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4159 County Road 6, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2923
251-968-2778
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great chill out spot

So pleased to have found this spot via our kayak trip. This place has such a different atmosphere from the places along the shoreline. It's got a nice back bay feel. We stopped in after our kayak trip on a Saturday afternoon about 5 pm. We ordered the boiled shrimp for a starter. They were huge and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

So pleased to have found this spot via our kayak trip. This place has such a different atmosphere from the places along the shoreline. It's got a nice back bay feel. We stopped in after our kayak trip on a Saturday afternoon about 5 pm. We ordered the boiled shrimp for a starter. They were huge and delicious. Just lightly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Went to Beaux's for all you can eat shrimp, but when we ordered it, the waitress said they were out of shrimp! We were the only customers all day the waitress told us! So how does a place not have shrimp in stock on an all u can eat day?? Self explanatory why there were no customers! That place need... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Happy Harbor because we had food vouchers from the kayak trip we'd taken with Wild Native, so we had an early dinner after beaching our kayaks. The service was pretty slow and forgetful, but we gave her the benefit of the doubt because she had our table of six, a large party of about twelve next to us,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Me and my family had gone to this resturaunt 2 years before with the food and service being awesome. We thought it would still be as good, but we were very disappointed. The service there was terrible even though we were the only people there. It took me at least an hour to get my meal. The food was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the quality of the food was poor I have orderd bake oysters a lot and love them I could not finsh a half dozen never left oysters on my plate in my life but this was a first my wife had grilled fish and it was not tasty either will not be back

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate at Happy Harbor Oyster Bay Saturday. It is a local restaurant and bar on the water with music. I ordered one of their specials, a grouper Ruben. It was very good with a large grouper filet with plenty of melted cheese. My wife had grilled grouper and it was very good also. Both came with two sides of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a great location to relax, come as you are & enjoy a great meal. They have the oyster bar in behind the main family restaurant. Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun they have entertainment. If it's just someone strumming the guitar & singing it takes the day from average to ahhhh. Thanks for helping leave the stress of the... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This may not have been a place we would normally stop, but my friend who lives in Foley had a coupon a few years ago and they have returned many times. The building is unassuming with a convenience store on upper level and the restaurant below surrounded by a gravel parking lot. It is a bit off the beaten path,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our first visit to Gulf Shores was July 2013 and this was one of the first places we ate at and we LOVED it. We loved it so much we made sure to visit it again this year (June 2014). We ordered the Shrimper's Choice and relished every bite. The coconut shrimp is to die for. We were seated promptly... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Dined Sunday evening at 7pm after traveling all day, wanted something close and not fancy. This place isn't fancy, sort of local bar and grill with vinyl outside walls that can be rolled up when the weather is nice There was a good crowd but not crowded and the 2 piece band was starting to play. We got a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4159 County Road 6, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: 251-968-2778

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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