Great lunch places in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

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Looking for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack? Here are Laura’s Favorites:
TACKY JACKS:  The atmosphere is fantastic (day & night)—there usually is a live band in the afternoon—as for drinks, they are famous for their Bushwackers, but I love their Strawberry Daiquiris! They have cool souvenirs, such as their t-shirts!

THE PINK PONY PUB: Sit out on the patio and watch the waves crash over the beach in a fun atmosphere while you sip on a drink from the bar and eat some delicious food! Their nachos, oysters & sandwiches are great! The atmosphere is fun day & night. They have cool t-shirts & other souvenirs! (located on the beach in Gulf Shores across from Hooters on Perdido Beach Blvd.).

BAHAMA BOB'S BEACHSIDE CAFE: Watch the waves crash over the beach while you eat in a laid-back, fun atmosphere – I love their po-boys & tuna! (located ON THE BEACH at 601 West Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores, AL (251) 948-2800)

FISH RIVER GRILL #3: Yummy southern food – I recommend the OMG! Sandwiches are great & come with swamp soup & a dessert. Located in Rouses shopping center – 1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy in Gulf Shores, AL (251) 952-3474

WOLF BAY LODGE: A family owned Baldwin County tradition known for its high quality fresh seafood, great steaks & local ambience. Located at 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL (251) 965-5129

SHRIMP BASKET: A family, friendly restaurant menu encompassing a great variety of original seafood and local favorites - ranging from shrimp, fish, crab claws, crawfish, po-boys, chicken, and sandwiches. Located in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach - 26651 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach (251) 974-1833 / Gulf Shores off Hwy 59 (251) 948-7687

COBALT: Sit out on the outside deck (you can even pull up by boat) or enjoy the cool atmosphere inside. their seafood is excellent and people love the Cobalt Burger as well! Their Mojitos are nice as well!! located right next to the Perdido Pass Bridge and the Caribe in Orange Beach, AL (251) 923-5300

LULU'S: Sit out and watch the boats come down the intercoastal waterway while you can enjoy a cool beverage or some fabulous seafood! This place is kid-friendly with a sandbox area for kids to play. The owner is Jimmy Buffet’s sister! (located at Homepoint Marina just off of I-59….Boaters – mile marker 155 on the ICW or 200 East 25th Street in Gulf Shores (251) 967-5858)

DESOTO'S SEAFOOD KITCHEN: Enjoy lunch specials and yummy seafood (251) 948-7294. (located at 138 W 1st Ave in Gulf Shores, right off 59)

ACME OYSTER HOUSE: Cajun based chain offering yummy po' boys, gumbo, etc.. (251)-424-1783. (located at 216 East 24th Ave in Gulf Shores)

FLIPPERS SEAFOOD: Serving fresh seafood daily with daily drink specials at the tiki bar. (251)-981-3547. (located at 5749 Bay La Launch Ave in Orange Beach)

GULF ISLAND GRILL: Island themes seafood & cocktails in an informal atmosphere. (251) 968-4440. (located at 244 E Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores)

MIKATO: Yummy sushi, hibachi & Japanese food specials. (located at 3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, behind and to Right of Target)

BRAVO TACOS: Yummy texmex, the combo deals are awesome! (located at4575 Orange Beach Blvd #6…off Canal Road next to Tom Thumb)

THE GULF: Yummy food, great atmosphere, watch boats but all outside so checkout the weather first! (located at 27500 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach right next to the Perdido Pass Bridge)

FLORABAMA YACHT CLUB: The calamari is amazing, the nachos & tuna are phenomenal….late afternoons it is a great place to come by boat or car and listen to bands! 850-492-0611 (located at 17350 Perdido Key Dr – right across from the FloraBama on Ole River side)

GRAPE ESCAPE DELI: Want an amazing sandwich or even quesadilla…this is delicious…the treats are amazing as well….the brownie WOW…they also have a wine cellar and do wine tastings! If you have work, bring your computer because it has free wifi. I always go for lunch, but a lot of people go in the am for their great morning drinks etc 251-980-3354(located at 3099 Loop Rd Unit 2 Orange Beach)

SHIPP'S HARBOUR GRILLE: Delicious food – amazing presentation – separate lunch menu with delicious options – 251-981-9891 (located at Sportsman’s Marina on Canal Road 27842 Canal Road)

LUNA'S EAT & DRINK: 200+ high energy eatery set in a family friendly environment delivering a quality of food not found anywhere on the island. Inspired by the love of Southern home cooking. The bar features 32+ craft beers on tap. Located Cosmo’s Courtyard, 25753 Canal Road Orange Beach (251) 980-5862

GILBELY'S SEAFOOD & STEAK: American Seafood & Steak - Casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Kids menu available, come enjoy lunch as low as 10 dollars with your favorite local staff!!! Located at 25775 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL (251) 981-2988

FIDDLEFISH SEAFOOD CAFE`: Fiddlefish is all about great seafood (Nan Sea's recipes) and friendly service in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Located at 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL (251) 923-3474

CAYMEN GRILL: Cayman Grill is a waterfront seafood & family restaurant with a 8,000 gallon stingray tank, beautiful views of the bay and delicious food for all taste. Located at 26189 Canal Rd Orange Beach, AL. (251) 980-8400

BIG FISH: Big Fish offers a vast variety of the freshest fish, seafood and sushi available. Steaks and Pastas for non-seafood lovers! Located at: 25814 Canal Rd Orange Beach, AL

THE SOUTHERN GRIND: Yummy fresh sandwiches/salads – also has cute coastal gifts to purchase. (located at The Wharf – 4751 Mail Street Suite F116)

There is a site for coupons…..go to …many of the restaurants listed above are on here…you can get $25 gift cards for only $5.

Enjoy your stay and let me know if you have any questions.