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.

De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
138 West 1St Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7294
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 601 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Consistently Good

One of the best restaurants in Gulf Shores. Had the fresh grouper, one of several fresh fish on menu. Perfectly grilled. Light and flakey. Had grouper the next night as the "catch" at a nearby restaurant. What can I say? I like grouper. Was tasteless and rubbery. Spouse had the fried seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
NetaVee
,
Helena, Alabama
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

601 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to De Soto's and what a result. The extensive menu has something for everyone and our party of six was aged from 5 to 70. The staff were knowledgeable and from arrival to leaving it was a great experience. Recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, Kentucky
Level Contributor
52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Tight and cramped... but good food and service... Kids liked it... Free iced tea and bread. We went on a Sunday afternoon and seemed like alot of locals

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helena, Alabama
Level Contributor
117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants in Gulf Shores. Had the fresh grouper, one of several fresh fish on menu. Perfectly grilled. Light and flakey. Had grouper the next night as the "catch" at a nearby restaurant. What can I say? I like grouper. Was tasteless and rubbery. Spouse had the fried seafood platter at DeSoto's, which is generous. The rolls,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
O'Fallon, Missouri
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mary waited on us and provided a special oyster tasting experience for my 13 year old son who was curious. Turns out he didn't mind it! The rest of the family had good food and fantastic service from Mary. I'd eat here again next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
LaGrange, Kentucky
Level Contributor
55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Was our favorite 'off the path' for 30+ years... very reasonable, fast, GREAT food and selection, and close. Well, looked at the menu online, and you'd think you were in NYC or LA. Prices up 25% plus since last time we ate, and now becoming unaffordable for family of 4. We were ok to wait 1/2 hr for great food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alabama
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We've ate here for years during our yearly summer vacation. This year it just didn't seem to be as good as it once was. We may try again next year but it's doubtful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We waited a little over an hour and would do it again. We've both been to the Bahamas and several other places with fresh seafood, De Soto's was hands down THEE BEST. We left and just wanted to rewind to the beginning of the meal. Great service, Excellent food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beat crab legs in the Gulf! Great family style restaurant and wonderful service! If you want some amazing seafood, this local restaurant is the place to go!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had the grilled grouper, shrimp and crab bisque, coconut shrimp and catfish. All of our food was really good. We didn't have to wait but we went at 5:00. Service was good too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visit Gulf Shores / Orange Beach a couple of times a year & usually try to make it to Desoto's. I think that this might have been our last time. While the food was good, it wasn't fabulous & for the price that you pay--that's what we expect. The wait time on a weekday at 6:30 pm was about... More 

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
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi

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
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from De Soto's Seafood Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?