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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Chicago it was tough to find a really nice dinner in the Flora-Bama area. This place is a gem! Our whole table ordered steaks, including one of their their Delmonico ribeyes smothered with the chef’s bone marrow butter embellishment. Mouthwatering. All sides and...vegetables were perfect. Our server, Clint, made our entire experience even more memorable than the food itself. You will get a perfect steak and the best flourless chocolate cake in the country at Jesse’s. It’s located in a high-end neighborhood in the middle of nowhere in a renovated general store and post office with a ton of modern class. It was about 30 minutes from Gulf Shores and a welcome escape from the crowds. If you’re looking for a special occasion meal, this is your place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. The steak (Wagyu and Delmonico) we prepared perfectly. Accompanied with bone marrow butter and mashed potato - spectacular! Our waiter Jackson was superb. Knowledgable advice and a great personality, his recommendations were spot-on. The...cherry cheesecake and tiramisu were ridiculously good! Jackson also took the time to advise us on what else to do in the area during our visit. Astoundingly impressed with this restaurant. I know this review sounds over-the-top, but, we’ll, it really was that good!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

My friend Barbara and I love to celebrate her birthday here every year. We have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and Southern creative--service is first rate and I love their iced tea! And cocktails! And dessert! We had to wait about 20 minutes...but it was worth it. Tables are far enough apart to be comfortable indoors and Covid transmission is low in these parts. Enjoy! And thank you to everyone at Jesse's! Good job!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

We have been to Jesse's a few times and have had great experiences in the past. Not so much this time. We made reservations about two weeks ago for a special birthday dinner; and when the time came for us to be seated, they put...us in a table at the bar instead of the restaurant itself. It was loud and not special at all; this is where they seat people without reservations; so what was the point in making a reservation at all. We had a member of our party with celiac disease, and when we asked our server, Sean, about whether a specific dish had wheat in it, he literally told us, "I only get paid $4 an hour, and that is not enough to know about gluten." That kind of glib reaction to a medical condition set a bad tone for the rest of our dinner. Next time we will just ask the chef to come out, bc I am sure he would have had a much more gracious reaction. The appetizers we had were good; the oysters Jesse and mussels were especially good. The salads were great as well-- the beet salad and the mixed green house salad. Two in our party ordered seafood and were very pleased. Two ordered steaks. The waiter brought out a fried dish to the person who could not have wheat; absolutely not what he had ordered. He had ordered a steak. So, we had to wait while it was prepared and it arrived well after everyone else's meal. The ribeye when it arrived was not cooked well and seemed to be an inferior cut that one would expect from such a lauded establishment. Dessert was not worth mentioning.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

First of all this place has a lot of charm being in a historic building. It definitely gets better from there. We called and made a reservation and we’re lucky enough to get in. We had a fantastic waiter, Jack. He did a fantastic job...suggesting and explaining the menu. He was upbeat and friendly as well. We had the New Orleans BBQ shrimp which should be mandatory to try bc it is phenomenal! We had a petite Delmonico steak and a Prime Grade ribeye, both of which were cooked perfectly. We added bone marrow butter to top the steak off which was delicious as well. This definitely ranks up there with our favorite meals of a lifetime! Loved it! My hubby is a competition steak Judd he and is rarely impressed, but he definitely was here! It’s worth the drive from the beach, just go. You’ll thank me later!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

The service on May 2 was simply terrible. While the waitress was very, very knowledgeable and pleasant, the speed at which she attended the tables was slow and it seemingly took forever to be served our meals. The taste of the food was only average....I don't know what the problems were this time, we were here a year ago and had a much better experience and that is why we came back. I do not anticipate coming again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

If you are hungry for steak in seafood country, Jesses is a good choice. They have a good selection of steaks and a variety of other items. Our steaks were cooked just right and the sides were delicious. I highly recommend the crab dip as...an appetizer. However, the outdoor dining experience was just not good. It is a lovely spot, though close to the road. We were the first table seated outdoors on a Tuesday. It was a warm evening and the couple seated next to us after about 30 minutes asked that a very large standing fan be turned “up”. It was on a low setting. I was seated behind the fan with the motor right above my head. It was obnoxious. I asked the waiter if he could turn it down but he declined saying the couple was too warm. I spent the rest of our leisurely dinner asking our party to repeat things. Also, at our table there was an occasional whiff of sewer odor. So. Not a “fan” of their patio space and disappointed in how they handled my discomfort. Sit inside.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

It was our 45th wedding anniversary and we celebrated at Jesses. We got the Filets and they were cooked to perfection. Marshall was our waiter and so knowledgeable about the menu. He is THE PERFECT waiter. If I ever get back to Jesses, I will...ask for him. They also gave us a complimentary dessert.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

What an amazing welcoming staff you have! What an amazing knowledgeable staff you have!! What an AMAZING dinner I had!! I had the Mahi. Hubby had the red snapper. We both were in tastebud heaven. I mean honestly how can you make a parsnip and...a turnip taste perfect with fish? I don't know either yet I experienced it this very evening! YUM. Husband said his best meal hands down. He offered me multiple bites yet I didn't want to mess with the pleasure going on in my mouth. Beet and turnip salad excellent. Caesar for hubby, said it was great. Raw oysters, we love that you serve with vinegar, you don't see that much & it works so well. We love it. We also met some of the friendliest locals with so much love and concern for their slice of heaven. We had an excellent meal, enjoyed the locals, watched a wedding party, after party continue on with their beautiful evening... How in Gods name would anyone fuss about coming here? Oh I know....They won't! Thank you for a perfect evening! Shout out to Benjamin and Conor!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Shawn our server was spot on! Decor is taste full, food was AMAZING. Best old fashion bourbon in a while. Hands down best shrimp and grits ever. Menu has a something for everyone. A definite go back to place!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

Jesses is just great. Welcoming host. High quality food. Excellent service. The warmup was clam chowder. Some of the best I've ever had. For the entree I ordered a filet and it was cooked to perfection along with gouda grits as the side. Creme brûlée...for dessert. Everything was on point so make it a point to get to Jesses.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

Put this restaurant on your list if your in the Gulf Shores area. It's located in the quaint town of Magnolia Springs, about a 30 minute drive that's well worth it. Their menu features steaks and seafood and changes frequently. Don't miss the fried green...tomatoes appetizer....the best I've ever had!! And the good news is they're opening a second location this spring in Ft. Morgan. We drove by it on the way home and it looks amazing....right on the water near Martinique on the Gulf and the Beach Club Resort. Bon Appétit!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

The atmosphere is quaint and nestled in a picturesque little community. The service was outstanding from the front to the back of the restaurant. Our food was delicious! Our steak was cooked perfectly and the Gouda Grits paired wonderfully! Jennie L is a fantastic server!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

This is a great place to go the people that work here are very friendly I hope to come again. The server we got was Jennie and she really made my day. Make sure to make a reservation.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022

Jesse's has it all--interesting, historical building, comfortable dining, perfect lighting and noise level, top notch service and amazing food. We started with the baked oysters, salads, my husband ordered the lamb and I ordered a petite filet. we finished with cheesecake and creme brulee. Our...meal was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious and our waiter, Jack, was awesome.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Yes, it has outdoor patio seating options.
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Reservations are not required, but there's no harm in making one, even for lunch.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jesses Restaurant

Yes, Jesses Restaurant offers takeout services.

Jesses Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5