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Gulf Island Grill

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244 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-4440
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 109
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 26
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood, decent service

Wife and I ate here the first evening of our beach trip. We were seating right away, of course this is the off season so it wasn't busy. We both ordered the East Beach platter which is a broiled seafood plate. Comes with grouper, shrimp, crab claws and 2 sides. Had the Key West slaw and green beans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
clemson_grad79
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Marysville, Ohio
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Gulf Island Grill in Gulf Shores for the all you can eat fish. To our surprise it was Grouper. The was lightly fried and tasty. Our margaritas were also great.

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Thank Bill K
north_alabama
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234 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Wife and I ate here the first evening of our beach trip. We were seating right away, of course this is the off season so it wasn't busy. We both ordered the East Beach platter which is a broiled seafood plate. Comes with grouper, shrimp, crab claws and 2 sides. Had the Key West slaw and green beans both of... More 

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Thank clemson_grad79
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We went into this restaurant while visiting in October. We walked in and a young man was working as the host. He was not overly friendly. The inside was dirty so we opted to set out on the front deck. The waitress acted like it was a chore to wait on us. We ordered our drinks. The waitress came back... More 

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Thank Brigitte C
Foley, Alabama
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Date night Friday brought us to the GIG. This is right across from the beach and we dined outside during good weather. I ordered Fish tacos which I asked for crunchy. They do not serve them this way although they stated they did. My wife had the Crab legs and was not disappointed. The restaurant serves mainly a Caribbean style... More 

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Thank macman0165
Ferdinand, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

grouper parm was amazing. best restaurant we ate at this week. good and quick service right near ocean

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Thank Jill M
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Walked in for an early dinner, seated immediately by a friendly waitress/hostess. Literally nothing on the menu looked or sounded good so we got dessert. Please don't waste your money on this, go to the supermarket, buy an Edward's pie and enjoy. Pie tasted fresh out the freezer. So disappointed, we should have believed the reviews, but I like to... More 

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Thank ncurry05
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a suggestion from our hotel. We were looking for a local place to eat and not a chain restaurant. We ordered the coconut shrimp and the chicken sandwich. Both were excellent! The coconut shrimp were to die for! The chicken sandwich had Cajun spices and was excellent as well!

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Thank happydaisey
Jefferson City, Missouri
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommended so we decided to try it. MISTAKE! Service was absolutely horrific. Had to ask for to go boxes three times, never got refills and took forever to get our food. I got the shrimp po boy and I could've made one way better at home.

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Thank dhartley7411
Babbitt, Minnesota
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel across the street and it did not disappoint. There was a nice varied menu and what we had was quite delicious. Service was good.

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Thank debinbabbitt
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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467 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This was my first visit here in about ten years. The restaurant is pretty touristy so I have avoided it mostly. This off season I stopped in for lunch to go. I ordered the Grouper Roulades and an unsweet tea. The grouper was surprisingly good and cooked perfectly. I fully enjoyed the meal and split between two of us the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: 251-968-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?