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244 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-4440
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place to eat

Gulf Island Grill was a great place to eat and service was good. Price was also appropriate. My teenagers enjoyed themselves just as much. We will visit again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Wilson2262
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hostess I thought was odd sucking on a ring pop while taking everyone's names down for seating. We started off wth the clams very good. My husband & I both ordered crab which was good however the sides were not. The corn on cob was very soggy, hush puppies burnt & hard. So all we ate was the crab meat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had the "award winning" gumbo. Kids had the chicken strips. Service wasn't great and food was so so. There are much better places that we found to eat. I would skip this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gulf Island Grill was a great place to eat and service was good. Price was also appropriate. My teenagers enjoyed themselves just as much. We will visit again soon.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for a long lunch to wait out the midday thunderstorms. Loved the carribean music and the decor a bit over the top but to be expected at the beach. We had a comfy take inside at the window and our server, Mamma j, was lovely. The crab stuffed mushrooms for a starter were a winner and my family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, great seafood! Crab claws, crab legs, shrimp were all fresh! It was worth the wait!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

A great family friendly place! The crap and corn bisque was AMAZING! Almost a meal on its own. A great place to find for our last dinner of our trip. We will definitely be back next year!

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Huntsville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There was no wait, which was nice, but they stuck us in a corner and that made it hard for our waiter to get to us. My husband and I ordered the fried crab claws for an appetizer. They were pretty good, but I would have liked another sauce other than cocktail. Our waiter didn't make it back for a... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Get the Ya-Ya for sure! We had an excellent waiter and enjoyed everything we got! The food was great, the chairs were great and the decor didn't overwhelm you.

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Fultondale, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I'd rather eat a box of fish sticks fresh from the condo oven than go back here. The place was dirty and the food was terrible, resembling something you would find at a cheap seafood restaurant found 500 miles from the nearest body of saltwater. To top it off half the food was lukewarm at best.

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Bryant
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Did not like the outside chairs. Felt like I was sitting on the floor. Got a sampler plate and the shrimp was over fried. Pretty $$. Every place has an off day.

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Additional Information about Gulf Island Grill

Address: 244 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 251-968-4440
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: 251-968-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?