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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 98
    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
Most recent review
Yummy, expensive.

We were impressed. Most dinners were $20 per plate, but big enough for 2 to share. The fried seafood platter was excellent! Not over breaded. Not fried in old grease... Perfect. The same with the fried butterfly shrimp. Wonderful. Casual, family friendly environment. Not a tavern type atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ChristinaB26
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Danville, Iowa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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518 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Danville, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were impressed. Most dinners were $20 per plate, but big enough for 2 to share. The fried seafood platter was excellent! Not over breaded. Not fried in old grease... Perfect. The same with the fried butterfly shrimp. Wonderful. Casual, family friendly environment. Not a tavern type atmosphere; at least not upstairs where we were. Not over crowded either, and... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

When you first walk into DeSoto’s, you KNOW you’ve entered a seafood restaurant by the smell. My husband & I were seated quickly but it seemed to be close to 5 minutes before we were approached by wait staff. She was very pleasant; however, referred to everyone as “sweetie”. This is a huge pet peeve of my husband’s. He ordered... More 

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Auburndale, Wisconsin
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went on a Friday night and they were very busy.We didn't have to wait long . We thought the food, and the service were great. The prices were not too high either.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a very good meal and took enough leftover for lunch the next day. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went to have dinner here after I read all the wonderful things the restaurant had about itself on its website and was very excited to eat here. We were all very disappointed with our food. It is not what the website makes it out to be. Our bill was over $100 for 4 people not including... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is a classic. Little changed from a visit years ago. Your fish will be cooked well, and your sides will be good, southern home style. A must visit for us in Gulf Shores. Great lunch specials and very affordable.

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cleveland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Everyone told us to try this place. It was OK, but not that good. I could make any of the food we had and better. It was nothing special. Would not go back

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband went here a week ago and came back raving about how good the fried fish was. He said best in Gulf Shores. I love fried fish so of course I had to go to this place. It is a family owned place that is very casual, We were there for lunch and they had plate lunch specials, You... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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136 reviews 136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food was OK and the service was a little slow being there were hardly anyone in the restaurant when we went. It appears they do a heavy senior crowd business. With so many other options, I don't think I will go back.

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Custer, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is well known by the repeat customers from up north. Great seafood, great prices. Have a wonderful senior menu.

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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?