Fisher's Restaurant in Orange Beach

The 5 Best Restaurants for Fine Dining in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Are you looking for delicious places for fine dining in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama? Check out our top 5 restaurants for fine dining!

While we all love the familiarity and favorites of our go-to restaurants, it's good to get out and enjoy a special dinner in a new place. Where better to indulge in an evening of fine dining than the beach? Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just want to enjoy an unforgettable date night, here are the best restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that offer fine dining.

Our Top 5 Gulf Coast Restaurants for Fine Dining

Fisher's Restaurant in Orange Beach


Serving an upscale dining experience designed by James Beard-nominated, masterful chef Bill Briand, an evening at Fishers includes incredible food, original craft cocktails, and picturesque views. This waterfront restaurant is located at the Orange Beach Marina and provides indoor and outdoor upstairs seating overlooking the marina. Fisher’s sources its ingredients from local farmers and fishers along the Gulf Coast. You'll find regional favorites along with seasonal items on the menu, as well as an impressive wine list.



Nestled right on the beach, Perch is one of our favorite restaurants to look out on the sugar-white sand and turquoise waters of Gulf Shores. Your tastebuds will thank you when they savor the thoughtfully prepared food and handcrafted cocktails this restaurant offers. In addition to its amazing views and eats, Perch also features an outdoor deck furnished with fire pits and covered seating. Located at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, Perch is open only for dinner.

The Villagio Grille at The Wharf

Villagio Grille

Say "ciao" to the rich Italian cuisine and charming atmosphere at Villagio Grille at The Wharf in Orange Beach. This upscale restaurant serves authentic pasta dishes, delicious oyster appetizers, and handmade pizzas and features a spectacular wine list. The Villagio Grille offers indoor seating in its impressive dining room with a view of the open kitchen and brick pizza oven as well as outdoor seating on their patio. Dining outdoors here in the evening offers a spectacular view of The Wharf's laser light show and remarkable Ferris wheel.

Pier House Restaurant and Bar

Delectable dishes, a refreshing ambiance and fine art are what you get when dining at Orange Beach's Pier House. The atmosphere is unlike any other restaurant, featuring an onsite gallery and relaxing music to complement its mouthwatering menu. As it's all about the experience at Pier House, guests can choose to sit indoors surrounded by impressive art or outside to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Orange Beach.

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

Sophistication meets fresh seafood at Big Fish Restaurant and Bar in Orange Beach. Here, you'll find seafood favorites along with a sushi bar and land fare, all prepared in their open kitchen, so you can watch your meal as it's being made. Open for lunch and dinner, Big Fish offers indoor and outdoor seating, both with a relaxing and cultured atmosphere. To make your experience here even more unique, visit during the evening and enjoy dining beneath the patio lights or cozied up by the fireplace.

Want to see more of the incredible dining options in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Check out all our restaurants! If you are planning your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation check out all of these great places along the beach for your next stay!


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