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Down By The Bay Cafe

4 Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532-2527
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 8, 2017
“A Beautiful View of Mobile Bay and Fairhope Pier!!”
Aug 4, 2017
“A Must Try”
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Cafe
$$ - $$$
4 Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532-2527
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

a great place for a quick lunch,with a wonderful view.This is a locally owned and operated restaurant ,with people who really want to please their customers , with very good food and pleasant company.Try It, You Will Like It, I did. James Mitchell

Thank seccesh
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This place has the best gumbo I have had in a very long time. The people are awesome and the food can't be beaten.

Thank sueylt
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We had lunch at the Down by the Bay Cafe. We sat next to the window where we could see the beautiful flower garden and bay. The food was excellent from the Fried Shrimp to the homemade meatloaf with a tasty sweet sauce. The exterior...More

Thank keelerpl
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We had burgers and onion rings and sweet tea (off the chart)! One in our group had fried pork chops (again, off the charts). Service was even better. We had our twin granddaughters with us and at the end of our meal, a lady from...More

Thank StephanieB6351
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had 3 people and ordered the Shrimp Po-boy, Chicken Tenders and Shrimp plate. OMG! Outstanding! I had the fried okra with my dish and it was the BEST okra I've ever had! My son-in-law ended up eating the rest of them, rather scarfed them...More

Thank Lacey M
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I really enjoy this restaurant. The owner does all the cooking and the food is out of this world. Her coldslaw is the best I have ever eaten. Her son waits tables, he is friendly and cheerful, plus he remembers your name. That means a...More

Thank 73caeb
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This little diner is down on the bay amid the fountain and rose target near the entrance to the park. If you aren't looking for it though you may miss it. It's tiny, serves about ten people. All I have ever gotten here is the...More

Thank Norman D
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Good old fashion "meat and three" special. They serve a little bit of everything but I want for the lunch special that day of hamburger steak with sawmill gravy. Very good at a reasonable price if you don't get the tea ($2.25)!

1  Thank John M
Reviewed March 5, 2016

The trio recently continued on it's self appointed mission of dining at as many of the areas great assortment of restaurants as possible. Two of the trio recently had lunch at Down By The Bay where they had gumbo and split a chicken salad sandwich....More

Thank Elvin N
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch on Sunday. Food was GREAT!!! Gumbo was cut above the norm. Seafood plates were not your ordinary frozen food most restaurants try to pass off as thier own- was fresh. Service was equally great. Very surprised the place wasnt packed as the...More

Thank Dixiemusicman
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532-2527
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
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