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The Gulf is a uniquely designed restaurant serving locally inspired food and beverages in a relaxing and beautiful waterfront setting. Enjoy a delicious fried grouper sandwich, a cocktail and a view of the Gulf of Mexico!
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Gulf on a warm day in February so we could experience the outdoor area to it's fullest. There are many tables distanced apart so it was easy to social distance during this pandemic. We had the Grouper sandwich and Mahi Mahi...Tacos. Neither came with sides so we ordered the fries for $4.00 and they were delicious. The place is very unique with all it's buildings being shipping containers. The gift shop is cute also. It was a pricey lunch but a definite place to visit when you are in Orange Beach!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a “tall” drink, this is the best place for a true, quality drink! The bartender doesn’t skimp on the alcohol like most places in the area. The grouper sandwich was the absolute best I’ve ever had. Crispy fish, perfect proportion of sauce...& tomato on a perfect bun. Perfection!! The crispy chicken sandwich is equally perfect ! 5 stars hands down!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the stellar review and for sharing the review with the community! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and our island famous grouper sandwich! We really hope to see you next time you are around . Hurry back !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Grouper sandwich was outstanding! The setting right next to the water was beautiful and the employees were very cheerful and polite. This is a must-see place to eat.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 18, 2021 via mobile

The Gulf is a must on a sunshine filled day.... great food with an unbelievable view. Within walking/biking distance of most beachside accommodations. Good drinks available too.

Date of visit: January 2021
Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2021

Thank you for the stellar review Kellie ! Hurry back !

Reviewed January 11, 2021

Came onto town and headed here for lunch. Located right on the water the restaurant has an excellent easy to find location with tables scattered across the beach, on a warmer day .... it was only in the mid 50's today ... the restaurant would...have been swamped. Today there was a reasonable crowd and the heaters were turned on. Part of the restaurant was closed apparently because of the season. The portion that was open consisted of a full bar and a walk up window to order and pay for your food. Waitress service brought the food to your table. We each had the shrimp/lobster roll and it was excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 8, 2021 via mobile

This is a self order place, but really fun. Great food and drinks. Great atmosphere, and the lobster and shrimp roll was excellent. The surf up, and coconut mojito were right on point. Outside seating, and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2021

Thank you for the stellar review Patrick! Come back soon !

Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. I had the mahi tacos. Mahi was a bit tough, but it was good overall. My friend had the wagyu burger and he said it was very good, although under cooked.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2020

Mahi tacos are a must have along with a margarita. The fire pit and heaters are a great addition to an already fabulous place!

Date of visit: December 2020
Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2020

Thank you for the 5-stars Andrea , we hope to see you back at our restaurant soon .

Reviewed November 25, 2020 via mobile

One of our favorite places while visiting Orange Beach—great smoked tuna dip and lobster shrimp rolls. Relaxed seating overlooking the water; fire pits at night. Perfect for families or couples.

Date of visit: November 2020
HangoutHospitality, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2020

Thank you for the sharing your experience with us . We look forward on having you back soon !

Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I agree this was our favorite restaurant of the week. Great food (mahi tacos), great drinks (surfs up), and a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico!

Date of visit: November 2020
HangoutHospitality, Agency / Consultant at The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2020

Thank you for stellar review! Come back soon !

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February 3, 2020|
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Response from Sal23859 | Reviewed this property |
Possible but not likely. Only if you have a large group or arrive at peak time. Only 2 of us, during October There is lots of seating and 2 tops as well as long picnic style tables.
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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!
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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