FYI, traveling 4/13-20/2011 to Perdido Beach, hubby & self, from NYC area; we appreciate good food, value, service, setting, etc. But we are on vacation so not looking to duplicate what we can have here at home. Not big on breakfast but if there's a great nearby bakery/coffee spot, we'd love to know about it. We'd like to find some "light", casual lunch spots, and good local dinner options, maybe a couple nights "nice", but mostly pretty casual, nice bar scene/music a plus. I have combed the boards and visited a few travel sites. Please let me know what you think of these selections and add your own comments regarding bar scene, music, view, atmosphere (and of course, food), etc. Fish shacks are fine, but not every night; which are the ones we shouldn't miss (and what to avoid)? If I've included some real tourist traps, please advise and if I've missed some real winners, please holler! Here goes:
Casual fine dining: Cobalt, Shipp's Harbor Grill, Wolf Bay Lodge, Grazie, Villaggio Grille
Casual: Geno's, Cosmo's, Gulf Shores Steamer, Tacky Jack's, Cotton's, Doc's Seafood Shack, Hazel's, Original Oyster House, DeSoto's, Mikee's, Live Bait at the Wharf, Billy's Seafood, Tin Top, Shrimp Basket, Bahama Bob's, Moe's Original BBQ, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, Blow Fly, Big Fish.
Stay Away: Steve's Marina, Louisiana Lagniappe, Lamberts.
Many thanks for your help!!
Tin Top Cafe
24319 Troy Hwy, Grady, AL 36036
Doc's Seafood Shack
Highway 180 County Rd 161, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Original Oyster House
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
4790 Wharf Pkwy Ste F-108B, Orange Beach, AL 36561
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd Ste 302, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Live Bait Restaurant
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd Beach Hwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561
2 Avenue E 1 St N, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd Ste 101, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Wolf Bay Lodge
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
16780 River Rd, Bon Secour, AL 36511