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“Still some of the best steamed shrimp on the Gulf Coast”

Gulf Shores Steamer
Ranked #19 of 135 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Still some of the best steamed shrimp on the Gulf Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

I last reviewed this in 2005 before they moved from Gulf Shores to Orange Beach. The old Gulf Shores Steamer was within walking distance of our condo. The new location is waaaaay down the road. So, is it worth the drive? In a word, YES. Our family favorite is a bucket or two of Royal Reds shrimp and a steamed vegetable platter. Not to say the other menu items are lacking, but these are the best steamed shrimp in Gulf Shores, and we've had steamed Royal Reds at several other places. As my daughter puts it, the shrimp at the other places are "kind of mushy" in comparison. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere, while lacking the "been smacked by a few hurricanes" ambiance of the old place, is still relaxed and friendly. Try them out!

  • Visited July 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
“Don't miss this restaurand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

2nd time we have visited this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. The Royal Reds are a must try. Went for a late lunch/early dinner and were able to walk right in and be seated. Waitress was a little slow but we had no where to be so that did not bother us. The crab legs were also delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent. Loved it. Had to go back again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Love this place. Awesome food. I have never had Royal Red shrimp before. Man oh Man are these the best shrimp I've ever put in my mouth. I had the shrimp and crab combo. My mouth just waters thinking of that plate of snow crab and royal reds. We enjoyed excellent service. Our food arrived promptly. The second time we ate outside and enjoyed the cool afternoon.

Don't pass this place up you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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Kansas
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice change from fried seafood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Our boys wanted crab legs and we were tired of fried food. This restaurant was a nice change of pace and the service was great. We went a little later and didn't have to wait to be seated. It is a bit crowded so you feel a bit rushed but no different than most places we ate at.

  • Visited August 2012
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10 reviews
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“Try it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The service was great! The food was good and we set inside out of the heat which was a plus. The crab legs were good but not the best we had during our stay.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Dee L
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