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“Not worth the hype unfortunately.”

Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 135 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Off the beaten path on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar is far from ordinary. Serving fresh and eclectic food since day one, Cosmo's features a wide range of dining, enticing even the most discriminate. Using chef inspired ingredients, you can enjoy everything from hand-cut steaks and local seafood to pastas and sushi. This neighborhood favorite on the Gulf Coast has taken cuisine to the cutting edge. With variations of local staples, their versions will make you sit back and take notice. Culinary greats such as the chicken roulade wrapped in bacon, the sesame seared tuna salad and the traditional crab cakes done with a twist, will have you wanting more. And to top it all off, The Year of Alabama Food named their Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish as one of "the top 100 dishes to eat before you die." This epicurean delight is just one of the many masterpieces created daily in this out-of-the-way hot spot on Alabama's Gulf Coast. In addition to serving awesome and hand-crafted dishes, Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar specializes in catering and has many unique options to serve all your needs.
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
“Not worth the hype unfortunately.”
Reviewed June 2, 2010

We went here based on it's rating on tripadvisor and were very disappointed. The atmosphere was great with live music outside and a nice artsy calming vibe inside. There was no parking, luckily we have 4 wheel drive so we could park back in some woods in the sand and pines. Our food took about 50 minutes to arrive and our drinks about 10. The waiter did apologize profusely but with a young child that was getting very cranky it didn't suffice. I ordered the firecracker shrimp and french fries. It was subpar - nothing I would try again. My husband ordered fettucine alfredo and it appeared to be milk in the bottom, some noodles, and unmelted shredded cheese on top. Big, big thumbs down on that.
We were very disappointed in this restaurant. I would recommend Francos or The OB over this a million times.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent as reommended”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

We went based on the looks of the website and the number one rating. I must say that is was the best food we had while in orange beach for the whole week. Crab claws were excellent appetizer, but the stuffed soft shell crab was fantastic as my entree!

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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Average to Above Average”
Reviewed May 27, 2010

Several visits to Cosmo's between December 2009 and March 2010 yielded all average to above average sandwiches. I always sit at the bar to eat, and typically they forget to set me up with silverware/napkin/condiments, so I wind up sitting and waiting for a bit to eat while the meal sits in front of me getting cold. Other than the typically slow/forgetable service, the meals were all at least average, if not above average. All servers were friendly, just didn't usually have their head into what they were being paid to do.

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Nashville, TN
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“YUMMM!!”
Reviewed May 24, 2010

After having several meals with salad as the only green veg on the menu, I was thrilled to see a variety of veg options. I had the veggie sushi, salad and the savory cheesecake. My husband had a mahi-mahi sandwich. All were really good. Service was prompt and friendly. Would definitely go back!

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Dickson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Upscale food with Key West syle atmosphere...”
Reviewed May 13, 2010

Great quality food with portion control quanities. Nice plate sittings with linen napkins.
Blackened salmon with asparagus, rice pilaf, and tasty bread with rosemary seasoned butter.
$5 bowl Gumbo. $3 for sides. Will highly recommend for refined taste in a "laid back sitting".

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