When you’re on vacation, do you like to hit the spots where the locals go? If so, add the Fish River Grill #3 to your list. Actually, there are three Fish River locations and they’re all good. The Fish River Grill #3 is in Gulf Shores, and just because it’s tucked into the corner of a strip mall doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. You need to give it a try!
No Frills at the Fish River Grill in Gulf Shores
Locals like this small restaurant as much as visitors. In fact, their logo says it all: It’s “A funky redneck joint where the locals eat.” This family friendly, casual spot is known for its seafood, po’boys and burgers. The bright interior is decorated with the usual fishy and beachy touches – nets and cork floats, mounted trophy fish, and vintage signage. The atmosphere is a casual, come-as-you-are, old-timey diner vibe. Keep your T-shirt and flip-flops on at Fish River Grill #3 Gulf Shores; they’re ok here.
Favorites to Start Out
Appetizers include some familiar Southern coastal favorites – fried pickles, hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes – and some not so well known but soon to be favorites like Cajun Crawfish Pistols (a French roll stuffed with crawfish, and shrimp then deep fried), Fried Gator Bites, and Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds.
Specialties, Burgers and More
House specialties at the Fish River Grill Gulf Shores include their Cajun Crawfish Pistols and their OMG Shrimp Feast Po’Boy with crawfish sauce. The two most popular burgers are the Hurricane Burger and the Swamp Burger. Besides burgers, sandwich choices include their Redneck Reuben or River Sausage Dog, and of course po’boys! Po’boy choices at Fish River Grill #3 Gulf Shores include fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried gator, fried fish, and the seafood BLT.
There are numerous fresh seafood options too. While most of the menu is fried, there are several menu items which can be grilled if you want to be a bit healthier. Order your choice of oysters, shrimp, catfish, crawfish, fried frog legs, or fried seasoned gator.
If you’ve left room for dessert, it’s an easy choice. The Sweet Thang Beignet is the only dessert item listed on the menu. The Fish Grill says it’s so good, they don’t need to offer anything else! Give it a try for yourself to see if they’re right.
Just Great Food
Open daily from 10:30am until 9pm, The Fish River Grill #3 can be found at 1545 Gulf Shores Parkway, in Gulf Shores. Call ahead and get your meal to go (251-948-1110), for daily specials, and for their live music schedule.