Where to EAT?

Our most frequently asked question (FAQ) Things to do in Orange Beach are unrelated to pictures, but just as important, Where to EAT! I get it; your family has been swimming all day. Now, you’re starving and ready to eat seafood!
It is dinner time now that you are all dressed for sunset beach portraits. Let’s go, EAT!!!

Here are my recommendations for dinner in no particular order:

Where to eat in Orange Beach

Cosmos – This casual dining experience offers a lovely patio with live music and good food year-round.

BIG FISH –  Our favorite place for upscale dining. If you are looking for good seafood, this is your best bet.

Cobalt – A waterfront restaurant is somewhat upscale and has an excellent sunset dinner with a water view.
Fishers – Fancy diners love Fishers; it is an upscale dining experience.
OSO at Bear Point If you need a break from the Beach and want to watch a sunset on the bay, OSO is an excellent choice. The food is good and reasonably priced, to boot.
The Gulf – The owner of the Hangout in Gulf Shores started a little break-off restaurant called the Gulf in Orange Beach. It is one of my favorite places to grab a cold drink and fantastic food and watch the ships enter.
The TIKI bar – The Tiki is an outdoor bar and restaurant. You can drive your car or boat to this iconic Orange Beach eatery.
Voyagers – A fine dining experience. Date night for mom and dad. (I would hire a sitter for the little ones).

Where to eat in Gulf Shores

Desoto’s Seafood Kitchen – The best lunch in town, hands down—affordable with blue plate specials. Be sure to try the Flounder and the homemade MacNcheese.
Bahama Bobs – My personal favorite. If you want to try the best burger in the Gulf of Mexico, you should check them out. For those wanting seafood, don’t worry. They have that too. It is on the Beach and stays packed, so try to go during non-peak times.
The Hang Out – As the name says, hanging out is a fun night for the whole family. There are games, live entertainment, bubble making, shops, photo ops, and a great atmosphere.

If you have access to a  boat or don’t mind a short drive check out these waterfront options:

Pirates Cove is a local hangout for people and dogs (not kidding about the dogs). You can come by boat or car. Try out the cheeseburger in paradise and have a Bushwacker. Bring a swimsuit for the kids. They can swim or jump off the dock while you are there.

Sunset Grill – My favorite sunset eatery. Here you will find casual dining on the water and experience one of the best sunsets in the area. Be sure to try the Grouper Poboy.

Flora Bama Yacht club – Get there by boat or by car. It is across from the FloraBama but different. The food and drinks are better and have a more family atmosphere. You can sit back and relax, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch live music with lunch or dinner.
If you are lucky enough to have a night out, just the adults, you must head down to the Flora Bama.   It is hot, sticky, dirty, and crowded, but you will love it. You can’t come that close and not visit. Kenny Chesney is not wrong 🙂