Travel Bloggers Share Best Places for Beach Family Dining

Finding a great family-friendly restaurant isn't always easy.

With picky eaters or those who get bored quickly, it can be a challenge to find the perfect place to park your appetite. However, in a destination like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the challenge isn't a challenge at all. The Alabama Gulf Coast is known for its family atmosphere, and that applies to the restaurants as well. Whether your family is a mix of seafood lovers, chicken eaters or red-meat-only diners, there are plenty of options.

Burger Gulf Shores

Tips for a Hassle-Free Family Dining Experience

  • Call ahead to determine wait times. Some restaurants have extended wait times during the peak summer months. However, many have onsite activities to keep children busy while you wait.
  • Be flexible and consider an early lunch or a mid-day dinner if you think the restaurant you plan to dine at has extended wait times.
  • Remember that family dining in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is an experience! Sit back and relax while you enjoy the food and scenery.

What Travel Bloggers Have to Say

“We love LuLu’s! LuLu’s is fun for the entire family. The menu is fantastic and it’s a great place to take toddlers all the way through teens. There are so many things to do onsite to keep them occupied. Adults can enjoy something from the drink menu. I am a personal fan of margaritas, especially LuLu’s Favorite Margarita on the rocks.” –Jamie Reeves, Blonde Mom Blog

Fishers Dinner Orange Beach

Flora-Bama Yacht Club. This is the Gulf Coast’s best-kept secret! It looks like a dive from the road. You would never guess that you’d get a gourmet meal to die for. The sunset view is breathtaking, and you’ve got to try the homemade pork rinds! I also love Fisher’s Dockside at Orange Beach Marina. It’s a gorgeous outdoor location with quite the view. I am dying to have their recipe for their root beer glazed carrots, and I think their bread pudding is #1 on the Gulf Coast.” –Donna Hup, Donna Hup.com

“We love Ginny Lane Bar and Grill for their outdoor seating by the water so the kids can move around a bit, plus the great view and delicious food!” –Scarlet Paolicchi, Family Focus Blog

For more family-friendly Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants, visit our Eat Your Way Around the Beach directory.

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