The waterways in and around the Alabama Gulf Coast offer a wide selection of restaurants that can be reached via boat or Jet Ski. Stop by one of these 12 local eateries to quench your thirst and …
The waterways in and around the Alabama Gulf Coast offer a wide selection of restaurants that can be reached via boat or Jet Ski. Stop by one of these 12 local eateries to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger.
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LuLu’s – Sitting on the Intracoastal Waterway, LuLu’s is a perfect spot to stop with the whole family. The scratch-made menu offers something for everyone in the family, from fresh seafood to amazing burgers. Adults can enjoy a cocktail from an extensive list while children play in the sand or the on-site arcade. LuLu’s also offers an allergy menu for those with dietary considerations.
Tacky Jack’s – Tacky Jack’s has been a local staple since the 1970s and offers three waterfront locations across the island in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Stop by and grab breakfast before spending the day on the water, or grab lunch or dinner after a full day of water-bound fun. The atmosphere is casual and laid back. The menu has everything you might crave on a beach vacation or winter escape, from smoked tuna dip.
Avenue Pub – Avenue Pub is located in Orange Beach’s most unique building. Shaped like a boat with amazing views from the decks, it is a top spot to grab a drink and watch the world motor past. It opened in 2021 and offers a coastal twist on classic pub food like fish and chips and burgers or tacos. The menu also includes eats for the kids and a cocktail menu for the adults.
Cobalt – Cobalt is nestled under the Perdido Bay Bridge and offers amazing views of the water. There are numerous boat slips available for small vessels as well as medium-sized yachts. The menu spotlights local seafood available on the coast. Start your meal with the Cobalt crab and shrimp dip before diving into an entrée of Gulf shrimp and grits. The menu is extensive and includes stone hearth pizza. Enjoy live music during happy hour beside a spectarular sunset.
Fisher’s Upstairs – Fisher’s Upstairs offers an upscale dining experience with white linen tablecloths. Every dish is made with the freshest local products, produce and just-caught Alabama Gulf seafood.
Fisher’s Dockside – Heading downstairs, Fisher’s Dockside offers a more laid-back, fresh-off-the-boat atmosphere. Enjoy the view overlooking yachts moored in Orange Beach Marina. The menu offers something for everyone, from freshly prepared burgers, Gulf Coast seafood, salads, sandwiches and more.
Fresh Off the Boat – Pull your boat up at SanRoc Cay Marina and enjoy the lively laid-back atmosphere. Did you catch a fish? No need to wait till you get home to enjoy it. Let the experts at Fresh Off the Boat prepare it for you. The menu also offers plenty of non-seafood dishes for those wanting a land-based meal.
OSO at Bear Point Harbor – Take in the sunset and enjoy live music at Oso at Bear Point Harbor. The menu at this locals’ hot spot includes everything from seafood to brisket tacos. The kids will also enjoy their time and the menu at Oso.
Playa – Brought to you by the team at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, Playa offers a menu of creative coastal cuisine. Start your meal with shrimp ceviche or guacamole. The main entrée options include redfish on the half shell, tuna poke bowls or taco bowls.
The Tiki Bar at Safe Harbor Sportsman – Unwind with friends, enjoy a meal, grab a cocktail, and listen to live music at The Tiki Bar. Take in the views overlooking Terry Cove, and watch as the boats pass by. The menu offers everything from pizza to burgers and every cocktail you desire.
Flora Bama Yacht Club – Located just across the street from the legendary Flora-Bama, the Yacht Club is a family friendly spot to grab a bite. The menu includes seafood, salads, steaks and sandwiches.
Pirate’s Cove – Located across the water from Orange Beach, Pirate’s Cove is a local spot known for burgers and bushwackers. Pull up your boat and enjoy the beach and the view with your whole family, including your four-legged friends.