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Market By The Bay

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365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: 251.929.7203

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
THE place for seafood

Good prices, for good seafood. We always go to one of their locations when we are in the area. Also close to the Fairhope Brewery, so you can pick up the food to go, take it to the brewery and eat and drink!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David M
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Fairhope, Alabama
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small local seafood restaurant , serving basic, but good food. Service was average, although I was not impressed with the server with heaps of glittering nail polish, and rings on every finger....and thumb !! I worried that I might find some glitter in my food....or a ring ! She may well be the owner, don't know ? But whatever her... More 

Thank TrixieJo
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good prices, for good seafood. We always go to one of their locations when we are in the area. Also close to the Fairhope Brewery, so you can pick up the food to go, take it to the brewery and eat and drink!

Thank David M
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We only order take out from here and it's normally great. We only had one time where the food was not top notch but tried it again and it was back up to par.

Thank Lori G
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We went today with my parents. This place is great. It's no frills but the service and food were top notch! I had Caribbean fish tacos, they were wonderful and my husband said the gumbo was excellent! You will not be sorry if you try this place out!

Thank SusieB05
Santa Rosa, California
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This place is a throwback to the 60's...great friendly atmosphere and the BEST fresh seafood you can imagine. The staff is soooooo friendly...you feel right at home. Stand in line, place your order and have a seat. It will be right up...enjoy...

Thank Bill95403
Radford, Virginia
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We usually eat here at least once when we are visiting Fairhope. You can depend on the food always being good. This was the third time I've eaten fried oysters this week and the other two times were at large, much better known seafood restaurants. Market by the Bay won for the best! Very friendly people. I always like to... More 

Thank HokieDuo
Winter Park, Florida
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

After watching a beautiful sunset at the bay I headed over for my fried oyster fix! They never disappoint! Not a fancy place but great with what they do! Could have more than one person available to serve up the brews...

1 Thank claire s
Daphne, Alabama
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186 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch/early dinner after it was recommended to us as a restaurant that serves consistently good seafood. Parking is behind the building, enter the restaurant via the back door and walk by the messy back room and things I'd rather not see. I didn't realize you had to order at the counter, and I would... More 

1 Thank ksheff-travel
Fairhope, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I placed a to-go order here just the other day and my food was hot, delicious, and cooked within 10 minutes!! This place has some of the best potato salad around and I'm always satisfied with the portions.

Thank HilTWil
Lillian, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I really enjoyed the food and the casual way of ordering at the counter then bring your food to the table you selected.

Thank Shrnhgry

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: 251-929-7203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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