Where to Eat in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama
Where to Eat in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama -13 of the BEST places to eat at the beach. Dive bars, fancy white table cloth restaurants and everything in between. Make sure to bring your stretchy pants – SO much delicious food!! #travel #gulfshores #orangebeach #beacheats #restaurants
Where to Eat in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama
Last month I went down to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach for a long weekend with my friend Heather from The Food Hussy. We spent four nights eating and drinking our way around the area. We hit up 13 places in 4 nights! We ate SO much food! It was a tough job, but we did it for YOU! We wanted to be able to tell you all the best spots to eat when you head down to the beach for Spring Break.
We hit up dive bars, fancy white table cloth restaurants and everything in between. We ate at the best breakfast place in Alabama (according to Yelp & People magazine), drank the famous Flora-Bama Bushwacker, nachos, chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, steaks, bacon, biscuits, and SOOOO much more.
I got tons of recipe ideas for future posts. I even snagged the actual recipe for several of the things we ate. Be on the lookout for a yummy Bacon & Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit in a couple of weeks. YUM!
This was my very first time going to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. I’ve lived in Alabama for a really long time, but we’ve never been to the Alabama beaches. I had an AMAZING time! SO much so, that I am already planning a trip back to take Chicken Legs. I also found out there is a wine festival in the Fall. YASSS!!!
Check out everything we ate below. Have you ever been to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Did we eat at your favorite spot? If not, leave me a comment with your favorite spot so Chicken Legs and I can check it out on our trip.
Stay tuned for next week’s travel post. I am sharing all about the AMAZING condo we stayed in. I even have a video tour for you!
After dinner, we walked across the street to the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package store.
Fun fact about the Flora-Bama – you can go to church here on Sunday. They even have the bars open!
There are 5 different entertainment areas with music.
The main area has bras hanging from the ceiling! I did NOT donate my bra to the pile. LOL!
We got a tour of the bar from one of the managers.
The nightlight of the tour was seeing this liquor room. These are the most popular liquors in the bar. The bartender just has to push a button to dispense the alcohol. It some from this room. Saves the bartenders a ton of time!
The Flora-Bama is a super fun place. Grab a Bushwacker, listen to music, and watch the sunset on the beach. It really has it all!
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, Fl. 32507
Our first full day started at the Sunliner Diner.
Isn’t it cute?!?!!?
We started the morning with some mimosas and biscuits.
The top right biscuit is the Bacon & Cheddar Biscuit. It also has ranch in it, so I deemed it a Crack Biscuit. It isn’t much to look at, but it was DELICIOUS! I begged the owner for the recipe & they shared it with me!! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!
The other biscuit was the Glazed Cinnamon Biscuit. The icing makes the biscuit!
Nashville fried chicken, farm fresh eggs, hash browns, and a classic biscuit.
You can get the chicken plain, spicy or super spicy!
The Corned Beef Hash is one of their specialties. It is enough to feed four people!
Tender house-made corned beef hash, green and red peppers, sweet Vidalia onion hash browns topped with two poached eggs, horseradish cream and served with a classic biscuit.
They also recommended the Chicken & Waffles.
It is served with two poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and hash browns.
I was super excited to eat at Buzzcatz. It had great reviews on Yelp.
It was actually rated the best breakfast place in Alabama according to Yelp & People magazine.
We ordered a bunch of pastries and went to town.
First up – homemade pop tarts. This was a sugar cookie pop tart. YUM!
The blueberry biscuit was ridiculously good.
That glaze! The chef said the blueberry biscuit is just their regular biscuit recipe with blueberries folded in. The sweetness comes from the glaze.
Buzzcatz is famous for their cinnamon rolls.
I can see why! LOOK at that pecan cinnamon roll!
I want one right now!!!
I really, really enjoyed the plain biscuit. It came with homemade blueberry jam.
SO simple and SO delicious!
We got one savory item, the quiche.
It was really good. I love quiche, and I would eat this quiche any day of the week.
I could have eaten the whole thing! YUM!
Buzzcatz needs to be on your list of places to eat!
I had tons of people messaging me that I needed to eat at The Gulf.
I’m so glad we decided to eat here. It was my favorite place!
We started with a few cocktails, because why not!?!?!?
We started with the hummus.
It is the best hummus I’ve ever eaten. The pita bread that comes with it is SO good!
I want this right now!
The burger and fries are simple and delicious.
You can never go wrong with the fried fish sandwich.
It was HUGE!
I got the Chicken Sandwich. It had two chicken tenders and it was topped with a yummy chicken finger sauce. I am still dreaming about this sandwich. I ate the whole thing! I was miserably full, but it was totally worth it!
The Gulf is right on the beach with great views.
It is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and listen to music.
22843 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, Alabama Phone: 251-975-2883
I had such a fun time exploring all the delicious food choices in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. I am already looking at the calendar so I can bring Chicken Legs back!
I have a list going for our trip back:
Fin and Fork Anchor Bar Fishers Bahama Bob’s for a Bushwacker
What are your favorite places in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? What should I add to my list?!?!??! Let me know in the comments!
Thank you to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Board for hosting me on this trip. The tourism board planned and paid for the trip. I was not asked to share the trip on the blog. I chose to share the trip because I had a great time and thought my readers would enjoy reading about the trip.