We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 133 Gulf Shores Restaurants

De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

138 West 1St Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7294
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #52 of 133 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

471 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    165
    139
    90
    34
    43
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

I met a lady on the beach and when discussing places to eat she recommended De Soto's. so glad we went. The service is fast and friendly and the food delicious. Hubby had some ruby reds that he said were delicious. I had salad with pecan crusted chicken tenders. Prices were bery reasonable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gulf Shores, Alabama, Usa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Food is great, reasonable and outstanding service. Chris and Rosemary have built this restaurant into an icon in Gulf Shores. A locals and snowbird favorite. Lots of entrees to choose from. Enjoy...you will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pahrump, Nevada
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We drove 35 miles out of our way to eat here and had a wonderful meal. I read the recent reviews as we have not been in Alabama for 3 years and had to laugh. I am a senior citizen who didn't know they have a senior menu and I have over the years eaten everything on the menu. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wow, where do you start with a review of this place. I accept the fact that my review may be unpopular with the senior crowd that frequents this place, but so be it. Walking into De Soto's, the first thing I noticed was the filthy entranceway and worn-out carpeting. We stood in the reception area for several minutes as several... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Florence
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went with a group of ladies that were in Gulf Shores for a ladies retreat. The service was great and the food was just what you want at the beach. An excellent place to take your family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clementon, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Food was very good .staff was very friendly and the owner was very polite and extra friendly. Would go back again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Like other post said the smell was terrible. Old and damp mildew smell. Should have trusted my gut when i saw the menu and all items were priced $$.99 which is a bad sign. The food was horrible, my blackened grouper tasted like a shoe with salt. My wife's tuna tasted anything but fresh and was ordered medium rare and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Ga.
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Location: In the middle of downtown Gulf Shores. Atmosphere: Old school, with cheap furniture, squeaky floors and an aquarium with a couple of tired old fish. (In other words, perfect). Service: Friendly and fast Food: Awesome pecan encrusted fried grouper, which was the catch of the day. Had the right amount of seasoning and breading. Big portions of sides. Cole... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harmony, Pennsylvania
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went to see if senior menu was as good as we'd heard, it was! Ample portions, for not much money! We don't eat as much as when we were younger, so like to seek out places that offer early bird/senior portions. Our server, Mary, explained different items, which averaged about 12.00, and included iced tea. My wife chose a real... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very popular place in Gulf Shores. Busy weekend, was a wait but pretty efficient getting crowd in a timely manner. Good variety of seafood and other menu items. Food was service was good just a little pricey.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed De Soto's Seafood Kitchen also viewed

 

Been to De Soto's Seafood Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

Address: 138 West 1St Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: (251) 948-7294
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
Cuisine: American, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing