Top 7 Restaurants to Refuel and Recharge after the Big Game

The Alabama Gulf Coast has become a sought-after destination for popular sporting events because of the perfectly manicured fields, well-kept courts and convenient location to beautiful beaches.

Family Dining in Orange Beach

From soccer to baseball and everything in between, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has become a fan favorite for a variety of sporting events.

There are so many great restaurants that deciding which one to visit can be a bit overwhelming, so here are seven restaurants to refuel and recharge after the big game.

1.) If you are looking for a delicious burger paired with local, regional and seasonal craft beers, head to Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar. Conveniently located on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, Flipdaddy’s is one of the newest restaurants. Recommendations include the old school root beer float and the gaucho burger.

2.) Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar is a staple to Coastal Alabama and it is where the locals like to go. Enjoy generous portions and fresh local seafood in a laid-back atmosphere. Recommendations include the deep water royal red shrimp, crab cakes and their famous homemade seafood gumbo.

3.) Far from ordinary and located on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar offers a variety of hand-crafted menu items. Included in the Year of Alabama Food's Top 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die is the Cosmo's banana leaf wrapped fish. Recommendations also include the sesame seared tuna salad.

4.) If you are looking for one of the area's most spectacular waterfront views, make plans to dine at Cobalt the Restaurant. Under the Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach, Cobalt has floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary coastal cuisine that will leave you wanting more. Recommendations include the tuna and avocado stack, firecracker shrimp and the pecan fried catfish.

LuLu's Ropes Course in Gulf Shores

5.) Since 2000, DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen has been serving lunch and dinner on 1st Street in the heart of Gulf Shores. The reasonable prices, friendly staff and great specials make DeSoto's a great option for your team. Recommendations include the Monte Cristo sandwich and the coconut shrimp.

6.) For family-fun and scenic water views, visit Lucy Buffett's LuLu's on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores. With an allergy menu, interactive games and Cheeseburgers in Paradise, LuLu's is a great place to enjoy live music and open air dining. Recommendations include the Crazy Sista's crab toast, pa-menna cheeseburger and the blackened fish tacos.

7.) Treat your team to something sweet at Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream. Choose from a large variety of ice cream, milkshakes and sundaes. Since Matt's Ice Cream is the only homemade ice cream shop in town, be sure to stop by and enjoy your pick of more than 40 different flavors. Recommendations include the old timer traditional banana split and the brownie sundae. When you need refueling after the big game or recharging after cheering on your favorite team, nutrition plays a big role in energizing for the day. It's not only great food that is served, but you can also take advantage of dining experiences including impeccable waterfront views, unique entertainment and great deals.


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