Lunch places we recommend in Orange Beach, Alabama 

Lunch can be a great time to beat the heat and take a break from the sand and sun. Our area offers a variety of amazing lunch restaurants with some exceptional views and, well, wonderful food. From seafood and burgers to Mexican and more, Orange Beach and the surrounding area has some of the best food around. 

The Gulf

The Gulf is a unique beach bar with an amazing view of Perdido Pass. It serves "thoughtful food inspired by the Gulf of Mexico," and the building is made from repurposed shipping containers. The seating is outdoors so the experience is completely dependent on the weather. We enjoy The Gulf for lunch and also for sunset cocktails.

Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

27500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL

(251) 424-1800

Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina

Fisher's is actually two restaurants in one and is a great choice for both lunch and dinner. Both serve fresh seafood but in slightly different atmospheres. Fisher's Dockside is more relaxed and casual, and the Dockside menu offers several sandwich, taco and salad offerings suitable for lunch or a light supper. Fisher's Upstairs is an upscale, fine dining experience that offers dishes like seared scallops and grilled swordfish. Upstairs dining is more appropriate for a special occasion and would be great for a final farewell dinner at the end of your vacation. Reservations recommended for upstairs dining.

Hours:  5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach, AL

(251) 981-7309

Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar

Cosmo's is listed under both lunch and dinner for good reason. It remains our go-to restaurant when we can't decide where to go.  We've tried just about everything on the menu - it's all great and there is something for everyone. The service is always friendly and reliable, and the only problem is that the secret is out. Great for lunch and dinner or drinks.

Hours:  11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

25753 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL

(251) 948-9663

Shrimp Basket

The Shrimp Basket was started in 1993 in Gulf Shores and has since grown into a regional chain of 21 locations. Their motto is "We're Grillin, Steamin and Fryin." This is a great place for lunch, and as their name would suggest, they do shrimp really well!  We go for the fried shrimp baskets and po-boys but the menu is extensive. The great thing is that the Shrimp basket is located only 2.5 miles east of our Phoenix II condo and 0.5 miles east of our Palms and Admirals Quarters locations. Call ahead for take out.

Hours:  Open at 11:00 AM

26651 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL (at Zeke's Landing)

(251) 974-1833

Fiddlefish Seafood Cafe

This is another new find from the 2015 season. Fiddlefish is located in SanRoc Cay. If you weren't looking for it, you might miss it and you would be sorry that you did. Their claim to fame is their gumbo, and it is pretty awesome. John's also a fan of their crab balls...hard to eat just one. The atmosphere is casual and, we like it for lunch but they do serve dinner as well. Their motto pretty much says it all... "Funny Name, Serious Seafood."

Hours:  11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (or later)

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL

(251) 923-3474

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