Our Favorite Waterfront Restaurants

Explore Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Restaurants with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Experience a culinary journey like no other as you immerse yourself in the coastal beauty of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Perdido Key. These enchanting destinations offer an array of remarkable water-view and waterfront restaurants that combine delicious flavors with breathtaking vistas. Whether you seek upscale dining with stunning Gulf views or casual eateries where you can savor fresh seafood by the water, the Gulf Coast has it all.

As you plan your next getaway, here is a guide to the top dining establishments that perfectly blend culinary delights and tranquil allure, ensuring an unforgettable experience that tantalizes your taste buds and captivates your senses.

Coast Restaurant at Beach Club Resort & Spa

Situated at the Beach Club Resort & Spa, the Coast Restaurant in Fort Morgan is a waterfront restaurant that beckons with captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico. Indulge in a delightful dining experience where fresh, locally sourced ingredients take center stage. From delectable oysters on the half shell to succulent Gulf fish and signature pasta or steak dishes, Coast expertly showcases Gulf Coast flavors with a modern twist.

Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort

Located at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Voyagers offers an elegant dining experience with panoramic Gulf views. Voyagers’ fusion of Southern and international flavors, expertly prepared by their talented culinary team, is designed to enchant even the most discerning palate. Savor dishes like Gulf seafood bouillabaisse or tender lamb chops while relishing the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf

For a unique beachfront dining experience, head to The Gulf in Orange Beach. Set in converted shipping containers right on the beach, this family-friendly spot serves up fresh seafood, tacos and sandwiches made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Relish the relaxed atmosphere, enjoy live music and soak in stunning waterfront views that enhance your dining experience.

Original Oyster House

A local favorite for over 30 years, the Original Oyster House has become a Gulf Shores institution. With locations in Gulf Shores and Spanish Fort, this welcoming restaurant showcases a wide selection of seafood delights ranging from Gulf oysters to shrimp, crab and fish prepared in mouthwatering styles. Original Oyster House’s laid-back atmosphere is perfect for families.

Wolf Bay Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Orange Beach, Wolf Bay Restaurant invites guests to savor a delightful dining experience on a scenic bayou. This family-friendly establishment showcases a range of delectable seafood dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. From succulent crab claws and buttery shrimp scampi to flavorful oysters and mouthwatering fish fillets, each bite at Wolf Bay encapsulates the flavors of the Gulf.

Fisher’s Upstairs at Orange Beach Marina

Situated at Orange Beach Marina, Fisher’s Upstairs offers an upscale waterfront dining experience that celebrates Gulf Coast flavors. Their menu focuses on seasonal ingredients that shine in dishes like blackened redfish and grilled Gulf shrimp. Dine on their outdoor deck and relish the stunning views of boats gliding along the water, creating a picturesque backdrop for your meal.

Tacky Jack’s

With waterfront restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and on Battleship Parkway, Tacky Jack’s is a must-visit for its laid-back atmosphere and picturesque waterfront views. Enjoy classic seafood dishes like shrimp po’boys or fish tacos at Tacky Jack’s while admiring the tranquil beauty of the surrounding marinas and waterways. Known for its tasty Bloody Mary’s and creamy bushwhackers, this Gulf Coast institution is the perfect spot to relax and unwind with friends and family, all while taking in the mesmerizing views of the waterfront.


Tucked into the picturesque Caribe Resort, Cobalt offers a culinary experience that is as stunning as the waterfront views it provides. With its sleek and modern design, Cobalt exudes a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance. Indulge in a delectable menu showcasing the freshest seafood, from Gulf Coast favorites to innovative creations. Whether you’re sipping a handcrafted cocktail on the outdoor patio or savoring a mouthwatering dish in the stylish dining room, Cobalt promises an unforgettable dining experience that perfectly complements its breathtaking surroundings.

When you book your vacation rental with Current Tides, you’ll have the perfect home-away-from-home to complement your dining adventures. Enjoy the convenience and comfort of your fully equipped rental, where you can prepare a feast or relax after a delightful meal at one of these exceptional waterfront restaurants. Begin your Gulf Coast getaway and reserve your vacation rental near these wonderful waterfront restaurants with Current Tides today.

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