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De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

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138 West 1St Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7294
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 225
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 43
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  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not Awesome

One of the park employees recommended De Sotos when we got in. Food is not bad but just seemed to be average. Husband says he would never eat here again but I would give it another try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Hillary M
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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nolensville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Busy all week so we tried it. ....old atmosphere with server whi wouldn't recomend changing side items? It was overpriced and not worth it.. ..better options at gulf shores... stuffed mushroom appetizer seemed frozen and not fresh... microwaved steamed vegetables. ...

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Crofton, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, even though this restaurant has had good reviews, we thought it our poorest meal. It was just okay. The restaurant is very old and dated and therefore appears dirty. I did hear a staff member say they had new chairs ordered. They desperately need new ones as the current ones are ripped vinyl!

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Hinton, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice and had good service and very good food. We ordered fish and shrimp. The basket of bread was a very nice touch. Had oysters the second time which were very good. When other places were backed up DeSoto's had large crowds but little wait time.

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is very old and outdated, but wow, the food and service was great. One of my key indicators of service is how aware the waitress is of my beer situation. Never had to ask once.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the steamed or grilled seafood platter and devoured every single bite! I've heard of this place from several people and decided to Check it out for myself & I am so glad I did! Put this one down on your to do list for sure!

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the park employees recommended De Sotos when we got in. Food is not bad but just seemed to be average. Husband says he would never eat here again but I would give it another try.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've gone to Desoto's since I was a kid. The food is always good, the service is always on point, they have a varied menu with lots of options, reasonable prices. Great little place!

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East Bernard, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for lunch, good local place. Different lunch special everyday. We had fried flounder, chicken strips (beer battered), awesome au gratin potatoes. Family of four had lunch for under $35. Friendly staff, free ice cream for the kids. Highly recommended!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

De Soto's has good lunch specials. They also have food other than seafood type dishes. They are nice and the food is always yummy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Seafood tasted bland like it had little or no seasoning, barely warm. Waitstaff was rude and practically pushed us out of the door when we were still eating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?