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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.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding fresh seafood. Great street corn. Will be back
Great service, food excellent. Drinks were tasty
10/10! The restaurant is absolutely stunning, and the food & service were incredible.
$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.
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!
Wonderful ambiance, food and service! Highly recommend and will return
Found a hair in one steak dinner which was addressed by staff and management to our satisfaction
Beautiful setting, great view, good choices, good value. Only problem is large portions.
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!
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).
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.
One of our favorite restaurants in Orange Beach. All fish dishes are perfectly prepared.
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.
Guacamole my way....Mmmmmmm
Fried shrimp platter.....Mmmmmmmm
Awesome food and service with a great view!
Good wait staff. Decent food. Pricy for the area. Limited view of marina. Fair parking. Very noisy.
Every thing was great but need to do something to help the acoustics. Very loud.
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.
Excellent service and great food on steak night!
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.
Went on Thursday for the steak special. The food was delicious. The service was great. View was beautiful. Will be back.
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.
Great value on Burger day. Those swiss mushroom burger was very tasty, with fries.....excellent.
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.
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.
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.
Everything was good except we were upstairs and we would have preferred to be down. It’s hard to be climbing the steps.
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.
Excellent steak, good service and good experience.
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!
Great service and all staff was super nice! Food delish. Ambiance fantastic! :)
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.
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.
We had a very nice valentines dinner.
Very accommodating with 2 young grandkids!
Something good for everyone!
Great night! Delicious food and an awesome waitress!
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.