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Highway 98, Foley, AL
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: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great family southern restaurant

We actually had our wedding reception at The Gift Horse. The owner, and staff were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The food was served buffet style with more than enough to go around. There was an abundance of great southern style foods, a blend of southern classics. I would definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
SouthsideyankeeD
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Panama City
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Panama City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We actually had our wedding reception at The Gift Horse. The owner, and staff were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The food was served buffet style with more than enough to go around. There was an abundance of great southern style foods, a blend of southern classics. I would definitely recommend visiting The Gift Horse for a great meal. The decor... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Gift Horse in Foley, AL is a great place to eat. The food is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill southern food but always delicious and memorable. This is a great place for Sunday lunch after church or a quiet place to relax over a great meal while visiting the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area. There is so much history in the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I loved this old building and the decor. The buffet features southern cooking with southern charm. This restaurant would be suitable for celebrating a special occasion or for a larger group occasion or wedding rehearsal dinner. They offer coupons and special deals at different times, so you would want to check. The local paper, The Mullet Wrapper has good coupons... More 

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Stapleton, Alabama
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Gift Horse restaurant, is a great place to eat. especially if you have older guests who you want to take out for a great Buffet meal. lunch or dinner. No reservations needed. The Decor is something you have to see... Talk about historical buildings and this one has it all... go take a look. If you are an ex... More 

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MS
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful old building with very interesting history. Pick up a brochure in the gift shop as you enter the restaurant and read a little about the building before you go inside if it is your first visit. It will make your visit more enjoyable. There's so many interesting newsclippings displayed on the wall, as well as beautiful art to look... More 

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Cadillac, Michigan
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188 reviews 188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A large group of us met before a concert. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was great. I enjoyed the salad bar portion of the buffet. The main portion had some very good dishes, but some lacked flavor. The dessert portion was not good. What we had definitely lacked flavor. We all had enough to eat and enjoyed ourselves though.

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United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One a month when I can I attend a meeting in The Gift Horse. They do a buffet for the meeting which is delicious. The Ice Tea is really good and the buffet is large and nicely presented. I have never had anything bad at the meetings or in the main dining room. It is all just very good. I... More 

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J
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

One of our two favorite restaurants in the area. My husband is addicted to their cheese apple casserole which I've never seen anywhere else--I've even bought their cookbook for this recipe but can't seem to quite get it right. They have a huge variety of food, all fresh, many unique southern recipes. Fresh Southern cakes baked everyday (you pay extra... More 

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claudia0501
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Gift Horse is a beautiful; restaurant. but. unfortunately, it ends there. It served only buffet which was in the range of $15 per person. We started with salad which was mediocre, offering nothing chef made or even particularly fresh. The soups were ok. Three in my party ate chili. I tasted my husband's and was not impressed. I had... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We came to Gulf Shores for Thanksgiving and planned to have a great dinner at this restaurant which we visited a few years back. At that time, we were very impressed, but yesterday's Thanksgiving dinner (which was very over priced even with all the offerings) was not up to par at all.<br /> The meat selection was limited, shredded turkey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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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