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Perch

4.6
4.6
127 Reviews
$30 and under
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The Perch bar and terrace features small plates and appetizers perfect for sharing while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail and a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset!

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gulf Shores

  • Cross street

    Beach Blvd

  • Parking details

    Guests dinning in the restaurants at The Lodge at Gulf State Park may park in the Self-Parking Lot or utilize our Valet Services. Both are complimentary, if you choose Valet please see the Host for ticket validation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Gulf

  • Frito Misto*$15.00

    Crispy Calamari, Crawfish, Okra, Squash, Pickles, Cajun Remoulade

    • Spanish Style Braised Octopus$17.00

      Purple Potato, Chorizo, Grilled Bread

      • Gulf Garlic Shrimp*$16.00

        Garlic-Chili Oil, Garlic Chips, Garlic-Herb Toasted Baguette

        • Seared Diver Scallops*$17.00

          Green Pea, Mushroom, Palm Hearts, Truffle

          • Ponzu Glazed Gulf Fresh Catch*$18.00

            Fingerling Potato, King & Shiitake Mushroom, Butternut Puree, Marinated Tomatoes

            • Citrus Crusted Gulf Yellowfin Tuna*$18.00

              Toasted Coconut Rice, Mango Butter Sauce

              Land

              • Cured Meat & Cheese Board*$24.00

                Chefs' Daily Selection of 2 Cured Meats & 3 Artisanal Cheeses, Honey-Truffled Hazelnuts, Drunken Mustard, Castelvetrano Olives, Cornichon Pickles, Quince Paste, Fresh Baked Bread (serves 2)

                • Vidalia Onion Rings$12.00

                  Tempura Batter, Tomato-Bacon Jam, Herbs

                  • Country Deviled Farm Eggs* (6 Halves)$13.00

                    Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese, Cornichon Pickles, House-Made Pork Rinds

                    • Lamb Lollipops & Honey Roasted Carrots*$20.00

                      Zaatar Spice Rubbed, Feta-Yogurt, Sesame Butter, Mint

                      • House Smoked Pork Belly$18.00

                        Delta Grind Grits, Tomato Jam, Balsamic Reduction, Herb Oil

                        • Petit Filet Mignon Medalion*$21.00

                          Celery Root Mash, Fried Spinach, Roasted Shallot Demi-Glace

                          Dessert

                          • Chocolate Pot de Creme*$8.00

                            Chocolate Custard, Almond Pavlova, Cold Pressed Cherries, Chocolate Sponge

                            • Tropical Torte*$8.00

                              Coconut Cake, Passion Fruit Cream, Grilled Pineapple, Mango Pearls

                              • Fried Banana Pudding$8.00

                                Chocolate Crunch, Spiced Shortbread, Caramel Sauce

                                Last updated: May 21, 2022

                                What 127 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                4.6
                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.6Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.3Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Mobile

                                  Fit for Foodies

                                • Mobile

                                  Healthy

                                • Mobile

                                  Hot Spot

                                • Mobile

                                  Notable Wine List

                                • Mobile

                                  Scenic View

                                • Mobile

                                  Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                1. EJ

                                  EricaJ

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Visited from Texas and loved it! Our waitress was very helpful, and the hostesses were all polite

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  E. Tennessee

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Hubby and i taking a long weekend away. Never been to Perch. Was wonderful!! Food was culinary skill at its finest. We had the pork belly over grits, tomato jam and blackened flounder with mushroom and roasted tomato risotto with saffron sauce. To DIE FOR! Ambience outside was intimate, eclectic and the view of the beach… beautiful. Live music( guitarist) not too loud… great vocalist. We were thrilled and will be back in August… and bring our entire family!

                                3. KS

                                  KristySun

                                  Atlanta

                                  6 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                  Family with infant for an early dinner. Hostess forgot to call/text us for our reservation on time so we were waiting outside for 20 minutes. Enjoyed the taste and flavors of the food but it was pricey. Just a few short months ago the filet was $30 per the website but when we received the menus, it had gone up to $42! Portions are small. Server was friendly and made good recommendations. The atmosphere is great. Simple decor but clean and classic. The view is beautiful since it looks out over state park land which doesn’t feel commercial.

                                4. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Mobile

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great ambiance and views. The service was quick and the server, Will, was very knowledgeable about the menu. Our fish was perfectly cooked. Will definitely be back!

                                5. RL

                                  RachelL

                                  Columbus

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall3food4service4ambience3

                                  We enjoyed the food and scenery of the gulf. Service was just okay.

                                6. JM

                                  JaneM

                                  Birmingham

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Perch is a romantic location with great food! The server made amazing recommendations and it’s just a beautiful set up

                                7. TC

                                  ToniC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Experience was excellent everything and more the place was above what I was hoping for and more!

                                8. KR

                                  KerryRuss

                                  Mobile

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food and service was fabulous !

                                9. JW

                                  JoannaW

                                  Nashville

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Beautiful view of the ocean, and the food was amazing. We ordered the onion rings and deviled eggs for apps and they were delicious! For our meals we had the filet, the tuna, and the fish. All we’re wonderful! Then we had the three desserts that were offered and they were outstanding! Highly recommend.

                                10. BH

                                  BruceH

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This place is Amazing!!! the food was very Yummy!!! The views were Great. The Staff was very pleasant and helpful!! I saved the BEST for last, our server Will is simply the best part of the evening!!!!! Thank you Perch and Will for a Great evening!!!

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food Tyler was an excellent server!

                                12. A

                                  Athens

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  BEST RESTAURANT ON THE ISLAND!! The food is so FRESH, TENDER and AMAZING!! That is the BEST Filet Mignon I have ever eaten. It was PERFECTLY cooked and so tender, that I barely had to cut it with a knife - it just fell apart. The DESSERTS are out of this world...the CHOCOLATE one is to die for. Appetizers are great....LOVE the deviled eggs and pork belly!! AND the best part is being able to sit on the BALCONY overlooking the GULF and listening to the waves roll in by candlelight, as you eat!! Managers, Servers, Bartenders and Hostess were all SO friendly and polite.....LOVED YOUR "SOUTHERN" HOSTESS THE BEST!! She was the BEST, especially with her Southern Hospitality!!

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                  With a limited menu you would think that the food would be perfect. My filet was little tough and the side was not eatable.

                                14. MS

                                  MandyS

                                  Birmingham

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Food is too expensive for the quality. Fine dining prices for just ok cooking.

                                15. M

                                  Mob1

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Overall a really great experience. The host when we came into the restaurant made some snide remarks to my mother about going up the stairs before 5pm (she cannot hear and didn’t hear him say just wait a few). Instead of kindly ask her down, he yelled up at her “you can’t even give us 5 minutes?” That really wrecked the vibe for me. Like crushed it. Your employees, whether still on the clock or not, are the very first impression. He needs to work on his professional demeanor in a large way. Everything else was just amazing. Server to the food to the drinks and atmosphere

                                16. L

                                  Luv2eat

                                  Mississippi

                                  22 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  22 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Was absolutely awesome. Seated outside on the deck had great views of the Gulf and close to the music entertainment. He sang a lot of Buffet and similar songs. Had the braised octopus for appetizers was the most tender octopus I’ve had, and it was delicious. My wife had a fabulous Citrus tuna that was great and I had the lamb lollipops, outstanding. Overall was really pleased with the dining experience. Will definitely try it again on a later trip to the area.

                                17. F

                                  Friend

                                  Kansas City

                                  19 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  19 reviews

                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was delicious the server was very efficient, friendly and was working really hard service is great we got our appetizer and entrée very quickly Highly recommend

                                18. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always a fabulous selection of both food and beverage! Lovely atmosphere outside!!

                                19. MB

                                  MargoB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and cocktails. The deck space is a wonderful place to enjoy dinner.

                                20. CJ

                                  CassieJ

                                  Birmingham

                                  10 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food, but amazing views!

                                21. SG

                                  SpencerG

                                  Baton Rouge

                                  2 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall3food3service4ambience5

                                  Food was just average. The setting is wonderful. Great for drinks.

                                22. CB

                                  CalvinB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Gulf Shores. Our children reserved a table at Perch for us as one of our gifts. The food was amazing as was the view. Staff was so friendly. Everyone came to our table and congratulated us even the manager. I’d definitely go back there again.

                                23. BM

                                  BruceM

                                  E. Tennessee

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  The food was very tasty, but the octopus dish had lots of chorizo and mushrooms, with only 4 small pieces of octopus. The Misto plate was also lacking in quantity of seafood (with lots of vegetables). The service and view were great!

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was delicious and had herbal taste that I like. Nicely presented. No delays everything was timely. Will come back.

                                25. DA

                                  DeeAnneJ

                                  Birmingham

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and service. Sat on the balcony with awesome views. The live music was great - just right volume so we could still have a conversation. Scallops, frito misto and red fish (catch of the day) were fresh and delicious.

                                26. EL

                                  EmilyL

                                  New Orleans

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely amazing! Food, service, music, view…wonderful time

                                27. DA

                                  DallasA

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                  Nice outdoor patio vibe. Food was good, but not great. Server was nice, but knew nothing about the wines or much about the food either. At $38 and up on an entree, I think there are certain expectations. FoodCraft, which is just down the stairs from Perch was much better food and value for the money and also has a beautiful beach view. Also, our server at FC was much better.

                                28. AD

                                  AnneD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I am no poet, but it’s not often one can say they were gifted the stars on their anniversary. Thank you Will for a memorable experience. Appreciate the attentiveness, dry, witty humor and overall genuine attitude. Clearly a great team from the hostess, managers to bussers complimenting a lovely ambiance. Cocktails were exceptional, best Mai Tai hands down. Appetizers were good, due to a late lunch we didn’t eat as much as we would have liked, but we will definitely be back next year for a proper feast. Thank you all for a lovely time!

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  2 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                  Server was very slow in even initially getting to our table. He seemed less than enthused to be serving our table but maybe he’s just not very expressive. Menu was strange…”tidbites” (appetizers) or choice between 4 expensive entrees that were not very large. Disappointed. The dessert was the best part and appropriately priced,

                                30. KL

                                  KristenL

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  Our meal surpassed expectations!! Everything we ordered was delicious.

                                31. MP

                                  MikeP

                                  E. Tennessee

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Outside upstairs patio very nice for date night. Beautiful sunset views

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Las Vegas

                                  4 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                  We sat outside and the scenery was absolutely amazing! They had live music and the music was fantastic. Our steak and lamb chops were cooked to perfection! On that note let me just add two things. The first one is just to let you know that the portions are extremely small, so if you only get an entrée you’ll probably not be full. The second thing I have to say is that my husband and I could not eat the sides. I am not sure how they were cooked, but we did not like the flavor of the sides at all. This is not saying that you will not, I just want you to understand that things are prepared a little differently. I think if we go back we will just have a dessert, they did look amazing!

                                33. BK

                                  BrianK

                                  Baltimore

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall3food2service4ambience5

                                  Beautiful place and view. Clean. Go for drinks and tapas upstairs, full menu downstairs. Seating only available for upstairs that night and the menu was not fitting for our group. But a great place to experience the view and have drinks.

                                34. CH

                                  ChefHan

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great view, wonderful location and outstanding food! Perch was the best meal we had while on our trip. Valet is a huge plus too! Our server, Will, was great, very prompt and on top of things. We tried the Front Porch Tea and Gulf of Mojito - the mojito was amazing! Creamy, tropical and not too sweet but plenty sweet enough. Vidalia onion rings were really good as well as the lamb lollipops but the most memorable dishes were the ponzu glazed fish and the tropical torte dessert. The only down side was the weather as it was chilly and the door opening to the porch really let lots of wind in but that's not the restaurants fault. We will definitely be back in September.

                                35. J

                                  Joyce

                                  Nashville

                                  17 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Vacation with friends. Our server Will was outstanding!

                                36. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Mobile

                                  2 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                  The gulf shrimp was poorly peeled and not very tender. I would not go back for the food. The setting was nice and welcoming.

                                37. JV

                                  JoseV

                                  Tahoe

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  Our 5pm reservation went very well. We arrived and we’re seated fairly quickly. The menu, although a bit short, is diverse enough even for my wife who doesn’t like seafood much. The drinks we order tasted great. Don’t get the cheese board appetizer, it’s not worth the steep price. However, the filet mignon was very worth it. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection. I also had the pork belly over grits which was sooooo good! I recommend. This restaurant serves tapas sized plates therefore you should expect to pay a high billed and not get a whole lot of food. Regardless, the food tasted amazing and I think it was almost worth the cost… almost. Taste: 5 Value: 3 Service: 5

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Washington DC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful with excellent service!

                                39. m

                                  mgkendra

                                  Las Vegas

                                  17 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                  Great tasting food, good service, nice area in hotel (with patio), but small menu. Overall we recommend and will return again.

                                40. A

                                  Alabama

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  Our waiter was great and food was amazing. Price was reasonable but it was quite noisy.

                                FAQs

                                Perch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 540-6100.

                                Perch is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                Booked 7 times today
                                Google Map for Perch

                                21196 East Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Beach Blvd

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Gulf Shores

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Unspecified

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Resort Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  Guests dinning in the restaurants at The Lodge at Gulf State Park may park in the Self-Parking Lot or utilize our Valet Services. Both are complimentary, if you choose Valet please see the Host for ticket validation.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Chef James Balster

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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