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“Very Unique” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Gulf

The Gulf
Ranked #14 of 135 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Longview, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Unique”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Gulf is a very unique super casual open-air restaurant right on the sand. The structure is made up entirely of ship containers and has a covered bar with TV for game watching. The menu is very limited, but changes every day. You place your order and then find a seat at a picnic table or at one of their casual couches or chairs right on the sand overlooking the pass into the gulf. The food and ambiance is good, but the beautiful view at sunset is priceless!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Walton Beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Beautiful setting, pricey drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here after recommendation from the OB Welcome Center. The Gulf is in prestige position, beautiful scenery and a great place to relax. The only issue is the price of the drinks 3 cans of bud lights, and a Mohito $23.00

Visited October 2013
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Thank Debra H
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to relax after a long drive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Great food (although a limited menu) and amazing atmosphere. The grilled Mahi Mahi salad was tremendous. We were worried about being underdressed but that was not an issue. Want to go again for the burger which my daughter said wAs great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindsay H
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Seoul, South Korea
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch as a family of four. The menu is simple: seven items written on a chalkboard by the ordering window. They have a burger, a salad, grilled cheese, and a few fish dishes. They also have fresh squeezed lemonade to drink. They give you a number and a server will bring it to your table which is on a palm-shaded beach area. The server made an effort to come talk to each table to make them feel welcome. They even have a little kitten who is free to visit the guests (he is adorable, by the way). The burger was very simple, but delicious. The salad with grouper was excellent, and the lemonade was very good.

My only negative from the place is that the bill for 4 of us was over $70. A bit more than I would expect from a fast food-style eatery. However, we will certainly be going back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geoff D
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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
1 review
“great place for relaxing with beer to watch sunset”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

great view of the pass into the ocean relaxed beach environment somewhat classy but beach classy was romantic for me. was taken on a date their and was just so relaxed an at peace

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melissa K
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