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The Gift Horse

Highway 98, Foley, AL
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Ranked #36 of 98 Restaurants in Foley
Cuisines: American
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building
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Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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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
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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Lake Milton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is the 3rd time we've been to The Gift Horse. We stumbled on it 5 years ago completely by accident. It looked like an inviting place, so we went in. Now when we are in the Foley area, we go for lunch. The lunch buffet is $12.99 and well worth it. The food is excellent and the fried biscuits... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We heard about their deal where 2 eat for price of one with your church bulletin on Sunday and Monday. We came on a Monday at lunchtime. Not crowded at all (compared to what we heard about on Sundays). Buffet was beautiful and the food plentiful. We tried everything and all we had was good. Our server was great, very... More

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Gig Harbor
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Our tour guide told us she was going to take us to a unique, historic restaurant when we arrived in Foley, and said she thought our group of six would love it. She led us into The Gift Horse, and after looking at the cornucopia of food lavishly spread all over that magnificent 24-foot long table, we started agreeing with... More

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Niceville, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Wife and I stopped in Foley after a long day of golf and knew where we wanted to dine. The Gift Horse of course. We've been here before and looked forward to our meal. I must say we were not disappointed. The food was better than remembered and the service perfect. I enjoy the atmosphere and usually take small portions... More

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