5 Boat-In Restaurants on Alabama's Beaches

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a boater’s paradise. The convenience is ideal, and the waterways in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan are perfect for cruising along the coast.

Boat Restaurants along the Gulf Coast

“Going out on the boat,” is a phrase spoken often by locals and visitors. The back bays and rivers are just as popular as the Gulf of Mexico. Boating on Alabama’s beaches is a fun way to island hop and visit different waterfront restaurants.

Boating is a popular pastime on the Gulf Coast, and it’s also great transportation. Whether you’re with your family, spending time with friends, or entertaining clients, boating is a fun way to explore the waterways and enjoy waterfront dining. Check out these five boat-friendly restaurants that are flip flop and dock friendly.

1.) Fisher’s Dockside is located at Orange Beach Marina. Guests can enjoy dockside seating and open-air dining overlooking the marina. The casual menu offers regional classics and freshly prepared cuisine by James Beard Award Nominee, Chef Bill Briand.

2.) The Flora-Bama Yacht Club is directly across the street from the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge. Famous for their bushwhackers and waterfront dining, The Flora-Bama Yacht Club is an ideal location to pull up on a boat. Enjoy live entertainment either “fancy or sandy” on Ole River. Don’t let the name fool you. This beachside dive is as flip flop friendly as they come.

Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach, AL

3.) Get tacky at Tacky Jack’s. All three of the locations have boat docks. The Fort MorganGulf Shores, and Orange Beach restaurants all offer incredible waterfront views and the convenience of visiting by boat. The family-friendly restaurants serve good food, good music and good times!

4.) Cobalt the Restaurant boasts unbelievable views of Bird and Robinson Island from every table. The casual and relaxing atmosphere is perfect and boat slips are available that accommodate up to medium-sized yachts. Located under the Perdido Pass Bridge, Cobalt is home to three unique kitchens and superior service.

5.) Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is easily accessible on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores. The mooring and fuel dock make it convenient to stop in for lunch or dinner and have a Cheeseburger in Paradise.

No need to over pack for a boat day in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Enjoy the convenience of a nice ride to your favorite boat-friendly restaurant. With great locations and great food, plan your next boat stop on the waterways of the Alabama Gulf Coast.


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