Our Top 10 Favorite Beachfront Restaurants in Gulf Shores

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Welcome to Gulf Shores where the food is great and the views that accompany are stunning! Renowned for its pristine sandy beaches and delightful culinary scene, this vibrant community offers an array of dining options right on the waterfront.

Whether you're staying in one of Gulf Coast Signature Properties’ vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Gulf Highlands, or Fort Morgan, you're never far from exceptional beachfront restaurants. Here's our list of the top 10 beachfront restaurants in Gulf Shores that are sure to enhance your vacation experience so you can get a great meal with an even greater view.

1. The Hangout

Perfectly located at the main public beach in Gulf Shores, The Hangout offers more than just a meal. It’s a lively entertainment hub with direct Gulf views, live music, and a beachside atmosphere that makes every visit a celebration. Open daily, it’s a fantastic spot to soak in the coastal vibes from morning until late evening.

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2. Pink Pony Pub

This iconic spot sits directly on the Gulf Shores beach, providing not only spectacular views, but also a vibrant atmosphere with live music and outdoor seating. Famous for its laid-back vibe, the Pink Pony Pub is ideal for those looking to dine in their beach gear while enjoying classic pub meal.

beachfront pub style restaurant pink pony pub

3. Sea N Suds

Located right on the beach, Sea N Suds is a Gulf Shores institution known for its delicious seafood and ultra-casual setting. Here, you can literally step off the beach and enjoy a menu that includes oysters, gumbo, fried seafood favorites, and much more, embodying the true spirit of beachside dining.

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4. Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Situated at The Beach Club in Fort Morgan, Coast offers an upscale dining experience with breathtaking views of the Gulf. Open seasonally, it's a perfect spot for a sophisticated dinner, featuring a refined menu with fresh sushi and other coastal delicacies.

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5. Bahama Bob's Beachside Cafe

Close to all of our West Beach properties, Bahama Bob’s offers a delightful beach view that, despite being partially obscured, does not detract from its charm. Known for its friendly service and tasty seafood, it's a favorite local hangout with a relaxing atmosphere. Not to mention they have a great happy hour menu as well.

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6. Perch

Located in Gulf State Park, Perch offers an elevated dining experience with both indoor and terrace seating. This upscale venue is known for its modern American cuisine and stunning sunset views, making it ideal for special occasions or a romantic evening out.

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7. Foodcraft

Housed at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Foodcraft provides relaxed, family-friendly dining from early breakfast through dinner. They also offer a great Sunday brunch menu to divulge in. Enjoy your meal on the patio for a direct view of the Gulf or inside where vast windows offer unobstructed seaside vistas.

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8. CoastAL

In Orange Beach, CoastAL is known for its relaxed setting right off the beach. With a menu that celebrates Gulf seafood, it's the perfect spot for a laid-back lunch or a casual dinner, complemented by live music and scenic views.

9. Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort

This fine dining establishment in Orange Beach is a longtime favorite for its elegant atmosphere and exquisite menu. Located within the Perdido Beach Resort, Voyagers specializes in seafood and steaks, with a view that’s as spectacular as its dishes.

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10. The Gulf

Situated on Alabama Point in Orange Beach, The Gulf offers a unique outdoor dining experience with an emphasis on style and comfort. While not directly on the beach, its waterfront location and view of passing boats create a memorable backdrop for its creative culinary offerings.

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Each of these beachfront restaurants in Gulf Shores offers a unique dining experience that complements the natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Whether you are looking for a casual spot to dine in your swimsuit, or a more refined setting to celebrate a special occasion, Gulf Shores has a beachfront restaurant to meet your needs paired with a stunning waterfront view.


Explore these fantastic beachfront restaurants in Gulf Shores AL, and make the most of your stay with Gulf Coast Signature Properties. Explore the variety of vacation rentals we offer and book with us to discover the best that the Gulf Coast has to offer!