A Gourmand’s Guide to Gulf Shores - Restaurants

When it comes to the Alabama Gulf Coast food scene, fresh gulf coast seafood—shrimp, oyster, and crab, intersect with southern specialties like grits and pimento cheese.

Add to the food, the atmosphere with stunning sunset views over the waterfront, and you’ll be looking forward to returning for that next Gulf Coast gourmand experience.

This Gourmand’s Guide to Gulf Shores will help you explore the island’s restaurants.

Located on Terry Cove, Avenue Pub has a stunning view across the cove. Add a taste that far exceeds typical pub food, and you’ll be glad you visited.

Avenue Pub


Whether you need some caffeine to kick off your day, breakfast is on your mind, or you want a snack, BuzzCatz will take care of it.

Cosmos Restaurant and Bar

With a hint of the Gulf’s briny taste, the subtle aroma reminds you it is indeed all about the oysters — raw, roasted, or Rockefeller.


Sometimes you want to get together with friends and just hang out. And the Hangout is the perfect place to do that.


Even if you’re not a Jimmy Buffett fan, be sure to check out his sister, Lucy Buffett’s place LuLu’s.


The Safari Club at Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo was Alabama’s first certified Green Restaurant. Start your meal with the Goat Cheese Tapas, which came with a sweet fig sauce and fresh berries.

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