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Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge

1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
+1 251-948-2111
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“steak” (85 reviews)
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1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was very good. Sam our server was very pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere is very nice, the dress casual nice Will definitely go back!

Thank AuntBeeb
Reviewed 3 days ago

My date for the evening wanted steak on our last night at the beach. I looked online and Nolan's had been chosen #1 in the area. When we walked in I knew it was going to be expensive. As it was the last night there,...More

Thank Ltsteve35210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only thing that could have been better was that they could have given us the ribeye for the price of the prime rib seeing as how they ran out so someone at the table had to change their order. Staff was great, Josh and the...More

Thank mikebehnke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the 24z filet, large prime rib, 16z ribeye and the shrimp scampi. Had the crab cake and crab bisque soup for apps. Butt steer filet was absolutely excellent. Ribeye was good also. Prime rib a little fatty. Shrimp pasta was average. Service was...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 9 went on a Monday night thinking no line, no wait! The place was crowded but we took every seat at the bar, had a drink and watched the ballgame while we waited...great meal! Worth the wait! And with as busy as...More

1  Thank ems2ems2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After eating so much seafood we wanted to have steak. This is the place in town to get a great steak and meal. It tends to be an older crowd but it is quiet and enjoyable. A great server staff!

Thank Charla P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't any new hip place with crazy dishes. This is old school fancy restaurant. Just the classics of Meat, potatoes, Vegies, alcohol. Sure you can mix it up with some seafood but probably the steak is what you would go here for if you...More

Thank Edge71
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. All the food is so good. The prime rib is the best I've had anywhere, its perfectly seasoned and just melts in your mouth. The bisque and bacon wrapped shrimp are can't miss. The Greek grouper is very...More

Thank mayday9722
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We were attending the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in Gulf Shores. We gat a recommendation for Nolan's so we gave it a try. That was a great choice. We did the call ahead seating and once we arrived were seated in 5 minutes. The...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Last night in town with family. Upscale and yet so family friendly. Thank you John for great and attentive service. Rib Eye was cooked to perfection, appetizers delicious, so sad no time for dessert. I will always set an evening aside for dinner at Nolans.

Thank Kathleen F
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What is the dress code for this restaurant? We have jeans and hubs has a button down shirt...
November 27, 2015|
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Response from Myrna B | Reviewed this property |
Although the restaurant is more upscale than most in the area, causal dress is what most patrons wear. After all, most were on vacation, so we saw jeans, shorts and capris.
Is there music and dancing through the week? Will be on vacation there next week. Romantic date with husband. :)
April 2, 2015|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I would call them, however, when you get in town to see who is playing on which nights. I think things start around 7:30PM Best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2111
  • E-mail
Nolan's has been serving the Alabama Gulf Coast for over 25 years. We offer fresh hand cut steaks, fresh local seafood, mediterranean dishes and LIVE ENETERTAINMENT six nights week. We have a beautiful Private Dining Room that can accomodate parties of up to 60 guets. Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Reunions, Office Parties or any other social events. You may also enjoy dining on our beautiful screened in patio, overlooking the lagoon! We are open Monday - Saturday 5pm - until. Live Music begins nightly at 7:30. We look forward to serving you and your guests.
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