Four Great Restaurants for Refueling After a Day of Gulf Shores Golf

Tacky Jacks Orange Beach, Alabama

Tacky Jacks

If you are looking for fresh-off-the-boat seafood with a casual, funky atmosphere and water views, this is the place you need to go! Their bushwacker has won several awards, including People’s Choice award for best bushwacker on the island. The people here are as diverse as the menu! From flip flops and fishing attire to beach chic, everyone loves Tacky Jacks. Wondering what’s on the menu? For breakfast you will find omelets, pancakes and all your breakfast favorites. Lunch and dinner are packed with variety, including local seafood, burgers, salads, and the infamous Mexican garbage nachos. Stop by all three Tacky Jacks locations: Orange BeachGulf Shores and Fort Morgan.

Cobalt, the Restaurant, in Orange Beach, Alabama


Located under the Perdido Pass bridge, this restaurant is the epitome of coastal cuisine. The view from the patio is spectacular, with guests observing boats passing by, beachgoers who frequent the pass, and all of the activity the Gulf has to offer. Pair that with live music, superior service, and lunch and dinner options such as fresh grouper, oysters, crab claws and seared tuna, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable experience.

Cosmos Scallops


Steaks, pastas, sushi, oh my! Cosmo’s prides itself in eclectic cuisine and environment. Serving up dishes such as chicken roulade wrapped in bacon, sesame seared tuna salad, and traditional crab cakes with a twist, Cosmo’s will have you coming back for more! Their banana leaf-wrapped fish made The Year of Alabama Food’s “Top 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die.” On top of the great cuisine, this establishment’s eccentricity continues by establishing itself as a pet-friendly restaurant. Their motto, “far from ordinary,” is a true testimony of their unique flavors and facility.

Live Bait in Orange Beach, Alabama

Live Bait

This family-owned bar and restaurant is a local favorite, offering a relaxed and casual dining experience where you can let your hair down and throw the drinks back. Live Bait serves lunch and dinner daily. On their menu you’ll find USDA-certified steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches, as well as daily lunch and dinner specials. In addition to the delicious cuisine and buzzed-about bar is their nightclub, offering DJ, karaoke and live bands. Oh, and one more thing: They have the longest happy hour on the beach, stretching from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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