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FOOD AND DINING
After an action-packed day of sun, surf and sand, visitors to the Alabama Gulf Coast are certain to find a restaurant
for every palette and budget.
Eclectic beach dives
are scattered along the 32 miles of sugar-white sand and showcase diverse but filling menu options, such as fried seafood or mouth-watering burgers. Several of these charming mom and pop establishments have sprung up over the years, and a few are nearing silver anniversaries. Also, the sandwich shops put a new twist on an old lunch standby.
For just a little more money, the area offers numerous casual fine dining
businesses, where patrons can sample savory seafood and other dishes. Ethnic and cultural influences can be seen in a variety of the menus. With lunch and dinner options, these establishments continue to grow in popularity among locals and visitors.
At the top end of the food chain resides the area’s ever-expanding selection of white-linen
restaurants. With unsurpassed ambiance, these businesses exemplify an elegant night out on the town as chefs push the limits to produce stunning works of art.
Or, bask in the sunset glow of a dinner cruise
in the area’s scenic waters or secluded bayous.
Between meals, discover a special treat at the local specialty shops
ranging from ice cream and coffee shops to a homemade cheesecake parlor.
100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
This Alabama Tourism Department brochure included the following local restaurants:
In Gulf Shores:
In Orange Beach:
- L.A. (Lower Alabama) caviar of black-eyed peas and cheeseburger in paradise at Lulu’s
- Peanut butter pie at the Original Oyster House
- Royal red shrimp at King Neptune’s
- The wipe out burger at The Hangout
- Farmer’s omelet at Tacky Jack’s
- Grouper ponchatrain at Shipp’s Harbour Grill
- Pecan snapper at Voyagers
- Sea bass wrapped in banana leaves at Cosmo’s Restaurant
- Seafood gumbo at Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar
- Shrimp and grits at Ginny Lane Bar & Grill
Learn more about this campaign at www.yearofalabamafood.com
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