Lunch is the perfect meal to satisfy your appetite for flavor. While you’ll find great lunches at restaurants throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, we’ll mention five that’ll fulfill your cravings without putting a dent in your wallet.
If you’re searching for a meal that will satisfy the whole family, head to Vinny’s Pizzeria at The Wharf. This local joint serves giant slices of cheese pizza for just $5 and one-topping pieces for $6. For a real bargain, order a 16” or 24” pizza and feed your entire crew with one incredibly massive and yummy pie. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to get your pizza fix while at the beach.
Original Oyster House
In the mood for seafood? A stop at the Original Oyster House is in order. Treat yourself to a dish you won’t find anywhere else: the butter pecan house catch weighs in at $12.99 and is topped with fresh-made Baldwin County pecan butter. This entrée is served with two sides, so be prepared for a nap on the beach after lunch, and be sure to check out the restaurant’s daily drink specials.
Grab a few fresh sandwiches to go at The Beli and plan a beach picnic. This cute spot is located just across the street from the beach in Gulf Shores and serves specialty sandwiches, all under $15. Favorites include the Surfer Dude, a crab and shrimp seafood salad served on a toasted hero roll, and the Big Momma, which comes with melted provolone and feta, turkey, jalapeños, raspberry jam, and hot sauce on toasted sourdough. They also offer classics like PB&Js and turkey and cheese for the kids.
DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen
A stop at DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen in Gulf Shores will yield daily homestyle lunch specials for only $11.50. Choose from fried shrimp, blackened catfish, grilled chicken, and more good eats. Each meal has two sides, including homestyle favorites like fried green tomatoes, green beans, turnip greens, sweet potato casserole, corn fritters, and more. Finish your lunch off with a bushwacker for just $6.
Luna's Eat & Drink
Head to Luna’s Eat & Drink in Orange Beach for a delicious and affordable lunch. For just $10 or $11, you can order a meat and three sides from their lunch menu. Choose from mahi-mahi, popcorn shrimp, Nashville hot chicken, and other delectable options, then pair them with three of Luna’s excellent sides, like buttermilk mashed potatoes or smoked cheddar grits. With the money you save, you can treat yourself to one of the many beers on tap.