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Playa

4.6
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345 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 345 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tenaj2013
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely worth a try. The food and service were topnotch. The decor is a simple mid century modern vibe that is bright and open. I’ll be happy to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over all it was an okay dining experience. I was a little disappointed by the atmosphere, and overall we felt it was not good value. Food was fine, just not a lot of variety.

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MikeZ
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Playa for St Patricks day. It was also a Tuesday so Taco Tuesday made the plate about 1/2 price. This day was the only day they had Corned Beef tacos. My wife and I both ordered them and they were fabulous. The beer was good and cold. Our waiter was dressed in a table cloth (no kidding). Playa is overlooking a marina. We sat outside on the upper deck overlooking the water and boats and yachts and all the activity below. The weather cooperated. This was one of our best dining experience that we could remember.

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vipdpsj
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fresh seafood. Great street corn. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food excellent. Drinks were tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! The restaurant is absolutely stunning, and the food & service were incredible.

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SusanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

$15 for 3 not so good fish tacos??
Hub's fish was so bad he sent it back.
Go for Happy Hour. Chorizo dip is yummy. Stick to appetizers and drinks . Forget the entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors, first time lovers! Hubs and I enjoyed it from start to finish! We sat upstairs, loved the view, and Tina (who was not even our server) was so phenomenal in making recommendations and just being so personable and friendly, we can’t wait to go back to see her! Maya (who was our server) was equally fantastic. The bites, drinks, and those ribs were everything we wanted and MORE! Cheers and NOMS at Playa!

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Cookiek1950
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food and service! Highly recommend and will return

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Found a hair in one steak dinner which was addressed by staff and management to our satisfaction

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vipMICHAELP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting, great view, good choices, good value. Only problem is large portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Playa is always my first stop when I get into town, and has never disappointed! The food is great, incredible cocktails, and top notch service. In addition to these qualities, the view is something to come back for in itself!!! Definitely recommend any of the fresh fish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere- light and airy without being over the top beach-themed. The menu was inventive and fresh. And our server Josh was super friendly and accommodating to our party of eight (with four being kiddos).

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Gary
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great addition to the harbor with good food, great happy hour and the ability to book a reservation. In the summer this place can get crazy with people looking for great food and the "VIEW" this place has both.

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vipBarbara221
Nashville
105 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Orange Beach. All fish dishes are perfectly prepared.

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Rredsmom
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice clean, bright restaurant overlooking the marina. Great view of the waterfront. Service was excellent. Steaks were tasty, tender and cooked to order. Smothered potatoes had a nice flavour with just a touch of heat. Nice touches such as bottles of water for the table, cloth napkins and attractive glassware. All in all I would highly recommend the place.

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DebC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole my way....Mmmmmmm
Fried shrimp platter.....Mmmmmmmm

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vipEdward
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service with a great view!

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Spider
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good wait staff. Decent food. Pricy for the area. Limited view of marina. Fair parking. Very noisy.

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GailM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing was great but need to do something to help the acoustics. Very loud.

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DonM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We enjoy Playa. It is one of our favorite spots in OB. We have visited several times in the two months we were in OB. Went for Steak night and all four us really enjoyed our dinner. All though the noise level really takes away from our visits.

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Kcmema
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food on steak night!

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Vandie
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our food was mediocre to say the least. Salad was the mid section of romaine which I throw away; steak was not prepared as requested; & both the steak & potatoes were luke warm - put butter on both & it didn't even melt.

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MarciaH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Thursday for the steak special. The food was delicious. The service was great. View was beautiful. Will be back.

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JillL
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat upstairs on the deck. Great view on a great day. Had great service. They were very accommodating helping our family member with a walker get up to the second floor. We will be back again.

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SAMUELS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value on Burger day. Those swiss mushroom burger was very tasty, with fries.....excellent.

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vipluv2dine
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for the six ninety nine burger specials on Saturday . The burgers are cooked perfectly and the fries are the best. The view of the marina from the outside dining is a added bonus. We will be going for dinner at Playa next week and I know it will be fantastic.

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vipolderwiser1
Milwaukee
143 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend everything here. Ambiance. Welcoming staff. Beautiful decor and views of the water. Excellent mixologists behind the bar and a very generous Happy Hour. Service for dinner was also five star quality, as was the food we enjoyed here. Lucky us, it was fish and chips night. Crispy breaded mahi and skinny fries. Love the transformation from the old to the new in this gem of a location.

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Tomk
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Fairly good. Say next to a table of very loud inconsiderate folks so it was very loud. Food was great. Service was great.....when it was there. Had to ask twice for a side.

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JudyN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Everything was good except we were upstairs and we would have preferred to be down. It’s hard to be climbing the steps.

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DeneseY
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Since it was 1/2 price steak night and we ordered steak I am chalking up the quality and presentation to that. I would have been very unhappy if I had paid full price for the filet cut I received. It took a long time to get our food. The wait staff was very nice and did a great job. We had reservations but there was some sort of glitch with the computer system so we were delayed about 15 to 20 minutes on being seated.

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DonaldS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak, good service and good experience.

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ClintW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a treat! This trip we had 1/2 price tacos.
My wife had the Mahi tacos - Amazing ! I had the roasted shrimp tacos on the gluten free corn tortillas. He was very pleased! can’t wait to go back!

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vipSteph
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and all staff was super nice! Food delish. Ambiance fantastic! :)

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the boudin empanadas for an appetizer, they were amazing. For our entree we both got shrimp and grits, which was AMAZING and my husband also got the Maui tacos, they were really dry. But the shrimp and grits made up for him not liking the tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were sat near a very loud group (certainly not playas fault) but filet mignon was great!! (Shrimp as a side wasn’t our favorite pick, but smothered potatoes made up for it) Fish and chips were amazing. Will definitely come back again and recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice valentines dinner.

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Timeout
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating with 2 young grandkids!
Something good for everyone!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Delicious food and an awesome waitress!

FAQs

Playa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 981-9891.

Playa is rated 4.6 stars by 345 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.