My husband is a huge key lime pie fan, and we were told the best in town was at the Safari Club, which happens to be at the zoo. It was hard to choose off the extensive menu at the first Green-certified restaurant in Alabama, but finally, we ordered a Margherita wood-grilled pizza and a few drinks. It was a perfect day for sitting on the patio and enjoying our lunch with a view of the zoo. I ate one of the best pizzas I’ve had, and to think we ate lunch at the zoo! Oh, and the key lime pie passed the test for being tasty.
We had a reservation for the Orange Beach Cat Boat Tours. Unlike other tours, you can drive your own two-person boat in the back bays of Orange Beach. Sitting lower to the water gives you the best view of spotting dolphins if you keep an eye out for them. Watch for others pointing, and you will know there’s something to see.
Next, we had a little rest and beach time before heading to Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. A little more upscale than a typical beachside place, I loved the white tablecloths and candles for a nice night out. I had to try the shrimp and okra gumbo. It was made with Andouille Sausage from Main Street Meats in Chattanooga. It was a great choice and not too spicy for me. After the pork chop and brussels sprouts, we finished dinner with a chocolate dome with warm raspberry sauce.