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$8 - $30
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most expensive meal we ate while in Orange Beach and very small portions for the price. Paid $30 dollars for 9 shrimp…..I mean come on. It’s a cool place, but I won’t be back. I don’t drink and I can get more shrimp anywhere else...for 30 bucks.More

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

AWESOME 👏🏼 Beautiful view! Great atmosphere and excellent food! #glutenfree They offer gluten free options for those who need it, just ask!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le sigh. Having to pay for bottled water for children. Uhhg. So disappointed. Bottled water is one of the worst things for the environment and KIDS don't want bottled water. Everything else was good but come on. This is the most archaic and backwards policy....Also my niece needs to drink A Lot of water because she has leukemia and yall didn't care. Soooo if you care about the environment and ending childhood cancer stay away.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, view and service was excellent! Bryan F. made our experience fabulous! Definitely would recommend for fun and good food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun place to eat, drink, or be merry. My low-country boil was delicious! Picnic tables by the water and a fun atmosphere make this a great choice for dinner. The gift shop was a hoot and rumor has it that The Gulf has...live music often! Bon Appétit, Y'all!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had hamburgers and fries. It was good. Drank beer and a cool fruity drink which was refreshing. The view is outstanding. All outside seating. Picnic table and some chairs.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

The view and environment is amazing but the food is average and pricey. It’s great for kids to run around while parents can relax.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

This place is amazing from its unique and different dishes and drinks to the various available seating from simple tables on the boardwalk to the rattan couches on the white sandy beach to the picnic tables by the sea wall. At night there are stringed...lights that create the most romantic yet casual atmosphere. During the day you have the shade of tall beautiful palm trees to give just enough shade to make you feel like you're in paradise.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

We went because my wife and daughter wanted crab legs out and this was one only a few places in the area that served them. The atmosphere is phenomenal if you enjoy outdoor dining. It really can't be beat in the area. We ordered the...crab legs and some tacos and guacamole. The guac, was very good and I would recommend it again. I ordered the Mahi tacos and and was very disappointed. the fish was dry and overcooked, maybe even reheated. My son order the loaded fries and was overwhelmed by the queso poured over the top. The crab legs were good, but one bunch of the three almost seemed dead or not edible. We probably should have returned those. The drinks were good, but seemed very light on the pour. So overall, go eat somewhere else and go have a drink and appetizer here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

Made the trek from the east coast to Colorado and then decided to head south to the Gulf of Mexico! The Gulf at Orange Beach was everything I thought it would be. I’d researched this place years ago while coming up with another restaurant concept...and I had high expectations that were met and even exceeded. Steven, part of the management team, spoke to us as we walked by, welcoming us and many others, asking if we’d ever been there before. It was a perfect 80 degree day on the water and you won’t find a better spot to enjoy the ocean, great food, great drinks and a true community feeling, not a tourist trap like so many places. I couldn’t imagine visiting the area without making this a “first stop” each and every time! Without a doubt as good of a waterfront setting as you’ll find, incredible concept and design, but even more so, absolutely perfect service by John at the bar, Steven and the rest of the team at The Gulf!! (Disclaimer: If the bathroom photo appears in this post it was not intended, but I can’t get it to delete it. However, the restrooms were cleaner than Mr. Clean’s floors and countertops!)More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

The Gulf has a great location on the water and looks like a fun place to drop in for a beer and a fish dinner. My wife and I ordered a chicken sandwich and grouper sandwich. Both meals arrived quickly. My grouper was anything but...a grouper, tough and chewy. I alerted the staff and they offered to replace it however I lost my appetite after the first bite.. No offers to take it off my bill. The bar only offers beer and wine. No frozen drinks which seem a little odd. Would I visit again? Probably not for a while.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere, beautiful location. From the road, it's hard to tell what a beautiful spot this is. The yard with tables is gorgeous, right along the water. Great food, tasty drinks. Fun place!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

We loved this place! It's one you don't want to miss. The food is great and it's so beautiful. Go early the line does get long.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Great biew and atmosphere brought us in but the great service and better food brought us back for dinner a day later. Relaxed atmosphere for families and couples.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

An outdoor atmosphere with the Most delicious food! We were able to bring our dog and enjoy a great meal while looking at the ocean! Most importantly this was the best meal I had on our vacation! I had the red snapper with veggies! It...was so tasty! Best yet!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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jennysB2966NS
February 3, 2020|
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Response from FrancisM118 | Reviewed this property |
All these answers are correct, if you want to be sure you get a table, arrive early like 4pm.
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William B
September 1, 2018|
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Response from HangoutHospitality | Property representative |
No we do not right now, but we do have fresh daily chef specials! Hope you get a chance to stop by!
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AlabamaHotelgirl
September 16, 2017|
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Response from SharonTaylor225 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of any tv's but might have been one at the bar. We always sit either at a table or couch on the beach! You must go and check it out! We love it!
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Yes, The Gulf offers takeout services.

The Gulf is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 5