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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, Reservations
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
disappointing

Have been here many times but, sad to say, this last visit was a bust. the HOT food was not HOT - the cornbread muffins were old(to my taste) and the fried chicken was greasy - the only GREEN hot vegetable was green beans with potatoes and there was no seasoning. The only redeeming thing was that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
linda l
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Daphne, Alabama
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Daphne, Alabama
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have been here many times but, sad to say, this last visit was a bust. the HOT food was not HOT - the cornbread muffins were old(to my taste) and the fried chicken was greasy - the only GREEN hot vegetable was green beans with potatoes and there was no seasoning. The only redeeming thing was that the salad bar... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have visited this restaurant every year when in the Gulf Shores area. It is truly a unique and special dining experience. A lot of history in this building. The food is always very good. Must try the seafood soup and the apple cheese casserole!

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Mt. Pleasant, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We arrived at 11 AM, the opening time and were the first customers. The restaurant is in a 100+ year old building and has a great atmosphere with lots of wood and nice decor. They have a large salad bar with many different salads other than the usual garden salad. The main buffet has a variety of main courses and... More 

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Mayaguez
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

SUMMATION: Elegant, historic, interesting, enjoyable, and pleasant. Some spectacular salad, hot food, and desert bars items, but some ordinary. NAME: Gift Horse Restaurant ETYMOLOGY: The name was based on a religious reference. CHAIN: Restaurant & Antique Centre, Catering, Antique Stalls MOTTO: Specialize in scrumptious Southern Cuisine COOKBOOK: The best of the Gift Horse Restaurant (McLeod, 1993) SIZE: Very large dinning... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was the absolute worst meal my family and I've ever eaten. It's a buffet filled with cold food. I should've known when the cook was poring water into the dishes, the food was bad. The price at 4 o'clock was $16.95 per person and the tea was an additional $2.25. I've said nothing about the fly in the dessert...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Late Sunday lunch. Seafood buffet with plenty of southern favorites. Crab salad, shrimp salad, crawfish bisque, seafood gumbo, and cheese grits. Mom was happy, so everyone's happy! As an extra bonus right now (June 2015) they are doing 2 for 1 if you bring a church bulletin on Sunday or Monday!

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have been coming here for over 20 years and love to bring out of town visitors. The building is over 150 years old and the wood paneling and history of the structure is fascinating. The buffet is loaded with salads and southern favorites. We like to arrive at opening, before the crowds come. Hope you find it as delightful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good food fer decent price . The service and restaurant both unique, food is decent. Not the best , decent. Lost its charm after a few visits as same buffet items and we prefer variety

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant for at least 20 years and they never disappoint me. I especially love the salad bar and vegetables - the cheese/apple casserole is the best thing ever - I eat it for dessert - the wait staff are very friendly and attentive and the place itself is lovely - so much beautiful wood.... More 

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Madison
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a great place to eat especially while traveling. It is a quiet, beautiful atmosphere that will calm your nerves on your way to or from the beach. We love a good salad bar and vegetables after all the fast food and fried food we ate. It is right on your way to the beach. We have been a... More 

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Additional Information about The Gift Horse

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

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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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