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“Ambiance is a 10...food could be better!”
Review of The Gulf

The Gulf
Ranked #21 of 150 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I am giving this a high rating mostly for the ambiance. It is the cutest little spot and I love the shipping container concept. The rustic tables and chairs on a small patch of grass is so sweet and the round loungers on the beach are very comfortable. Went with a group of 4 and we all ordered the same thing...the fried grouper sandwich with lemon dill sauce and a side of fries. We all agreed, the sandwich would have been better (much better) if they had put more of the lemon dill sauce on it. There was just enough sauce to give it a bit of flavor but the grouper filet itself was a little bland and tasteless without it. So, if you get the grouper, order extra sauce - a must! Fries were good.
Bottom line, we had a great time at this special little spot and I recommend it to visitors!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

An excellent outdoor restaurant. The fried grouper sandwich and gulf burger are very good. My wife loves the fries. On our last visit we tried the home made humus and pita chips. They were awesome. Full outdoor bar. Only negative is that they don't have enough bar tenders for the lunch hour rush, so you have to wait a long time for a drink. Makes no business sense to me, because the big $ are in selling drinks.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

this is the future of beachside grilled seafood and burgers. if you want a great hand pressed burger or a great grouper sandwich and fries, this is the place. lounge areas- outdoor seating with cushions, with coffee tables, upscale picnic tables. very unique, modern, and hip. great staff, full bar, great beer selection. good for couples and families with quiet kids. right on the water with lots of sand. check out the upper deck too.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I felt as if I was in someone's living room gazing out on the ocean. Quite relaxing. There was a music group playing, Nikki Talley. What an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Burgers are great, staff is uber friendly. Prices are reasonable.

1  Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a great outdoor place! BUT, the atmosphere is not cheap - $9 for a cheeseburger and $4 for fries! The food is very good though. Get you own drinks and stand in line to order your food. I'm sure it will be packed as the weather gets better and the word spreads. It's a vey unique place, with a great view. Need more bathrooms - just one, one seater for women! We will return, however.

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2  Thank Jackie C
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