13 Best Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama

I found so many must-try restaurants in Gulf Shores it was difficult to limit my list. So, I selected those from a variety of price points from super casual to fine dining.

I chose these 13 restaurants to try in Gulf Shores because they highlight something iconic about the local food scene and are some of the best restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Perch is the resort’s upscale dining venue inside the Lodge, a Hilton Hotel at Gulf Shores State Park. Chef James Balster, a Culinary Institute of American trained chef, leads the kitchen.


With special menus for kids and seniors, the award-winning DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen is the perfect spot for a multi-generational family meal.

De Soto's

Fresh oysters on the half shell, loaded tots, and house-made potato chips served with house-made onion dip were all appetizers.

Mile Marker 158 Dockside

Their family-friendly atmosphere features live music and outdoor games. With various collections to look at, from Pez dispensers and rubber duckies to lunch boxes, you won’t need your phone.

Hangout Gulf Shores

You’ll find all the southern specialties you’re searching for, like pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes, along with the choice of fresh Gulf Coast seafood.


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