Seafood isn’t for everyone. You either love it or hate it. Fortunately, if you love it, you won’t have any problem finding it here in Alabama. After all, Alabama is on the Gulf Coast. It’s also home to the National Shrimp Festival, which is held annually in Gulf Shores.
The next time you’re craving a delicious seafood meal, consider checking out the 10 restaurants listed below. They have the reputation of having the best seafood around.
1. Top O' The River - Gadsden, AL
Top O' The River has been family owned and operated for more than 25 years, and all of their menu items are prepared fresh daily using their own secret recipes. At Top O' The River, customers expect to receive fast service, high-quality food, an inviting atmosphere, and an incredible value - and that's exactly what they'll get! (1606 Rainbow Dr)
2. Kravers Seafood Restaurant - Daphne, AL
If you're looking for incredible food that's straight out of the Bayou, look no further than Kravers. Kravers is a family-friendly restaurant that has something for everyone. Some of the locals' favorites include shrimp, fish, gumbo and crab claws. All of their seafood is affordable and cooked to order. (25965 Hwy 181)
3. Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar - Orange Beach, AL
For 25 years, Doc's has been welcoming guests from all across the country. It's also a hot spot for locals. This popular seafood restaurant is known for cooking up boatloads of fresh seafood, including their famous fried shrimp and gumbo. They pride themselves on a quality menu and friendly service. (26029 Canal Rd)
4. Felix's Fish Camp Grill - Spanish Fort, AL
Felix's Fish Camp Grill is situated on one of the most scenic parts of Mobile Bay. They offer guests an extensive menu of delicious Gulf seafood at great prices. Most of their dishes are prepared from classic Mobile recipes. Most importantly, Felix's Fish Camp Grill treats their guests like family the moment they walk through the door. (1530 Battleship Pkwy)
5. Big Daddy's Grill - Fairhope, AL
Big Daddy's Grill is the perfect place to visit along Fish River and is all about the locals. Guests have the choice to either come by boat or car. However they choose to get here, they can expect three things: great food, great service and great prices. The next time you're in Fairhope, be sure to give this local seafood restaurant a try. You'll be glad you did! (16542 Ferry Rd)
6. Flying Harpoon - Gulf Shores, AL
Flying Harpoon is definitely a hidden treasure in Gulf Shores. The atmosphere is great, as is the prices and service. Their portions are huge, so make sure you come with a hearty appetite. And just so you know, their po' boys can't be beat! (112 Windmill Ridge Rd)
7. Hunt's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar - Dothan, AL
The best steak, seafood and oysters in Dothan can only be found at Hunt's. Whatever you order, it's guaranteed to be delicious. And if it isn't? Well, your meal will be FREE! Of course you'll love it, so let's not even think about not being pleased. (177 Campbellton Hwy)
8. Stanfield's River Bottom Grille - Florence, AL
Stanfield's River Bottom Grille is a great seafood restaurant overlooking the Tennessee River. It's located at a marina and has a very laid-back atmosphere. Their menu is somewhat limited, but it doesn't disappoint. The food is served in generous portions and reasonably priced. If you're ever in Florence craving seafood, be sure to check this restaurant out. (1050 Clayborn Liles Dr)
9. King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant - Gulf Shores, AL
King Neptune's has been featured on several television shows and is known as the place to go in Gulf Shores for Royal Reds - deepwater shrimp that are ruby red, sweet and moist. It's also where the locals go. And because all of their food is excellent and reasonably priced, you can definitely expect to be a returning customer. (1137 Gulf Shores Pkwy)
10. McCollum's Catfish & Seafood - Decatur, AL
McCollum's Catfish & Seafood is a great local seafood restaurant that offers huge portions at fantastic prices. Their food is always fresh and the service is friendly and quick. This casual seafood restaurant is great for the entire family. And if you can't decide what to order, try the Seafood Platter. It's delicious! (2101 Gordon Terry Pkwy)
Have you ever dined at any of these seafood restaurants? Do you have a favorite seafood restaurant that’s not included as part of this list? If so, please share it with us in the comments below!