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The Hangout Gulf Shores

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APPETIZERS
$10.0
Fried Pickles
Lightly battered and served with ranch dressing
$12.0
Bacon Crab Dip
Cheese, cherry peppers, bacon and crab served with garlic crostini
$10.0
Queso, Chips and Salsa
Fresh tortilla chips accompanied by homemade salsa and warm queso cheese
$14.0
Crab Fries
Crab, Louisiana creole sauce and green onions over a bed of our house-cut fries
$15.0
Chicken Nachos
Shredded pulled chicken, queso, guacamole, lime crema, crispy black beans
Cup $5.0
Bowl $8.0
Gulf Shores Gumbo
Slow-cooked spicy sausage, seafood and chicken on a bed of bayou rice
One Dozen $12.0
Two Dozen $21.0
Hangout Wings
A pound of our award-winning traditional wings. Extras! Signature Sauces: Buffalo | Bourbon BBQ | Dry Rub served with Alabama White Sauce
$12.0
House Smoked Fish Dip
Served with fresh vegetables, warm pita and house made crostini. Great for sharing!
COASTAL SEAFOOD MARKET
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Fresh Catch of the Day
Alabama local Gulf-to-table special. Ask your server for details
SEAFOOD BY THE POUND
1/2lb $14.0
1lb $22.0
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Served with Hangout cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon, and saltines
1lb $24.0
Snow Crab Legs
Roasted Potato, Corn on the Cobb
1/2 Dozen $13.0
1 Dozen $22.0
Chilled Oysters on the Half Shell
Served with Hangout cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon, and saltines
$14.0
Mussels EntrΓ©e
Gulf mussels tossed in our roasted tomato butter and served with grilled bread
$46.0
Seafood Boil
A large assortment of snow crab, shrimp, mussels, oysters, potatoes, Conecuh sausage, and corn – poached in a crab broth and finished with Old Bay garlic butter
$36.0
The Little Chill
1⁄2 dz. chilled Gulf oysters, 1⁄2 lb. peel and eat Gulf shrimp, and 1⁄2 lb. snow crab legs – served with Hangout cocktail sauce
GULF COAST FAVORITES
$24.0
Crab Cakes
Two lump crab cakes, corn maque choux, remoulade, micro greens. Served with roasted potatoes
$18.0
Jambalaya
Traditional Louisiana meat and vegetable sauce tossed with long grain white rice and Gulf caught shrimp. Finished with chipotle ranch and herbs
$18.0
Shrimp Basket
Golden-fried shrimp, pickled vegetables, cocktail sauce, shaka sauce and fries
$14.0
Veggie & Quinoa Bowl
Grilled seasonal summer vegetables, crispy black beans, corn and vegan crema over a bed of quinoa
$17.0
Southern Fish & Chips
Cornmeal fried seasonal Gulf fish, malt vinegar aioli, cole slaw served with fries
MP
Fresh Catch of the Day
Alabama local Gulf-to-table special. Ask your server for details
$15.0
Chicken Tender Basket
Golden-fried with ranch dressing, cole slaw and french fries
BEACH SIDE BURGERS
Our Certified Angus Beef burgers are served with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and house made pickles on a fresh bun, baked locally daily. All burgers are served with French fries
$13.0
Hang 10
Our house cheeseburger – simple and delicious. Topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles
$16.0
Shaka Burger
Knife and fork burger with fried shrimp, remoulade, shaka sauce. Topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles
$14.0
Southern Burger
Pimiento cheese, bacon jam, pickled peppers
$18.0
Alabama Wagyuβ„’
Hangout Exclusive – Alabama Wagyu, a direct descendant of the world-renowned "Kobe Beef, " is locally and sustainably farmed in Gulf Shores, AL. This process provides an all-natural, stress, hormone and antibiotic-free environment for the cattle which is highlighted in its signature marbling – the source of its superior taste and tenderness
BURGER EXTRAS
$1.5
Add an Egg To any Burger
$0.99
Customize Your Burger
bacon | caramelized onions | mushrooms cheddar cheese | pimiento cheese | shaka cheese sauce
SANDWICHES & TACOS
$15.0
Hangout Fresh Catch Sandwich
Gulf catch with tomato jam, pickled red onions, arugula, and Old Bay tartar – prepared fried, grilled or blackened, served with fries
$15.0
Crab Cake Sandwich
House made crab cake, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, remoulade and bacon
$15.0
Shrimp Po' Boy
Fried shrimp, lemon caper aioli, shredded lettuce, sweet tomato jam, served with fries
$14.0
Steak Po' Boy
Choice steak, cherry peppers, caramelized onions, shaka cheese sauce, garlic aioli and fries
$15.0
Fish Tacos
Chef's choice Gulf caught fish, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, cilantro lime crema, queso fresco, tortilla chips
$15.0
Ragin' Shrimp Tacos
Alabama Gulf fried shrimp, Napa cabbage, pickled onions, pineapple mojo, Korean BBQ, tortilla chips
$14.0
Summer Steak Tacos
Chili-rub steak, summer slaw, pineapple, avocado crema
$14.0
Chilled Shrimp Roll
Chilled Gulf shrimp tossed in lemon aioli, celery batons, shredded lettuce, on a New England bun, served with fries
$12.0
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or fried with chipotle ranch, lettuce, tomato, pickle, served with fries
Shrimp $14.0
Chicken $12.0
Shaka Wrap
Your choice of grilled shrimp or chicken, topped with cheddar and monterey jack cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce and shaka sauce, wrapped in a flour tortilla, served with fries
FRESH SALADS
$15.0
Alabama Cobb
Grilled chicken, bacon, egg, avocado, tomato, fresh local greens, blue cheese crumbles, ranch dressing
$12.0
Kale & Quinoa Salad
Kale, quinoa, peaches, candied pecans, roasted shallot vinaigrette, crispy shallots
$12.0
Chopped Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, shaved pecorino romano with crouton crisps and caesar dressing
$14.0
Watermelon Shrimp
Chili-glazed jumbo shrimp, red onion, mint, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, watermelon, mixed greens, parmesan cheese, tossed in citrus vinaigrette dressing
$15.0
Low Country Boil
Boiled Gulf shrimp, potatoes, corn, grilled sausage, hard boiled egg, served over a bed of romaine hearts with smoked tomato caesar dressing
TASTY SIDES
$5 or Add to Any Gulf Coast Favorites for Only $3
Mac & Cheese
French Fries
Herb Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Vegetable of the Day
White Rice
Mac and Cheese
Coleslaw
BLACKBOARD SPECIALS
Blackboard Specials
Be sure to check out our daily list of Chefs' specials – burgers, catch of the day, and more!
About
The Hangout is a Family Restaurant on the waterfront of Gulf Shores, AL. Located on the beach. The Hangout's fresh seafood, live music, family events and fun for kids brings locals and visitors together for family fun, in an open space. The Hangout was a popular place in the late '50s and early '60s for locals and visitors. The original beachfront Hangout was always a popular place for young folks. As the years went on, it became a staple in Gulf Shores--until Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004, after which it was rebuilt and went on to bring Hangout Fest to the forefront of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had Chicken Nachos and free East Coast swing dancing lessons. Danced the Electric Slide. Excellent service from Ivo, our waiter. All-around good time. Was recommended by friends and we recommend it also! Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tessandrandy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is ok and the music was a bit loud at night. The kids thought is was good fun but not sure if they just thought so because of the location and the music festival that some of their older friends have gone to. Not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Compass35347594069
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were here for lunch. We had fish tacos, which were ok. The ocean view was very nice, but cool the day we were there with the opened sides. A bit pricey, but I'm sure that is due to the view.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brenda E
HangoutHospitality, Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Brenda! Thank you for your honest feedback. I would love to know what we can do better to get a 5 star review. If you can, please message us inbox with your suggestions! Have a great day.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ordered hamburger, Salad and fried fish plate. Food was so-so, drinks over priced and ok but wait staff and environment was GREAT. Location was right in the middle of everything.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CoryLucas
HangoutHospitality, Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hii Cory!! I appreciate your honest feedback and I would love to hear some suggestions in what we can improve. Please message us inbox. And I am happy to hear that you had a great service and loved our location! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After party for the Big Beach Marathon was held here and this place was great. Great menu, lots of drinks and an amazing band. The foam machine looked inviting but we managed to stay away. A really fun place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaeldsikora
HangoutHospitality, FOH manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yayy Michael!! Thank you so much for joining us after the Marathon. I appreciate your great review and I am happy to know that you had a great time. Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there off-season for an early dinner, and there were only a few other diners present at that time. Service was fast and very friendly, and our server was quite knowledgeable about the menu items. Our table on the heated porch was just steps...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kimmberlie S
JessicaWebberHHG, FOH Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kimmberlie!! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great time with us!! Hope to see you soon and have a great week πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was just ok & quite pricey for what we got. Live music was wonderful though & the view is the BEST!! Very touristy place--I prefer more of place locals go, but it was nice to sit & watch the Gulf of Mexico. Visited in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dragonflyisand
JessicaWebberHHG, FOH Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there!! I apologize for you not having an experience up to our standards. I appreciate your honest review, and I hope you can give us another chance to make that a great experience!! πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a great place for live music. Found the food and drink prices a little high for this senior citizen. Nice atmosphere and very close to the public beach

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank georgygirl
JessicaWebberHHG, FOH manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you loved our atmosphere!! I hope you can give us another chance to win you over!! Have a wonderful week.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there three days in a row. Kayla and Karl were amazing. The were friendly and a joy to be around. Would definitely return just for them. Dustin provided excellent entertainment one night and was a mighty serving duo with Lauren. We were thrilled...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KathyJo29
JessicaWebberHHG, FOH Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome Kathy!! I am really happy to hear that you had a great time while here!! It is a pleasure to hold such a nice event. Thank you for the great review and hope to see you soon πŸ€™πŸ½

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During my recent scrapbook retreat at the Hangout, I had the privilege of being served by four incredible servers. Kayla, Karl, Lauren, and Dustin were very courteous and attentive to our every need, be it food or drink! They were excellent!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Swampgal47
JessicaWebberHHG, FOH Manager at The Hangout Gulf Shores, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there!! I am so happy you had a great experience with us!! Gigi's girls are always welcome to our Hangout family!! Thank you for the great review and hope to see you soon!! πŸ€™πŸ½

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Rissa T
September 1, 2018|
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Response from joelj226 | Reviewed this property |
We were never there for breakfast. I don’t think they do.
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Brion D
August 6, 2018|
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All sodas, tea - sweet and un-sweet and of course water lol
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Brion D
August 5, 2018|
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Response from tylerbanks1 | Reviewed this property |
They have just about every kind of beverage you can think of! From their specialty cocktails and drinks to domestic beers etc!
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