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Foodcraft Coastal, Gulf Shores, AL

Foodcraft Coastal

4.5
4.5
486 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Foodcraft Restaurant at The Lodge at Gulf State Park is home to hand cut steaks, local oysters, coastal favorites and stunning views. Relax with a regional craft beer, a nice glass of wine or one of the best handmade cocktails in Gulf Shores as you overlook the sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Top it off with a perfect sunset and you simply can’t beat the dining experience at Foodcraft.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gulf Shores
  • Cross street
    Located at The Lodge at Gulf State Park on East Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy your Sunday with a scrumptious a la carte brunch menu. Premium beverage station: Spice-up your own Bloody-Mary Station Soup and Salad - Gulf Oyster Chowder, Farmer's Market Salad, Romaine Wedge Salad Sharables - Baked Oysters, Bacon & Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno, Fried Honey Goat Cheese, Crispy Snapper Bites, Fried Green Tomatoes Brunch Specialties - Avocado & Toast, Banana Bread French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, Forest Omelet, NY Strip Steak & Eggs Sandwiches & Flatbreads - Blackened Ahi Tuna, Cuban, Classic Club, Pear & Brie Flatbread, Heat & Sweet Flatbread Dessert - Spiced Apple Crisp, White Chocolate & Blueberry Bread Pudding, Seasonal Creme Brulee, Ice Cream Sundae, Banana Pudding Mason Jar Complimentary Valet Parking
    Sunday Brunch Photo
  • Cinco De Mayo Brunch

    $14.00 per person

    May 5, 2024 only
    Join us on Cinco De Mayo for Brunch! Foodcraft will be offering delightful special dishes and cocktails paired with some classic Jazz music. Menu- Appetizer- Huevos de Diablo $12 / Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs, Jalapeno, Tajin Dusted Soup- Black Bean $10 / Cilantro, Cotija Cheese, Spiced Crema Entree- Chilaquiles $14 / Three Over Easy Eggs, Tortilla Chips, Chili Sauce, Avocado, Jalapeno, Tomato, Cotija Cheese, Green Onion Dessert- Tres Leche Cake $8 Cocktails- Lujo Margarita / Blanco Tequlia, Triple Sec, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice Topped with Champagne Traditional Margarita / Tequlia, Triple Sec, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice and Agave Tequlia Espresso Martini / Tequlia, Kahlua, Espresso, Honey and Lemon Zest
    Cinco De Mayo Brunch Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $55.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother's Day Brunch Buffet! $8 Bloody Mary & $5 Mimosas Pastries-Breakfast Breads, Muffins, Bagels, Rustic Breads Soup Tomato Bisque Biscuits & Gravy Seasonal Fruits & Berries Smoked Salmon- Eggs, Chives, Capers, Red Onion, Tomatoes, Cream Cheese Caprese Salad/ Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs- Avocado, Sundried Tomato Poached Shrimp- Cocktail Sauce, Lemon 4 Cheese Scalloped Potatoes Waffles Petite Quiche Country Pork Sausage & Bacon Crawfish & Grits Chicken Breast- Mushroom Au Jus Grouper-Lemon Basil Cream Sauce Omelet- peppers, onion, tomato, spinach, mushroom, ham, bacon, salmon, shrimp, cheese Carving- Tri-Tip, Roasted Asparagus, Yeast Roll Dessert- Assortment of Petite Desserts, Cookies, Cakes, Pies Not Included in Price- 20% Tip & 10% tax
    Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Photo

What 486 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Great for brunch

  • Mobile

    Healthy

  • Mobile

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mobile

    Great for scenic views

  • Mobile

    Most Booked

  • Orange Beach / Gulf Shores

    Most Booked

486 Reviews
  1. NooNoo

    Alabama

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall dining experience was very good. The restaurant is beautiful and the views are fantastic. The food was good, but not great. The service was very good. All in all was a very nice meal.

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  2. JeffL

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was above average but two of us got the Tri Tip Steak and one dish was far superior cut of meat than the other. Drinks were good although wine list could be a little better. Overall pretty nice place. We would eat here again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great atmosphere but a bit loud.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server needed training. Food and drinks were excellent

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  5. AllysonG

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. It wasn't my favorite thing that the oysters were not served over ice; however they were a good size and they were delicious.

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  6. cagreen20

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend…got right in with reservations, staff and waitress very nice and attentive. Food was delicious!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Foodcraft for our Easter brunch after Mass. I had crabcakes Benedict that were just good. The English muffins got soggy underneath from a spinach layer and wet poached eggs that should have been drained better. It’s hard to keep the English muffin from being soggy though, a challenge of eggs Benedict . Others had ordered the flat bread egg dish that looked good. Portions were generous. The waiter was experienced and she gave good service. Food was timely oit of the kitchen. The weather was perfect -74 degrees and slightly cloudy- and we sat outside on a beautiful day. The setting on the dunes next to the ocean was a five star experience. The hotel and the complex at Gulf Shores State Park is one of a kind and worth the trip to see this hidden gem. I’d eaten upstairs at Perch before three times, but this was also as good. I’ll be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Krystina went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of. If I had one suggestion, it would be to offer healthier options by incorporating turkey bacon and turkey sausage. Otherwise, fantastic and my family said the breakfast flat bread was (chefs kiss) delicious!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to find but beautiful inside & on the patio. The options on the buffet were plenty and very tasty. We realized my 11 year old was charged as an adult after the fact, but otherwise it was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience was good; service excellent… the margaritas were outstanding! Our server Rose was great. Beautiful restaurant with great views, highly recommend

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  11. Ruthie

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Crab cakes were all breading. Fries came out cold. Pizza had a weird taste. In the past we have loved the snapper bites and daily fish. This visit the food was disappointing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was not impressive and not accommodating. One in our party has a dairy allergy. We asked to substitute French fries for the mashed potatoes in her meal. The server said that a substitution was not allowed. We asked if the mashed potatoes contained dairy. She did not follow up with us at all and just brought the meal with the mashed potatoes. Server did not refill our water or ask if we wanted refills on our drinks. The crab cakes were just ok - nothing spectacular.

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  13. Franklin

    Mobile

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took friends visiting from Chicago to lunch here. Beautiful setting and view. Friendly and professional service. Food and drinks were wonderful. Looking forward to eating there again next time we visit Gulf Shores / Orange Beach.

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  14. RandallZ

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience. Not rushed like most places around. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere paired with great service from Dillan our waiter. Food and cocktails are pleasing to the eye and taste buds. Highly recommend for a special dining experience that will not soon be forgotten

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  15. StephenG

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed in that the menu on Open Table was completely different than the menu when we arrived at the restaurant. The food was ok. My husband said the ribeye steak was tasty but a bit chewy. The crab cakes didn’t have much crab in them. The service was quite good but every table seemed to be served their appetizers at the same time as their entrees. The view was lovely.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers and salads were good but the entrees were mediocre. The service could of been better

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dilan was our server, and he was awesome! Food and atmosphere were perfect!

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  18. Slcparks

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both superb! The restaurant was clean and bright with great views of the Gulf. The food options were varied and all sounded amazing on their seasonal menu. The shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever had. The goat cheese/honey appetizer was delicious. The charbroiled oysters were so flavorful. And the deserts were a perfect way to finish off the perfect meal. Our server was attentive and kind. We had a lovely experience and look forward to coming back.

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  19. LisaH

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a lovely setting. Huge portions, reasonably priced.

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  20. laura

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! Highly recommend! Glad they take reservations

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  21. JeanieBeanie

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the brunch on two different occasions. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was very good. The second time we met with friends and were seated right by the window on the gulf. Absolutely beautiful view. The only downside is the parking is so far.

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  22. BAW19

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a nice place, the food was ok, the price was good but the server pretty much plopped our food down and didn’t check on us again at all.

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  23. JohnL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Room is very noisy. Guess that is supposed to be the in thing but not to our liking. Service was very good as was the food.

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  24. IreneK

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good value! Our waitress Brooke was wonderful- friendly, knowledgeable/ food was hot & delicious! And can’t beat the price- we left full & happy!

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  25. JanT

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our reservation was for 6:30 for the Pasta buffet. The food was delicious. The soup, bread and dessert choices were needing replenished. It was another excellent meal.

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  26. MurielleM

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Pasta Buffet dinner night on Thursday’s is absolutely yummy. Great selection and taste is wonderful. Something different for the winter months.

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  27. grants

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Snow bird special was very tasty and reasonably,we had exceptional service as well

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  28. JaniceC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. View of the gulf is outstanding.

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  29. PamelaH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent avacado toast. Exceptional service. Beautiful restaurant and view. The live music was a surprise bonus.

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  30. TeriJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Needs more variety for the price bask breakfast at $22, not really brunch options. Nothing special about food

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  31. LindaG

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner on a Saturday night. There were four of us, each ordered something different, all wonderful! The fish, steak and sides were all delicious. We even shared the pecan Crème Brulee, which was also amazing. Our server, Abigail was awesome! Smart, friendly and very responsive to our meal and needs. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we come to Gulf Shores and we will absolutely be back!

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  32. JamesG

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My steak was great. The drinks were exceptional. We got there late, and no one tried to rush us out of the place. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've had in awhile.

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  33. RickB

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is great, missed the cookies for dessert but tiramisu was a great substitute. Only reason it's not 5 stars is that it is very noisy due to tile floor & rude snow bird customers.

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  34. KyleW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and quick. The value was amazing and over the top for what we paid. Will definitely keep this on list of go to places for date night.

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  35. DavidJ

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the fact that there were two restaurants in this hotel - very convenient. We had two meals at Foodcraft: Valentine's Day Dinner and breakfast the following day. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with wonderful fruit and an egg/omelot cook to order to station. The dinner was good. We had a good value Valentine's Day special. My wife's steak unfortunately was not cooked to order. Otherwise it was a good value.

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  36. JimP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They were buffet only that night. The food was good. But limited. I was looking for grouper or snapper. Only seafood was some shrimp on the pasta buffet.

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  37. StuartM

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was done well. Our server did not rush us. We all had an entree from their value menu. It was as advertised.

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  38. JashYotes

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're locals of 10 years, and think of the town as a bit of a restaurant desert. When so much business is seasonal and tourist driven - quality takes a back seat because you know you're only going to see most customers once. We didn't prioritize eating at Foodcraft Coastal because we assumed since it was at the State Park, it must be run by the State or something. MAN were we wrong to do that. I had a meal on Sunday night that was on par with the best I've had in Baldwin county. The seafood gumbo, cheddar biscuit bread service and the NY Strip were all *excellent.* My wife is extremely picky but LOVED her food. All with an incredible view; this place should have been packed on a Sunday night. I'll be spreading the word!

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  39. GaryM

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never been to Foodcraft before, and were using the Thursday night pasta special as an opportunity to try it out. The food was very good, and certainly more than ample to completely fill our party with whatever they chose. We honestly had no idea how the buffet was to work, and were pleasantly surprised how it actually was "cooked" in our presence rather than just filling our plates with what we chose. Every member of the staff seemed to enjoy their job, from the cooks to our waitress to even the folks who greeted and seated us. Very good value, and we'll likely come again for the pasta night event.
    Foodcraft CoastalResponded on February 3, 2024
    Thanks for the review, GaryM! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our pasta special and found our buffet work to be enjoyable. It's always a pleasure to serve our guests and we're glad you appreciated the staff's enjoyment as well. We're glad you found value in your experience at Foodcraft Coastal. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal.

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  40. First

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent in every eayexcept for the noise level of the restaurant. Great food, great service. The restaurant has only hard surfaces which allows the sound fromm all of the diners to bounce all around the restaurant. I recommend that you try this restaurant.

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FAQs

Foodcraft Coastal is rated 4.5 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Foodcraft Coastal

21196 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located at The Lodge at Gulf State Park on East Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores.
  • Neighborhood
    Gulf Shores
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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