Travel Bloggers Share Must-Try Beach Desserts

Do you save room for dessert when you eat at your favorite Gulf Shores or Orange Beach restaurant? If you don’t, you may have to rethink your dinner strategy after reading these suggestions from travel bloggers who can’t get enough of those sweet treats on Alabama’s beaches. Check out their suggestions and chime in to let us know if you’ve had any of these decadent desserts.

Desserts Along the Coast

Satisfy your sweet tooth

Erin Klema, Epicurean Traveler Blog

“How do I choose a favorite dessert in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? My foodie visit was filled with delicious food, including an array of tasty desserts. If I must choose, a real standout was the tropical bread pudding at Bill’s by the Beach. All the desserts at this Gulf Shores restaurant are made in house and absolutely delectable. Made with melons and mango puree topped with Captain Black buttered rum sauce, salted caramel, and gelato, I could have cleaned my plate of this delightful dessert. But, I had to save some space for the flourless Dark & Stormy chocolate cake, blueberry cobbler, coconut cream pie, and key lime pie, too. The desserts at Bill’s by the Beach are so delicious, it would be a shame to order only one.”

Becky Beall, The Travel Voice by Becky

“Gulf Shores is chock-full of fabulous restaurants serving up desserts like Cobalt’s Banana Pudding. Layered up just right with the perfect amount of wafers, bananas and creamy pudding goodness, it just screams southern sweetness. It has been one of my favorites for years.”

Mary Edwards, The Florida Bloggess

“Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned milkshake? The Yard Milkshake Bar is amazing. With 28 flavors of ice cream, 20 toppings, and edible cookie dough, you’re sure to find your favorite combination. I ordered the “Cookie Dough Delicious” shake which consisted of cookie dough ice cream, whipped cream, plenty of fudge, plus a huge scoop of cookie dough on the side of the shake. The mug it was served in was dipped in frosting and rolled in chocolate chips. This is not your typical ice cream shop. BEST milkshake EVER!”


Tamara Gruber, We3Travel

“I expected to find a lot of key lime pie in Orange Beach, but the dessert that really surprised me was the bread pudding at Ginny Lane Bar and Grill. I’m a sucker for a good bread pudding, and the white chocolate bread pudding at Ginny Lane is truly something special. So special in fact that the recipe was willed to the restaurant by their pastry chef, so hopefully that means it will be around for a long time!”

Banana Split with cherry
Tiramisu with a strawberry
Gulf Coast Sweet Treats
Nicky Omohundro, Little Family Adventure

“Who would have thought that popcorn and ice cream could be so delicious together? Fisher’s Upstairs is serving a dessert that combines those two things into one amazing dessert. You just have to try it, but trust me when I say you’d better order at least two. I liked it so much I created a version of it to make at home. It was THAT good.”

Shannon Entin, The TV Traveler

“I love the alcohol-infused cakes at Rum Sisters. The classic “Keel Over” cake with dark aged rum is so moist and delicious, but my favorite is the “Twisted Sista” made with Kahlua and dark and white chocolates. It’s divine! And every flavor is available in gluten-free and sugar-free!”

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