The Best Ways to Dine in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

The day begins with an early round of golf, followed by a cooling dip in the pool and then lunch on the beach. The rest of the afternoon is spent swimming in the Gulf, walking the beach, and maybe squeezing in a game of tennis or biking along a nature trail.

This is a typical day for me when vacationing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, and by the end of a day like this I have one thing on my mind: dinner. And the wonderful thing about this area is there are so many ways to enjoy a good dinner on the Gulf.

For instance, if I’m still feeling energized by the end of the day, I might check out the music and nightlife scene—places like LuLu’s, Tacky Jacks, and The Hangout have good food and events like live music and karaoke most nights. This is also a favorite choice when I’m vacationing with a group of friends or family.

On the other hand, eating in on the Gulf Coast is a very relaxing experience, and very doable when staying in a Brett/Robinson hotel or condo. Both offer fully furnished kitchens, making it easy to prepare a meal and save money on dining out. The condos and beach houses also offer grills—a convenient and easy option when large groups are involved. And sometimes making dinner and then dining on a private Gulf-front balcony is the best option.

Unless you simply don’t want privacy, in which case there are plenty of Gulf Shores restaurants to choose from. Water-front is certainly an option, as is delicious seafood.