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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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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 3 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 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very popular place in the area. The menu changes daily. What makes this place is the location. It is on the pass. Great beach area for watching the boats while enjoying a drink or a meal. Great play area for children. My grandchildren had a wonderful time. You won't be disappointed with the gulf

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

cjcalve, Thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed your visit, but we want the food to be GREAT! What can we do to improve? More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to sit looking out over the gulf!!! Kids or adults can play games while you wait on food!! Grouper sandwiches where very good!! Very casual and most seating is outside!!

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Thank Debbie1940
Wiley U, Manager at The Gulf, responded to this review

Debbie1940, Thank you so much for your review! I am so excited that you enjoyed the grouper sandwich, my personal favorite! We want The Gulf to be absolutely amazing, so please let me know what we can do to deserve an extra star! More 

Nashville, TN
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Directly on the water on the Gulf Coast at Perdido Pass. No indoor seating, it's all made up out of shipping containers. It has spectacular views from everywhere you are on the property, from the lounge chairs in the sand to the open air bar? On any warm sunny day you don't want to leave.

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

soundmanNashville, Thank you for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us! If in the future you would like indoor seating, we can try our best to accommodate you with a covered area, and provide the best option for you! Thank you again for the feedback! More 

Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early to avoid waiting in line. There was no line. Someone promptly greeted us and answered the menu questions we had. We ordered. The lady who took our order was very polite too. Every single table had an awesome view so we grabbed a table. Our food was delivered within 10 minutes later. It was fantastic. I highly... More 

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

Angelia, Thank you for the awesome review! I am so excited that you enjoyed your time at The Gulf. We know that having great service makes all the difference, so it's great to hear that our efforts were successful! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited The Gulf several times and it remains one of our favorite lunch spots. It is all outdoor seating so it gets really busy when the weather is nice. We all had grouper sandwiches which were hot a delicious. The bloody Mary's are also great. The only drawback is the wait can get long especially when they only have... More 

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

Lisa, thank you for the awesome review. We are so excited that you enjoyed your time at The Gulf! Your feedback is very helpful, we will address this with our staff! Next time, please let a manager know about the line so that we can do our BEST to serve you! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this place to us for our family vacation. We loved it. Great location - you can get your food and find a couch or a table in the sand to eat or enjoy a cocktail. We had burgers which were really good. There is a line for food, but it wasn't a big deal.

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

Sheena, thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you gave us a shot and enjoyed it! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect spot if you want beach breeze, happy kids and happy adults. Our tweets like putting quarters in the machines to watch all the boats coming in and out of the pass, we like sitting by the fire pit on the couches shattered all around , and did I mention great food. You can check their website... More 

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

heelinbama, Thank you for the awesome review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to The Gulf repeatedly and tonight was finally the last visit. If you are looking for a place to go for a drink, this is a good spot. More than that, go somewhere else. The food is mediocre at best and the service is atrocious. It took us 40 minutes to get 4 sandwiches on a slow... More 

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

slkingsolver I am terribly sorry you had this experience. That is absolutely unacceptable considering we do our best to provide an optimal experience, and we want to make it right! We will address this with the staff immediately. If there is any possibility of us having another shot, I will have a manager meet you, to ensure we do no... 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
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?