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Market By The Bay

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365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
+1 251-929-7203
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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West Point, Mississippi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Market By The Bay has th friendliest staff and th best seafood! Service is quick and efficient! The best fried crab claws ever!

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Thank rodneyandethlynm
Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

The best fried oysters anywhere year after year! The rest of the food is just as good. Every time we come the service is consistently excellent.

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Thank Doug P
Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Great food! So glad we found this little gem. Fries, Onion rings, fried pickles, and shrimp were all excellent. Hope to visit again!

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Thank Juanita S
Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The best oyster poboys I have ever had!!--and I've had a lot of 'em. The oysters are lightly breaded and fried just right. So many oyster that I could hardly close the sandwich. The place is very basic, the staff was very nice --great lunch spot.

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Thank jbfoster67
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good, quick place to get seafood, not pricy or fancy since we had our two grandsons aged three and two in tow. We asked locals and were told to definitely try The Market By The Sea. It was perfect for us. The boys ate free (fresh battered chicken tenders) and we had gumbo and a... More 

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Thank Joy G
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Looking for a simple dinner not too far,we followed the suggestion of our hotel's front desk agent and were delighted with this little gem. The gumbo was delicious and the fried food (which is a special travel treat) was fried to perfection. After enjoying our gumbo, fried shrimp & onion rings we were ready to call it a night. Then... More 

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Thank Joanne E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Good Beverley to get to the next few weeks ago about the same place in the morning so many ways for more information on this site will be able you

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Thank Calvin J
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We were heading home and wanted to try a local restaurant after being in the resort for several days. Everyone agreed this was the best food we had on our trip. It was also reasonably priced and the service was great. Don't let the exterior scare you off. It is a great place to eat. We will return.

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Thank MPF2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Market By The Bay is our favorite sea food place in Fairhope. If you haven't tried it you should. Unless you are a really big eater plan on a "Go Box".

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Thank TonyS1702
Fairhope, Alabama
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I Usually go for take-out -- most often fried shrimp. But there are provisions to dine-in and many customers choose this option. Either way the seafood is fresh and crisply fried in fresh oil. Far better quality than the run of the mill shrimp basket (note absence of capitalization, I'm not slamming Shrimp Basket restaurants). There is a Market by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-929-7203
Description
251.929.7203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?