10 New Restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach


With a plethora of amazing restaurants already available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, these new spots prove that too much of a good thing is absolutely a good thing!  

Cactus Cantina  

If you love Mexican cuisine, you may already know that Cactus Cantina is one of the best spots on the Alabama Gulf Coast, but did you know they're opening new locations? That's right! The restaurant now boasts locations in Gulf Shores, 2 in Orange Beach, Fairhope, and Pensacola. The newest Orange Beach location now serves breakfast! 

Playa at Sportsman Marina 

The newest venture from the people who brought you Fisher's at Orange Beach  Marina (you know the one that gets James Beard attention and is known nationally as one of the best restaurants in the south by publications like Southern Living), Playa at Sportsman Marina offers Instagram-worthy food that tastes as good as it looks. Try items like grilled oysters, tuna poke, sandwiches, fresh fish, and street tacos.  

Fin & Fork  

For fresh Gulf seafood, sushi, steaks, and Southern cuisine, Fin & Fork has you covered. From the Shipp family (you may recognize the name from Shipp's Harbour Grill), this family-friendly establishment is a must-try for elevated Coastal cuisine.  
Picnic Beach  

Coastal, picnic perfect decor (we're talking AstroTurf and picnic tables) are the setting for this new restaurant in Gulf Shores. Located across from The Hangout, diners will find a menu of burgers, barbecue, and chicken as well as lighter options like acai bowls, smoothies, and protein bowls. For a true picnic, to-go platters and baskets are available.  
Wacked Out Weiner  

Who needs a plain hot dog when you can have yours wacked? We're drooling over toppings available at Wacked Out Weiner in Gulf Shores like homemade chili, fried pickles or jalapenos, coleslaw, mac n cheese, bacon, and more! Located at Pelican Place in Gulf Shores, you've never had a hot dog like these! 

The Good Berry 

Who says a beach vacation has to be filled with fried, rich, and indulgent food? Not the folks at The Good Berry! Acai bowls are as beautiful as they are healthy and delicious. Grab some light fare that will make you feel good while you eat!  

Sunliner Diner  

If you've ever dreamed of stepping back into the 1950's for a meal at a diner, Gulf Shores is the pace to be. Although it's 2018, you'd never know it when you step into the Sunliner Diner (except for all of the people taking pictures with their iPhones, of course). Melts, reuben sandwiches, fried fish, and meatloaf are just a few offerings on the lunch and dinner menu. Breakfast - featuring items like steak and eggs, eggs Benedicts, and biscuit sandwiches - is served all day.  
The Crazy Cajun  

If you think truly authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine is hard to find outside of Louisiana, think again! Homemade, traditional Cajun fare is gracing the menu of The Crazy Cajun in Gulf Shores. It's the place to go to curb your gumbo, boudin, and etouffe cravings.  
COASTAL Restaurant & COASTAL Ice Cream Co. 

Going Coastal has a whole new meaning now that COASTAL is in Gulf Shores. Situated near the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, COASTAL restaurant showcases fresh seafood as well as chef-prepared steaks. Want dessert? Visit COASTAL Ice Cream Company for over-the-top milkshake and ice cream creations.  

Fly Away Farm Foods  

Many Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants take pride in sourcing ingredients locally, but Fly Away Farm Foods may be the one that takes it most seriously. Whether you dine in or grab something to go, you are getting the freshest food from Baldwin County's farms.