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Wolf Bay is a family-owned Gulf Coast tradition known for its high quality fresh seafood & local ambience. Its rich history began as a bait shop nestled in the trees along the beautiful waters of Wolf Bay and now has two locations: Foley & Orange Beach, Alabama. Many of the dishes enjoyed today are recipes from their original 1973 menu including the seafood gumbo, crab stuffing, stuffed shrimp, stuffed whole flounder and many of their salad dressings.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the beginning this was not a good experience. Server rudely approached our table as if we were disturbing him. After ordering our meals he brought the food to the table and handed it to the person at the end instructing them to “Pass it...Down”. There was plenty of room on all sides of the table for him to bring the food to everyone. It seems quite unsanitary to have everyone at the table handling my food as it made its way to me. Chicken was pink and undercooked, and fish tasted old. Luckily, the members of our party who ordered burgers were satisfied. Finally after leaving the restaurant we checked the receipt and found convenience fees added to our bill. We paid in cash because we noticed the menu indicated that the prices reflected were for cash payments. Buyer beware and check your receipt prior to paying. We visit the Orange Beach area multiple times a year because we have a condo, but we will not be returning to this establishment.More

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

everything was amazing here! the service was amazing and we actually got in pretty quick considering the wait limit and our waiter was amazing!!! he checked up on us a lot and talked with us a lot. the food was also amazing and came in...good portions!!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AMAZING? Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed the service and our large portions of our amazing food. Join us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had during our week on the beach. We sat in the bar area which was outside with a nice breeze. The guys could watch their Saturday football games and the girls could visit. The waitress was very friendly and...engaged - actually acted like she enjoyed her job which is rare these days! The menu had a great variety - we all tried something different and it was all great. The lobster bisque is probably my favorite. We will definitely go back if we are ever in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

BEST MEALS at the beach? Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed sitting on our bar area, watching football and visiting, as well as how much you enjoyed the service. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daily Lunch Specials. Service is ok. Food is good. Easy to park. Good menu selection. Maybe not a Top Ten location as stated on some Social Media.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are happy you enjoyed the service and the daily lunch specials.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the old Wolf Bay and were regulars. We went for an early dinner, place was empty. They sat us in the back, gave us menus. We chatted, studied the menu for a long time and no one ever came back? No water, drinks,...we waited for a bit longer before we left! Won’t be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of this experience. We apologize for this as you know this is not the typical Wolf Bay experience we are known for. We do hope you will give us another chance to show you the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I tried all the recommended restaurants around Orange Beach. On day 5 we found Wolf Bay. Best gumbo, thick and tasty. So, we went back on day 6. Highly recommend it

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Went back the next TWO DAYS! That is such a high complement! Thank you so much!

Reviewed October 30, 2022 via mobile

Was a very long wait, over an hour on a Mon night. Caused by both the fact was when kids out of school and limited number of servers. Food was good, gumbo very good, flounder very good, drinks good.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the gumbo, flounder, and drinks! Thank you for being patient with us on a busy night! We do use the Yelp waitlist online, which can help reduce wait times by allowing you to add yourself...More

Reviewed October 28, 2022

We found Wolf Bay last year on our family beach trip & decided it would be our finalle for our last night at the beach. This year it was just as great as last year. Food is so fresh & delicious-their salad bar is good...too. Our waitress was really good, friendly & helpful with suggestions not only for dinning but for beach news too. My favorite is coconut shrimp which I had all over the area for our weeks vacation. Wolf Bays version is by far the best. We're looking forward to our visit next year when we come to the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear we were your finale on your beach trip! We are looking forward to your visit next year for more fresh and delicious seafood and great service!

Reviewed October 26, 2022 via mobile

We have not been in years. It is always crowded,but at the end of October things slow down and there is little wait. Having to wait 5 minutes for a hostess to appear on a night that was not busy,had me wondering if the other...reviews of poor service were right. A waitress finally seated us. But to our delight our waiter,Shawn, was great. He was very attentive and we were served quickly. Our food was good. It is one of the few restaurants that have snapper on the menu. I had it Oscar and it was great. Although they were out of grouper, my husband said the mahi mahi was good. Thank you for a nice night out with a great waiter,service,and meal. ( 4 stars because of the missing hostess. After that it was a 5 star night)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. We will be sure to speak to our hostess and thank Shawn for his wonderful service. We are so happy you enjoyed the delicious snapper and your husband enjoyed the mahi mahi. We do hope you will join us...More

Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

Came to Wolf Bay on recommendation from this website. Sat at the bar around 6pm. We ordered drinks , appetizers and dinner. 20 minutes later we still had no drinks, appetizers nothing. Totally ignored. Another woman asked did we need anything. We stated we needed...hadn’t received our drinks. She did bring us drinks. But her attitude was not cool. After 30 minutes of being ignored we decided to leave. Honestly we were treated as if we were invisible. We truly are very easy going. We have eaten at 5 star restaurants and holes in the wall. This by far was the worst treatment we have ever seen.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for alerting us to this visit. Please know we will bring this to the attention of our management team to ensure this does not happen again. We are known for our wonderful service and we clearly missed the mark on your visit. We...More

Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

From our group of 3 kids & 8 adults this place gets a thumbs up. For me, I feel meh. The wait was long for a Thursday during the off season. The service was great - thank you Johnathan! One of the kid wasn’t impressed...with their coconut shrimp. I wasn’t impressed with the shrimp and grits. The flounder was good and so were the fried shrimp. I like the set up of the place. I just felt underwhelmed by the overpriced food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are so sorry about the wait. We do use the Yelp waitlist online, which can help by allowing you to put yourself on the waitlist and then check in when you arrive...More

Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

We went at around 6:30 on a Friday night. We were seated around 8:00. Not surprised by the wait and just giving a heads up. We ordered the create your own platter. Got shrimp, white fish and scallops.. No pic as we ate it so...fast! Was delish! Also ordered the bread pudding for dessert.. Oh my! This, we will go back for! The bartender took great care of us. He was very busy and still kept our drinks filled and made sure we were good. Great start to our vacation!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

We are so happy to hear this! The bread pudding was THAT great! Please join us again for another delicious meal and dessert.

Reviewed September 12, 2022

Our second visit since they moved to the new location and all the unique and appreciated things about the Old Wolf Bay are no longer there. The menu is about the same as any of the seafood places along the strip from Gulf Shores to...the state line. Prices are escalated and quality of the meals was poor. The free trip to the salad bar when purchasing a dinner is now $4.00 extra. Two dinners with beverage was $56 before gratuity. The waiter was friendly and efficient. First visit was similar but we tried again just in case it was a fluke, but we will not go back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are so sorry that you feel this way. Please know we will bring this to the attention of our management team to ensure this does no happen again.

Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

We visited both restaurants, Foley and Orange Beach and had very good food at both places. The Foley location shows wear while the Orange Beach was more modern. They are quite popular and you can expect an 1+ hour wait. The crab legs are good...and the Captains Platter is excellent. Well worth the visit. Today, we ate lunch there and chose to eat from their winter menu. M-F it’s 1 meat 2 sides and a drink for $10.00. That’s a great deal for anyone but especially retirees. My wife and I both had the country fried steak with fried okra. Both were delicious. She had the broccoli cheese casserole and it didn’t look appealing and didn’t taste good. My mashed potatoes were good. Good service was given.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad you enjoyed your visits to both our locations. We are equally as thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the country-fried steak and okra! Join us again soon for another delicious lunch...More

Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

Had good salad bar and good veggies but my mahi was undercooked. Waitress offered to bring another and this was fine but still a little chewy. My friend said the blackened shrimp was wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Wolf Bay, Marketing at Wolf Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad your friend enjoyed the blackened shrimp, and we do ope you will give us another chance to show you a true Wolf Bay experience.

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