There's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a big juicy burger after a day at the beach. So many of the restaurants along the Alabama Gulf Coast serve up delicious burgers, but we've selected a few of our favorites for you to try. Whether you're searching for a beef or meatless patty, you'll enjoy a burger in paradise here in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Start your Beach Burger Trail at The Cove Bar and Grill in Gulf Shores with their hand pattied burger. This one-of-a-kind burger is made from lean Hereford or Angus ground beef comes with lettuce, tomato, sliced onion and dill pickles. They also offer an array of additional toppings including bacon, fried egg, sautéed onions, fried jalapenos and fried green tomato.
Finish day one of your burger trail relaxing with one of the best views in town at Pleasure Island Tiki Bar at Sportsman Marina. Pleasure Island Tiki Bar is an open-air watering hole overlooking Terry Cove near Sportsman Marina in Orange Beach and serves a legendary burger. This delicious burger is dressed with all the classics - cheese, bacon, pickles, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce and red onions. Served with a side of crinkle fries, this one is mouth-watering.
Day two of the burger trail starts right on the beach at Bahama Bob’s in Gulf Shores. Known for its fresh seafood and Gulf-front views, this spot also serves up a can’t-miss burger. The Bahama Bob’s Burger, a paradise lovers delight, is a 10 oz burger topped with grilled pineapple, bacon and double Swiss cheese in addition to lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. It’s the perfect burger to enjoy on the beach.
End your second day with a burger and a view at OSO’s in Orange Beach. This waterfront restaurant's signature burger, the OSO hatch burger, comes with two patties topped with American cheese, bacon, hatch chili salsa, Cajun fried onions, arugula, tomatoes and a house pickle, all on a grilled bun. It’s OSO good!
Burgers and BBQ is the ultimate combination, and at Woodside, you can have them both. Located in Gulf State Park, Woodside serves up good eats all day, but their burgers are out of this world. We suggest trying the BBQ pork double burger. This whopping burger comes with two patties, pulled pork, BBQ sauce and crispy onions, all on a brioche bun. You're sure to be stuffed and satisfied once you've finished it.
Day three ends with dinner at Bleus Burger in Gulf Shores. This spot offers several gourmet burger options that can be made with beef, chicken or even a house-made vegan patty. A favorite among locals and guests is the Highway 61. This specialty burger comes with smoked cheddar, baby arugula, applewood smoked bacon, candied jalapenos, fried onions and house barbeque sauce. What more could you ask for?
The Best Spots to Grab a Burger in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL
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- 2 lbs hamburger
- 1 egg
- 4 pieces bread broken up
- 1 can crushed pineapple
- 1 bottle bbq sauce
Combine egg and broken bread, let soften. Add hamburger. Mix well. Drain pineapple and save juice. Add 1/2 can of pieces to hamburger mix. Blend. Form into loaf. Mix together bbq sauce, other half of pineapple pieces and juice. Pour over loaf. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.