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The Gift Horse

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209 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-1918
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Huntsville, Alabama
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If we are at the beach on a Sunday then we will be at the Gift Horse. This is probably one of the best buffets we've ever gone to. Many of the items are similar from week to week but there can also be alternatives. We had fried crab claws this Sunday and haven't seen them offered before. Great salad... More 

Thank cindyannsmith
Lake Orion ,Michigan
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just ate at the gift horse restaurant and it was OK.The food is very good but today t was just warm and not hot.All the salads were cold like they should be but the hot items were not as hot as I would have liked.We did eat a little later than normal(around 2pm),so that might be some of the... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We waited by the sign that said "Please wait to be seated" as workers passed us not even acknowledging us. Finally my bf asked the person in the gift shop if someone could help us, he ended up being our waiter. The food tasted like left overs that needed to be warmed up in the microwave more. Food was bland.... More 

Thank daddysgirl1248
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Gift Horse has long been a must go for my family. The food is fabulous and the place is beautiful. The buffet is fabulous. The salad bar is a meal in itself but the veggies and meats are to die for. You must try the sweet potato casserole and the crawfish bisque. It is a all in one price... More 

1 Thank Bell3502
Pensacola, Florida
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I've been here several times, and it's hit-or-miss on the quality of service and food. When I've been here for special celebrations (birthday parties, retirement receptions, etc.) it's been outstanding: mouth-watering home-cooked dishes replenished as needed.

Thank -GulfCoastNative1
Foley, Alabama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

the owner of this restaurant was very disrespectful to her employees....apparently she feels that because she has money she can walk all over those of a lower class and make them suffer. I was not impressed by her attitude towards the very ppl who run her business.....if they werent there she wouldnt have anybody serving or cooking....etc....avoid at all costs

Thank Batka n
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stopped for the very first time and will definitely be back. The salad bar was amazing. Normally would not select fried chicken but was so good we had to return for seconds. They offered a chicken soup that I would just like to have at home for a nice cozy evening. The dessert selection was not overwhelming on choices, but... More 

Thank Joan K
Kansas City, Missouri
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138 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Always wonderful! You will never find friendlier staff anywhere! Delicious & traditional southern brunch. I've never been disappointed here in any way!

1 Thank 816beachgirl251
Foley, Alabama
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food on the buffet tasted like it was old and not very good. The cakes were not fresh either. It is a beautiful place but I went there for the food rather than the decor. I don't think I will be going again.

1 Thank eabaron60
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

My husband and I have been here several times. Food has been delicous everytime. Love the atmoshphere of this grand building, and the variety of food is incredible. Love the desserts too! One of our top places to eat in foley!

1 Thank Susanne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Foley
  • Phone Number: 12519433663
Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building

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