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Foodcraft Coastal, Gulf Shores, AL

Foodcraft Coastal

4.4
4.4
496 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 33 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

What 496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Great for brunch

  • Mobile

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mobile

    Great for scenic views

  • Orange Beach / Gulf Shores

    Most Booked

497 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Figuring out how to get there was confusing and I wish we had known there was complimentary valet. That would have saved a lot of time. Food was really great. Beautiful plate presentation & delicious.

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  2. steven

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal of the week. Reasonably priced. Great environment on the outside seating.

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  3. AmyP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great views and I loved that they use paper straws!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to say, Foodcraft Coastal was by far the BEST place we have been for our anniversary! The food was spectacular and our waitress was PHENOMENAL!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of the ocean! The beachgoers’ umbrellas were confined to the part of the beach in front of the guest rooms, so at the restaurant, we had an unobstructed view of the pristine white sand and clear blue-greed water! We had delicious food from the all-you-can- eat breakfast bar complete with a made-to-order egg/omelette station. At 9:45 we were seated immediately and the place was not crowded. We loved everything about Foodcraft!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was wonderful. The prices are a little high.

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  7. RockyS

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful beachfront terrace dining. Service was excellent.

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  8. Chris

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been here many times and service and food has always been excellent. Last night we had a disappointing experience for our party of 3 on a not busy Friday evening. Drinks took some time to come out, and 2 drinks were brought separate from the third drink. We ordered an appetizer along with the featured bread. The appetizer came out first and about five minutes later the bread came out. Before we finished our appetizer, the salad course and the main entrée course arrived at the same time. The server was very apologetic, but this dilemma forces you to choose between letting your entrée get cold or missing out on enjoying the salad. Every time I eat at Foodcraft I order the ribeye because I love that tender marbled cut of steak and I love the grilled broccolini that comes with it. When I made reservations on Open Table the menu on Open Table still showed the broccolini with the ribeye. When they served the entree, there wasn’t any broccolini and instead there was a side of assorted steamed peppers. I asked the waiter and he said they replaced broccolini with peppers (the restaurant menu did reflect this but my mistake I didn’t look at the menu because it’s my standard order). The ribeye didn’t have the usual tender marbled quality and instead was gristly and chewy. We were celebrating a birthday and indicated this on the reservation but it was not acknowledged at any point during the meal. I hate to even write this review because we live here and love this restaurant. We always bring out of town visitors to dine here. Unfortunately this experience has changed our perspective of Foodcraft and we will likely try one of the many new restaurants that recently opened prior to returning to Food craft. 

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was inedible. I ordered a wedge salad with snapper. The salad was crammed into a bowl which made it extremely hard to eat with all the lettuce on top and everything else under the lettuce. The fish was gelatinous and tasteless. I ordered a side of succotash which bore no resemblance to any succotash I ever had before. The space itself is nice but that was the only thing it had going for it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group and they were very accommodating. Everyone was very nice and good customer service. The food was good. Not out of this park. Everyone in group complained about saltiness of their dishes. But the ambiance was wonderful. Beautiful decor and the ocean view - perfect! Our large group could visit and enjoy our conversations. We would come again just ask for less salt in food.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. StephenG

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, food and service. Easy in and out!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. laura

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Foodcraft Coastal is rated 4.4 stars by 496 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 33 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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