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De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

138 West 1St Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7294
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Ranked #44 of 129 restaurants in Gulf Shores
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was told by some locals to eat here for the crab legs and they were correct. Best I've had in a very long time. Fresh and cooked right. Service was excellent and very friendly staff.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The seafood was great. The restaurant was pretty busy so the service was slow. My son stepped out of his comfort zone and ordered the fresh fish and loved it. The décor is pretty rundown but the food is good.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Drinks outside while you wait were in the tiniest cups they could find and were the same price ($8) as the large glasses once you were seated. Fried green tomatoes were awful, food in general was just second class and way over priced, the upstairs room was so warm I almost ask if we could go back outside to eat.... More

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White House, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been coming here while on vacation for several years, usually eating here twice during each vacation. This year was a huge disappointment. The place has always been a bit run down on the inside. I can deal with that but there is NO excuse to be just plain nasty. The carpet is filthy and needs to be pulled... More

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Chicago, IL
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Wait staff was nice and food was not overpriced. However, it was the worst seafood I've ever eaten. Air was not working correctly and it was very hot in there. The menu is also very misleading. There was no crab meat in our crab/spinach/artichoke dip and the shrimp bisque was not really bisque. Just very disappointing...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For a place to have such a seafood availability to many of the local restaurants use frozen seafood. Most including this place used frozen seafood. What a shame.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We eat here everytime we visit Gulf Shores. Best sefood on the Island. Food and service are consistently good. Staff is friendly, and always remembers us from previous visits.

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Athens, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have eaten here several times over the years and have always had a great experience. Best seafood in Gulfshores!! The bread is a favorite too. You won't be disapointed.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Definitely liked the fact that we didn't have to wait too long for a table. Conch fritters are really good. We had a variety of entrees. Grilled seafood platter was good and so was the fried platter. My daughters split some kind of pasta Alfredo with seafood and thought it was good. Again, no complaints but wasn't exactly wowed either.

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Kosciusko
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to this restaurant b/c of reviews. It was pretty good. I ordered the stuffed shrimp which had a very good taste, yet it was too greasy. Rolls were good, salads were very good with good dressing, and side potatoes were good. The waiter was very nice which always helps the place get a better rating. He seemed to... More

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