When it comes to seafood, the Alabama Gulf Coast does it best. Whether you like them raw, fried, or steamed, these restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are sure to cure your craving for fresh oysters!
Lunch: Mexican Oyster
Looking to spice up your lunch? Begin your oyster journey with the baked Mexican oysters at The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar in Gulf Shores. You can order these specialty oysters by the dozen or half-dozen.
Dinner: Oyster Rockefeller Soup
We are sure you have heard of Oysters Rockefeller, but have you ever heard of Oyster Rockefeller soup? Wrap up the first day of your oyster crawl at Acme Oyster House in Gulf Shores and try their Oyster Rockefeller Soup. This flavorful delight has oysters, spinach, Parmesan cheese and a hint of Herbsaint liqueur. Be sure to finish the evening with an oyster shooter — one freshly shucked oyster with cocktail sauce and vodka served in a shot glass.
Lunch: Fried Oyster Basket
Fish River Grill #3 is the perfect laid-back lunch spot. Coined as a funky, junky, redneck joint, this restaurant's fried oyster basket is in the "Top 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama." It’s served with their famous swamp soup, homemade hush puppies, coleslaw, French fries and fried okra, so we recommend you come hungry.
Dinner: Creole Casino Oysters
End day two of your oyster trail at Cobalt in Orange Beach. Enjoy some of the best waterfront views in Orange Beach while sampling the oysters. Cobalt serves Rockefeller, raw, and garlic parmesan oysters, but our favorite is the creole casino. Bursting with flavor, these cooked oysters are topped with tasso, jalapeño, red bell pepper, shallots, cream cheese, and smoked Gouda.
Lunch: Lover Boy Po'boy
Bon Temps Po’boys & Specialty Meats is the perfect lunch spot for day three of your oyster trail. We suggest trying the lover boy po’boy. The golden fried oysters are served with lettuce, tomato and mayo on Gambino’s New Orleans-style French bread.
Dinner: Oyster Cake Grits
The Royal Oyster is a small restaurant in Gulf Shores, offering a large variety of oysters. The Oyster Grit Cakes are a must-have, with Bayou Cora Farms grits and Gulf oysters served with a sage cream sauce. The establishment is family-friendly and has plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the water, so you can enjoy oysters with a view.