The Safari Club at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The three of you all enjoyed our dinner. I had trout almandine with risotto and fresh vegetables. My husband had shrimp tacos, our friend had fried shrimp. We loitering.
They are understaffed so we had to wait about 20 min even though we had a reservation. Bar service was terrible- 30 minutes for a drink. But the food service from Chris was fantastic! Our dinner was delicious! Crispy Goat Cheese was a standout. Grandma’s salad with roasted pecan vinaigrette, Seafood Pasta and Wood Grilled Shrimp were all very good as well. The decor is really amazing. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely return. Only issue was the bar which they need to fix.
We ate here on vacation with our two teenage daughters. The ambience is really cool! Service was good. Food was also good. Menu is somewhat limited, but we all found something we liked. It was great to be able make reservations instead of waiting an hour or two at one of the restaurants on the main strip. Highly recommended hidden gem!
We ate at the Safari Club for our last night of our beach trip. The main reason we choose here is that we could get reservations! Some of our family had waited 2+ hours at other places! The zoo was closed. We tried to sit outside but kids & ladies felt it was too hot. Also, we could only see 1monkey from pretty far distance. Was not very crowded so service was prompt & good. Has a full bar and drinks were good. Food selection was actually nicely varied & quite good. Kids had the usual pizza, burgers & chicken fingers. Adults had crab cakes, seafood pasta, & fresh catch (blackened grilled grouper), and all was good.
The Safari Club is a hidden gem. Alway good food and great service. Please give this restaurant a try.
A hidden gem! No crowd, no wait- such a nice surprise for a Saturday night. I loved being able to make reservations which was why we chose to go here.
The food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
Great ambience. Wood fired pizza is incredible! Have been several times and it never disappoints
The fried broccoli was delicious. The beet burger and bacon jam cheeseburgers were also good. Our sever was awesome. We will visit again.
Excellent experience, will go again and again!! One of few places that takes reserved! I would have given all 5 stars, but our food was a little slow being served due to large party ahead of us!
This is a hidden gem in Gulf Shores. It sounds strange to say you're going to a restaurant at the zoo, but it really is a great one. In fact, it was the best food we had while we were there. We had reservations, but we didn't need them. We requested to sit in the Expedition Room, and we were the only ones in it, so it was really a private room. David was our waiter, and he was great.
Overall a good experience especially with kids! We did choose to eat outside and the flies were terrible so we had to eat quickly and left immediately.
Amazing food that surpassed all expectations, phenomenal service and experience, and we will DEFINITELY be back! The kids loved eating outside to see the animals even though the zoo was already closed... it was just a really awesome experience all around.
A surprising find in this area! Certified green restaurant. And right next to the zoo. Wonderful service and delicious food. Even a few organic wines to choose from. A little pricey, but worth it.
One of my favorite places! Great food and service every time!
Fun little place at the zoo. Safari decor is really cute. Our waitress was excellent! Food was good except my lemon risotto was way too lemony. Grilled shrimp was excellent and my husband’s seafood pasta was great. One restaurant that does not over do the salt which I greatly appreciate. All-in-all enjoyable visit. We’ll go back for sure.
Perfect place for an extended Gamily gathering with children
Our waitress last night (6-18-21) was great and so personable. She made our dining experience along with the food was wonderful. We will be back.
Our server Katie was amazing. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was excellent. It took quite a bit of time to get it after we ordered but it was worth the wait. We will definitely return!
We were there right at noon, pretty busy but plenty of staff available. Food arrived within reasonable timeframe. Food was delicious! Four different entrees, hit and generous servings. Highly recommend!!
Excellent food and we loved the decorations. Service was a little slow, but they seemed to be short staffed like everyone is right now
The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous! The staff was nice & Mo was a great waitress! I definitely will be back in the future.
The food is always good. Tasty and presentation is good. The alcoholic drinks taste like they have been mixed with old or flat mixer. This has happened the last 3 times we have been there. That is unacceptable.
Great food!! We had the steak salad and it was amazing as well as the key lime pie...crust is made with white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough!
The pizza was just ok...needs cheese to cover all the places that they put sauce ❤️
Best pizza in 3 states loved being able to sit outside and overlook the zoo. We saw several animals. Note that you can also see the meri go round and another ride. We had small kids with us and they wanted to go into the zoo
Every part of the Safari Club was excellent from the food, service as well as accompanying the wonderful zoo. One of my favorite places to dine.
Great Meal and experience.
Easter brunch was amazing and the service outstanding, as always!
Beautiful grounds, great restaurant and atmosphere. Delicious food.
Service was extremely slow and inattentive. We waited to be waited on, waited for our drink order, waited for silverware and an extra plate. Burger and salad which we shared was very good.
Our server Catie....the BEST !!!! Blackened shrimp tacos, pepperoni pizza, Korean fried broccoli.....sooooo good!
Love the ambiance and our waitress was a doll. I think I was spoiled by a special Valentines Day menu and food at the Safari Club, which was exceptional. When we went back on a regular weeknight, it was less impressive
Rib eye steak did not seem like a good cut of beef. Extremely fatty( not marbling) and very tough.
Met friends for dinner who live in Gulf Shores. Interesting and unique building and the food was good.
When you go to a restaurant you look forward to good food and drink. We are never disappointed. The food is excelent and drinks are fantastic! Beautiful inside or out, we usually sit outside because in the evening you can hear and see some of the animals at the zoo. The flaming torches add such a nice touch outside who could not love this great restaurant! If you haven't been you are missing out!!
Great place to eat. Food was wonderful. Would definitely go back!!
Waitress Chris's professional quality service fit the pricy menu.
Food and service was exceptional Our server, Chris was also exceptional. We all highly recommend the Safari as a restaurant to go and have a great evening.
Food was terrific tonight, music was delightful on the patio with the zoo in the background.
Valentine's Day 2021 our first visit to The Safari Club. We felt welcomed and very well taken care of as soon as we entered the door. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was terrific.
Excellent staff and food! We had the fried broccoli appetizer which was so good. My husband enjoyed his ribeye and I had the grilled shrimp with lemon risotto. Our server was so sweet and the decor was amazing, full of artifacts.
The Safari Club at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 256-7007.
The Safari Club at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is rated 4.7 stars by 190 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.