18 Best Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Perdido Key

Every city has restaurants that are local favorites. Some are well known spots that every vacationer visits, while others are off the beaten path a tad.

Either way, you’re sure to find some of the best restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Perdido Key on our list! This list is created by locals who’ve had their fair share of food here. 🙂

Let us know which is your favorite place to eat in the comments!

Pink Pony

Gulf Shores, AL

If you’re looking for a restaurant on the water, the Pink Pony is one of the best spots! Not only for the views, but also for their nachos…

They’re piled high with the meat of your choice! There is also a full bar with classic Gulf Coast drinks like the rum runner. They also a menu filled with delicious food you can eat there or take to go and eat on the beach.


Gulf Shores, AL

This restaurant with a view is actually over the beach! It’s the perfect place for an affordable, yet beachy meal! They have a delicious salad bar and some of the freshest fish you can get around town!

There’s also a giant deck out back where you can enjoy a view of the ocean. Don’t miss getting a drink there!

Flora-Bama Yacht Club

Perdido Key, FL

If you like a laid back vibe, this is the place for you. It’s on the water so you can enjoy the water and even pull your boat up! They have all open walls, so you definitely feel like you’re eating on the beach.

The Gulf

Orange Beach, AL

The Gulf offers more seating then you could imagine. You can walk up and order from multiple counters with different menus. They also have a cute shop and full bar. It’s a great backdrop for pictures lounging on the couches and adding sparkling lights to the ambience.

Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina

Orange Beach, AL

The Crab Trap

Perdido Key, FL

Crab, crab, and more crab. If you’re looking for delicious seafood on the water, look no further!

Buzz Cat

Orange Beach, AL

Need coffee and a snack before the beach? This yummy restaurant is a breakfast and lunch hot spot. They make homemade poptarts, muffins, brownies, cookies, and everything in between. You can also enjoy a rotating menu of some items depending how early you get there!


Orange Beach, AL

Wolf Bay Lodge

Orange Beach & Foley

Paula Dean’s Family Kitchen

Foley, AL


Orange Beach, AL

This is one of our favorite spots on the list for many reasons! This seafood and steak restaurant offers beautiful views, live music on the weekends, and food options that making ordering difficult.

While you’re waiting for your table, you can grab a drink at the tiki bar on the bay.

Luna’s Eat and Drink

Orange Beach, AL

Tucked back off the road, Luna’s is a lesser-known restaurant in Orange Beach. They have great seafood, burgers, and casual food. In addition to the seafood, there is a variety of draft beers that you any beer-drinker will love!

Big Mike’s Steakhouse

Orange Beach, AL

Sassy Bass

Gulf Shores & Foley

Jesse’s Restaurant

Magnolia Springs, AL

Looking for an upscale restaurant near Gulf Shores? Jesse’s Restaurant is a little bit of a drive, but definitely worth it. They offer the most delicious steaks, fish, and other entrees in the area. It’s in an old church in Magnolia Springs, so there’s an added bonus.

Lillian’s Pizza

Perdido Key, FL

Needing a low key pizza night? Lillian’s offers some of the highest quality ingredients on a pie!

Fisherman’s Corner

Perdido Key, FL

GT’s on the Bay

Orange Beach, AL

This is an other great restaurant with a view in Orange Beach! You can walk out on the dock to take in the views and really feel like you’re on the water! You can enjoy indoor dining or a large deck in a wooded area.

We hope you enjoy your meal no matter where you eat!