The BLUEGILL Restaurant

4.4
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116 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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!
What 116 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mikem
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great except the whole mask thing. I think it's a little bit overkill.

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Clay
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience on the water. Our waitress Gracie was wonderful.

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AngelaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious. We will definetly be back.

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Nita
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful place to gather with friends

The BLUEGILL Restaurant
Responded on April 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the great review!!! We can't wait to see you again soon!!!

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Michael was our waiter, he explained the menu, answered our questions, and was
very attentive during the whole time. The food was very good, especially the flaming oysters. We will
certainly return and recommend the Bluegill to our friends. Thanks for a nice experience.

The BLUEGILL Restaurant
Responded on April 20, 2020

We love having you and look forward to serving you and your friends again soon!! Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday. I wrote that we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation then reminded the hostess during the lunch. They never came out to sing happy birthday.

The BLUEGILL Restaurant
Responded on April 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!! It is not our practice to sing at the table but I'm sure if you ask next time, those that can carry a tune would be happy to sing for you!!!

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vipTennBob
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch spot with exuberant waitstaff and pride in their offerings. Sizzling oysters and green tomatoes w, crawfish sauce were especiallygood

The BLUEGILL Restaurant
Responded on April 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us!! We look forward to serving you again soon!!

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DavidB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.

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MitchS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant, but, with reservations. The alligator dish and the slaw are tasteless. The only thing that had any flavor was the fried okra. This is my evaluation of my meal. Everyone else in our party seemed to enjoy their food. But, everyone else in our party was not in the food service business for over 40 years and a Chef for over 25 years. I'm a little more critical on food than most. The server was nice and pleasant and knowledgeable.

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RobertD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Fairhope36532
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We usually take family from the Denver area to the Blue Gill when they come to visit. They love the setting as well as the live bands. It was cold Friday night , but the overhead fans were on. Our server did quickly remedy the situation.
Food is usually good. I do wish they could expand the menu a bit and offer a meal or two in addition to the daily special.

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vipElizabethB
Jacksonville
623 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My husband and I had lunch at Bluegill while visiting Mobile. A helpful employee at the Alabama Welcome Center on I-10 leaving MS suggested that we use coupons (from 2 coupon books she gave us) for free cups of gumbo at this and a couple of other Mobile restaurants. We took her up on it. The gumbo was excellent and made the total meal a very good value since it was free. My husband selected the omelette with a side of fried okra for his entree. He and I were surprised that the omelette (which was mediocre) was served on a roll. The fried okra was good. I had the fried oysters with sweet potato casserole as my side. We both agreed that the sweet potatoes were the highlight of the meal. Unfortunately, the 8 oysters were tiny and made the basket look laughable. In fact, one of them looked like a fried popcorn shrimp - not even enough for one bite! I expressed surprise to Erica, our server, who agreed to bring me one more to make up for it. Instead, she brought an additional 3, each of which was bigger than any in my original serving. These 3 were delicious; I just wonder why my portion for $10.99 was so tiny to begin with. Erica’s service was excellent and she gladly provided tea refills and covers to go. But the overall food experience isn’t one that we would rush to repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always schedule our travel to Perdido to make BlueGill and stop for lunch! Love the atmosphere, the music and the fact that they will take reservations! Food is delicious as well!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Can't give a 5 because the wife said her food was very salty. Mine was great.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent!!! Highly recommend!!!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the staff. Loved the food. Loved the back patio outside.

We had a big group and more showed up than we expected 18 vs 25). The staff added tables and chairs several times - but needed 2 waitstaff vs one to serve 25 people.

What wonderful ambience! Oh yeah....we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Waitor was not seen most of meal and no drinks while meal. Food portions substantially smaller than previous visits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our lunch was a group of old friends and sorority sisters. Since we live in various places getting togetherness is special!

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decent
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

i got the char-grilled oysters. they were absolutely awful. they are my favorite. had way too much topping that made it seem breaded and the texture was not right because they were under cooked. had a pudding texture. told the server and didn't take them off. very disappointed. And i hate to be the one to complain and rarely do.

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Sammy
Norfolk
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and oysters were amazing

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JulieW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were all wonderful - very professional yet pleasant. The food was great!! We tried a wide variety - alligator, oysters, shrimp, mani mahi and fried green tomatoes. Wow, everything was delicious!!

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MandiL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Nina was a wonderful server!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sauteed crab claws are absolutely delicious. The live music was not too overbearing, and the service was great.

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KendallB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming in. Food is great ,service is always awesome. I eat here on a regular basis and will continue to do so.

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service even better. Great, fun atmosphere that knows how to operate.

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ReneeC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allison was our waitress and she was very attentive and friendly. She also greeted me by name which was impressive. It was a great experience!

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SueP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places every time we are here.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I sat outside in a booth by the water. A reservation was definitely needed as the place was packed. Tried the "Flaming Oysters" and they were so good, we ordered another dozen and that filled us up! The entertainment was great and we had an enjoyable time!

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BillT
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always popular, the Blue Gill has been a great hangout for great food, beverages, and music. We went on Father's Day, made our reservation through Open Table, arrived slightly ahead o time, but was promptly seated. Anna Louise gave the 6 of us a very nice dining experience. Of course, we'll be back!!

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ClayW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great price. Really nice view of the water.

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MalindaD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The Bluegill has great ambience! There is plenty of room between tables and the wait staff was amazing. Food was just meh. I had crab cakes and they were so thick that the center wasn’t done. Not sure if we would go back.

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LalaYates
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have the best grilled oysters!!! Love the music and outdoor area!

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter had THE BEST 17th birthday celebration at The Bluegill!! The music was fantastic, the band even sang to her without us asking :) The food is always wonderful & our server was so sweet & understanding with all the teenagers! She truly deserved a great tip - it was well-deserved! Thanks again for separating our adult table so the teens could enjoy being on their own too. Definitely look forward to returning to enjoy another Delta drink too!

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. We love having dinner at the Blue Gill

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was as good as always. The food was excellent and the service was great it’s just an all-around nice atmosphere. I will continue to enjoy meals at the bluegill.

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CleoP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The grilled oysters were amazing. The service was genuinely friendly.

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WesleyB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the laid back atmosphere and love music. Food was great, and so was service!

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MelodyB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great waitress and the food was excellent. We will come back the next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medical school residency match day

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donw
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

food seemed like reheated leftovers from yesterday or even before that...water view was nice but food left us all both disappointed and feeling ripped off.

FAQs

The BLUEGILL Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 625-1998.

The BLUEGILL Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 116 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.

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