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Highway 98, Foley, AL
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building

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  • 15
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Gift to Foley Alabama. The Gift Horse Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
kanukgirl
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Stapleton, Alabama
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Stapleton, Alabama
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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110 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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55 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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