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Doc's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar

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26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
+1 251-981-6999
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Orange Beach, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and service, prices reasonable too. Parking lot is a little hard to get into for first time visitors. There was a line waiting when we got there at 8:30, but we were offered bar seating and it was readily available with great service and food. We had our food within 10 minutes of sitting down!

Thank wareaglebeth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service. We have seen Docs for years, but never stopped. We will definitely be back!

Thank Susan W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best seafood I've had. The looks of the place might turn some off, but trust me, once I looked past the sketchy appearance and started eating, I was in love. The waiters/waitresses are friendly and well-trained. The food is addictive; the fried oysters are the best in Alabama. Overall one of my favorite restaurants. If I had to recommend one... More 

Thank Diana R
Harrison, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good food, great waiters! Highly recommend this place. Not fine dining restaurant, come as you are and the food is fabulous!

Thank RenegadeRose
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Docs's had an off beat atmosphere and friendly staff. We stopped for a late lunch and overheard another table say they were surprised to be seated so quick- they were used to waitint 2 hrs to get in. That says a lot. I am 99% sure everything on the menu is fried, not a problem because it is delicious, just... More 

Thank wildcatfan
Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Doc's for dinner after a long day of traveling from Boston. Had a quick wait for dinner. Our server, Jen, was super. Food was great, I had the fried shrimp and my husband had the fried chicken. I would recommend either. Prices were very reasonable. A fabulous find on our first night in Orange Beach.

Thank cskr16
Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The shrimp at this location really is the best anywhere, and they cooked the snapper I'd caught that afternoon perfectly. Delicious hushpuppies--I wish they'd increase the puppies to french fry ratio. It's all good, but you can get fries anywhere. Those puppies, on the other hand... nom nom.

Thank Tara H
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place offers a variety of Gulf Coast seafood that is fresh and delicious. It's not much to look at when you first go in, so don't expect anything fancy. This is a very casual place. Servers are friendly and will make recommendations to help you make up your mind. If you don't feel like waiting, you can get your... More 

Thank Penny M
Conway, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family has been eating here for years. The food is the best you will find in the area. The gumbo is awesome!! The service is great!

Thank wixmd
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy place for dinner. The service was awesome. We split the seafood platter that was awesome. They have a great gumbo.

Thank HappyTravelers98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 251-981-6999
Tantalize your taste buds with a taste of the Gulf Coast from Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar - Seafood Menu. Try one of our two locations in either Orange Beach or Gulf Shores featuring fresh seafood, and generous seafood platter portions. Offering tasty entrees, including, freshly cooked seafood, Doc's world famous fried shrimp, seafood platters, fried fish, seafood gumbo, raw oysters, chicken fingers, onion rings, cold draft beer and big ol' deep water royal red shrimp, plus more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?