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Old 05-23-2019, 08:19 PM
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Default Best place to bring the family eat in Orange Beach that isn't Lambert's

Despite the fan fare with roll throwing, I been there so many times I want to try somewhere else.

We will be staying at The Wharf.

Looking for a good place to bring the family with small kids in tow.

Thanks Baws.
Old 05-23-2019, 08:40 PM
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Without a doubt, go to Big Fish. Best restaurant in the area. Great seafood specials, and they generally have 6-8 fresh catches every day. They are very good. Great drink menus. Also amazing sushi. If you are in for a treat, get sushi and also get the Category 5 Hurricane. It's a blend of various shellfish (shrimp, scallops, lobster tails, mussels, crab claws, etc, all over a bed of jasmine rice and sautéed in a tomato sauce. It's absolutely delicious and can feed 4-6 people. We've eaten at many of the restaurants down here (we are here on vacation right now), and Big Fish is, by far, the best. Don't be fooled that it's in a strip mall. it's only a few miles from The Wharf and it's an amazing restaurant. The blonde lady who will be there is the owner. She's Czech and a very sweet lady. We love this restaurant.

A follow up would be Cosmo's. Very good, and our 2nd favorite restaurant in the area. Very good food. The banana wrapped sea bass is their specialty and it lives up to the hype. It's delicious.
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Agreed on Big Fish. Top notch, the sushi is great (Mimi is the chief roller, she's great!) Their fish dishes are the best on the island, but the steaks are also very good. Hell it's all good.

If you want to drop some coin on atmosphere, Voyagers in the Perdido Beach Resort is stellar. Fin and Fork is a great spot as well.

There are a couple of good options in the Wharf. Ginny Lanes ain't bad. And Villagio is awesome. The wife likes Red an White (mostly for the wine).

I could make a long list but these will get you started.
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Thanks yall

only place I’ve been to that was mentioned was Cosmos. Which, we liked very much.

ill run those by the captain to see what she thinks
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If you haven’t been, try The Gulf. Right on the beach, great views and good food.
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IF you feel like a drive to the slower side of the island, go west towards Fort Morgan. Sassy Bass Marketplace is a fun place with both "standard" and "unique" items on the menu. https://www.sassybassmarketplace.com/home
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Originally Posted by russcue1 View Post
If you haven’t been, try The Gulf. Right on the beach, great views and good food.
I second the Gulf, you get a boat show with your meal.
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I like Anchor bar and grill. Not far at all from the wharf. Menu changes as they are a farm to table place.
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We like Louisiana Lagniappe. Been going there for years and food is always very consistent, service good, and can usually get a table even on a busy weekend. Big Mike’s is good too.
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Originally Posted by luckymonkey View Post
IF you feel like a drive to the slower side of the island, go west towards Fort Morgan. Sassy Bass Marketplace is a fun place with both "standard" and "unique" items on the menu. https://www.sassybassmarketplace.com/home
Sassy Bass was awesome

A little out of the way, but it was cool
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While those are some of the better choices to eat a good meal I would not necessarily pick them to take small kids that are amped up in fun mode at the beach.
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Gt's on the bay has good food good sunset and a bunch for little kids to do outside.
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The gulf is good for kids, the food sucks IMO. Yacht club is good for kids and has better food. Fishers dockside has a green space kids can run around in and good food. LuLus has a lot for kids to play in, food blows.

Cosmos your kids can run around on the deck, same with cobalt.
big fish has no area for kids.
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We also ate at Fisher's Upstairs this week. Horrible experience. Pretentious for the sake of being pretentious. Food was average, service stunk. Menu wasn't that great. It presents itself like a fine dining establishment, but the food isn't as good as the atmosphere. I'd skip there completely. We had lunch at Fisher's Dockside in April when we were down and it was okay, But I would not spend the money on the upstairs restaurant.
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Be back for a tournament in 3 weeks. Ginny Lane has the best bread pudding ever, food good. For a no nonsense meal The Diner isn't bad. Fishers at the marina is so-so.
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Originally Posted by cbrantley531 View Post
I like Anchor bar and grill. Not far at all from the wharf. Menu changes as they are a farm to table place.
Fantastic food, and well done drinks. Sunset time is pretty good
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Originally Posted by Mayberry32 View Post
We also ate at Fisher's Upstairs this week. Horrible experience. Pretentious for the sake of being pretentious. Food was average, service stunk. Menu wasn't that great. It presents itself like a fine dining establishment, but the food isn't as good as the atmosphere. I'd skip there completely. We had lunch at Fisher's Dockside in April when we were down and it was okay, But I would not spend the money on the upstairs restaurant.
could not agree more.....................
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Doc's for a quick lunch and proximity. Parking still a pain in the arse but I've never left hungry.
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The Flor Bama location on Old River is dependable and always seems to have kids running around.

I am somewhat biased as my daughter works there but my go-to dining spot is Cobalt. Have yet to have a bad meal or service there. I would describe it as kid tolerant though.

I second the previous suggestions for Anchor Bar, Cosmo (same ownership as Cobalt), Big Fish, Big Mike's for steaks and even Doc's. I also agree about passing on Fishers.

If you have a boat it is worth a trip to Pirate's Cove if only for the Bushwackers. Kids will love it. I am sure you can drive there but I've always gone by boat.
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Originally Posted by Mayberry32 View Post
We also ate at Fisher's Upstairs this week. Horrible experience. Pretentious for the sake of being pretentious. Food was average, service stunk. Menu wasn't that great. It presents itself like a fine dining establishment, but the food isn't as good as the atmosphere. I'd skip there completely. We had lunch at Fisher's Dockside in April when we were down and it was okay, But I would not spend the money on the upstairs restaurant.
Fishers dock side is very good. I ate there a couple of weeks and everyone in our group was very pleased with food quality, service and price. They have a sister restaurant, Playa, at Sportsman’s Marina and it’s very good. A great looking restaurant, good view, and fair prices.

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