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The Gulf

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Perdido Pass at Perdido Pass Bridge, on Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
+1 251-424-1800
11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here twice during our 5 night stay in Orange Beach. Food was very good, but the view is why we came back. Just an awesome location and atmosphere. I had tacos both times, the mahi mahi and the shrimp, both great. My husband loved the brisket tacos and the mahi sandwich. A tad pricey, but i guess that... More 

Thank Jamie32114
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2x at this place love the scenery food is good but not alot of choices. The wind was coming hard from the ocean front though and there was no where to sit that sheltering from the annoying wind but great place overall.

Thank PaigeReviews99
Columbus, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great oysters and hearty portions. Cool setting on the beach with ample seating and seating choices. Only problem was the multiple ordering stations are a bit confusing and a minor hassle.

Thank SydObanion
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view and atmosphere. Lots of fish options. Not much for vegetarians to choose from. Had the grilled cheese, fries and tabula. Food was good. Casual outdoor place to eat. Excellent homemade lemonade.

Thank Lisa M
Athens, Alabama
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for drinks, happy hour and enjoyed a great sunset. They have a great area set aside for fire pits and relaxing!

Thank slwbanks
Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the coolest place on the gulf. Great food, awesome drinks, and a wide variety of outdoor seating right on the water. A great spot to grab lunch or drinks and hang out with friends.

Thank Jeanne B
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friday night's line was an hour long, but the food and atmosphere more than made up for the wait. The grouper sandwich was a highlight, but burgers and fries were also delicious. Loved the beachfront atmosphere, watching the sun set over the water.

Thank Janice T
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved how the Gulf has casual beach seating: couches, chairs, tables, stools, etc. It's so nice sitting outside watching the waves. Even though you can't access the water from the restaurant (concrete barrier), it's still a pretty view. The food is good... casual counter service with a small menu, but they have a good variety to choose from! Fun... More 

Thank Elm22
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the view. Very laid back atmosphere. The fire pit and lounge area was very nice. The family really liked the gift shop

Thank vzapata419
Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love The Gulf! While they can be a little pricey, it is well worth it! Love the burgers, and the mojitos and bloody marys are excellent! But the very best thing about the Gulf is the ambiance....nothing like sitting on the water, watching the boats go by, under the palm trees with my toes in the sand. Long time... More 

Thank creyne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Perdido Pass at Perdido Pass Bridge, on Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 251-424-1800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?