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The Steamer & Baked Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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124 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My friend told me about the steamer and I went for lunch to try it out. I had a tuna sandwich and it was great. The server was attentive and over all it was it good experience.

Thank Frank O
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great for steamed sea food; you can split a meal here for sure! you can eat inside or out, across from public beach

Thank Jane M
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tables were dirty, floor was dirty, and the condiment bottles looked like they had been on the table for a year without being cleaned. The food was just as bad. This place gives Gulf Shores a bad name. Do yourself a favor and don't go there.

Thank James F
Louisiana, Missouri
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent casual restaurant. Food is steamed and not fried. Seasoned and delicious. Restaurant is casual with indoor and outdoor dining. We had the seafood tray that has a great selection of shrimp, crab legs, reds, potatoes, sausage, oysters, coleslaw to feed 2 big appetites. If you are anywhere near Gulf Shores this is the restaurant to go to above anything... More 

Thank DavidO1901
Clay, Kentucky
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a disappointment to me. I ordered the crab legs. Came with corn, potatoes, sausage, and slaw. The crab legs were small. There was something yellow in a squeeze bottle on the table. I assumed it was "butter". I didn't try it. If I pay for crab legs I really want real butter. My plate was floating in water... More 

Thank sbuck2013
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals we had on this trip! Wait time (1 1/2 hours) one night was a bit much for October so we came earlier the next night. Great food and quick service. This is not a nice, fancy wine drinking restaurant. Its a steamer restaurant with great steamed seafood. Chargilled oysters were awesome! Big portions!

Thank mommbp
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends raved about this place. It was not our favorite. My shrimp seemed like they were from a frozen package and they were supposed to be "blackened" and they really just had some semi-spicy red seasoning. The corn was tough. The potatoes were good but nothing special. My husband had crab cakes and they were good, but again, nothing... More 

Thank Lunnfamilyof5
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just chilling for a couple days with my beautiful wife and stopped by for lunch. Service and food were average. We had steamed reds and regular shrimp, bland. And my sausage was cool in the middle. Oh, and the bathroom is outside, at the end of the porch and up the stairs. Handicap access? One time thing. Sorry.

Thank JackiLaw
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, nice people and they have the mist that really does cool you off. The oysters are good, but priced like the higher end places. The other food is so-so and when we asked if they were "home made", they said no (like the french fries). The salads came with dressings that were in pre-purchased plastic bags. The wine... More 

Thank wayne f
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were only 3 tables with patrons, yet it took forever to get our food. And mine was 10-15 minutes later than everyone else's. I ordered the same food as them. Just 3 of us. Badly managed and under staffed.

Thank kathyiam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: 2519484042

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