Oyster lovers unite on the Alabama Gulf Coast
When the cool breezes beckon, oyster varietals are like a fine wine on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are heating up as a fall and winter destination. And we love how family-friendly sports tournaments and annual events always pair well with fresh and delicious seafood. During these later seasons, take advantage of perfect timing to try some Alabama Gulf Coast oysters.
The Hangout’s Oyster Cook-Off is an annual festival featuring preferred oysters from various regions of the U.S. It’s held in early November at The Hangout Restaurant, where you can order chilled oysters any time of year.
Can’t be here for the festival? Follow the Oyster Trail! Each Orange Beach and Gulf Shores restaurant on this list features a large, outdoor oyster statue created by various artists in partnership with the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Recycled oyster shells are a boost for sustainable oyster farming, which helps maintain eroding coastlines and filters the water.
Boost the local oyster economy and dine on some tasty Gulf of Mexico oysters at these establishments along the Oyster Trail: