Gilbey's Seafood and Steak

3.2
264 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Gilbey's Seafood and Steak offers fresh gulf seafood and premium hand-cut steaks. We have an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Continental
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm , Lunch/Dinner
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Lunch / Dinner
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Brunch / Dinner
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Phone number
(251) 981-2988
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jim Freeman
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Private party facilities
Private room seating up to 25 people.
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Private party contact
Taylor Wynn: (251) 981-2988
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Catering
Full service catering available any size party, wedding, or business gathering, either on-site or off-site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
hwy 161
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Special events & promotions
Monthly wine dinner $40 per person for a four course meal with paired wine selections. (Excluding summer months)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 264 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The look of the restaurant is really strange and badly thought out. There was duct tape on our booth! The lights were super bright and had zero ambiance. The food was fair at best. My shrimp was very very salty and my husband’s salmon was over cooked. For 3 of us our bill was over $100. The oysters were good though! And our server was good.

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j
New Orleans
1.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This is one of the worst restaurants I’ve ever been to. The ambiance is like they put tables and chairs in an Office Depot. The food was awful (Caesar had Italian dressing on it, mashed potatoes were cubes potatoes with a mashed sauce on top, steak was mostly fat, but the edible part was so undercooked it had to be sent back, the bottle of Cabernet we ordered came in a carafe so we never saw the bottle and it was some sort of carbonated red drink that we couldn’t even consider drinking, but definitely not the wine we ordered or paid for). Don’t let the sign and modern surrounding restaurants fool you-there’s a reason why this place will be the only one with available reservations.

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j
Louisville
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Menu had changed from 2017. They removed two favorites. Our waiter was so bad that our evening was ruined. Much too expensive for poor service. Food quality has diminished. It has gone from being a don’t miss to probably won’t go back. Too bad!

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Mobile
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took over an hour to get food. Wasn’t that crowded either.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Do not let the outside modern sign fool you. Terrible, over priced food. Decor was hideous. We are from Iowa and come to the area for vacation and this is a definite no go again! Our server was very kind, I will give her a plus.

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R
New Orleans
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been here several times before and food and service was always excellent. The restaurant is now under new management and service was poor and steaks were overcooked. It also took 45 minutes to get our meal. The manager apologized and said they had several large parties and the kitchen couldn't keep up. We live here and will not go back.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not good - there was a reason this was the only place without a wait

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JK
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and muy dining companion said the sauteed mushrooms were the best he'd ever eaten!!!!

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SS
Chicago
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter was good but service was incredibly slow. We loved the live music.

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F
Baltimore
1.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. The server was friendly and tried to be helpful—she told us they were understaffed. Drinks, salad and entrees came at the same time, about 45 minutes after ordering. Food was very mediocre. Iced tea not fresh. There is clearly a reason there was no wait.

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EM
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was fair. We had to send 2 steaks back and one still didnt come back right. Managment staff tried to take care of it but it took so long to get the food the firdt time and after the recook. It was a first and last visit for us.

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JF
Birmingham
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I was completely disappointed with this restaurant. Took us FOREVER to get our food order, and we were told by our server that the wait was over 45 minutes for food, that we got our food faster than that, so we should be happy. NOT good. My steak was unappetizing, it looked like it had been sitting for several minutes, no juice, no nothing, just there. I ordered the Gouda Grits, and the twice baked potato, and both seemed like they had been sitting out for quite some time. The twice baked potato was hard, not fresh at all. I wish I had taken photo's, but I didn't. Not a good experience at all. The ambiance was loud and obnoxious. Some 2 person band was playing very loud, so you had to almost scream at your family to be able to have a conversation. The costs were astronomical. $150 with tip, and it was totally not worth it.

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DM
1.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Our waitress was terrible, food was cold by the time we finally got it, food was very bland also.

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JS
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food we had in a while and it was great! Our server Kyle was exceptional and super polite! The peaches and cream drink was like dessert before dinner! Overall experience was excellent!! Kudos to Kyle our waiter!!!!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The only good thing about our meal was Andrew, our server. All three of us ordered steak and they were under cooked. One person ordered medium and it showed up rare. They recooked it for her and it was so tough she couldn’t eat it. The other member of our party was served a steak that had spoiled. It had to be sent back as well and when her new steak arrived, it was also under cooked. We will not be back.

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JL
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall very nice. We come here every year.

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T
Mississippi
2.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Previous years we have had well prepared food with good service. This year we were disappointed with the quality of food. It is unfortunate when the bread is one of the best items of your meal.
Three member of our party had a grouper dish. All three were overlooked and the presentation on the plate was not visually appealing. One person had a steak - it was charred unevenly with bitter burn and raw, not medium rare, on the inside.
Two meals were just ok. Out of our group of six, for the price, and quality of food, it was unanimous that we will not return. Disappointing.

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c
Indiana
3.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good, waiter was very attentive. The food was okay. My baked oysters were not warm. The snapper was okay.

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Little Rock
2.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Uhhh. No. Just no. This felt like a dinner out of the Twilight Zone. Has no identity or vibe. Please trust me when I say don’t waste your time or money here.

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UL
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with a father-daughter singing duo. Spacious between tables which allows for table conversations. Food was great albeit little more pricey for what I got...but still good.
Mel - our waitress - was the best. Very friendly, engaging, patient, and willing to try and satisfy any request or need at her reach.
Tables and seats are coming due in some repair/replacement, but overall it was a very pleasant dinner and evening.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The restaurant appears very clean and nice as it seems to be a fairly new construction. The atmosphere is brightly lit, great for my family but I wouldn’t recommend for a romantic evening. Tonight, live music from a single musician was nice and his voice was pleasant. The sound level was comfortable and allowed for easy table conversation.

The food left something to be desired. As in we had to order pizza when we returned to our condo. My spouse and I both ordered the seafood steamer platter. The peel and eat shrimp were soggy at best, and more of a thick separated slime inside the shell. I can’t decide if they were just left in water forever instead of being cooked to order, or if they were several days old.
The sausage too was undercooked and concerning. The potatoes and corn were decently edible, though not well seasoned. The crab legs were ok, but I’ve had much better for less. The portion of crab in this platter was also small compared to cost. 3 legs on my plate, not even a full claw.

The kids had a burger which was cooked well and my very picky son ate it up quickly so it must have tasted good.
My daughter had the kids shrimp basket with fries. Very edible, but the freezer section at the grocery and a microwave will get you the same quality.

Our server was moderately accommodating and attentive. By far not the worst, but coupled with food quality left me wanting for more.

I was HIGHLY disappointed in this meal and experience. I will not return nor recommend this restaurant to any friends.

I was highly disappointed

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LP
2.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food and service are usually above par but not this latest trip. The menu prices are a little high so we save Gilbey's for special occasions or nights when we want to treat ourselves. This trip the food was not hot, took a long time to get to us and several mistakes were made. The waitress admitted she was new and that the restaurant was understaffed that day. She was sorry for each issue but never offered any recompense for our issues.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Parmesan oysters were amazing! My husband got the crab pot he said it was on point and I got the filet it was awesome. The kids were starving when we got there and they brought crackers bread oranges and cherries for them. They had live music as well. Overall my favorite place. Very kid friendly

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MG
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time but we will be back again. It was a nice experience.

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KN
St. Louis
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was very attentive and the grouper was delicious. If I'm ever back in town, I'll be sure to come back!!

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C
Birmingham
2.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This place has changed. The quality has gone down since the new ownership. We have been there 3 times since the change and it has gotten worse each time.

Our food was cold once we got it, service was VERY slow and not what it use to be.

We will not be back

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D
Indiana
2.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Quite disappointed with Gilbey's. I ordered the seafood pasta which was supposed to have shrimp and crab, and it came out with only shrimp, and the sauce had no flavor. Another diner at our table ordered filet medium well and it came out red in the middle. The "crispy potato hash" that came with the filet was more like home fries from a breakfast place. There was no crisp to them. Two diners had crab cakes and they were not crisp at all. They were soggy as if they had been microwaved. I'm not usually a complainer, but I think I would have had better food at an Applebee's. I recommend spending your money elsewhere.

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Mobile
1.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We arrived on time for our reservation. Hostess was not too friendly. We then waited about 20-25 minutes before we received our drinks. Our sweet (but obviously greatly overworked) waitress informed us after we told her our selections for dinner that the kitchen was taking about 1 1/2 hours to get orders out. We started looking around at other tables and then noticed most other customers appeared frustrated, tired and very few actually had food on their table. Since we had 2 children with us, we paid for our drinks and left. By the time we left there we were unable to get into any other “nice” restaurant. We ended up grabbing baskets of fried food at a very casual place. Disappointing night after getting dressed up for a nice meal.

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DL
1.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We arrived 15 minutes early for our anniversary dinner. We were told they did not have our reservation even when I showed them my email confirmation. The hostess did seat us, blaming the system for the missed reservation. When we ordered there were multiple things they were out of, even the fish special for the night wasn't available. We waited for an hour for our food and when it arrived, it was cold. Our Steak Oscar sauce was congealed, it had been sitting for so long. Cold potatoes and cold green beans. This was not what we expected for a $100 + dinner for our anniversary. We won't be back.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just got into town to visit snowbird parents. The food was awesome! Definitely recommend!

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PR
Orlando
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The filet mignon was very tender but could have used some salt and pepper PRIOR to cooking. There was some good warm bread but the honey butter was a bit oily and separated--not an overall great item.

Service was on point although it bordered a tad toward overattentive. They use a "runner" system so there were numerous people coming to the table so it got to be a bit much. Let me eat!

Overall, a nice experience although its not exactly a "clubby" steakhouse. Just a nice place for a nice dinner that is not TOO expensive.

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Birmingham
4.0Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Gilbey’s is always good.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the evening very much. We were seated next to a large group and there was no problem when we asked to move to a booth. We all enjoyed the food and even took some home. Would definitely go again.

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D
Nashville
2.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife and I went here to celebrate a birthday and we were disappointed. The service was extremely slow and we were overcharged. I also ordered a bottle of wine which I was told they did not have in stock. I ordered a glass of wine and would have liked another but they didn’t check back. And when we got the bill I noticed they overcharged for the glass of wine I ordered. They corrected it but I don’t plan to return.

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KT
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, I had the grouper and my husband had the NY strip. Both done to perfection. Cocktails were fabulous and the service was excellent. We sat at the bar.

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Mobile
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for Sunday Brunch, Very good food choices and reasonable prices.

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M
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere!

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Las Vegas
2.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Our waitress was given 29 people all at the same time. She worked her butt off. But the food was just fair. They ran out of. the dessert option and refused to give another choice. Very disappointed and will not go back.

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LB
Grand Rapids
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We had terrible service, ordered dirty martinis that were not dirty and came with no olives. The goat cheese salad came with no goat cheese. Our waitress was invisible and not in a good way. Food was decent but it was the worst service ever. We won’t return.

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GW
Birmingham
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner on Valentine's Day. Highly recommended!

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