasion? Climb aboard the 2.5-hour Perdido Queen dinner cruise boat, and view the colorful sunset as you drift along the coast of Orange Beach and Perdido Key. Dinner is served as a two-entree self-serve buffet with plenty of sides and salads to choose from. After dinner, listen to live entertainment and dance the night away with your partner. Reservations are required and should be made early to guarantee seating.

Taste a bit of everything Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have to offer by exploring the fan favorites to enjoy along the coast. Discover the best places for date night, family-friendly venues, breakfast spots, desserts and much more. Or experience a whole new state of culinary satisfaction along one of the many Eat Your Way trail itineraries. Indulge in the taco trail, gumbo trail, craft cocktail trail and so much more. Look for customer recommendations at

The award-winning restaurants aren’t the only place to find tasty food. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to several festivals to keep your mouth watering for more. At The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event September 13-15, sample flavorful food and tantalizing wines, enjoy intimate cooking demos, exciting cooking competitions and so much more. Or devour some seafood, dance to local and well-known artists and shop till you drop at eclectic art vendors at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival, October 11-14. See top chefs from around the world battle it out in the barbecue, chili, sandwich, burger, dessert, bacon, seafood, steak and chicken competitions at the World Food Championships at The Wharf, November 9-11.

Culinary adventures abound on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Plan your getaway today to experience everything the Gulf Coast has to offer. Visit for more information.



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