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The BLUEGILL Restaurant

4.6
43 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Live Music
  • Local Ingredients
When you combine fresh local seafood, live music, a casual atmosphere and cold beer you get "A Great Local Dive" that has been an authentic piece of Causeway history since 1958. At the BLUEGILL we offer more than just a commitment to fresh traditional seafood in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Our goal is to create a memorable dining experience with great service that will have you and your guests returning time and time again to create more memories of Fun! And the funniest part of all, the BLUEGILL is located right on the Mobile Delta. You can join in on the fun by car or join us by boat and save 10%! We are open six nights a week (Tuesday- Sunday 11am- 10 pm) We feature live local musical entertainment nightly on our Wharf Amphitheatre! Come for lunch, we feature Daily Lunch Specials that include Southern favorites and new features too!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Southern
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Phone number
(251) 625-1998
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Prince
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Private party facilities
The BLUEGILL can accommodate your group size in one of our private dining spaces located inside the restaurant or outside. We have a variety of dining areas and sizes from our Bamboo Room that seats 12 to our Delta Dining Room that seats 60 to the new Felix Dining room that can accommodate 45. If you prefer an outside dining area we have several options to choose from including the Wharf Bar, the Side Lot and the Dry Dock area. Call today to let us help plan your event at the BLUEGILL.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Ample car parking available along with bus parking adjacent to the restaurant. Guests who travel by boat will receive an additional 10% discount and are able to dock at the rear of the rear of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Local and Regional Entertainment
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating my niece’s high school graduation from McGill Toolen and my husband’s military retirement after 30 years active duty service .

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This has been one of my favorite spots to eat for many years. I love being out on the deck and eating when there is live music. The food is always good.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Good venue and service. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food also enjoyed the music very much

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We went to Bluegill on our last night staying in Alabama. We wanted to be somewhere with a nice view and outside space before we returned to cold grey England! We had such a lovely time. A great waitress, good food and the view we were hoping for. There was an excellent live act on too which completed the ambiance. We loved our time in Alabama and Bluegill was a perfect end to our time and representation of the awesome Southern hospitality the state is renowned for. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

HAD LUNCH FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL`S DAY WITH MY 3 ASSISSANTS/GREAT LUNCH

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is my new place for grilled oysters. A little bit of a dive but I like that.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

First / blind date, appetizers, (Sunset) entrees, and desserts. Tuesday night quiet comfortable booth. Excellent service, delicious food, most enjoyable evening. Most memorable first date. Great foundation for a possible lasting relationship for both of us.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We took family from out of state here and had a wonderful time! When I made the reservation, I requested a table outside by the water and was thrilled that Bluegill was able to honor my request. As always, the food and service were both perfect, and it was a fun, memorable way for our family from California to kick off their vacation!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Given the location and setting, this casual restaurant has a unique ambiance that makes you feel “down home”. It was comfortable and the live music was a great touch.

Food was average (although I loved the horseradish that went with my sandwich!).

This is a nice place for “letting go” and sitting back to enjoy what’s around you.

Great service!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food. Delicious oysters, loved
The shrimp creole sauce. Music was goood

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Marinated Crab claws were not good. Meat would not come off of the claw.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a great place to meet old and new friends. Live entertainment to enjoy dinner and drinks.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great response time time in being seated. Good food and service. Harry was on point.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was delicious!! Davenport was our server, and she did an awesome job!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Two birthdays celebrated. Rustic with excellent quiet atmosphere on New Year Eve lunch. My fish basket with grilled Mahi was great! No room for dessert. First class service!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

A wonderful find. Food was great as was the service. We intend to go again on our next trip to AL.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Great appetizers and great service

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Cousin visting from Atlanta and I wanted her to visit Bluegill.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and service! Love the live music!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Fun birthday party good service. Good food. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent service and great experience with a group from work

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

First time to visit Bluegill and we thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch. We drove from Birmingham for the day to visit our daughter who is a student at USA. This was on our list of must try restaurants and so far is a favorite. Can't wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

The Blue Gill had an excellent selection of fish and sides. My colleges and I all had different dishes and we all thought it was very good, portion sizes were very good and the food tasted very good. The service from walking into the restaurant to walking out was superior. They try very hard.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food with great service. Was blown away with the service and quality of food. Will be stopping when we return to the area!!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service, delicious well-presented food, and a great view!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

First time visit and maybe the best flame grilled oysters I have ever had. Blue gill platter was on point and I got it grilled. The back deck has fans to push the air, which made it pleasant. Looking forward to next visit.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2017

The fried seafood was excellent. Portions were medium to large. Service was good and the beer was cold. Nothing fancy, just good food.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Realized Mother's Day morning that we hadn't made any reservations anywhere and every place would be packed after church so I checked Open Table and the only place in our time frame was Bluegill so that's why we went. We had the flaming oysters appetizer and they were fantastic! They were the best part of the meal. The shrimp on top of my fish dish were over cooked and still had the tails on. My husband ordered the fried pork chops with red eye gravy...he said the chops were good but no way that was red eye gravy. Neither one of us cares for the rice. My daughter in law ordered the special, crab cakes topped with Fried Green Tomatoes and a sauce...she loved it. My son got the grilled seafood platter and said it was just ok. We had to wait a bit for the food but understandable since it was the busiest day to eat out all year. I would only go back for the flaming oysters.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Fun local place on the water.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The best food were the flamed oysters. The fried seafood, oysters, shrimp and fish were also good with nice portions. The flamed oysters were the best.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2017

It was a great time, my boyfriend really enjoyed his self.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Delicious food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere outside with live music. Never disappointed when I dine at Bluegill!

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2016

Great flaming oysters any time & good Bloody Mary for 3.00.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Loved it!!! Food was amazing! Waiter was super friendly! Music was great! Had a wonderful time!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Perfect waterfront dining spot. Casual and really fun. No wonder the flaming oysters are famous ....they were to die for!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2016

Overall it was a pretty good experience. Waitress seemed inexperienced and my order came out wrong. However, they fixed it happily and the correct order was out within 5 minutes. Mac and cheese was awesome! Portions were huge and the fried pickles were some of the best I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2016

The atmosphere was exciting and relaxed. I had the special for the night and was a little disappointed in the food. Staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2016

Our group's server was very kind and friendly. I will come back in the near future for dinner again.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

The oysters were incredible along with the
Service We will be back.
Loved it

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