One of the many advantages of owning a home or rental property in a popular resort location is the abundance of excellent dining options. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are no exception. This destination has a full plate when it comes to restaurants, making dining on the island convenient and oh so tasty!
From steaks and seafood to drinks and desserts, your taste buds will be delighted by plenty of flavor to savor in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The island is home to many locally owned and operated restaurants, built upon the passion of chefs and restaurateurs and the goodness of the local fare. More and more, this area of the Gulf Coast is being recognized as a place for outstanding local cuisine.
Gulf Coast seafood is a mainstay here, of course. Fresh-from-the-gulf fish and shrimp, as well as local crab and oysters, are favorites on the menus of the many excellent eateries in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Whether you like it best on linen tablecloths with fine wine or on newsprint with a roll of paper towels, as they say here, “It’s all good.” Grilled, broiled, blackened or fried – even raw and rolled – are all popular options.
There’s more to savor than seafood, though. Many of our chefs choose to design seasonal menus showcasing the best of Alabama’s agricultural bounty. From tomatoes and peas to potatoes and cheese, local farms and dairies are represented.
Steak and international cuisine are well represented, too, as are regional influences such as rich Cajun creations and Southern-style barbecue. Then there’s the ever-popular cheeseburger. Everyone seems to have their favorite spot for a burger on the island and their favorite way to enjoy it. For some, arriving by boat makes the burger even better.