Must Try Restaurants in Gulf Shores

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.

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

They featured casual American cuisine and is part of a locally-owned restaurant family. Both their indoor and outdoor seating offer stunning views of The Wharf Marina.

Mile Marker 158 Dockside

They have a fantastic outdoor area with a fire pit where you can roast the marshmallows that accompany the free s’mores.

Woodside Restaurant

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.


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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