Beach Burger Trail
When you’ve had your fill of fresh Gulf seafood (is that possible?) and are ready for something else, a big beach burger may just fit the bill. Sink your teeth into juicy, hand-shaped beef piled high with all the garden you like – or not. Maybe you prefer slabs of cheese and Applewood bacon. Either way, hop aboard the Beach Burger Trail for savory goodness you’ll want to write home about. Vacation postcard from paradise? Maybe that postcard looks like a burger. For Fan Favorite Beach Burger restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, browse the directory.
Start your Beach Burger Trail at The Gulf
in Orange Beach. Not only will you be treated to Meyer Ranch all-natural Angus beef, but the views of Perdido Pass can’t be beat! Travel blogger Sara Broers with Travel with Sara
even dubbed The Gulf Burger as the best on the beach in her blog
. This beef lover’s dream has a delish helping of house-made garlic aioli and is served with lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun. Take it to the next level and add cheese and bacon.
If it’s Monday night, Nolan’s Restaurant
in Gulf Shores is the spot where you’ll find the locals. Every Monday is burger night in the lounge, and it’s not just any burger. For $7 you get a thick, juicy steak burger piled high with your favorite fixings. Pair it with the happy hour wine and cocktail specials and you’ve just made your Monday on Alabama’s beaches.
We’re at the beach, so we’re adding a tropical twist to the Beach Burger Trail. Bahama Bob’s
is a favorite spot for locals and visitors to Gulf Shores. Located directly on the beach, you can’t beat the good eats and the hometown, beach-dive feel. Ask your server for the Bahama Bob’s Burger. Dubbed a paradise-lover’s delight, it’s a whopping half-pound burger topped with grilled pineapple, bacon and double Swiss cheese. We’re not kidding when we say a nap will be in order after downing this large-and-in-charge burger.
Attention, craft beer lovers! Luna’s Eat & Drink
in Orange Beach has a burger for you. To complement their extensive selection of craft beer, the chef concocted The Beerger. (Do you see what they did there with the name?) The Beerger is an impressive half-pound, hand-pattied blend of beer-basted ground chuck, brisket and short rib on a sourdough bun. This baby is slathered in Luna’s beer mustard, fried onions and Luna’s beer cheese. Not to be overlooked is The Gobbler. Turkey lovers will come back for seconds with this ground turkey burger topped with onion jam, spring greens and basil cheese spread.
Wait - a wings place with burgers? You’re at the beach. Anything is possible. If you love your burgers and your wings and can’t decide which to chow down on for lunch, grab some wet naps and order up the Buffalo Bleu burger at Island Wing Company
in Gulf Shores. This half-pound burger is dressed with Buffalo sauce and house-made buttermilk ranch dressing, topped with blue cheese crumbles and Monterey Jack cheese.
We try not to mention the “H” word at the beach. But when a food is named after one, there’s no getting by it - especially when it’s the Hurricane Burger at Fish River Grill #3
in Gulf Shores. Maybe the chef named it because those first bites with jalapeno are intense, but then it mellows out in the middle, only for the heat to reappear on the other side. Either way, it’s a great choice to end your Beach Burger Trail with. The Hurricane Burger is ooey and gooey, topped with grilled-to-perfection onions, mushrooms, bacon, Swiss and American cheeses and, of course, jalapeno for the kick.