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Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge

1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
+1 251-948-2111
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“steak” (85 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

The service was great! From there, not much to brag about. The food is only okay, definitely overpriced and not that fresh!

Thank PlanetProwler4ever
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Most likely the best steak and seafood restuarnat in Gulf Shores. Excellent filets, salads and seafood. Then a great band and lounge area to cap the night off in.

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is the second time we've eaten at Nolan's and they didn't disappoint. We were seated immediately and service was not only spot-on, but friendly. Loved the Greek salad, Veal Scalloppini and Fettucini Shrimp Alfredo.

1  Thank Harry T
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We had our 55th high school class reunion here. The food was fantastic. A bit pricey, but well worth it. Easy to find, very friendly staff. Good, adequate parking. Delivery time of food was great. Recommend highly.

1  Thank Margaret G P
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

My family and I were in Gulf Shores during August 2015. We went to Nolan's for dinner on a weeknight and found the food, atmosphere and service to be excellent. Had soft shell crabs with lobster sauce that was absolutely wonderful.

1  Thank mn123811
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stopped in Gulf Shores to see friends and they took us to Nolan's. Looks like it fits the age group for the town. Service was lacking but the food was good.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Nice atmosphere and menu selection. Out meal took almost an hour to arrive and my steak was medium when ordered med rare. It looked like one of those filets that come in a shrink wrapped package. Lobster tail was almost un editable. cooked hard and...More

Thank Jakebby1
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Really would love to keep this restaurant my own secret. We opt to eat in the bar. Menu was the same as main restaurant with little lower prices. All the staff was extremely helpful. The band is local nightly band that places mixture of music....More

1  Thank sally s
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Great locally owned restaurant. We were even visited by one of the owners, which is rare today. A nice change of pace away from all the over packed tourist filled restaurants. The crab & shrimp bisque is to die for, as is the crabmeat au...More

2  Thank cnowlen
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Fast service, friendly staff, great food!!!!! Relaxing atmosphere, we will definitely recommend to our friends!!!!

1  Thank Angie H
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What is the dress code for this restaurant? We have jeans and hubs has a button down shirt...
28 November 2015|
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Response from Myrna B | Reviewed this property |
Although the restaurant is more upscale than most in the area, causal dress is what most patrons wear. After all, most were on vacation, so we saw jeans, shorts and capris.
Is there music and dancing through the week? Will be on vacation there next week. Romantic date with husband. :)
3 April 2015|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I would call them, however, when you get in town to see who is playing on which nights. I think things start around 7:30PM Best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2111
  • E-mail
Nolan's has been serving the Alabama Gulf Coast for over 25 years. We offer fresh hand cut steaks, fresh local seafood, mediterranean dishes and LIVE ENETERTAINMENT six nights week. We have a beautiful Private Dining Room that can accomodate parties of up to 60 guets. Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Reunions, Office Parties or any other social events. You may also enjoy dining on our beautiful screened in patio, overlooking the lagoon! We are open Monday - Saturday 5pm - until. Live Music begins nightly at 7:30. We look forward to serving you and your guests.
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