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The Gift Horse

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209 W Laurel Avenue, Highway 98, Foley, AL 36535
251-943-3663
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love their Sunday/Monday bargain!

The Gift Horse is directly on Hwy. 98 & looks like a small eatery attached to an antique shop. Inside, it's huge, all restored stained wood beadboard walls & ceilings. Nice white tablecloths. Big buffet for around $17 on Sunday & $13 weekdays. The big bargain is that you Buy 1, Get 1 Free every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Judy19
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Birmingham, AL
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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Monday we want to the Gift Horse, what a great experience. Taste food, great price, and a great selection of foods during their lunch buffet.

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Gift Horse is directly on Hwy. 98 & looks like a small eatery attached to an antique shop. Inside, it's huge, all restored stained wood beadboard walls & ceilings. Nice white tablecloths. Big buffet for around $17 on Sunday & $13 weekdays. The big bargain is that you Buy 1, Get 1 Free every Sunday & Monday if you... More 

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Thank Judy19
Fort Worth, Texas
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283 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time last Sunday evening. Good food and great service. The fried chicken was very good and the sides were, too. Interesting place, really. But Megan made it truly a special evening. Her sweet spirit was noted from beginning to end and we'll be going back next time we're in town.

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Thank Dalpokes
Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed in our visit to the Gift Horse in December. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous inside, very cozy, and it was lovely that someone was playing Christmas music on the dulcimer. The staff was very nice, our waitress was sweet and welcoming. The food was poor. The day we went, there was BBQ chicken, meatloaf, fried fish,... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth R
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd year going for thanksgiving dinner. They had all the food you would want and all you could eat. Our whole family loved the place, it is very nicely decorated and the staff is very friendly. There were a lot of people there and the staff handled it as good as they could. For $20 it is... More 

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1 Thank PensacolaBeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

You can always count on the Gift Horse to please anyone in your party. I have been driving over from Pensacola, to enjoy their delicious signature dishes, like the Apples with cheese, butter, and the crust,,, all melted and cheesy, soo good. Special occasions or just a fun relaxing drive, to enjoy good food.

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Thank L. R. T
Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Gift Horse in Foley AL is a great place for a wonderful buffet and gets you away from the chain restaurants. The restaurant is located in a building almost 100 years old. The food is a wonderful array of delicious Southern foods from crawfish bisque, many seafood items, salads, entrees and desserts. I took our family there for Thanksgiving... More 

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Thank cowbulls
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Thanksgiving lunch with family that was recommended by a regular of the restaurant. Quite busy with the holiday, and possibly Gift Horse was overwhelmed. The servers were pleasant, but couldn't keep up. Plus, they ran out of food often. In spite of it all, we had a good experience. Surrounded by family, and in a well respected restaurant. Today seemed... More 

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Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Not what u expected. Heavy, rich casseroles. Everything tasted prey much the same. Beautiful dining room though

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I loved the atmosphere most at this neat restaurant. The buffet food was very good and the desserts divine! Lots of history and charm in this old building.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 W Laurel Avenue, Highway 98, Foley, AL 36535
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Foley
  • Phone Number: 251-943-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?