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Foodcraft Coastal

4.2
4.2
31 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
  • 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

  • Roast Beef Buffet at Foodcraft

    $19.95 per person

    Jan 13 - Mar 3, 2022
    Come join us for an All You Can Eat Roast Beef Buffet at Foodcraft! Selection of Artisan Breads, Yeast Rolls and Butter Classic Caesar Salad | Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Herbed Croutons Field Green Salad | Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Ranch, Classic Caesar Slow Roasted Steamship Spiced Beef Au Jus, Horseradish Cream, Dijon Mustard Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Steamed Haricot Vert Loaded Smashed Potato Selection of Desserts Children under 5 eat free. Regular menu not available.
  • Build Your Own Pasta Buffet at Foodcraft

    $19.95 per person

    Jan 13 - Mar 3, 2022
    Come join us for our Build Your Own Pasta Buffet and watch one of our outstanding Chefs cook your dish right in front of your eyes! Bread Station - Garlic Bread, Bread Sticks, Rolls, Whipped Butter, Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze Salad Station - Romaine | Shaved Parmesan, Herb Crouton Dressing | Caesar, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette Soup Station - Minestrone, Baked Ziti “Build Your Own Pasta Station” Pasta - Cavatapi, Linguine Cheese - Mozzarella, Parmesan, Cheddar Protein - Chicken, Sausage, Meat Ball, Shrimp Vegetable - Zucchini, Tomato, Onion, Mushroom, Bell Pepper, Artichoke, Caper, Garlic, Basil, Spinach, Fresh Herbs, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - Pomodoro, Pesto, Alfredo Children under 5 eat free. Regular menu not available.

Menu

Breakfast Plates

  • Avocado & Toast*$14.00

    Smashed Avocado, Roasted Tomato, Two Poached Eggs, Local Field Greens, Shaved Radish, Farmers Cheese

    • Banana Bread French Toast*$13.00

      Sliced Banana, Pecans, Bourbon-Maple Syrup, Bacon

      • Lox 'N Bagel*$17.00

        Cream Cheese, Red Onion, Capers, Tomato, Hard-Boiled Egg

        • Crab Cake Benedict*$22.00

          Petite Crab Cakes, Sauteed Spinach, Poached Eggs, English Muffin, Cajun Citrus Tarragon Sauce, Choice of One Side

          • Big Beach Breakfast*$16.00

            Three Eggs Your Way, Bacon or Sausage, Choice of One Side

            • Ham & Cheese Omelet*$16.00

              Three Eggs, Country Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Choice of One Side

              • Forest Omelet*$16.00

                Three Eggs, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Choice of One Side

                Sides

                $4

                • Home Fries

                  • Cheese Grits

                    • Toast & Jam

                      • English Muffin

                        Additions

                        $5

                        • Bacon*

                          • Sausage*

                            • Fresh Fruit

                              • Seasonal Berries

                                Last updated: September 20, 2021

                                What 31 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
                                • 4.2Food
                                • 4.3Service
                                • 4.1Ambience
                                • 3.9Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Mobile

                                  Fit for Foodies

                                • Mobile

                                  Healthy

                                • Mobile

                                  Great for Lunch

                                • Orange Beach / Gulf Shores

                                  Most Booked

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                                1. PB

                                  PaulB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined today

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  Went for the prime rib night on Jan 20. Thought it would be light crowd but it was busy and if you go between 5-6:30 expect it to be busy. Next time I’ll go around 7:00 as it was virtually empty. Food was very good and service was excellent.

                                2. KC

                                  KarenC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I am a local and it is definitely one of my favorite restaurant’s. The staff and food are always amazing! Love this place!

                                3. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Birmingham

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Everything we had tasted wonderful. Our server was very kind and gave us a little extra for our appetizer because she felt we were skimped on the serving of snapper bites. We felt very well taken care of! Overall a great experience.

                                4. J

                                  James

                                  Raleigh

                                  77 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  77 reviews

                                  Dined on January 2, 2022

                                  overall4food5service2ambience4

                                  Service was very slow. I think that’s due to the labor shortage which seems worse in the Orange Beach area.

                                5. BS

                                  BuffyS

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  New Year's Day brunch was absolutely fabulous!! Everything I ate was delicious and I really enjoyed the Build Your Own Bloody Mary!! Our table was close to the entrance but, in a way, it felt almost secluded because there were no other tables near us. The view as gorgeous and our server was so attentive. Overall everything about this visit was fantastic!! A great way to start the new year!!

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Nashville

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had an absolutely fantastic New Year’s Day brunch!

                                7. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  It was advertised as a New Year’s Day brunch. It was more a hotel breakfast. Nothing special and way overpriced.

                                8. RM

                                  RickyM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had the New Years Day buffet. The food was well prepared and was kept fresh. Our server did an excellent job, always checking on us.

                                9. n

                                  ninal

                                  St. Louis

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  New Year’s Eve

                                10. KS

                                  KimS

                                  Indiana

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service was impeccable!

                                11. SP

                                  SPDe

                                  Birmingham

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                  They got my dish wrong. I ordered grouper but got snapper. I was going to keep it but they insisted to change it. Then the fish came back raw in the middle and tough on the edges. I’m sure they cooked it too quickly. The sides were very good and the meal my husband got was very good. I felt rushed during my meal. I had reservations.

                                12. E

                                  Emmy

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                                  overall2food1service2ambience2

                                  Omg the food was terrible and overpriced other the hotel stay was wonderful

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  Average food, prices were high, linen napkins but no table clothes. The view was great but as a local, I expected more

                                14. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  We went for my husband’s birthday and had a nice experience. It was family oriented and quiet.

                                15. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 27, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  We were on vacation and enjoying a long Thanksgiving weekend and ate twice at Foodcraft. Food is excellent to amazing. The steaks above and beyond my expectations. This is definitely a large upscale upgrade from your standard Hilton restaurant. The only complaint was the menu was a little limited. I would have expected a little more options. Regardless I’m telling you it was excellent food, excellent service and a great location. We will be back.

                                16. CO

                                  ClaudineO

                                  Mobile

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Can't beat the view...and the food and service are excellent too! Highly recommended!

                                17. JM

                                  JimM

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall2food2service1ambience2

                                  The food was not very warm, and some was cold. The desert items were almost gone, some of the pies were in need of being refilled.

                                18. TD

                                  TimD

                                  Baltimore

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A great restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico at the Hilton in Gulf Shore State Park. We had our family Thanksgiving there. What a wonderful feast of everything Thanksgiving. The turkey was the best I ever had. Shrimp and grits were amazing. The buffet was laid out splendidly and there was never a long wait for the food since everyone had timed reservations. Even had salads in one location, main dishes in another, turkey carved at a carving station. A separate dessert station rounded out the meal. A great thanksgiving!

                                19. DB

                                  DinineB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The experience was AMAZING The staff/servers were so polite We will definitely be visiting again soon Was BEYOND our expectations

                                20. R

                                  Rachel

                                  Birmingham

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  Awesome service and mouthwatering food. Second time I’ve been and the scallops and steak are to die for. Get the forest mushrooms

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Savannah

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 5, 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  it was FREEEEEZING inside - some servers wore long sleeves under their work shirts and other wore jackets.

                                22. M

                                  Mstinebaugh

                                  Birmingham

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on October 27, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food and service! Gorgeous view! The only hitch may be the hotel parking. You have a choice of a very long walk or valet parking. But valet parking is free when the restaurant validates a ticket.

                                23. PB

                                  PBJJ

                                  Tallahassee

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                  overall4food2service3ambience5

                                  Have eaten here many times. It seems that the Portion Size, and Food Quality, have gone downhill. The Ambiance and Location are great!

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Mississippi

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We are at the beach for some R&R. Saw this restaurant online and decided to give it a try. Had a wonderful meal and Mario our server was fantastic. Will definitely eat here again.

                                25. s

                                  scb7253

                                  Pittsburgh

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on October 18, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Dined alone but was given every courtesy as a table of more. Staff was respectful as it was a sad occasion for me. . Food was excellent -crab fritters appetizer and red snapper with gnocchi pancetta peas and lemon carbonara sauce. My server Manita was excellent

                                26. CA

                                  CatherineA

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 18, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Beautifully presented and delicious appetizers and dinner. We had the honey goat cheese, baked & raw oysters as appetizers. The grouper & snapper for dinner were superb! Our server Manita was fun and knowledgeable about the menu. On to the ambiance and the magnificent and stunning sunset. Perfection!

                                27. BS

                                  BartS

                                  Indiana

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 18, 2021

                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                  Gumbo was very good, but Luke warm. I enjoyed it and warned the server that someone not as nice would make a fuss. She told the kitchen. The rest of the meal was hot and good. Would be nice to offer shrimp with something other than grits.

                                28. R

                                  Robert

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 17, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Reservations easily made online early in the day. Upon arrival Saturday evening, we were seated immediately. Waitstaff was courteous and attentive, despite the crowds. Food was beautifully plated and served promptly. Dessert options were varied with a fresh take on each. Reasonable pricing. Only negative was fellow diners letting their elementary school age children run amok around the tables indoors. Did not really anticipate that or "treasure chest" with noisy toy prizes being presented to the kids by waitstaff. Took the atmosphere from casual romantic dinner to fast food in 30 seconds flat.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Nashville

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on October 12, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Atmosphere is beautiful, especially at sunset. Food was delicious. We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller, Red Snapper, Ribeye Steak and grilled shrimp. Our server was friendly and efficient. We will be back! Ps— kids liked it too. Coloring supplies… kid friendly dishes … win/win!

                                30. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Mississippi

                                  2 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 11, 2021

                                  overall2food1service1ambience5

                                  Food was not hot, filet had great flavor, but was room temperature and crabmeat on top was cold. Potatoes wedges served with the grouper were hard/under cooked. We asked for another side and was brought another order of hard, undercooked potatoes. Server was friendly, but not “on top” of service, kept empty water glasses, had to walk to the bar to get wine. Staff was friendly and we were given free dessert for the poor food/service. We will probably try them again because of its beauty and potential, maybe they were understaffed like everyone else right now.

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Absolutely horrible service.

                                FAQs

                                Foodcraft Coastal is rated 4.2 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                Booked 7 times today
                                Experiences are available.
                                Google Map for Foodcraft Coastal

                                21196 East Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542

                                • 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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