Eat Your Way Around the Beach with a Shrimp Trail
The Alabama Gulf Coast is known for its fresh Gulf seafood, and it doesn’t get any fresher than right off the boat at local fisheries and marinas. While there are probably more than 101 ways to eat shrimp, you get to decide which ones make your stomach happy when you embark on a shrimp trail through Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Get your shrimp kick early with a stop at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores
, Orange Beach
or Fort Morgan
. Fuel up for a day on the water with the Shrimp Omelet - Tacky Jacks proclaims it the “best on the bayou,” and it’s packed with shrimp and cheese.
Did you work up an appetite? Feast on an all-you-can-eat shrimp plate at Mikee’s Seafood
in the heart of Gulf Shores. You surely won’t leave hungry after filling up on shrimp, hushpuppies and your choice of baked beans, turnip greens or marinated cabbage with new potatoes or fries. A nap on the sand may be on your agenda following lunch. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Ready to combine some seafood love? Mix shrimp and crab with the Stuffed Shrimp at DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen
. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them when you bite into bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with baked crabmeat dressing and topped with Monterey Jack cheese.
It’s a Southern specialty you’ll find all over the island, but the Shrimp and Grits at Brick & Spoon
in Orange Beach will have you coming back for seconds. Topped with a poached egg, this rich breakfast is filled with fresh Gulf shrimp, red and green bell peppers, onion, house garlic, cream sauce and fire-roasted corn grits.
Grilled, steamed or fried – however you like them, you can have them at either location of the Shrimp Basket
in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. You’ve got choices! Don’t let the name “popcorn shrimp” fool you. They pack a whole lot of flavor!
Sitting down to a platter of Royal Reds at King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant
is a family tradition for many visitors during their Gulf Shores vacation. Royal reds are shrimp that can be as large as a banana and as succulent as a lobster.
Give your breakfast a kick at Another Broken Egg
in Orange Beach. Order up Stan’s Mardi Gras omelet packed with crawfish, shrimp, andouille sausage and red peppers. This hearty breakfast dish is topped with tomato hollandaise, green onions and tomatoes.
You can’t leave the beach without feasting on a po-boy overflowing with fresh Gulf shrimp fried to perfection. Stop by Bahama Bob’s Beachside Café
in Gulf Shores and have your shrimp po-boy served up two ways. Opt for the traditional fried version or choose the Shrimp Salad Po-Boy, dressed with tomato and lettuce on New Orleans-style French bread.
You can have shrimp for your appetizer and your entrée all while enjoying waterfront views at Cobalt Restaurant
in Orange Beach. Order up the Cobalt Crab & Shrimp Dip to start. This dish is a creamy blend of fresh blue crab and bay shrimp with roasted sweet red peppers and cheese. If you still haven’t gotten your shrimp fix, try satisfying it with the Shrimp Fra Diavolo: fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed with roasted mushrooms, chargrilled lemon, fresh spinach and angel hair pasta.
For more shrimp selections, visit the Fried Shrimp Fan Favorites
and Eat Your Way
through your next Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation. Let us know where you’re enjoying your shrimp by using #GSOBeyw on your foodie photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.