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Orange Beach has a wide variety of dining establishments. From sports bars and beachfront family friendly spots to fine dining, you’ll find a little bit of everything here. While it’s fun to hit the popular tourist-y spots, sometimes it’s nice to get off the beaten path a bit. Local favorite or popular tourist spot, there really aren’t any bad choices when you eat at one of these Orange Beach restaurants when staying in our rentals.

Oso at Bear Point Harbor

Relatively new on the scene, Oso is tucked away in the Marina in Bear Point. Drive up, boat up or use that golf cart, just get here. Order one of their Bloody Marys, find a spot outside overlooking the marina and the water, and you’ll be set. The food is as delicious as the sunsets are colorful.

Specials have included Phat Boi Burgers (for Phat Boy Friday), Pan Roasted Snapper & Scallops, and Blackened Snapper with Smoked Corn Sauce. The menu is loaded with plenty of fresh fish options for lunch and dinner, as well as burgers and Po’boys, Tacos, Burritos (try the blackened fish burrito), and oysters on the half-shell, Garlic-Parmesan oysters and Oysters Oso (baked with their Cajun sauté and cheese crust). And you really need to order the White Chocolate and Blueberry Bread Pudding!

5749 Bay La Launch Avenue, Orange Beach Alabama
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9am and Friday & Saturday 11am – 10am

Doc’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar

Are you looking for a casual seafood restaurant with great seafood? Well, head on over to Doc’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar! They’ve been serving visitors and locals alike for over 34 years. Doc’s is casual, friendly, and laid back and it’s a great place to bring the kids after a long day at the beach. There’s nothing fancy here, just fresh, tasty seafood. Come as you are and dine in or drop by and take it out – whatever fits your mood.

Start things off with seafood gumbo or maybe some fried crab claws and onion rings. Doc’s specialties include their “world-famous” fried shrimp, fried clam strip dinner, and Doc’s homemade crab cakes. Or build-your-own seafood platter, just to make sure you get exactly what you’re craving. Doc’s also has a blue plate lunch special every day, served from 11am to 2pm. For those land lovers in your group looking for places to eat in Orange Beach, there are burgers and dogs, chicken fingers and a fried chicken basket.

Doc’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar
Sunday – Thursday 11:00am to 9:30pm and Friday & Saturday 11am to 10pm
26029 Canal Road, Orange Beach Alabama


For over ten years, Cobalt has been a favorite among Orange Beach restaurants for locals and visitors alike. This casual dining spot is tucked under the Perdido Bay Bridge, ensuring great up close views of the bay from every seat. If you’re out on the water cruising around, just anchor in one of the nearby slips. Eat inside in the airy, colorful dining area or dine out on the large outdoor patio, listening to live music as you sip one of their specialty cocktails.

Fresh fish, pastas, sandwiches, pizza and more are on their varied menu. Recent specials and customer favorites include Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Tuna and Avocado Stack appetizer, Gulf Shrimp & Grits, and Pecan Fried Catfish. And those fresh oysters (raw, Creole Casino, Rockefeller or Garlic Parmesan) are delicious any way you choose. Leave room for their house-made Creole Cheesecake with a roasted pecan crust, pecan praline and caramel sauce!

28099 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach Alabama
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm

Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar

Named after a rescued shelter dog, Cosmo’s has been a local favorite for over ten years. The bright exterior and the bold-colored, art-filled interior prepare you for the eclectic, southern coastal cuisine (and sushi) with a twist. Sit inside with the AC, or outside on the dog-friendly deck.

The menu at this casual, neighborhood restaurant is full of variety, with Firecracker Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Asian Glazed Tuna, Pork Tenderloin, a Catch of the Day, salads, pastas, po’ boys, burgers, and sandwiches. Give their customer favorite Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish a try!

Sushi is served daily after 3pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are over 15 different rolls available, including the usual choices and some not-so-usual choices like “tips-n-tails” with blackened beef tenderloin tips, “duck roll” (panko fried duck, cream cheese, pepper jelly, asparagus & soy wrapper, topped with broiled duck and pepper jelly) or the Fried Green BLT Roll.

Leave room for dessert – Banana Fritters, Key Lime Pie, and Peanut Butter Pie are just a few of the delicious options!

Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar
25753 Canal Road in Orange Beach.
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9:30pm and Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm.

Places to Eat in Orange Beach: Wolf Bay

A favorite with locals and visitors alike, Wolf Bay has been serving delicious seafood since 1973, and this casual, family-owned restaurant now has several locations, including Orange Beach. Many of the dishes served today use the original recipes and have become a gulf tradition. Grab the ‘Drink of the Day’ and sit out on the covered deck, right on the water overlooking the marina. There’s usually something going on, including live music at night.

Lunch entrees include numerous shrimp offerings, sandwiches and more, including a Grouper Reuben. The dinner menu starts with plenty of oyster and shrimp choices too. Or just order one of Wolf Bay’s seafood specialties – Wolf Bay Fried Shrimp, Whole Gulf Flounder or their signature Shrimp and Grits. Fish dinner options include Tuna, Snapper, Catfish, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi. Seafood dinners include shrimp fixed any way you can imagine, combination seafood platters, and the traditional Low Country boil. Of course, there are pasta, steak, and chicken dinners for those land-lovers in your group, and the usual po’ boys and burger choices too.

Wolf Bay
26619 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach Alabama
Sunday through Thursday 11am – 9pm and Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm