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The Gift Horse

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209 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-1918
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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12 reviews
8 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 72 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!

Thank 816beachgirl251
Foley, Alabama
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9 reviews
9 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank Susanne G
Foley, Alabama
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We used to eat here frequently & it has a good selection of local foods. We really liked the crawfish bisque. The cold food was warm & the hot food was cold & that stopped us from dining there. They seem to have a lot of tourist trade & the prices are steep unless you find a coupon. We don't... More 

Thank tomandrubyt
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

What started out years ago as a great buffet, has evolved into a cheap leftovers buffet. They never change anything. It's the same as it was 25 years ago. The place itself is very nice, but the food is just fair. The wait staff is ok but could be a little less rushed and it would lighten the mood. They... More 

Thank Bamawoman1
Huntsville, Alabama
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

If you take your church bulletin, you get half-price on Sunday's. You can also get an early bird rate if you check out their website. The Gift Horse is an event solely on the location but the food is fabulous as well. It's located in the historic district in downtown Foley and is fully paneled with beadboard - walls and... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?