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Market By The Bay

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365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
+1 251-929-7203
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a co-worker who said it wasn't fancy but very good. She was correct on both counts. I had a fried oyster PoBoy with coleslaw and fries. The coleslaw was the best I've ever had. It was finely shredded; almost like a pulp. It was fantastic. The oysters were in a light, tasty batter and the... More 

Thank SmartBlonde132
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The very best cole slaw ever. I get it for take out and always when dining the. the fish tacos are wonderful as well

Thank mariecalder
West Point, Mississippi
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Market By The Bay has th friendliest staff and th best seafood! Service is quick and efficient! The best fried crab claws ever!

Thank rodneyandethlynm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The best fried oysters anywhere year after year! The rest of the food is just as good. Every time we come the service is consistently excellent.

Thank Doug P
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great food! So glad we found this little gem. Fries, Onion rings, fried pickles, and shrimp were all excellent. Hope to visit again!

Thank Juanita S
Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The best oyster poboys I have ever had!!--and I've had a lot of 'em. The oysters are lightly breaded and fried just right. So many oyster that I could hardly close the sandwich. The place is very basic, the staff was very nice --great lunch spot.

Thank jbfoster67
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good, quick place to get seafood, not pricy or fancy since we had our two grandsons aged three and two in tow. We asked locals and were told to definitely try The Market By The Sea. It was perfect for us. The boys ate free (fresh battered chicken tenders) and we had gumbo and a... More 

Thank Joy G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Looking for a simple dinner not too far,we followed the suggestion of our hotel's front desk agent and were delighted with this little gem. The gumbo was delicious and the fried food (which is a special travel treat) was fried to perfection. After enjoying our gumbo, fried shrimp & onion rings we were ready to call it a night. Then... More 

Thank Joanne E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Good Beverley to get to the next few weeks ago about the same place in the morning so many ways for more information on this site will be able you

Thank Calvin J
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were heading home and wanted to try a local restaurant after being in the resort for several days. Everyone agreed this was the best food we had on our trip. It was also reasonably priced and the service was great. Don't let the exterior scare you off. It is a great place to eat. We will return.

Thank MPF2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-929-7203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?