Playa

4.6
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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Casual
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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

We have a Thanksgiving menu to please everyone in the family from traditional options to seafood favorites. Check it out at www.playaoba.com

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

We feature our regular menu plus an additional special menu to celebrate a little more, come join us and finish 2020 with a great meal and enjoy our outstanding waterfront view!

What 359 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChristyWadsworth
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Playa. The food was fantastic.

The service, on the other hand....The waiter seemed a little put out by the fact that we came in late (when we had a reservation) and that came through in his service. Don’t take reservations for 8:45 pm if you don’t want people to come in at 8:45.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating. Beautiful view

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ChrisS
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Playa was a nice, waterfront venue with good food. Grilled Mahi sandwich was appropriately cooked, and the meal was tasty and satisfying. Very nice staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.
The cocktails were lacking and were extremely bland.

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salubobo
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

although we were happy to support local business, but the menu was very limited. we spent over $100 for 2 of us, but feel actual value was less than $50.

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vipgmoney
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak with outstanding service! Just a great evening!

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RichardR
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and We were a party of four that tried four different dishes as well as two different appetizers. The young lady serving us was top notch. We sat upstairs on the balcony and the view was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

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Despik
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Loved everything!

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SalParuta1
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant experience. Good service. Food above average. Good drinks. Will definitely go back.

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James
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Delivery of our food took over 45 minutes, way to slow considering there was very few people there. This the second time it has happened to us, we will not be returning.

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ChadL
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amberjack special was awesome. But, I recommend the steak! I know you might not want to be "that guy" ordering steak at a beachside restaurant but, trust me. It is out of this world!

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vipKGJ14
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Good food, slow service. The restaurant was fairly empty, only a few tables were seated. Our food took an hour, we didn't get one of our apps until the end of our meal and we were only served one round of drinks during this time. The manager comped the forgotten appetizer.

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Brunchfan
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food. Our only minor complaint is that every single item we ordered needed salt BADLY and we are people who rarely salt anything. Otherwise, great!!! The people who own this restaurant are precious and deserve our business!

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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
103 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
Dallas
3 reviews
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
Chicago
11 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.

FAQs

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

Playa is rated 4.6 stars by 359 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.