Cook Your Catch

Hi, all! I took a little break to enjoy the retired life, but I’m back to tell you about one of my favorite Gulf Shores vacation pastimes. You all know I’m an avid angler who loves casting my line into the gulf and reeling in sizeable red snapper, yellowfin tuna, amberjack and more. After relishing the satisfaction of catching a big, beautiful fish, I love knowing that I can take my prize to a premier seafood restaurant in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach where a talented chef will transform it into an exquisite meal. That’s what I’d like to share with you today, my favorite cook-your-catch restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Cook Your Catch restaurants

Wolf Bay LodgeWolf Bay Orange Beach

For an additional $6 to the market price, the chef will serve your catch in any one of three delicious preparations. I love the Ono Style. They’ll top your catch with a tropical medley of peach, pineapple, cilantro, Roma tomatoes, shallots and lump blue crab meat. It’s the perfect beach bite.

Mikee's SeafoodMikee’s Seafood

Mikee’s will prepare your catch two ways and serve it with your choice of vegetable and potato. They’ll also throw in their famous golden-fried hushpuppies and crispy corn fritters, all for just $15.99.


Villaggio GrilleVillaggio Grille

Known for fine Italian fusion, Villaggio Grille is a favorite of mine for a flavorful fresh catch. Call beforehand to ask about preparations.


Fisher's at Orange Beach MarinaFisher’s at Orange Beach Marina

The executive chef at Fisher’s has worked in some of the best kitchens across the country, and you’ll definitely be able to taste that expertise. Fisher’s is a great option for a catch that you’re particularly proud of.


Of course, this is just a small sampling of eateries. There are dozens of cook-your-catch restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast that would love to accommodate you. Most don’t advertise this special offering, so call ahead and confirm this service.