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De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

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138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
+1 251-948-7294
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
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Reviewed yesterday

Having returned numerous times to DeSoto's (and taken company with us from time to time), I'd say that if you're looking for a very good meal at a great price with very good service, you'll like this place, too. They do an awesome job with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

my catfish was good.the staff was friendly the price was good. the walls near my table need cleaning.

Thank charlotteA4067MW
Reviewed yesterday

After a long day of travel, the four of us hit Gulf Shores about 7:00 PM on a Thursday. As we were scoping out restaurants, we missed our intended target and went down a parallel side road (West, 1st Ave.) to turn around and stumbled...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband I were on a weekend getaway to Gulf Shores and it was the first time back in many years . We just happened upon De Soto Seafood and let me tell you what a find. The service was impeccable, fast and friendly. We...More

Thank Renee W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go early or expect to wait. Friendly, courteous, attentive staff. Food was prepared well and per special request. Clean, neat restaurant and wonderful hand salts in the restroom. Lots of parking but only a short distance from numerous condos.

Thank Trenda B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch. Husband had oysters on the shell and broiled grouper. I had the fettuccine alfredo, as I am not a seafood person. My goodness, my serving was huge! Enough for 2 additional meals, easily. Both meals were delicious. Excellent food and...More

Thank Kellie E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food, great prices, Consistent! You can always count on the food being good. If you want a basic seafood dinner, then this is it. The coconut shrimp and salad are always good.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our little family has come to vacation in Gulf Shores, AL for the past 4 years now, and we always try a new place each time. DeSoto's Seafood was an excellent new find! It's set off the main highway, behind all the Souvenir Shops on...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach since Saturday 6/9/18. We have ate at several restaurants and this one hands down has been the best. We walked in at 5:00 pm and was immediately seated. Our waitress was Anna and she was the nicest...More

Thank Hammersickle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice within in a few days of visiting Gulf Shores. The fried shrimp is awesome! Huge 12 shrimp with 2 sides. Very reasonably priced! I was here by myself, they have smaller tables for two. Went around 5 with no wait. Another time...More

Thank traveler02998
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June L
February 27, 2018|
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Response from RALPH O | Reviewed this property |
I have lots of happy hours. I think DeSoto's does too.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
Tailless Gulf Shrimp!!! You get a huge pile of them... seasoned just right, lightly breaded... and they are perfectly cooked!!!
August 6, 2017|
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Response from stlmomof4 | Reviewed this property |
My favorite was the coconut shrimp. Delish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-7294
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