Welcome to Playa Restaurant at Sportsman Marina. We love the beach and the food it attracts. Chef Bill Briand’s menu features great Gulf seafood, grilled steak, and tacos, truly offering something for everyone in the family. Throw in the best tropical drinks and lots of southern hospitality - served in a care-free and beautifully designed casual atmosphere with the best water front view in Orange Beach - and you will not want to leave.
Multiple dates availableHAPPY HOUR: Daily 3pm-6pm MONDAYS: Burgers $9.99 all day TUESDAYS: TACOS $8.99 all day WEDNESDAYS: Burgers $9.99 all day THURSDAYS: Steak Night $16.99 starts at 5pm FRIDAYS: Fried Shrimp $12.99 11am-5pm Keep a lookout for more specials and offers, visit playaoba.com *Weekly Specials may not be available on Holidays*
EARLY BIRD MENU 3pm-6pm
Multiple dates availableOur early bird menu highlights some of our most popular items and guest favorites. Some items include our: Coconut Grouper, Island Fried Shrimp, Steaks, and more... Menu available daily from 3pm-6pm. Check out the menu at playaoba.com. *restrictions may apply, not available on holidays*
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Great experience with excellent food and service. Pompano was perfect and bbq shrimp outstanding.
Great steak special on Thursday nights
Great steak cook excellent and service was awesome e
Valentine’s Day with the family. Very busy but service and food quality were top notch.
The artichoke appetizer was delicious. My husband had the amberjack special and I had the mahi mahi. Both fish dishes were prepared well and the sides were very good also. Our waitress promptly ordered our appetizer for us since there were only two left. We will definitely return and refer the restaurant to our friends.
Great food! Excellent service. We will be going back often
Playa is always good and the food is consistent.
Always love coming to Playa. Food and service are always great!!
I was somewhat disappointed with food selection. It was Saturday night before Valentines Day at 6:00 in the evening . . .and they had already ran out of ribeye steak. I opted for a fried snapper selection but it was a whole fish -head, bones, and everything. This was just not a presentation I enjoyed. . . I will return to Playa, and hope to do so when COVID restrictions are no longer necessary.
We made reservations for Saturday, February 13, 2021. From the moment we walked in until we left, it was a great experience! The food was AMAZING! We have been visiting this region of the gulf coast our entire lives, however lately we had been disappointed with the flavors and overall experience of some of the local restaurants. However, Playa did NOT disappoint! The food was flavorful and creative, service was outstanding, and the price was reasonable for the quality and portions! We will definitely be returning!
the gnats are bad :(
It was so good and we went during the early bird hours. The Ribeye was absolutely delicious. We will make this place a date night from now on!
We love Playa, the service is always good and the food very consistent.
Always a good meal and surrounds! Thank you for quality, and great value!
Good food and service but the menu on open table does not match what is offered on the menu when you get to the restaurant. It is deceiving because when you go you think you've be able to get a certain entrée that was listed on the Open Table site just to find out the restaurant did not update their menu selections. Very disappointing.
Really good food but awful service. In all fairness it was probably limited to one individual.
Excellent food and even better service!! Highly recommend!
My partner said her fried shrimp dinner was the best she's had in Orange Beach, and the hamburgers are great. The staff is so great and sitting outside for lunch is so relaxing.
The ambience is very nice - bright and cheery and the restaurant is clean. I like clean. The service was very good too. Unfortunately, out of our table of 11 people, 8 ended up ordering hamburgers. So I can only give opinion on few items. All of their various burgers were good, they especially loved the one with the pineapple and onion rings. Grouper was good, but he was disappointed that he wasn't given an option to order fries instead of grits that came with it. The Cuban sandwich was very well received, first time he tried it and absolutely loved it - juicy and flavorful. He even liked the bread the sandwich was made with. Conch fritter was good. I ordered coconut shrimp app for the table to share. Everyone loved them, raved about them. One person who had never had coconut shrimp absolutely loved them. Only one person thought it was too spicy, but she did eat all of her coconut shrimp. Me, being a local, I'm used to coconut shrimp that is fried and crispy. The sauce on the coconut shrimp was good, but I missed the crispiness. All in all, everyone enjoyed their lunch and the atmosphere. They voted unanimously that Playa is a keeper.
We loved Playa overall. Our server was not very personable and kinda killed the experience. She was young, maybe needs further training before the busy season comes
The food was great. Great views. Definitely will return
Great food and friendly staff. Enjoyed our night out.
nice spot on water. they are managing social distancing!
Good experience, good food at a fair price.
Always a great dining experience! Great food & friendly staff!
Steak night. Good service. Steak was not cooked as ordered but the server made it right. Food was excellent (once steak cooked slightly more). We will be back.
Fun drinks, delicious food, and amazing decor. Plus a great view!
Top Notch from Food to Service in every way!
We celebrate New Year Eve here. The ambiance is great. It’s light color very welcoming and calming. Also, the employees are friendly and pleasant. The food and drinks were wonderful and delicious, although pricey. We loved the location as well. We highly recommend this place. The tuna bowl was delicious and also the filet mignon was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. We highly recommend playa and wewill be back!
New Years Eve — fun, good food, great service, great atmosphere!
Took the kids to eat Christmas Eve, since they were here for a few days
Great food & excellent service!
We had a wonderful experience. All around five stars. The quality of the entrées was out of this world.
The entire experience from the beautiful decor, amazing server, incredible margaritas to the wonderful food was just perfect for a girl's night out. We will be back...
We’ve started making it a point to eat at Playa each time we are in Orange Beach. This past visit, I experienced THE BEST MAHI SANDWICH I HAVE EVER HAD! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
We love Playa, great food, friendly wait staff and nice atmosphere. We eat here every time we are in town. Love their Conch fritters and Bacon Jam and fried avocado burger!
Great service and great food.
This place is fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal. Great location right on the water and the staff is spot on.
Playa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 981-9891.
Playa is rated 4.7 stars by 402 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.