Playa

4.7
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for dine-in, however we have limited seating with the new CDC guidelines, we highly recommend a reservation, for a table or the bar. A mask is required to be worn upon entry/exit. We ask you to be on time for your reservation, we only hold a reservation 10 minutes before canceling you reservation, our bars and lounge areas are currently closed for mingling. Please maintain your social distance of 6ft min between you and other parties waiting to be sat. We are doing our part, please do your part. Thank you.

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.

Experiences

  • WEEKLY SPECIALS

    Multiple dates available

    HAPPY 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 available

    Our 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*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 402 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent food and service. Pompano was perfect and bbq shrimp outstanding.

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vipMichaelM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak special on Thursday nights

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak cook excellent and service was awesome e

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vipRandyV
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day with the family. Very busy but service and food quality were top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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cmdr
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Excellent service. We will be going back often

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GordonH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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JimmyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Playa is always good and the food is consistent.

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vipJamesO
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love coming to Playa. Food and service are always great!!

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Happy2015
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MANDYDIDIT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the gnats are bad :(

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KierstynS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JulieC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Playa, the service is always good and the food very consistent.

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PatT
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and surrounds! Thank you for quality, and great value!

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vipJanice
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipHenryTucker
Greensboro
41 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Really good food but awful service. In all fairness it was probably limited to one individual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service!! Highly recommend!

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vipluv2dine
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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mEllis
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnneZ
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

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

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RhondaM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Great views. Definitely will return

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vipJanice
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Enjoyed our night out.

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MarshaS
Mobile
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

nice spot on water. they are managing social distancing!

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JimR
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience, good food at a fair price.

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ElizabethA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience! Great food & friendly staff!

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Mike
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks, delicious food, and amazing decor. Plus a great view!

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Shanny
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch from Food to Service in every way!

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vipFabyC
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve — fun, good food, great service, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the kids to eat Christmas Eve, since they were here for a few days

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AletaD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. All around five stars. The quality of the entrées was out of this world.

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BrendaM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

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vipLisaR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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vipdavidw
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mike
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice fish!

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vipDanielN
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal. Great location right on the water and the staff is spot on.

FAQs

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.