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Hazel’s Nook

Who doesn’t love a great breakfast buffet! If you’re in Gulf Shores and are looking for a family-friendly place to fuel up before a long day of beach fun, or you need to refuel after a morning of beachcombing, head to Hazel’s Nook. They have been serving the area breakfast and lunch for over 60 years. And they serve breakfast all day on the weekends!


Hazel’s has colorful 50’s diner-style turquoise booths for your comfort while eating your way through the buffet. Tables with bold checkered tablecloths and colorful chairs and plates continue the retro vibe. Each table comes complete with a roll of paper towels (to keep that gravy in its place) and everyone’s favorite Louisiana hot sauce and peppers.

The Buffet at Hazel’s Nook

Open daily, Hazel’s Nook serves breakfast from 6:30am to 11:00am and lunch from 11am to 2pm. You can order from their abbreviated menus or head straight for the buffet. At breakfast, the buffet includes an omelet bar and fruit station.

Their breakfast menu items include their Old Tyme Country Breakfast (two eggs, grits or hash browns, choice of biscuit/toast, also with the usual add-ons), pancakes, eggs benedict, the Bienville Omelet (crabmeat, Cajun shrimp and mozzarella with hollandaise with fruit), and several sandwich options. Typical breakfast buffet options include scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, biscuits with gravy (a Southern breakfast staple!), French toast sticks, grits and cheese grits (another must have!), and cheesy hash browns.

Typical lunch buffet options include fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, peas & carrots, and fried squash. And, there’s always a Soup of the Day and dessert. Their lunch menu includes their famous fried shrimp, shrimp po’boy, BLT, and a Grown-up Grilled Cheese.

Check Hazel’s nook Gulf Shores Facebook page for buffet options and daily specials – like the recent Seafood Friday with fried shrimp, fish, clam strips, baked stuffed crabs, and gumbo! And, they add seafood to the buffet for brunch at 11am on weekends. Grab the kids and head on over for some good down home eating before you get your day started!


You can find Hazel’s Nook in Gulf Shores at 120 E. Fort Morgan Road, just a little over a mile from the beach. Give them a call at 251-968-7065 with questions. Or, let our friendly staff at Harris Vacation Rentals answer any questions you may have about Hazel’s, other family-friendly dining options, or family-friendly vacation rentals. We’d love to help you find the perfect rental and to make sure that your vacation is the best ever! Give us a call today!