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8 Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Explore these 8 restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach where you will find the most instagram-worthy dishes, photoshoot backdrops and more.

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Picnic Beach

Colorful smoothies and juices, bowls filled to the brim with vegetables and fruits, and white picnic tables standing atop bright green turf set the scene for an ideal healthy foodie photo shoot. Not to mention, they also offer blankets, board games and picnic baskets for added cuteness.

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The Gulf

With its twinkling string lights, buildings constructed of blue shipping containers and view of Perdido Pass, it’s no surprise The Gulf is at the top of this list. Take a seat in one of their white lounge chairs in the sugary sand with a cocktail in hand and snap away!

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Talk about some aesthetic! Playa provides a beautiful, crisp background for food shots that will get you all the likes. But, the most Instagram-worthy item in this restaurant is the guacamole. Grab a fresh margarita and mix your own picture-perfect guac to make all of your followers froth with envy.

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Foam Coffee and Shop

One of the goals of this local coffee shop is to provide creatives with a place to work, think and network. So, it’s no wonder that this sweet spot that “serves all day radness” crafts every cup of coffee and slice of avocado toast with a photo in mind.

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The Yard

Nothing says “do it for the ‘gram” like a rainbow milkshake topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cupcake. That, plus many more decadent creations, is what you’ll find at The Yard Milkshake Bar. You can choose one of their specialty milkshakes or create your own Insta-worthy dessert.

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The Hangout

It’s a rite of passage in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to get your photo in front of the shaka statue at the legendary Hangout. But don’t stop there! Make sure you get a picture of you and all your friends having the time of your life playing around in the foam parties, sipping cocktails looking out at the Gulf of Mexico and indulging in one of their Wagyu burgers.

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Anchor Bar & Grill

If you’re a true foodie, you know that lighting is everything when it comes to getting the perfect picture of your meal. Anchor Bar’s back deck, overlooking Terry Cove and Happy Harbor Marina, offers pristine lighting to grab Instagram photos of their trifle bushwackers, colorful salads, mouth-watering Cuban sandwiches and much more.

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Southern Grind Coffee House

Located at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Southern Grind has become nationally-recognized for not only its delicious craft coffee and gelato flavors, but the backdrop it provides for visitors. Think Joanna Gaines meets Coastal Living and you can only imagine why this hot spot made it on this list.


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