Pink Pony Pub
This restaurant serves up Southern favorites with classic American pub foods. Po’boys, burgers and all you can eat shrimp make this place a Gulf Shores must. While you take in the ocean views from your seat, sip on a selection of Alabama beers and pina coladas at the Pink Pony Pub. Try the French onion soup, pastrami and corned beef sandwich. There’s even karaoke.
If you’re looking for more upscale dining on the beachfront, try Cobalt. The Cobalt serves up contemporary American fare and cocktails. The seafood selection is excellent: raw oysters, mahi mahi, sea bass and triple tail all grace the menu. Visitors hail the dessert menu, too: try the brownies, cheesecake and banana pudding while you take the last few sips of your wine.
Bahama Bob’s Beachside Cafe
If you want a seafood smorgasbord, go to Bahama Bob’s. This restaurant serves up Caribbean and Southern-style eats just steps away from the shore. Snack on appetizers such as fried gator tail, shrimp cocktails and spicy Cajun fried crayfish tails while you wait for cafe specialties like pecan crusted fried filet and white fish fillets filled with fresh crabmeat. There’s also a huge variety in frozen drinks, beers and wine available. Try the orange blossom amaretto.
LuLu’s Gulf Shores
This family-friendly restaurant boasts not only delicious eats but also plenty of live entertainment. You can even pre-order your food online, and there’s a play area outside for your little ones. Lulu’s serves up Southern favorites: You’ll find crab claws, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, fried sea bass, pulled pork sandwiches and more.
Enjoy classic Southern favorites in a rustic decor at Sea-N-Suds. Take advantage of the raw oysters here; Sea-N-Suds offers the choice for diners of half a dozen or a dozen oysters on the half shell. The restaurant offers a good selection of seafood alongside everyday American favorites such as cheeseburgers, corndogs and grilled cheese sandwiches.