We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
+1 251-948-7294
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

975 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 975: English reviews
Decatur, Illinois
Level Contributor
160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the senior portion of the blackened tuna prepared as recommended by our waiter. Cooked and flavored perfectly. Bread, potato, and cole slaw were all fine. My friends key lime pie was great too. Service was fast and polite. Great experience overall and will return.

Helpful?
Thank Gary S
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love seeing the familiar faces at this place every time we visit the beach. The food is consistently delicious. My teens love the popcorn shrimp. The sweet potato fries are to die for and the good southern sweet tea with fresh lemon cannot be beat. This southern girl has to eat at DeSoto's at least once or twice on... More 

Helpful?
Thank tamtom0000
Alabaster, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here every time we come to Gulf Shores. From the fresh baked bread to the sea food, to the Southern vegetables--- it was all delicious! The prices are very reasonable! Will be back!!!

Helpful?
Thank fsupam
Clare, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night with another couple. It was busy, but waited only about 10 minutes. It was quieter and a little more classy than most seafood places we've been to in the area, but still casual if that's what you prefer. We were brought a basket full of warm mini loaves of bread to start with. Melt in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brenda E
Maumee, Ohio
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've had oysters at home, in Chicago, in San Francisco and other places but these were the best we've had so far. My son (who used to be a very picky eater) tried them for the first time and wanted more (instead of his entree). The next day he wanted to get more oysters. The Pan'eed grouper was wonderful. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dawn S
London
Level Contributor
198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited De Soto's on the recommendation of a State Park range. We were so glad we did. The restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors. De Soto's offers simple, traditional southern food e.g. Shrimp creole, gumbo, fired catfish and hush puppies. Lunch specials are particularly good value for money. Serving staff are friendly and efficient- a rare combination.

Helpful?
Thank BandMK
Shannon Ilinois
Level Contributor
99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After eating here tonight for dinner I understand why TripAdvisor has this restaurant in the top 10 list of restaurants in Gulf Shores.

Helpful?
Thank meken
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant has been around a long time and is very busy. The building is old, but it appears fairly clean. Service is organized and prompt. The menu is quite varied and pretty inexpensive. We all ordered a variation of broiled seafood from the senior menu. Iced tea and bread is included, as are two sides. The cole slaw is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 107darlene
Washington, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably had the best meal of our week in Gulf Shores at DeSoto's! My wife had the coconut shrimp and couldn't say enough good about it! Nothing fancy, but food was worth the stop!

Helpful?
Thank Jerry P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. Really good coleslaw. Longtime family owned restaurant and winner of several local awards. Meeting room available.

Helpful?
Thank B3964NApaulb

Travelers who viewed De Soto's Seafood Kitchen also viewed

 

Been to De Soto's Seafood Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from De Soto's Seafood Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?