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Foodcraft Coastal

4.2
4.2
280 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 11 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

  • Pasta Night Buffet

    $22.95 per person

    Jan 5 - Mar 2, 2023
    It is that time of the year again to build your own pasta the way you like! Bread Station- Garlic Bread, Bread Sticks, Whipped Butter, Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze Salad Station- Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Herb Crouton Dressing- Caesar, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette Soup- Minestrone Pasta- Cavatappi, Linguine Cheese- Mozzarella, Parmesan, Asiago Protein- Chicken, Sausage, Meat Ball, Shrimp Vegetable- Zucchini, Tomato, Onion, Mushroom, Bell Pepper, Artichoke, Caper, Garlic, Basil, Spinach, Fresh Herbs, Roasted Red Pepper, Broccoli Florets Sauce- Pomodoro, Pesto, Alfredo Dessers- Classic Tiramisu, Key Lime Tart, Seasonal Bread Pudding
  • Steamship Buffet

    $22.95 per person

    Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2023
    It is that time of the year again for the slow roasted steamship buffet! Bread Station- Selection of Artisan Breads, Rolls and Butter Salad Station- Classic Caesar Salad- Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Herbed Croutons Salad Station- 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 Sides- Roasted Seasonal Vegetable, Steamed Haricot Vert, Loaded Smashed Potato Desserts- Petite Pecan Pies, Key Lime Tart, Seasonal Bread Pudding
  • 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 280 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Great for scenic views

  • Mobile

    Good for special occasions

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  1. DR

    DebbieR

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  2. FL

    FrankandLola

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was fabulous! We love this venue and staff!
  3. DS

    DaveS

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.
  4. DS

    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.
  5. k

    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
  6. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Beef always overcooked and gray in color... way too much garlic..
  7. PK

    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
  8. AK

    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

  9. IJ

    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.
  10. DD

    DonaldD

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 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.
  11. JM

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary there on 12/29 and we had a great experience! Ashley was our server and she was so sweet and accommodating. The drinks and food were so good and no one complained about anything, which is quite an accomplishment for our group! 😂 Ashley was kind enough to also take photos of our family on the deck after our lunch. It was a great day and a wonderful meal. Thank you, Foodcraft!!! 😃
  13. L

    Likestoeat

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Oysters Rockefeller were great, snapper was covered in a cream sauce that was way too salty. Ribeye was huge and flavorful but not very tender. Service and view was fantastic!
  14. PF

    PaulF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    My family ate here for Christmas dinner. It was a buffet. We arrived around 6pm. Most items were already gone and were not restocked timely. The food was pretty good except they had very little for someone gluten free. Thankfully the waiter was able to order a room service order to get us something. For the food served, the costs were excessive. $650 for a buffet dinner for 7. Wont do that again.
  15. DS

    DSharpie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    When booking the reservation, I was asked to give my credit card information which appeared to be paying for the buffet. When we received the check, we were not only charged for the buffet, it was $4 more per person. We were told that giving our credit card at the reservation was to hold the table. Several guests around us had the same impression. The food was cold and lacked seasoning. I only ate because I thought I had already paid for it. Had I known differently, I would not have stayed. Overall we were very disappointed in a meal that cost over $200 with pre dinner drinks and a bottle of wine.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The Christmas Experience Buffet was overpriced. Food was decent, but not what I would pay $59 per person for again. Our server was good, but the hostess staff was more chatty than helpful. We had to walk back to the hostess twice to get assistance. The first was because she sat our party of 4 at a table with 3 chairs and the second was to see if we had to serve ourselves our drinks (after being seated for 7-10 minutes without anyone approaching us - our server wasn't notified that she had another table). Overall, wasn't horrible. Just wasn't impressed with what I paid $250 for.
  17. s

    southernreviewer

    Birmingham

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is our second year to eat the Christmas Buffet. The selections and quality were much better this year except for the desserts. One of the signature desserts advertised was not available and the chocolate dessert was not good. However, the other food was delicious and the overall experience was good, and we would return.
  18. k

    kahre2

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appreciate they opened on Christmas Day.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  20. HJ

    HowardJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did Christmas buffet. Great food, awesome service and beautiful venue
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Buffet was outstanding! Everything was delicious and the dessert table was made of a child’s dream. We will be back next year!
  22. t

    tyshunz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Dined here for Christmas, and it was a nice atmosphere and the food was delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The steaks were good, not great. The broccolini was over cooked. The cocktails were decent. Bread pudding was disappointingly dry but there was a huge portion. However, the apple crisp was was tasty but was a very small portion. The service was good, however, because there were only a few diners, our server was almost obnoxious about constantly checking on us.
  24. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We had Christmas Eve dinner there with a nice ambiance and some great live dinner music.
  25. S

    Susan

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was awesome! As is the view. However, the wonderful bread you advertise is a disaster! Not warm and like a hockey puck! You would do better with some cheese biscuits or good French bread! Otherwise, the meal was passable. I have eaten lunch there that was much better! What a beautiful place, just need to lower the prices and up the quality! Thanks
  26. A

    Ascot

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting overlooking the beach. Excellent chef. Great service. One of our favorites!
  27. DV

    DennisV

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FoodCraft Coastal was great. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend it should you find yourself in the Orange Beach area!
  28. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food here was good, but not great. The servings were large, plenty of food. Still, the prices seemed a bit steep. The service was outstanding, with a wonderful staff and a clean restaurant. We also ate here on Thanksgiving, had the buffet. That was very good. The food was delicious. Pricy at 55.00 a person but it was worth the visit.
  29. J

    Johncameron

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving buffet. There were no plates for dessert. Food was a bit cold.
  30. n

    nscbd

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had the Thanksgiving buffet. The salads, especially the pickled beets, and the roasted turkey were very good. The other items were good. There was a posted menu and I even called to confirm it, but there were a few items not available when we arrived. This was disappointing, especially because our young children were looking forward to those items.
  31. SC

    SuzeC

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The cost was too high even though it was Thanksgiving.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was perfect for what we were looking for. Would definitely return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was cold
  34. DS

    DaveS

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Foodcraft is one of our favorite places to dine and we especially enjoy the special holiday meals. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner, service was great, as always. The food was wonderful and the desserts were outstanding and delicious. One problem: I went back twice to get turkey, neither time was any turkey available. I took one of the turkey legs since that's all there was, but it was really inedible, dry and overcooked. Perhaps we should get an earlier reservation? By 1:30 it appears we were too late for Thanksgiving turkey. But we'll be back!
  35. k

    kahre2

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal ever! View, ambiance, service. The quality was obvious.
  36. K

    Katytn

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Thanksgiving buffet. It was spectacular. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  37. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. Everything - food, staff and atmosphere was excellent.
  38. PH

    PhilH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, steak and grouper, cooked to perfection. Dessert was a final touch with the creme brulee.
  39. t

    tonis

    Dallas

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    I made a reservation for our anniversary in what I thought would be the upstairs restaurant. When we arrived, we were notified that upstairs is closed Monday and Tuesday. This was not mentioned on the reservation. We were seated in the breakfast grill area which is very casual. I felt like I was all dressed up with nowhere to go. We ordered the flat bread. It was delicious. However I would have ordered a seafood or steak dish if we were in the nicer area.
  40. E

    Eddyr007

    Tallahassee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place

FAQs

Foodcraft Coastal is rated 4.2 stars by 280 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 11 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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