Gilbey's Seafood and Steak
Gilbey's Seafood and Steak

Gilbey's Seafood and Steak

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://gilbeysseafoodandsteaks.com/
  • Phone: 2519812988x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm , Lunch/Dinner
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Lunch / Dinner
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Lunch / Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jon Odum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering available any size party, wedding, or business gathering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seating up to 30 people. 50" flat screen for PowerPoint, ball games whatever your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Ian Lopez 2519812988x
  • Special Events: Monthly wine dinner $40 per person for a four course meal with paired wine selections.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: hwy 161
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Gilbey's Seafood and Steak
Gilbey's Seafood and Steak offers fresh Gulf Seafood and Premium Hand Cut Steaks. We have an extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Gilbey's Seafood and Steak reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)fit for foodies (17)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (12)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Lon2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were here a few years ago when it was called Zens and loved it. So we wanted to give it a chance and found it to be just has good. We all had seafood and everyone was pleased with the selection. Our server was so attentive and made the evening lots of fun. The music was a little loud at first but our sweet server took care of that for us . It was a very pleasant evening and will return on next visit. Another surprise was on a Friday night and no waiting because of open table ,our reservation was at 7 and we were seated immediately!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendsforever
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our group of 9 ladies truly enjoyed our lunch after Church Sunday. Our server Junior was awesome and very accommodating to everyone's special request. Food was delicious and not one complaint from anyone in this group - which is speaking volumes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, okay food
    KathyLaTxAl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The oyster appetizers were pretty bad, but we should know better than to order them in July -- they were chewy and toppings were watery. My sister's grouper was raw and she didn't feel like sending it back -- but they also didn't ask why she didn't eat it when they picked it up. My Mom's was also undercooked and she left most of it. Several ordered blackened grouper which was bland and didn't seem to be blackened at all. All of the grouper dishes looked anemic. The waitress recommended the pork chop, and it was definitely the best thing we ordered, but I don't think anyone else was particulary thrilled with their selection. They brought us a couple of dessert samplers to celebrate my Mom's 75th birthday and the desserts were all good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much More Than Meets the Eye!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were looking for a place in the Gulf Area that would take a reservation because we were tired of waiting an hour or more for a table for a large group at the regular places (Live Bait, Bubba's Seafood, etc) and found Gilbey's available for reservations on OpenTable. Food looked a little more upscale and the Ratings were good so we decided to try it out. We drove up to find it was in a shopping center and immediately we were worried about our decision. We went in anyway, and Boy, were we glad we did! Nice ambience, great service, and stellar dining options! Appetizers of Onion Rings & Lobster/Tasso Dip and then we all ordered steaks...filets, strips and ribeyes. Everyone cleaned their plates! Best fine dining in the GS/OB Area hands-down!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressedt
    Scott
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Did not have all menu items available. Did not cook all of our steak orders properly. New York strip steak was gristly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Searay97
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    5 star restaurant , white tablecloth ambience. But family friendly and casual dress. Food was exemplary, as well as service and live music
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food through dessert
    Audge
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our party of eight enjoyed all of our courses. The main course portions were appropriate and not overly done. Our desserts were huge and delicious. Live music played the evening we were dining which wasn't too loud we couldn't hear each other.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    jcbucknut
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Waited 20 minutes before a waiter approached us. Had to ask for refills more than once. Waiter was not perceptive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ragman4
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The cut of the steaks were not up to par with better steak houses. For sure, I can grill a steak better and get it closer to the correct temp and degree of doneness. They should offer baked potatoes or some other starch to eat with a steak if they are going to profess to be a steak house. We had to send my wife's steak back since it was over cooked. The arrangement for seating was very nice and the young lady who waited on us was terrific.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for out of town guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Gilbeys was a good experience for our last night of vacation. We were visiting nephew/cousin at naval base and he and another marine were with us. Customer bought them dessert to honor them which was touching to all of us. Singer was too loud and not fitting to the restaurant. 3 of our 8 dinners were late coming out, but server was very apologetic and manager sent out two sample plates of all desserts to compensate even though we never complained. Very impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveTheBeach
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food & service were very good for a reasonable price. We had roasted oysters, scallops dinner, grilled shrimp dinner, & crab cakes dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    vacation4junkie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    After a horrible lunch at a local restaurant I went online to find a place for dinner. Gilbey's wasn't high on the radar of online searches but I remembered seeing it on the strip and the overall reviews were good. I called ahead to make reservations. The atmosphere was great, the staff was friendly and the food was wonderful! It was a little pricey but well worth it, the best meal we had during our vacation on the beach!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best find in Orange Beach!
    Em2eatfine
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Walked in not expecting how nice this place was. Really wasn't expecting how excellent the food was! I went 2 nights in a row. Second night was for my birthday and had to go again because I loved my dish so much. I ordered the Blackened Grouper first night and pan seared Grouper the second. Both were excellent!!! I'm planning to go back before I go home! EXCELLENT FOOD, atmosphere and service!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ronnie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Not necessarily due to a lack of effort by staff but the restaurant was not prepared the night my family dined there. Obvious shortage in staff and you could tell there was chaos watching staff communicate with each other. We observed individuals leave before they were waited on due to time. The restaruant was out of several items and the food once we received it was just ok. I commented in a polite way to the manager that there was obvious confusion that night and offered constructive criticism.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dee
    deebee
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were disappointed in the overall experience, especially for the higher prices. The service was very slow even though the restaurant was not very busy. The food portions are very small, with the grouper being less than 3-4 oz. The oysters were about the size of a dime! For a restaurant with these prices you expect great service and excellent food. We got neither and will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zen's Lives on at Gibley's
    PColaLou
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I really enjoyed the food at Zen's and was honestly disappointed when I saw a different sign one day. I recently tried it out and found that the ownership and food quality are still the same, they just went through a minor relaunch. Food is still high quality and I really enjoy eating lunch on their outdoor dining area. Great place for a high quality bite on the way to the beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but....
    HungryTexan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was great, but we had to switch tables because the first one had a top so wobbly our glasses would have spilled. My 8-year-old was clearly disappointed in his macaroni. (He barely ate any of it. I guess it was too fancy for him.) My husband loved the seafood pasta and my steak with blue cheese was to-die-for. The blueberry cheesecake was microscopic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to find hew local place!
    tkhu
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. There was a wide selection of steaks and seafood, and the appetizers were great. Our sever Joseph took exceptionally good care of us. Would recommend this to all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reprieve from beach scene
    TravelingDiner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I wanted a quieter, dressier place for dinner after a day of work and some time in the sun. The food was well prepared and the portions appropriate for fine dining. Good menu selections. The staff pleasantly allowed me to change the vegetables to ones I preferred over the ones listed for the entree. With an entree, the hot bread served with the meal, and a glass of wine, I was comfortably full, and decided against the desserts even though they were tempting. The atmosphere was dressy casual, which is hard to find in a beach town. A great place for slow-paced conversation and lingering over dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    MWohl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had very attentive service, and we pretty much across the board enjoyed the food...in particular the steaks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine
    alabamaveteran
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a problem with the red wine we ordered. It was very bad. But, the waiter and the manager took it back (no questions asked) and we got another wine which was outstanding. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the evening I would highly recommend Gilbeys. Our second time after the wine and cheese parings dinner last month.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood at Gilbeys
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Found this restaurant on open table. Very glad we did. All the food was delicious, and the service was great (Thanks stephen).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grilled Grouper
    1onofinediner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Two people ordered grilled grouper and thought it was grilled perfectly, moist and flaking. One had the corn & cream sauce & loved it. One ordered it on the side and preferred the fish on its own. The other diner ordered crab cakes and thought them superior...lots of crabmeat and not a lot of bread filler. We all will go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our oyster appetizer and entrees were delicious and the bananas foster cheesecake was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, a bit overpriced
    hodgy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Our family of 8 had a good meal, not an awesome meal and a bit overpriced...but it was good....a nice restaurant, friendly service, and a nice addition to Gulf Shores.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Gigi
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This place was recommended by our waiter, Colin, at Ducks Diner, he works there days and Gilbey's at night. The bar is fabulous. We had cocktails, appetizers, and dinner on the outside deck, (the gulf is right across the street, so we had a terrific view). The wait staff was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We told them we were headed to a concert at The Wharf, (Styxs & Foreigner, awesome) so they were prompt with our orders but we never felt rushed. I highly recommend this place. If you go, be sure and ask for Colin and be sure to try the Sea Salt scrub in the restrooms (killer stuff) we all bought some to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dan
    EatwellVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Gilbey's is an outstanding place that you just don't expect at the beach. 5 star dining and food with outstanding service. Don't skip this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost excellent...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was outstanding. Appetizers and entrees were delivered quickly. The roasted oysters were very good and the steaks were also good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food, the service, and the ambiance were all first rate. One of the best restaurants in Orange Beach!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Gilbey's Seafood and Steak reviews archive.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The steak was over cooked and very small portion with a very high price. Will not be returning
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday dinner
    Weena
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had an excellent meal of steaks and seafood pasta. The crab claws and wontons were wonderful appetizers. Service was great and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gilbey
    Maybenexttime
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was very good, service was slow. Building interior is mostly hard surfaces making table conversation difficult Solo guitarst was too loud considering the accoustics
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Saturday night
    Family
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was good. The server attentive. The manager very helpful. We were a party of 8 and the kitchen had some difficulty in finishing all dinners at the same time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood and cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had all three oyster dishes, the lobster mac n cheese and the shrimp and grits. All delicious, but the show-stealer was the crawish and cream cheese wontons. YUM!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sealvr
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very nice dinner and terrific staff. We went for our 27th anniversary and they made it a great one. Portions were sized right and delicious. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vacation gem
    Porto
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Nice spot for dinner. Main dining room was very loud and packed. We were shuttled into an auxiliary meeting room set up for overflow, which was fine [it was much more quiet and suited us quite well]. The service was a little fractured [probably because of the unstructured use of the meeting room format] and they ran out of glasses for our drinks and started serving in plastic [come on, hire a dishwasher]. Waiters were very friendly, food was excellent, and I would go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out.
    MaryandChuck
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We had a great meal and attentive service for a reasonable cost. The steaks were cooked perfectly. We got right in and sat at a comfy booth. Bread and drinks were served quickly while tried to choose from the many yummy sounding options. Creative options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were very happy to find
    outtoeatVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were very happy to find out this is the old Zen with the same chef!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    I travel and eat out 4 nights a week. After having been to the greater Gulf Shores and Orange Beach scores of times over the last 5 years I can tell you this place is hands down the best meal in town. The food is cooked professionally and served beautifully. Staff is always attentive and relaxed. Where else in the Orange Beach area can you have a nice meal where everything goes right consistently? Villaggio at the Wharf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet