HomeGulf Shores DiningTin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Locally known as “the pearl of Bon Secour,” the Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar is family-owned and operated. Serving steaks and fresh seafood since 2004, Tin Top is located in Bon Secour, a secluded area on the inside coast of the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Bon Secour River. Originally a French fishing village, this little coastal town is known for its now thriving Alabama “Wild Caught Shrimp” businesses.

Atmosphere at Tin Top Restaurant in Gulf Shores

Tin Top is off the beaten path and definitely out of the main tourist areas, but it’s only 20 minutes from Gulf Shores. Sit outside under the live oaks and listen to the frogs, crickets and cicadas, and relax while you sip that first cocktail of the evening.

Dine outside on the patio, on the covered porch, or just sit at the oyster bar; it’s all good. Of course, you can always sit inside and stay cool. With its family-friendly, casual atmosphere, and great fresh local seafood, the Tin Top restaurant in Gulf Shores will become a favorite dining destination.


It’s all about steak and fresh seafood. Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar is perfect for diners who are a little tired of seafood and for those who are still loving it. You might make the trip just for the fresh oysters – steamed, raw, baked, or sautéed! Take a look at their website to view their menus in their entirety, and their Facebook page for daily specials.

Start out with Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms, Sashimi (ahi tuna), Coco Loco Shrimp (flambéed in coconut rum with mango vinaigrette) or Fried Green Tomatoes to name a few. There are soups, salads, burgers, po’boys, and pastas too. Entrees include Pan Seared Tuna, Crab Cakes, Fresh Catch (served several ways), Shrimp & Grits, the Tin Top Platter (broiled or fired crab cake, fish fillet, oysters and shrimp), and steak! Try the tenderloin, rib eye, petite fillet or 16 oz. strip cooked just the way you like it! Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Your options include three kinds of bread pudding: Traditional, White Chocolate, and Strawberry Bread Pudding!

The wine list is extensive and includes a variety of options, any of which will be a nice addition to your meal. And come back for their Sunday Champagne Brunch, served from 10am till 3pm. You’ll get a complimentary glass of champagne, mimosa or poinsettia with your meal.

There’s More

Tin Top has live music on Thursday nights, and daily Happy Hour (from 11am to 6pm) and lunch specials. Schedule your trip to Tin Top Restaurant in Gulf Shores on A.Y.C.E Wednesday, or maybe Prime Rib Friday!

You don’t need reservations and you can order ahead for takeout (251-949-5086). Hours of operation are Sunday 10 am – 9 pm, Monday – Wednesday 11 am until 9 pm and Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm. Their address is 6232 Bon Secour Highway – County Road 10 in Bon Secour.

If you’d like more great out-of-the-way dining options, just give us a call today at Harris Vacation Rentals. We’ve been in the area for some time now and know all the best dining spots. We can help with the best rentals too!