Unique Dining Experiences on Alabama's Beaches

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach may be renowned for having spectacular beaches, but did you also know that this part of Alabama is a haven for amazing cuisine?

That’s right; visitors to the Gulf Coast can enjoy a plethora of delicious dining options, many of them unique enough to epitomize the creativity of local chefs that want to ensure their cuisine stands out from the crowd.

The Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise in Gulf Shores, AL
The Perdido Queen

Whether you are intrigued by the thought of sampling the finest seafood or perhaps prefer more traditional Southern fare, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a selection of dining experiences that will immediately make you want to book a return visit.

Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
When it comes to creative flair and imagination, there is no better spot to see all of this than Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts! If the name itself isn’t convincing enough to justify a visit, perhaps the eclectic menu items will sway your opinion. For those of you looking for an “alternative” dining option, Sassy Bass is the perfect place to experience.

Who would of thought about combining a burger with a donut? It sounds incredibly crazy but it actually works! The combination of sweet and savory ingredients is an intriguing blend and the “Flat Line Burger” is definitely a choice worth considering.

Hudson Marina Dinner Cruises
Perhaps the best way to enjoy the very best of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is to hop onboard a dinner cruise such as the Perdido Queen at Hudson Marina of Orange Beach. This is the perfect experience to enjoy everything there is to love about the Gulf Coast, including the gorgeous coastline, incredible sunsets and of course, a mouthwatering collection of cuisine options that typify the local area.

Cruise under the Perdido Pass while enjoying a buffet of chicken, shrimp pasta and homemade bread pudding (items subject to change) along with many others on this appetizing menu. This one of a kind experience in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers live music for all the family to enjoy while admiring breathtaking landscapes of the surrounding area.

Sunliner Diner
Ready to head back in time to the 1950s? Check out the trendiest new diner in town by visiting the Sunliner Diner in the heart of Gulf Shores. When you think about a quintessential diner experience that you see in all the old-school movies, this is exactly the type of restaurant you think about.

From breakfast to lunch and dinner to dessert, the Sunliner Diner is the perfect spot for friends and family to enjoy a bite to eat while admiring the classic convertibles in front of the restaurant. Who knows, you may be tempted to rent one of these Sunliners and take it for a spin along the beach road!

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
There is no better way to start the day than by heading over to The Ruby Slipper Café to enjoy one of the best breakfast spots along the Gulf Coast. A variety of traditional breakfast items are available such as omelets, BBQ shrimp and grits but it’s their pièce de résistance on the menu that makes this such a popular choice – the Eggs Benedict!

Opt for the “Peacemaker” so you can enjoy two of the Signature Benedicts for the price of one. You cannot go wrong with any of the variations but the Shrimp Boogaloo Benedict and Chicken St. Charles are popular choices.

Brick and Spoon
“Bananas in Pajamas” – take a moment to envision crispy banana eggrolls served with fosters sauce and surely you will be inspired to add Brick and Spoon to your itinerary of awesome dining spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Not only does this restaurant offer a great selection of breakfast options, their signature items are the Bloody Mary concoctions which are the perfect accompaniment to any menu choice.

The Yard Milkshake Bar
Don’t worry, for those of you that have a sweet tooth and prefer to dive straight into desserts, head over to The Yard Milkshake Bar to sample a heavenly concoction customized to suit your taste buds. From a variety of ice cream flavors to toppings that include a cupcake, donut or even chocolate dipped bacon, the ultimate milkshake awaits.

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