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Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Crab Cake Appetizer
fresh lump crabmeat with chopped onions, lightly breaded, served with house jubilee sauce
Small $6.0
Large $11.0
Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
topped with house lobster sauce
Market Price
Fried Crab Claws
served with house cocktail sauce available in 1/2 lb or 1 lb servings
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Sauteed Crab Claws
in a creamy alfredo sauce, topped with parmesan and served with garlic bread available in 1/2 lb or 1 lb servings
For the best fresh seafood and classic American fare in town, in-the-know residents of Bon Secour, AL, head to Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Since opening in 2004, this local favorite has established itself as a cornerstone of the community thanks to its top quality service and fantastic food. A family-owned and -operated restaurant, they also offer on- and off-site catering for all types of events, from office parties to Mardi Gras bashes to wedding rehearsal dinners. Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar has something on the menu to suit every taste. Seafood lovers will find it difficult to choose from the fantastic selection including crispy crab cakes, seafood stuffed mushrooms, peel-n-eat shrimp, creamy lobster bisque, and all sorts of oysters. If seafood isn't your thing, their array of salads, pasta, steaks, and burgers is sure to have something to make your mouth water. You can take a look at the full menu, including their specials, online.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the road from Orange Beach, Al to Mobile, Al along the scenic route and had been told to stop at Tin Top. Charming little casual country restaurant. We had Fried Pickles, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Crab Claws, Butter Beans and Bloody Marys,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BryansBabe
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Wait staff is great, food was wonderful. We have bisque, gumbo, salads, soft shell crabs, and seafood pasta. All were perfection. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bamawoman1
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Tin Top was recommended to us. My husband & I had steak & crab legs, and they were incredible!!! And the wine selection was impressive!!! We agreed it was probably the best steak we’ve ever had!!! And Matt, our server provided outstanding service!!! We will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a local, but overall we felt the food was average. We had to send back a couple of dishes. On the plus side our server did a good job and took care of us. The restaurant was very busy and as it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank drdvh
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We have passed this restaurant for some time on our way to Aquila's for shrimp. We had been told by locals that is was very good so we made plans to eat there this trip. Those locals were right! There were 6 of us and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank notanadvisor
Reviewed October 19, 2018

While in Gulf Shores for a week we were looking for good seafood away from the touristy places. Someone recommended Tin Top. Based upon that recommendation and the reviews here, we decided to try it. It is definitely off the beaten path and parking is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelbug148
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stubbled upon this place a couple of years ago. We now eat here several times on each trip. Food is some of the best around. Love the down home feel as well as the down home cooking. Place is awesome !!!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank scotth1959
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Awesome food, service was a bit slow but they did not anticipate the travelers on Columbus Day as well as people like us who would normally come later in the week but the hurricane changed many peoples plans. Josh was very apologetic and we understood....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DALindsay
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Awesome everything, menu, environment, staff. I have been multiple (10+) times since we moved here in April, rarely make it past the appetizers, and walk away crazy full. Great patio and cold beer. Oysters any way they serve them - raw, Fenton, Dirty Dozen, all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank nwrober
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This is our 3rd time to dine at the Tin Top. The food is good and the service is even better. I would have given 4 stars but there were shells in my crab cakes and I'm NOT a fan of that. I'm sure we'll...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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