Great Places to Eat in Orange Beach, Alabama

We are a family that loves to eat seafood, but especially when we’re at the beach and it’s fresh! Besides hanging out at the beach all day, the only other activity on our to-do list was finding great places to eat each evening! Lucky for us, we had amazing locals give us some suggestions on their favorite places to eat while we were in Orange Beach! I am sharing all of the places we dined at this past spring break trip and am including a few other favorites of ours!


Outdoor seating at Coastal

This was our first time eating at Coastal, it appears to be a fairly new restaurant in Orange Beach right on the beachside of the highway. All of the tables were outside, there was a live band playing, and we all had delicious seafood! We enjoyed our shrimp tacos and drinks, the boys had the grouper plate and popcorn shrimp. The grouper was huge and Jett loved it! We enjoyed the outdoor atmosphere and the live music while we ate!

Can you ever really go wrong with yummy drinks on the beach?
Jereme & I both had shrimp tacos
Grouper plate
Kid’s fried shrimp plate

Bubba’s Seafood

Bubba’s Seafood Restaurant

It’s become a tradition of ours to eat at Bubba’s on our first night in Orange Beach! I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been in the car for 10 hours and this place is one of the first you see when you’re driving through Orange Beach or what. My boys both said that it’s their favorite place that we’ve eaten at here. Jett loves the crab and shrimp plate! I had shrimp, Jake had the kids fish plate, and Jereme had shrimp tacos. We liked the fun décor in the restaurant and the adult beverages! The kids like the non-alcoholic daiquiris, too!

This kid ate this entire shrimp & crab plate!
Jake’s fried fish kid’s meal
Jereme’s fish tacos
My fried shrimp plate
Cheers, we’re at the beach!

Doc’s Seafood and Steaks

Doc’s Seafood Restaurant

Doc’s was my personal favorite place we ate at on this trip! I really loved the boiled shrimp we had for an appetizer. We also really enjoyed the outdoor games, like corn hole, and listening to live music while we ate and played! Jereme had a fish plate and loaded bake potato that was really good. I had the grilled shrimp plate, which is an Orange Beach favorite dish! And the boys had shrimp and fish. It was all so good! We will definitely return to this restaurant next time we’re at the beach!

This boiled shrimp appetizer was to die for!
Grilled shrimp plate
Fried fish plate
Fun outdoor games


Luna’s Restaurant

This restaurant turned out to be Jereme’s favorite of the trip! We ate here because the boys saw an advertisement fly above us on the beach and wanted to eat here because they thought the airplane with the Luna’s banner was so cool! We ate outside here, too and there’s an outdoor area for kids to play at that includes a sandbox. The boys loved the special shark drink and I especially loved the home style sides that came with my fish plate. Jereme said his sandwich was the bomb! The crab dip was amazing and it had so much crab meat! This was some really great southern, home style cooking that we all really enjoyed!

Delicious crab dip
Jereme’s sandwich
Fried fish bites with green beans, mashed potatoes, and fried okra
Kid’s fried fish plate
Kid’s mac and cheese
Special shark drinks

The Hangout

The Hangout

We didn’t eat at the Hangout this time on the trip, but I feel like it’s such a fun atmosphere for kids so I had to include it! I can’t really say that I’ve had any dish that just blew me away, but my boys always have so much fun eating here! They especially love the foam party each hour! So, if you’re looking for a fun environment, you should check this place out!

Foam party fun


Outdoor seating at Lulu’s

We loved Lulu’s the last time we visited! It’s such a fun place to dine and I really enjoyed the food and drinks here! The shrimp tacos that I had were amazing and so was the atmosphere! There was a lot for the kids to check out and they had a blast while we were here.

Cactus Cantina

The only pic I took here, Texas tacos

We needed a little break from all the seafood we were eating, so we decided to eat at Cactus Cantina for lunch one day while it was raining. I had Texas tacos and they were surprisingly really good! Jereme and the boys shared nachos that they said were pretty good!

The Yard Milkshake Bar

Happy boys with their milkshakes

If you like huge milkshakes, then be sure to visit The Yard while you’re here! These are fun desserts, especially on hot beach days! There are so many fun choices, there’s a milkshake here for anyone!

So much sugar
But worth it!

Other Dining Recommendations:

These were the other restaurants that were recommended by some locals that we just didn’t have time to eat at! We’ll be trying some of these places next time we visit!


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