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“Best royal red shrimp in town”

Gulf Shores Steamer
Ranked #20 of 142 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
1 review
“Best royal red shrimp in town”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

So good we went back twice in 2 days
Crab ales and grouper were outstanding
Can eat outside or in
Overlooks a harbor

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English first
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“Royal Reds!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Went here to get some fresh seafood that wasn't fried. Ended up getting some Blue crab claws and shrimp. The blue crab claws were very disappointing. I didn't find them very tasty and over priced for what you get. The Royal Reds on the other hand were amazing! Huge shrimp with great flavor. I would go back, but this time for a bucket of Reds!

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2 Thank royman41
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“Good food and excellent service.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was an awesome eating experience for me and my sister. There were nice huge portions. We ordered the shrimp and crab legs and received superb service. I did not like that the heads were still on the shrimp but I got over it once I tasted the freshness. The atmosphere was great. It was a mice day of sprinkles outside on the marina.

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1 Thank tsumblerellis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Grilled Not Griddled”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The restaurant “Gulf Shores Steamer” is located next to a marina which makes for a nice coastal setting. If you want steamed seafood you are in the right place. If you want grilled, beware it’s done on a griddle and not a grill. The cook uses the same spice on everything, steamed oysters, chicken and lots of it on the grilled fish and it can be overbearing. As for the Royal Reds, while the order was generous, they tasted old and were overcooked. All in all it may not be a bad place to eat and would give it another chance should it arise.

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Thank CWG51
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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“IT'S about the Royal Reds”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Nice,small restaurant on the marina at Sun Rock Cay Center. Have been to many restaurants around the Orange Beach area that are not as generous with the portions as here. Have only ordered the Royal Reds here and a side salad. After you eat them here it might be all you want too. Enjoy! !!!!
Saw the seafood broil being served....it looked good.....but will enjoy the Royal Reds again next time. Can't wait!!!!!

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