The Most Highly Rated Seafood Restaurants in Gulf Shores

Fort Morgan is the perfect vacation destination if you want to experience all the fun of coastal Alabama. You’ll still be close enough to venture into Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, but you won’t be staying in the middle of all the crowds. Come see why Fort Morgan is a destination all its own, perfect for a fun family getaway or a romantic vacation with your sweetheart.

While you’re in Fort Morgan, you have to take advantage of the fresh seafood found nearby! Luckily, there are plenty of delicious seafood restaurants in Gulf Shores, just down the road from our vacation rentals in Fort Morgan.

Here are a few of the top-rated seafood restaurants in the area.

While you're in Gulf Shores, you have to enjoy the fresh seafood! Here are a few of the best seafood restaurants to visit on your vacation in Gulf Shores.

King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant

About the Restaurant

King Neptune’s has been a staple of the Gulf Shores community for years and is the passion project of Al and Diane Sawyer. Visitors and locals alike head to King Neptune’s for the best royal red deep-water shrimp, as well as the welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff and owners. 

History

Owner Al Sawyer began his culinary education working for Morrison’s Restaurants. He has since traveled the country from Tampa to Maine and everywhere in between selling seafood and learning from local fisherman. Together with his wife Diane, Al created King Neptune’s, which is the culmination of his years of experience and his passion for food.

Menu

As you might expect, the menu contains the freshest seafood in the area prepared as classic comfort foods. Enjoy golden fried large deep-sea scallops, the fried flounder platter, or a fried shrimp po’boy. You can also choose from a selection of sandwiches, burgers, or pastas if you are not in the mood for seafood. Their extensive kids’ menu and budget-friendly lunch specials make this a great family-friendly destination.

General Information

King Neptune’s is located at 1137 Gulf Shores Parkway. They are open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Other Things to Do Nearby

King Neptune’s is just down the road from Waterville USA and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, so you can grab a quick lunch in the middle of a fun day or finish the day with dinner here. You can also head down the road to Matt’s Ice Cream for dessert!

Acme Oyster House

About the Restaurant

Visitors come to Acme Oyster House from far and wide for fresh seafood, welcoming atmosphere, and a little taste of history. Their mouth-watering menu offers something for every palate, and their convenient location is perfect for grabbing some fresh seafood any time of day.

History

Acme Oyster House was founded in 1910 on the streets of the French Quarter. Now more than 100 years later, visitors can find Acme Oyster House locations all across the Gulf South. No matter which location you visit, you’ll find the same high-quality seafood and friendly staff.

Menu

The main attraction on the menu at Acme Oyster House is, well, oysters! Go for raw or chargrilled, or be bold with an oyster shooter! The menu also includes New Orleans specialties like jambalaya and red beans and rice, as well as a wide variety of po’boys, fried and grilled plates, and delectable desserts to finish your meal.

General Information

The Gulf Shores location of Acme Oyster House is located at 216 East 24th Avenue. They are open seven days a week, but their hours vary seasonally, so contact them at (251) 424-1783 to learn more.

Other Things to Do Nearby

Acme Oyster House is just down the street from the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, perfect for adding a little culture to your vacation. You can also stop at the WC Holmes Memorial Bridge to fish and learn a bit more about the area.

These seafood restaurants in Gulf Shores are a must-visit on your Alabama vacation.

The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar

About the Restaurant

At The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar, you’ll find a wide variety of steamed and grilled seafood that is always caught locally and responsibly. Locals and visitors like heading to The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar for a delicious meal or a specialty drink with a view, perfect for watching the sunset with the ones you love most.

History

Founders Eddie Spence and David Cahoon first found success as the owners of Mikee’s Seafood. They decided to try their hand at something cozy and welcoming, and thus, The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar was born.

Menu

You won’t find any fried food at The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar. instead, you’ll find tons of other varieties of oysters, from raw and steamed to parmesan, alfredo, or even Cajun Crawfish! Other specials include various preparations of scallops, lobster, and shrimp, and there are plenty of land options as well. Choose from a frozen drink, wine, or beer to cool you off on a hot day!

General Information

The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar is located at 124 West 1st Avenue in Gulf Shores. They are open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Other Things to Do Nearby

The restaurant is right behind Souvenir City, so you can get all your souvenir shopping done just steps away. You’re also just a couple blocks from the beach so you can quickly dip your toes in the water!

The Crazy Cajun

About the Restaurant

This gem of Gulf Shores brings authentic Cajun cuisine to the Alabama shores. Folks have been flocking here for years to grab all their favorite dishes, and with keto-friendly options on the menu, The Crazy Cajun is perfect for everyone!

History

Owners Corey and Ava Trahan moved from Louisiana to Alabama after falling in love with the area thanks to numerous summer vacations with family and friends. It was always Corey’s dream to open his own restaurant, and he finally made his dream a reality in late 2017.

Menu

At The Crazy Cajun, you’ll find all the classic Louisiana dishes you expect, from Cajun fried fish or shrimp to the Crazy Cajun burger and the New Orleans Shrimp Po Boy. You’ll also find favorites like crabmeat au gratin or pork tenderloin roll-ups. A decide of black-eyed peas or Granny’s coleslaw, or go for a keto-friendly option like the ribeye or corn and crab bisque.

General Information

The Crazy Cajun is located at 1220 Gulf Shores Parkway. They’re open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Other Things to Do Nearby

The Crazy Cajun is just down the road from Waterville USA, your perfect place to quench your thirst for adrenaline. You can also stop by Island Paint Party or the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for a unique addition to your vacation.

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Shrimp Basket

About the Restaurant

Shrimp Basket is proud to bring affordable, fresh seafood to the Gulf Shores area. The perfect location to bring your family for lunch or dinner, this establishment has a welcoming atmosphere and reasonable prices you want with the high-quality food you expect.

History

The first Shrimp Basket location was opened in 1993 by two Gulf Shores natives. The goal was to create a family-friendly establishment that was welcoming and all-inclusive, and that vision has propelled the Steam Basket to open multiple locations across the Southeast.

Menu

You’ll find classic seafood preparations across the menu here, from appetizers like the crab cake or oysters on the half-shell to fried baskets of crawfish or popcorn shrimp and grilled platters of catfish or whitefish. There’s also a wide selection of burgers, house specials, and po-boys. The extensive kids’ menu and wide range of desserts rounds out your options.

General Information 

Shrimp Basket is located at 301 Al-59. They are open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Other Things to Do Nearby

This restaurant is just down the street from Wade Ward Nature Park, giving you a unique look at the wildlife of the area. You can also head to Scoops Ice Cream for dessert or visit the Gulf State Park Pier in just a few minutes away.

Plan Your Vacation

No matter which of these incredible restaurants you select, you can rest assured that it’s minutes away from our Gulf Shores beach houses. We are proud to offer rental options for every size group and every budget, and our friendly staff is always available to assist. Contact us today to secure your Gulf Shores rental!

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