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The Gulf

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Perdido Pass at Perdido Pass Bridge, on Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
251-424-1800
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11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most unique restaurant in the area. Outdoor seating right on the gulf, open air bars and customized daily menus and drinks. We had the roasted swordfish and fried grouper and chicken sandwiches plus homemade red potato salad...all fantastic. Thought we'd stop for a quick lunch and wound up staying all afternoon enjoying a perfect day. Highly recommend!!

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Thank rbaker7469
Boston, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A totally outside restaurant so be sure to go when its warm and sunny. We managed to find a nice warm day in January. All the tables are outside. You go to a window and order your meal from a chalkboard menu board that has quite a few choices, burgers, seafood sandwiches, vegan meals, even fried quail. You pay and... More 

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Thank Rick A
Orange Beach, Alabama
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No joke, best burger you will get on the Island and there are many great burgers on this island! It might just be that the sauce is boss, but they are ways perfect. The concept is genius and the views unparalleled.

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Thank Doug A
Foley, Alabama
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love going to the Gulf. Very unique atmosphere with amazing food. We love their hamburgers. The view of the pass while eating makes for a great dining experience.

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Thank Darcell C
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Darrcell, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Will I go back - No. We tried this based on several reviews and were intrigued by the shipping container concept. We were very disappointed. The food was average at best and very pricey for what we received. The burger I had was a run of the mill hamburger. My wife had a fish sandwich that could have come from... More 

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Thank Will C
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Will, I am so sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable experience. Again, we owe you a great experience as promised. Please PM us if you plan on giving us another shot! More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fabulous, the view is spectacular. THIS IS A MUST when you come to Orange Beach! Stay until dark and make smores!

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Thank Christina M
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Christina, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We so appreciate your feedback, hope to see you again! More 

Metairie, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this place when you visit Orange Beach! Directly on the water with an abundance of places to relax, have a cocktail or enjoy one of the menu items. We have been for lunch and dinner many times and have never had a bad experience. Friendly staff and bartenders, great burgers and a view that is unbeatable! They will... More 

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Thank 504guitar
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

504guitar, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review, is there anything we could have improved on to earn an extra star? We hope to see you again soon! More 

Duluth
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable meal at The Gulf. The main buildings are shipping containers. To order your food you walk up to a counter, select and pay. You're given a number and the good is brought to your table. Ordering drinks works is also a walk up bar affair. The food is on the upper price range for a walk... More 

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Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Dpalprod, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We so appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best burger ever! Food is absolutely wonderful. Fries are THE best. Come dressed anyway. Seating is all outside on the beach.

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Thank Mimitrina
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Mimitrina, I am so excited we met your expectations, and thank you for the awesome review! More 

Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique location and outdoor seating accommodations. The food is average and drinks are expensive. Overall we enjoyed our experience, but the high prices will keep us from returning.

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Thank Renee N
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Renee, I am SO sorry to hear you didn't think the experience was worth the price. We truly want you to feel that you received well over what you paid for! Please let me know if there is any chance pf you returning, and we will have a manager meet you to ensure we provide the best possible choice, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Perdido Pass at Perdido Pass Bridge, on Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: 251-424-1800

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