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Market By The Bay

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365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
251-929-7203
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Description: 251.929.7203

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Locals

We eat here about every 2 weeks. It is not pretentious at all. Great food at a great price! We generally order the fried fish dinner and split it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Tony S
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My husband had the Seafood Platter and I ate the 1/2 Shrimp PoBoy Sandwich & cup of Gumbo. A lot of food, husband was not terribly impressed but he might have reached his fried-food limit. I was very impressed with the gumbo. We can't tolerate very spicy food and our rental cottage host suggested this place. We plan on going... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We eat here about every 2 weeks. It is not pretentious at all. Great food at a great price! We generally order the fried fish dinner and split it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just Darn Good Food! Atmosphere is not great but ok for this type of restaurant. Looks like a typical local hot spot. Lots of take outs!

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FLORENCE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When you are this close to the Gulf, you have to eat seafood. I was in Fairhope for an event and I wanted to eat seafood somewhere. I had looked online for places to eat and Market By The Bay kept coming up as a good place to eat. First off, it is not by the Bay anymore...it is on... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The fried shrimp and oysters are great as is the fried fish. The portions are large, even on the plates considered small. Wonderful, casual spot for a quick bite.

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Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

How can you beat fresh seafood fried to perfection and served with hushpuppies and cole slaw? I don't think it's possible. If you're a Gulf seafood lover, Market By the Bay in Fairhope, Alabama, provides mouth-watering lunchtime fare with a variety of suitable sides, sauces, and Southern sweet tea. So delicious, it's worth a special trip, even if you don't... More 

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Daphne, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My Husband and I met his folks here for lunch the other day. This wasn't the first time we have eaten here, and it won't be the last. They have a good selection of seafood, and their side dishes are to die for. try a po boy, but be prepared to take half of it home they are so big!

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Fairhope, Alabama
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All things fried at Market by the Bay are splendid. The servings are huge. We recommend the poboys, the smaller portion specials and the gumbo. No table service and not much ambience, but the constant line at the cash register tells you it is worth the wait.

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ontario
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We heard about this restaurant at our hotel and decided to try it. Check before you go for hours of operation because the first time we went it was not open for supper. We tried the next day for lunch and were not disappointed. We both had a bowl of gumbo which is really enough as an entre, We ordered... More 

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Hartselle, Alabama
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110 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This neat place offers good, fresh seafood. I got the fish sandwich, fries and a cup of gumbo. My wife got a cheeseburger. Both sandwiches were excellent. The gumbo was very good, but I have had better. We did not care for the French fries, but that may be more a matter of preference.

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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

Description

251.929.7203
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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