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Foodcraft Coastal

4.2
4.2
311 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 9 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

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What 311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Healthy

  • Mobile

    Great for scenic views

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  1. NadranneJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was not seasoned and cold. Our first steak was sent back because it was over cooked. The 2nd steak came back almost raw. Our server was nice and really tried her best. It wasnt her fault the food was horrible. The Apple dessert was really good though.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    My Ribeye was full of gristle and cooked the rare side of medium when I ordered it medium well. The smashed potatoes were round potatoes cut in half. The potatoes were also burned. The dish was supposed to come with broccoli, but came with green beans instead. The waitress did not tell us that they were out of broccoli until we questioned it. The wind constantly whipped through the restaurant when the doors to the patio, which faced the ocean, opened for diners or staff. The wind was strong enough to blow paper items off the table and was cold. It took the bar 20 minutes to fulfill our original drink order. I would not recommend this restaurant, nor return. It was one of the worst meals that I have had in quite a while.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was awful. Our server gave my card away to a random person. Also, the lady was so rude to our table and treated us poorly. If the 20% tip wasn’t already added on our bill I wouldn’t of tipped anything. Would not recommend.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! We had a wonderful experience. Everyone was so kind and welcoming.
  5. GaryP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One thing very odd. One of us did not want the fries coming with a New York strip. The waitress had advices us each meal was cooked to order so it might take a bit for the food. So when she said he could not swap fries for another potato option that seemed very peculiar My meal came with a smashed potato and that was what he wanted. Everything else was fine.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    App and desserts were awesome. My husband and I both weren’t particularly fond of our main entree. I had the snapper and he had the fish and chips.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very loud. Had to wait 45 minutes to get entree after ordering due to large group that had ordered just ahead of us - clearly did not have enough staff. Fish and chips ($26) - grouper was way over cooked and almost inedible. Won’t be going back!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Food was good. If you are looking for a quiet place for a nice meal look somewhere else. Extremely noisy, kids running around its a hotel restaurant with a good chef. Not my ideal dinner.
  9. LovetheBistro

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Ate at Perch another night and must say those are the two best meals we had in the area. Great presentation - menu choices and flavor !! Don’t miss these two restaurants at The Lodge at Gulf Shores State Park.
  10. Alyssa

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m visiting my parents here from washington DC and they were looking for something nice with a sunset view that wasn’t bbq or fried seafood - this place was great. the snapper was excellent, they had a decent wine list, and the service was outstanding (Hope was our server - she was wonderful.) we’ll definitely be back!
  11. FrankandLola

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta night is our favorite! Look forward to next year! We will be back for the new menu. Great venue with great staff!!
  12. ARiver79

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, staff and food! Food was so good.
  13. LarryF

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The food was terrible…Ordered three orders of pear flat bread..They all were burnt and inedible… I have been to your restaurant several times and the food has always been good so I don’t know what happened….
  14. StuM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entrees were very nicely done. Tasted great. Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the bartender who served us a cocktail at the bar when we arrived.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are local and this was our first time. We came became we had special friends in town and wanted Brunch reservations. You were only one taking group of 4 Brunch reservations. So glad we came. Loved it!!! Got there about 30 min of Brunch starting; however we were able to partake in their fabulous Bloody Mary Bar. Choice of Vodka’s, 8 different types BM mixes. Spicy, Mild, Vegs, all natural and more. The topping selection was great. Sat out on porch beach front to wait on table. We were seated on time for reservation. Brunch was wonderful !!! Prices in line with nice restaurant in OB AL. We will be back. PS. our server, Jess, was OUTSTANDING!!! We enjoyed her impeccable service and charming.
  16. WayneH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the breakfast buffet this time but honestly we've done dinner and lunch and never had a bad meal. Service is friendly and fast. Atmosphere is cozy even though it's a good size place and the view is fantastic.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, good food and service.
  18. FrankandLola

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this venue. It is a great place to catch up with friends! Staff is very friendly and food is always delicious!
  19. Bigbogboy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took advantage of buffet special/ very pleased, a treat for us
  20. Derr

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Beautiful setting. Went for Thursday beef buffet. Hot foods were lukewarm and carved beef by chef was tough and too garlicky. Best part was warm bread pudding. Would not recommend to others.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The service was friendly when she came around but she rarely visited our group. We went an entire meal without beverages.
  22. JoeW

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered the Chicken Had so much salt added that I couldn’t eat it. Sent it back. Menu too small!
  23. Carol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    A pet peeve of mine is being asked what I want to drink right after I’ve been seated and before I have even had a chance to consider my options. And a real service failure for me is to have my check brought before I have even finished eating my meal. No offer of a second glass of wine? No offer of an after dinner drink? Don’t want to increase the bill for a bigger tip? Sorry, the service was poor. And it’s a huge part of the overall dining experience.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience on our date night. Food was excellent and the view (outside on the deck - looking at the Gulf) is spectacular.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The entree was excellent. The service was excellent.. the ambiance was really good. We ordered the cream brûlée for dessert…. Tasted like it was made hours before. The custard was soupy cold and the crust was cold and flavorless…
  26. KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    27th year visiting Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. What a nice addition to the Gulf coast. Comparable prices to the other restaurants & supper clubs in the area, better food & ambience.
  27. EasterDinner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on beff buffet night, party of 4. The food was excellent! Desserts even better.
  28. SueP

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit here. We had an early reservation so we could enjoy the sunset views. We were seated by a window that afforded us great views of the Gulf and the sunset. Food, drinks, service and ambiance were also outstanding. We'd go back if we happen to vacation again in Gulf Shores.
  29. DebbieR

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First time attending this event. The salad bar was minimal with just greens and a choice of dressing. The vegetables were plentiful and a nice variety. The potatoes were very good. Unfortunately, the beef was tough as leather. We overheard others commenting the same about the meat, including a farmer who told the men serving the cuts of meat that the meat was terrible. The desserts were very good and nicely displayed. There was a great assortment of rolls and breads. We will try this event again because we thought the organizers did an excellent job putting it all together. Our server was excellent!
  30. JohnC

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the roast beef buffet. The hostess greeted us with a smile and seated us by the window with a great view. Our server Brooke was exceptional, the food was great and a great value. We will definitely be returning customers.
  31. FrankandLola

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was fabulous! We love this venue and staff!
  32. DaveS

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The pasta buffet was very good. We think our server, Joey, might have been new, since we had to ask another server for water. It was like he didn't know we were there.
  33. DaveS

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time, our food was very good, our server was Ashley, and she was just fantastic. She got our drinks quickly, our orders were all correct, and we enjoyed visiting with her. She was friendly and personable, you are very fortunate to have such good help.
  34. kathyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Beth was awesome!! The environment was beautiful and the food divine. Thank you Beth and all the staff who were so good to us making my birthday extra special! We will be back. And thank you to those who prepared our beautiful meal
  35. AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Beef always overcooked and gray in color... way too much garlic..
  36. PhyllisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We saw the advertisement for Foodcraft winter of 2022, gave it a try and booked for every Thursday evening after. We were very happy to see Foodcraft advertise for this winter as well. We plan to regulars. We love the food, the service, and the ambiance. For all of the above the price is worth every penny
  37. AggieK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food, innovative recipes, sweet and attentive waitress. However, the online menu does not match with what they have in the restaurant. We came from a long way to have fish-and-chips for lunch, which is on the online lunch menu, only to be told that at lunch time they only serve brunch menu, and the fish-and-chips only at dinner. I still give the restaurant 5 stars, but they should make sure they don't offer deceptive information on the website. Some menu items are a bit overpriced, but overall great quality and nice beach location.

    Foodcraft CoastalResponded on January 13, 2023Dear AggieK, Thank you for your comments and the 5 stars review. Your statements are entirely accurate, we only feature the Brunch menu during lunch hours on Sundays; to avoid any further confusion, we have added a note in the lunch menu that it is only available Monday through Saturday. Thank you and I am very sorry you could not try the Fish & Chips, hopefully, we can give us another try. Best regards

  38. IJBB

    Chile

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We arrived on time for our reservation. We got our appetizers an hour later and then immediately the meal. Staff was not properly trained although very nice. Management, do better for your staff.
  39. DonaldD

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner here while staying at the Lodge. Everyone was very helpful, pleasant and efficient. The food was very tasty. Portions were generous.
  40. JaredM

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Half the food was hot half was cold. And the server was overwhelmed by tables.

FAQs

Foodcraft Coastal is rated 4.2 stars by 311 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 9 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

  • 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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