One of the best things about Gulf Shores, Alabama is the INCREDIBLE food.
I feel like all we did was eat when we were there and I am not complaining about it one bit!
Since we visited so many great places while we were there I am going to list them in the order that we visited them and give you details on my favorite dishes and favorite things about each restaurant.
The Best Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama
As soon as we arrived in Gulf Shores we checked into our condo and headed to dinner at GTs on the Bay. The atmosphere in this place is almost as good as the food!
The restaurant is large and open which gives a happy feel to the place and the patio and outdoor bar with a boardwalk that leads to the water is absolutely incredible and something that I’d visit that restaurant for over and over again if I lived there.
They also have a large play area for kids which was awesome for keeping them entertained while we were waiting on our food or just letting the adults chat with each other after our meal was over.
We got the totchos for an appetizer which is tater tots covered in smoked pulled pork, sliced jalapeños, smoked Gouda cheese sauce and white BBQ.
I had the salmon salad which I highly recommend it was really really good. My husband ordered the GTs grouper which he still talks about months later. He is on a mission to find grouper that tasted as good as the plate he had here.
To be 100% honest with you, none of us had any idea what a beignet was before we arrived here so we had no idea what to expect. Basically, it is a filled donut or sopapilla. We all agreed that they tasted more like a thicker sopapilla. They were absolutely heavenly.
They also served delicious coffee and cappuccinos!
This place was probably my favorite place to eat the whole time we were in Gulf Shores. The atmosphere was fun and the food was to die for. I had (no exaggeration) the BEST burger that I have ever had in my life here. I can’t even remember the last time I ate an entire burger this size, but I sure ate all of it at Anchor Bar & Grill.
The restaurant is right on the water so the views while you are eating are fantastic. We were there on a beautiful day so sitting on the patio was a no brainer.
The menu here is small, but the food is so good that it doesn’t even matter. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here! In addition to the burger, we also ordered the Scallop Taco, the kids PB&J, and the Cuban. All of it was delicious!
This BBQ joint was located at The Wharf which has a ton of little restaurants and shops to explore. There was a boat show going on there while we were visiting which was super fun to see!
The BBQ is SO GOOD here. It was almost gone by the time we made it to dinner. That is how many people were in and out of this awesome little restaurant! The owner was there when we were and he sat down and talked to us for a while. Such a nice guy, thank you for making us feel so welcome!
Update: Bill’s by the Beach is no longer open.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and Bill’s by the Beach did not disappoint. I had a classic egg, toast, and potato breakfast with a mimosa and it was amazing!
The patio is perfect for nice sunny weather which is where we sat while we were there.
This restaurant is tied with Anchor Bar & Grill for me for the favorite of our trip. The food was great, but the atmosphere there is what really made it worth the visit!
It is right on the beach and you can literally walk out of the restaurant right on the beach with your food and drinks!
The building is open so you get the sea breeze inside and there are all kinds of entertainment for both kids and adults while you are eating. The place is seriously SO FUN.
This is the view out the back patio at The Hangout! So amazing.
They have a huge drink menu which is super fun too. I highly recommend their Moscow Mule. It was delicious!
For our final meal in Gulf Shores we headed out for brunch at Brick & Spoon. The place was PACKED so we were pretty excited to see what all they had to offer.
Upon arrival, we received a bloody mary menu where you could create your own which was super cool, but we were in more of the mimosa mood so we enjoyed traditional and flavored mimosas while waiting on our food.
The food was well worth the wait for a table. I had some KILLER breakfast tacos that I wish I could figure out how to make at home! This was the perfect last stop for us on our way out of town.