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“Not fresh seafood!!!”

Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
Ranked #8 of 154 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Houma, Louisiana
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not fresh seafood!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The "Pangus" they specialize in is a cheap imposter of local catfish. It is imported from Southeast Asia so clearly nothing fresh or local about it. Had the popcorn shrimp and grilled shrimp. The popcorn shrimp tasted old and frostbitten. Clearly not fresh or even frozen fresh. The breading had no flavor. The bahama bob drink is just rum, orange and pineapple juice with 151. No flavor except the 151. I couldn't finish it. The bahama mama was much better, but nothing to write home about. The best part of the meal was the french fries. Who wants to go to a restaurant and wait an hour for french fries. Best part, 2 people, no drinks and almost $50!! We paid for our $20 drinks earlier while waiting for our names to be called. Clearly fake overhyped frozen impostor. I did not see what all the hype was about with this place!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Capitol Heights, Maryland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Didn't Gain Entry”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had to stand in line for hours and never gained entry. Everytime we went there it was a mob of people. It must be the most popular place on the whole beach, so, after Friday we finally gave up on Bahama Bob's

Visited June 2013
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Missouri
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“"One of our Favorites"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We arrived around 4:30 p.m. with no wait time. We ordered the Nassau Grilled Striped Pangus and Great Stirrup Grilled Shrimp - so gooood! It is just a small place, but we love it.

Visited June 2013
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Hartford
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338 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Get there early to avoid the line”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

A typical "on the beach" restaurant. Although sitting on the patio you can barely see the ocean. Great view of the sand! The wait for a table just before the dinner hour can be very long. I suggest you arrive at non peak hours. The food is a little above average. The Gumbo is great. Prices aren't bad and its a family friendly place. I recommend you stay away from the steamed shrimp unless you like to remove the vein yourself. Overall, a good find in Gulf Shores.

  • Visited June 2013
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Batesville, Mississippi
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Oyster Poboys Are Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a neat restaurant on the beach, and in the summer, as any restaurant in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is, it is very crowded. It is, however, worth the wait. I recommend the shrimp salad poboys or the oyster poboys. Friends got crab claws and shrimp poboys and said they were exceptional also. The drinks are very good. I like the Bushwackers, but they are around nine dollars. The food is relatively inexpensive. We sat on the beachside porch both times and liked it a lot. You must go here if you visit Gulf Shores. It is kid friendly but also has a bar.

  • Visited June 2013
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