More and more people are developing allergies to shellfish. While most folks love to come to our beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, there is that question: where can I eat if I’m allergic to seafood? We, at Sunset Properties, did a little research and we have five restaurant suggestions for those of you who want to be able to enjoy dining out without worrying about having a shellfish reaction while you’re vacationing in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan:
- Cobalt, The Restaurant
Located in Orange Beach, Cobalt is one of our favorite places to dine out. The atmosphere is one everyone should experience while vacationing on our island. Always let your server know you or someone in your dinner party has an allergy just as a precautionary measure. But because all entrees are cooked to order, Cobalt is our first suggestion for those of you with seafood allergies. Order something from the grill, like their amazing Ribeye or Free Range Breast of Chicken. Maybe you’d like to create your own pizza. Give it a try at Cobalt. We think your mouth will thank you!
Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s is always a fun place to go. With way more things to do besides just enjoy a good meal, most folks have Lulu’s in mind when they think about dining out in Gulf Shores. Good news for those of you with shellfish allergies: you can eat at Lulu’s, too! After you’ve played in the arcade and swung from the ropes, you’ll be ready to enjoy some of the best food anywhere. Just let your server know you have seafood allergies and they will accommodate accordingly. So go for the fun, stay for the food, take in some great music and enjoy a whole evening at Lulu’s. And don’t forget to get a t-shirt before you leave. Lulu’s has some of the trendiest shirts around!
- Amelia’s Deli
A local favorite for more years than I can count, Amelia’s Deli can sometimes be overlooked by island guests. Please don’t miss a lunch meal at Amelia’s. Especially if you have shellfish allergies, you must stop in. The friendly staff and fresh sandwiches and soup will give you three reasons to come back again and again. And you must try a slice of one of their oh-so-delicious cakes! Most folks think of seafood and eating right on the beach when they come to our little island paradise, but Amelia’s is a treat any day! Located on East 2nd Street in Gulf Shores, in a little strip mall, Amelia’s is so convenient to just about anywhere you happen to be lodging. And if you want enough food to feed a whole bunch of folks, call the good folks at Amelia’s! They cater, too.
- Hog Wild Beach & BBQ
You don’t really much think about having barbeque when you’re on a beach vacation. But, hey, you are in Alabama, right? In south Alabama, we love our barbeque. Hog Wild Barbeque located on Gulf Shores is sure to be a hit with your family. A word of caution: they do fry seafood and french fries together. So stay away from the fried items on their menu. Stick with the barbeque plates, or go all out and try the Tantrum then add some good old fashioned homemade “tater” salad and mac & cheese and you’ll be in hog Heaven! We can’t say enough good things about this place. TripAdvisor gives them 4.6 stars, so don’t just take our word for it, try the place many of your friends recommend, too. Can’t get out to visit them at the restaurant? That’s ok! They deliver! Just log onto their website to place your order.
- The Diner
Located in Gulf Shores, The Diner offers a unique dining experience. Would you like a big ole juicy cheeseburger, cooked to order, with all the toppings set alongside some corn or green beans? How about a hamburger steak and a trip to a super fresh salad bar? This is the place for you! The Diner in Gulf Shores serves breakfast, too. For those of you with shellfish allergies, this just may be answer you’re searching for. A word of caution: they do fry seafood with french fries, so you’re going to want to stay away from fried food while eating at The Diner. Even though you may not be able to have fries, you really must try some of their delicious desserts and ice cream! After all, what’s a trip to a real American diner without a milkshake or pie?
We know finding places to eat along the Alabama Gulf Coast can be challenging if you have allergies to our fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood. We want you to know that your well-being matters to us at Sunset Properties. Always please remember to check with any restaurant before you order to make sure you have no risk of reaction, but we found these to be good suggestions for you. Also, keep in mind, we have two great grocery stores nearby Rouse’s Market and Publix and all of our condos and beach homes come with fully stocked kitchens. If cooking for yourself is on your list, check out the kitchen in Dunes 608, in the Grand Caribbean 425 or in Indies 708. Need more room? Boathouse or Grace or Navy Cove 2114 just might be the perfect vacation home for you!
Call us at Sunset Properties and we will be happy to make recommendations to get you into the right vacation home to fit your needs.