Orange Beach Foodie Trip: 4 Restaurants to Visit in a Day

Sampling cuisine at Orange Beach restaurants provides a tasteful way to explore the heritage of Alabama’s coastal towns. Serving up seafood and Southern specialties, many area restaurants offer diners a variety of tasty menus. Alabama’s beaches are also a popular spot due to proximity to major markets in the southeast U.S., making it ideal for any length of vacation — even a one-day adventure. So plan an Orange Beach foodie trip and don’t miss these spots.

Orange Beach Foodie Trip: A Day of Dining Favorites

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Breakfast in Orange Beach

Brick and Spoon

Open daily for breakfast, brunch and lunch, this is a favorite spot for early meals. Brick and Spoon offers affordable alfresco dining in a casual, sophisticated environment infused with Southern flare. However, this is no ordinary breakfast spot. The restaurant incorporates Cajun and Creole flavors into every dish.

For breakfast, try the raved-about omelets or French toast. Brunch includes shrimp and grits, breakfast tacos, and traditional dishes such as steak and eggs. Lunch brings flavorful sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads. Brick and Spoon also offers a spirited morning cocktails menu, and guests frequently praise the Bloody Mary’s.


The Gulf

This Orange Beach bar not only has great food but also features one of the best Gulf views. The Gulf’s outdoor seating – covered and uncovered – attracts diners who want to relax. The chill vibe makes this a great place for family and friends.

Its menu changes often, so check the daily special before visiting. Favorites include the Gulf burger and grouper sandwich, and daily specials range from swordfish and risotto to crawfish and rabbit. The Gulf is also a top spot for cocktails and watching sunsets.

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Cobalt the Restaurant

Head to Cobalt for dinner, and dine on coastal cuisine by renown chefs. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Cobalt offers incredible Gulf views. The restaurant serves American favorites, fresh daily-caught seafood and high-quality meats.

Start with the crab and shrimp dip – made with blue crab and bay shrimp – or an order of oysters. For the main course, try the Cobalt burger, made with bison, or the catch of the day. Other hearty options include ribeye, grouper, free-range chicken, pork and more. Cobalt also has live music, indoor and outdoor seating, and wine.

Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar

Another must for an Orange Beach foodie trip is Cosmo’s. A popular spot for dinner, Cosmo’s chefs take local food and create award-winning dishes. In fact, Year of Alabama Food named their banana leaf wrapped fish as one of the Top 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die.

Open for lunch and dinner, Cosmo’s serves a variety of meats, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. The cheese dip, made from local Elberta cheeses, starts the meal with a kick. For the main course, try the famous banana leaf wrapped fish. Or order premium steaks, fresh seafood or signature noodle dishes.

After-dinner Shopping

After dinner, stop by Maggie’s Bottle and ‘Tail, located across the deck from Cosmo’s. The shop sells locally made products and souvenirs, such as jewelry, artwork, dog merchandise, beer and wine. Shoppers will find deals on their favorite bottles, or can build a custom six-pack.

Plan an Orange Beach foodie trip today? Book Orange Beach vacation homes. Staying longer? Read about The Wharf, the area’s entertainment host spot.