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The Gift Horse

Highway 98, Foley, AL
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English first
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88 reviews 88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went there on Sunday and they only had a buffet for 16.99 per person. This was our first time so we decided to try it. Although the food was good it was not very warm. I do not like cold food so I did not enjoy mine. The salad bar was fine but the rest was a waste of... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

We totally stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. We have been visiting the Gulf Shores/ Foley Alabama area for about 40 years and had never been aware of this unique restaurant. It is true southern charm, excellent food, wonderful staff and delightful decor. I will definitely be back on every visit to the area. It's one of those restaurants that... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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342 reviews 342 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Having lived in the area most of my life I have passed by the Gift Horse thousands of times but decided to stop in yesterday for lunch. The building is historic and is stunning inside with antique pine board and there is a nice history of the building on each table to be read. All the fall decorations were up.... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Historic building with great old south architecture and southern homestyle cooking - just can't beat this for a meal.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We've been patrons of the Gift Horse for close to three decades, beginning in an era when we traveled a thousand miles to join our family for a vacation every summer. We returned today with my now-elderly mom and had a wonderful meal in a familiar, well-loved setting. As I was explaining to a west-coast friend, the food reminds me... More

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Pascagoula, Ms
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good southern food, buffet, well cooked with lots of options. Building alone is worth a visit. I've visited this restaurant often over the last 20 years and have never had anything but a wonderful meal.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate an early dinner (4:30ish) on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and the food was good. Try the fried biscuits, bisque, and cheese apples (yes, cheese apples). The fried shrimp was also good.

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Birmingham, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On a recent trip to the Gulf area, we visited Foley for the day. One of my friends suggested that we eat lunch at The Gift Horse Restaurant, as she had eaten there several years ago, and enjoyed her dining experience. On the day we ate lunch there we were very disappointed. The first sign something was wrong was the... More

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Foley, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

First time eating at Gift Horse was and experience that you will rember for life. Very good food and service was off the chart. Simple buffet but the flavors of the food is excellect. Fried chicken was very good, crawfish bisque was better than any I have ever tasted. Salad and desert bar were also very nice. THIS IS A... More

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Foley, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The first time we went to this restaurant, we enjoyed it. However, the last several times has not been very good at all. They have a great selection and atmosphere but the taste of a lot of their dishes needs improving. Due to the difference, we wondered if the restaurant had changed hands or something.

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Additional Information about The Gift Horse

Address: Highway 98, Foley, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Foley
Cuisine: American

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