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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great lunch menu with reasonable prices.

We eat at De Soto's every time we go to Gulf Shores. The food is very good & reasonably priced. After you are seated they bring out a basket of different types of bread & it is delicious. The meal portions are large and delicious! This restaurant is very family friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Gretchen00
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We eat at De Soto's every time we go to Gulf Shores. The food is very good & reasonably priced. After you are seated they bring out a basket of different types of bread & it is delicious. The meal portions are large and delicious! This restaurant is very family friendly.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Arrived too late for senior menu, so portions were over the top! Great service, thanks to Jennifer, but wish we had split a dinner. Took a doggie bag back to hotel, but it probably will go to waste. Bartender generous with cocktail mixes, and loved the local atmosphere. .

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Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Stuffed shrimp ok. Grouper wonderful. Breads excellent and house salad with honey mustard dressing excellent. Good service with meal served very quickly. Left feeling very full. Will definitely return again soon

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were told about this restaurant by a local...it's definitely a well kept secret! Wonderful service, delicious seafood, the best bread and honey butter...great price for great food, lots to pick from, we'll go back again!!

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Naperville, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Four of us went there for lunch. The grouper was very good and my husband enjoyed the crunch chicken tenders. Service was only okay. The waitress seemed annoyed we asked for remoulade for the fried green tomatoes. Very limited beer and wine choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Service was excellent thanks mary, conveniently located, causal dress large servings, food was amazing, the music was soft and it made me want to sing along quietly of course

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Plenty of options on the menu. I had the crab cakes and they were great. Our service was very good also. It is an older restaurant and could possibly use some updating. I would eat there again if back in the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stopped for lunch. Staff is friendly. Decor is run down, so don't let that shock you when you get inside. Crab cake po boy was meh. My daughter lived the crab legs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good Food and Excellent service. The seniors early bird had better options that regular menu. Key Lime pie was good also. !!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We at at De Soto's from the recomendation of a friend. He promised it was good. If we had not been warned ahead of time, we might of left after entering the building. It is very dated inside and smelled very musty. My husband has always wanted to get full on crab legs and that he did. He had the... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?