Eat Your Way Around the Beach with an Oyster Trail
Whether you’re an oyster lover or a first-timer, don’t miss the opportunity to sample some of the Alabama Gulf Coast’s most succulent seafood offerings during your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation. Fresh off the boat, you’ll find this delicacy available at many beach restaurants on the island. Make it your mission to sample some of the unique oyster creations available at the beach and satisfy your cravings with an oyster trail.
Who says oysters are only for meals after 11 a.m.? Certainly not the folks at Brick & Spoon
in Orange Beach. Order up an appetizer of Deviled on the Bayou to kick start your oyster crawl. These delicious concoctions include Tasso deviled eggs topped with a crispy fried oyster and sriracha aioli.
Spice up your lunch with the Barbecue Butter Baked Oysters at the Original Oyster House
in Gulf Shores. Feast on a platter of eight accompanied by garlic bread and seasoned with Cajun barbecue butter.
They may be listed on the appetizer menu, but you may not want to share. A dozen raw Murder Point oysters will hit the spot at Fisher’s Dockside
at Orange Beach Marina. Murder Points are Alabama farm-raised oysters. These bite-size oysters come packed with a naturally buttery flavor that’ll have you coming back for more.
You can’t miss an opportunity to sit down to a platter of oysters cooked up the traditional way: deep fried with just the right spices. The Fried Oysters at Acme Oyster House
in Gulf Shores are prepared just the way you’d expect, and it’s one of the dishes that keeps locals and visitors alike filling the tables at this canal-front restaurant every day.
If you’re looking for unique oyster creations, locals will point you to Shipp’s Harbour Grill
located on Terry Cove in Orange Beach. Order up a rooftop deck view with your Oyster Crostini appetizer. The crostini is packed with flavors, including fried oysters, brie cheese, roasted poblano and three-pepper glaze. The Oysters Creole is so decadent you may not have room for dessert. This bite of foodie bliss is topped with Tasso, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant
is a long-standing vacation tradition in Gulf Shores for many. Owner Al Sawyer has been serving up locally sourced seafood for the last several decades. Fresh off the boat from nearby Bon Secour Bay, the South of the Border Baked Oysters are not to be missed. These spicy oysters are stuffed with fresh salsa, jalapeno and cilantro, and topped with cheddar cheese.
Go to bed on a full stomach after a visit to Villaggio Grille
at The Wharf in Orange Beach. This popular spot is a can’t-miss stop for wood-fired oysters, and the Prosciutto Rockefeller will melt in your mouth. Order a wood-fired sampler and pair two oyster creations together. The Fontina & Jalapeno has just enough heat to have you sipping your drink while the Garlic & Butter Oysters will leave you happily satisfied.
For more oyster selections, visit the Oyster Fan Favorites
and Eat Your Way
through your next Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation. Let us know where you’re enjoying your oysters by using #GSOBeyw on your foodie photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.