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Emerald Skye 62 - Restaurant & Activities Guide

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Emerald Skye 62 - Restaurant & Activities Guide

Food scene
www.acmeoyster.com (12 minutes/8.6 miles). The original Acme Cafe (now Oyster House) opened in the New Orleans French Quarter in 1910 and opened in Gulf Shores in 2013. Raw and chargrilled oysters, gumbo, étouffée, red beans & rice, jambalaya, crawfish, seafood platters, Po-boys, wings, hamburger steak, chicken.
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Acme Oyster House
216 East 24th Avenue
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www.acmeoyster.com (12 minutes/8.6 miles). The original Acme Cafe (now Oyster House) opened in the New Orleans French Quarter in 1910 and opened in Gulf Shores in 2013. Raw and chargrilled oysters, gumbo, étouffée, red beans & rice, jambalaya, crawfish, seafood platters, Po-boys, wings, hamburger steak, chicken.
www.cobaltrestaurant.net (4 minutes/2.4 miles East). We ate there with one of our renters. It was amazing! Great seafood & steaks. Oysters are only $7.50 during happy hour!
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Cobalt, The Restaurant
28099 Perdido Beach Boulevard
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www.cobaltrestaurant.net (4 minutes/2.4 miles East). We ate there with one of our renters. It was amazing! Great seafood & steaks. Oysters are only $7.50 during happy hour!
www.florabama.com (5 minutes/3.8 miles East). One of the last great American roadhouses on the Alabama/Florida state line. Home of the Interstate Mullet Toss, International Songwriters’ Festival and the Gulf Coast’s greatest beach party. Four bandstands. Live music daily. Great burgers and oysters. A must see...rebuilt in the same tacky style before Hurricane Ivan destroyed it in 2004. Be sure to enjoy a delicious Bushwhacker! Check out their calendar of events.
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Flora-Bama
17401 Perdido Key Drive
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www.florabama.com (5 minutes/3.8 miles East). One of the last great American roadhouses on the Alabama/Florida state line. Home of the Interstate Mullet Toss, International Songwriters’ Festival and the Gulf Coast’s greatest beach party. Four bandstands. Live music daily. Great burgers and oysters. A must see...rebuilt in the same tacky style before Hurricane Ivan destroyed it in 2004. Be sure to enjoy a delicious Bushwhacker! Check out their calendar of events.
www.gulfshoressteamer.com (2 minutes/1.4 miles East) Many of my guests love it. While the name suggests it’s in Gulf Shores, it’s really in Orange Beach. Located in front of SanRoc Cay Shopping and Marina Complex, near Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant.
Gulf Shores Steamer
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd
www.gulfshoressteamer.com (2 minutes/1.4 miles East) Many of my guests love it. While the name suggests it’s in Gulf Shores, it’s really in Orange Beach. Located in front of SanRoc Cay Shopping and Marina Complex, near Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant.
www.throwedrolls.com (30 minutes/15 miles-Hwy 59 in Foley) Watch out for “throwed rolls” flying through the air from the servers. Their motto is “We hope you come hungry, leave full, and hopefully have a laugh or two!” Waiters bring a variety of side dishes by (fried okra, smothered potatoes, etc) for you to try while you wait for your very generous portion meal. Plan on taking doggie bags home!
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Lambert's Cafe
2981 South McKenzie Street
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www.throwedrolls.com (30 minutes/15 miles-Hwy 59 in Foley) Watch out for “throwed rolls” flying through the air from the servers. Their motto is “We hope you come hungry, leave full, and hopefully have a laugh or two!” Waiters bring a variety of side dishes by (fried okra, smothered potatoes, etc) for you to try while you wait for your very generous portion meal. Plan on taking doggie bags home!
www.lulubuffett.com (20 minutes/10 miles-Hwy 59) Jimmy Buffett's sister Lucy owns this. Music & open-air Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway. The wait is usually very long during Spring Break and Summer. There is a huge sandbox for kids to play in while waiting. More of a tourist attraction, but still lots of fun.
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LuLu’s Gulf Shores
200 East 25th Avenue
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www.lulubuffett.com (20 minutes/10 miles-Hwy 59) Jimmy Buffett's sister Lucy owns this. Music & open-air Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway. The wait is usually very long during Spring Break and Summer. There is a huge sandbox for kids to play in while waiting. More of a tourist attraction, but still lots of fun.
www.bestwesternonthebeach.com/dining.htm Located in the Best Western Hotel in Gulf Shores (10 minutes/6½ miles West). This was my Dad’s favorite breakfast place with views of the Gulf. Worth the short drive! Open 6a-2p.
Island Pancake House
337 East Beach Boulevard
www.bestwesternonthebeach.com/dining.htm Located in the Best Western Hotel in Gulf Shores (10 minutes/6½ miles West). This was my Dad’s favorite breakfast place with views of the Gulf. Worth the short drive! Open 6a-2p.
www.myholidayharbor.com (15 minutes/9.5 miles) on Perdido Key. Great sunsets, waterside dining with fresh seafood, full bar and a boating themed playground for children. Pet friendly too! Be sure to put directions in your GPS especially if driving at night.
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Sunset Grille
14050 Canal A Way
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www.myholidayharbor.com (15 minutes/9.5 miles) on Perdido Key. Great sunsets, waterside dining with fresh seafood, full bar and a boating themed playground for children. Pet friendly too! Be sure to put directions in your GPS especially if driving at night.
www.tackyjacks.com (5 minutes/2.3 miles) 3 locations. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner starting at 7:00 AM. Experience fabulous sunrises while enjoying our “Farmer’s Omelet” and a Bloody Mary. For lunch or dinner, try piled high “Mexican Garbage Nachos” and a Bushwacker (voted best on the Alabama Coast). Menu choices to please everyone include full breakfast, hearty appetizers, salads, wraps, burgers, fresh seafood, chicken and steak entrees. Good seafood sandwiches & baskets and music.
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Tacky Jack's Orange Beach
27206 Safe Harbor Drive
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www.tackyjacks.com (5 minutes/2.3 miles) 3 locations. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner starting at 7:00 AM. Experience fabulous sunrises while enjoying our “Farmer’s Omelet” and a Bloody Mary. For lunch or dinner, try piled high “Mexican Garbage Nachos” and a Bushwacker (voted best on the Alabama Coast). Menu choices to please everyone include full breakfast, hearty appetizers, salads, wraps, burgers, fresh seafood, chicken and steak entrees. Good seafood sandwiches & baskets and music.
www.thegulf.com (2 minutes/1.5 miles East) While I have never eaten there, it seems to be a great beachside restaurant. Located at Perdido Pass.
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The Gulf - Orange Beach
27500 Perdido Beach Boulevard
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www.thegulf.com (2 minutes/1.5 miles East) While I have never eaten there, it seems to be a great beachside restaurant. Located at Perdido Pass.

www.wolfbaylodgeorangebeach.com (1 minutes/.7 mile East) in Zeke’s Landing. Family owned, Baldwin County restaurant. Great seafood (and supposedly steaks, but we haven’t tried them). Casual waterfront dining on the bay, on the covered deck or enjoy the scenic gulf view inside the main lodge.
Wolf Bay Restaurant at Orange Beach
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd
www.wolfbaylodgeorangebeach.com (1 minutes/.7 mile East) in Zeke’s Landing. Family owned, Baldwin County restaurant. Great seafood (and supposedly steaks, but we haven’t tried them). Casual waterfront dining on the bay, on the covered deck or enjoy the scenic gulf view inside the main lodge.
www.cottons1985.com across the street from the condo...great steaks and fried/ broiled/blackened seafood.
Cotton's Restaurant
26009 Perdido Beach Boulevard
www.cottons1985.com across the street from the condo...great steaks and fried/ broiled/blackened seafood.
www.livebaitrestaurant.com (3 minutes/1.8 miles West) Good gumbo!
Live Bait Restaurant
24281 Perdido Beach Boulevard
www.livebaitrestaurant.com (3 minutes/1.8 miles West) Good gumbo!
www.anotherbrokenegg.com (6 minutes/2 miles). If you don't mind franchise food in a strip shopping center, then this one is excellent.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
25910 Canal Road
www.anotherbrokenegg.com (6 minutes/2 miles). If you don't mind franchise food in a strip shopping center, then this one is excellent.
https://www.bigmikessteakhouse.com (8 minutes/ 2.5 miles) While I have never been to this restaurant, it has so many great reviews and I can't wait to visit next time we are in Orange Beach! Big Mike’s Steakhouse’s success can be seen through its raving reviews, steady business during the week and long lines on Friday and Saturday.
Big Mike's Steakhouse
25638 Canal Rd
https://www.bigmikessteakhouse.com (8 minutes/ 2.5 miles) While I have never been to this restaurant, it has so many great reviews and I can't wait to visit next time we are in Orange Beach! Big Mike’s Steakhouse’s success can be seen through its raving reviews, steady business during the week and long lines on Friday and Saturday.
http://www.billys-seafood.com This is a seafood market, not a restaurant. Worth the 20 minute drive from my condo for the freshest seafood! Their motto is: “If it Swims, We’ve got it” 16780 County Road 10 West, Bon Secure, AL 251-949-6288
Billy's Seafood
16780 River Road
http://www.billys-seafood.com This is a seafood market, not a restaurant. Worth the 20 minute drive from my condo for the freshest seafood! Their motto is: “If it Swims, We’ve got it” 16780 County Road 10 West, Bon Secure, AL 251-949-6288
Sightseeing
Adventure Island features rides and thrills for the entire family. Ride go karts, bumper boats and play lazer tag. Experience adventure golf, the arcade or go on our paddle boat rides. We also offer kiddie rides. Experience the eruption of the 5-story volcano as it comes alive with fire and sound. Adventure Island – the ultimate in family fun!
Adventure Island Drive
www.bellingrath.org (1¾ hr/50 miles) outside Mobile, AL features 65 acres of fragrant blooming flowers year-round, a 45-minute cruise aboard the Southern Belle, and a 10,500 square foot home with original furnishings. The photos are from our Christmas trip where we were taken back by all the beautiful lights that seemed to go on forever. Definitely a “must see” for your next trip to Orange Beach.
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
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www.bellingrath.org (1¾ hr/50 miles) outside Mobile, AL features 65 acres of fragrant blooming flowers year-round, a 45-minute cruise aboard the Southern Belle, and a 10,500 square foot home with original furnishings. The photos are from our Christmas trip where we were taken back by all the beautiful lights that seemed to go on forever. Definitely a “must see” for your next trip to Orange Beach.
http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/ (30 minutes) Practice & Show Schedules - see website for days & times. Location: Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. This is open to the public and is awesome. MUST SEE WHILE AT NAS PENSACOLA: National Naval Aviation Museum - NAS Pensacola - www.navalaviationmuseum.org (30 minutes) 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL - (800-327-5002) Admission, Parking and Tours are FREE. Open 9a-5p daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. ** IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre inside NAS Pensacola (800) 453-2025 One of the largest IMAX theaters in the world and has the largest screen (10x larger than a traditional cinema screen) in Florida. Now showing: The Magic of Flight, D-Day Normany 1944 and Rocky Mountain Express. Ticket prices from $5 - $8.75.
Blue Angels
390 San Carlos Road
http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/ (30 minutes) Practice & Show Schedules - see website for days & times. Location: Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. This is open to the public and is awesome. MUST SEE WHILE AT NAS PENSACOLA: National Naval Aviation Museum - NAS Pensacola - www.navalaviationmuseum.org (30 minutes) 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL - (800-327-5002) Admission, Parking and Tours are FREE. Open 9a-5p daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. ** IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre inside NAS Pensacola (800) 453-2025 One of the largest IMAX theaters in the world and has the largest screen (10x larger than a traditional cinema screen) in Florida. Now showing: The Magic of Flight, D-Day Normany 1944 and Rocky Mountain Express. Ticket prices from $5 - $8.75.
www.fort-morgan.org (40 minutes/29 miles) Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars — the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, Fort Morgan Historic Site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one. The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas, a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast!
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Fort Morgan
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www.fort-morgan.org (40 minutes/29 miles) Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars — the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, Fort Morgan Historic Site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one. The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas, a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast!
www.alapark.com/GulfState/Gulf%20State%20Park%20Pier/ (This is NOT the pier next door to the condo.) Second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. Open 24/7, 1,540 feet long, 20 feet wide and boasting 2,448 feet of fishing space.
Gulf State Park Pier
www.alapark.com/GulfState/Gulf%20State%20Park%20Pier/ (This is NOT the pier next door to the condo.) Second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. Open 24/7, 1,540 feet long, 20 feet wide and boasting 2,448 feet of fishing space.
www.orangebeachpirateship.com (10 minutes/3½ miles) Bring your young pirates aboard the American Star for a swashbuckling Pirate Adventure on Terry Cove in Orange Beach, AL. Your mini mates will have the opportunity to act like pirates, defend the ship in a gun battle, sing along with the pirate crew, hear true stories and hunt for the Captain’s lost gold. Face painting and learn some pirate lingo
Orange Beach Pirate Ship
www.orangebeachpirateship.com (10 minutes/3½ miles) Bring your young pirates aboard the American Star for a swashbuckling Pirate Adventure on Terry Cove in Orange Beach, AL. Your mini mates will have the opportunity to act like pirates, defend the ship in a gun battle, sing along with the pirate crew, hear true stories and hunt for the Captain’s lost gold. Face painting and learn some pirate lingo
www.piratesislandgolf.com (20 minutes/10miles-Hwy 59) Join us at Pirate’s Island and stroll along the tidal lagoon while testing your skills at Adventure Golf. Board the treasure ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate, and explore two caves where you’ll discover the buccaneer’s treasure of gold and jewels. Play your round of miniature golf while putting over streams and past waterfalls on your way to the top of corsair’s mountain where you’ll look down on the pirate’s village and the most lush tropical landscape you’ll find along the pirate coast.
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Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
3201 Gulf Shores Pkwy
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www.piratesislandgolf.com (20 minutes/10miles-Hwy 59) Join us at Pirate’s Island and stroll along the tidal lagoon while testing your skills at Adventure Golf. Board the treasure ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate, and explore two caves where you’ll discover the buccaneer’s treasure of gold and jewels. Play your round of miniature golf while putting over streams and past waterfalls on your way to the top of corsair’s mountain where you’ll look down on the pirate’s village and the most lush tropical landscape you’ll find along the pirate coast.
www.tangeroutlet.com (35 minutes/19 miles-Hwy 59) 2601 S. McKenzie - Foley, AL 36535 Discover the best brand names and guaranteed low prices at over 120 outlet stores including Gap Outlet, Polo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Plan ahead and locate your favorite stores before you shop (or park). Be sure to stop by Shopper Services when you arrive to pick up your Little Red Book of Big Savings and to learn more about the many ways to optimize your Tanger shopping experience.
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Tanger Outlets Foley
2601 South McKenzie Street
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www.tangeroutlet.com (35 minutes/19 miles-Hwy 59) 2601 S. McKenzie - Foley, AL 36535 Discover the best brand names and guaranteed low prices at over 120 outlet stores including Gap Outlet, Polo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Plan ahead and locate your favorite stores before you shop (or park). Be sure to stop by Shopper Services when you arrive to pick up your Little Red Book of Big Savings and to learn more about the many ways to optimize your Tanger shopping experience.
www.gulfshorestrack.com (20 minutes/9 miles-Hwy 59) Race to your heart's content at The Track in Gulf Shores, AL! Fun for the whole family, The Track features six Go-Kart Tracks, Mini Golf, Blaster Boats, Kids Country Rides, the high flying Skycoaster, the Spinning Coaster, and Fat Daddy's Arcade. Check out the brand new Slick Track (Now Open!) for a slipping, sliding go-kart experience.
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The Track - Gulf Shores
3200 Gulf Shores Parkway
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www.gulfshorestrack.com (20 minutes/9 miles-Hwy 59) Race to your heart's content at The Track in Gulf Shores, AL! Fun for the whole family, The Track features six Go-Kart Tracks, Mini Golf, Blaster Boats, Kids Country Rides, the high flying Skycoaster, the Spinning Coaster, and Fat Daddy's Arcade. Check out the brand new Slick Track (Now Open!) for a slipping, sliding go-kart experience.
www.ussalabama.com (1¼ hr/51 miles) Mobile, AL Decommissioned in 1947, the ALABAMA was scheduled to be scrapped in the early 1960s. A forward-looking group of Alabamians saw a bright future in the aging warship as the anchor attraction of a Memorial Park to be located in Mobile. That dream came true on January 9, 1965 when USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park opened to the public. Today, Battleship Memorial Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. These guests come to tour the Park and learn about the men who served aboard the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM, (on April 14, 1969, USS Drum joined the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park) our nation’s military history, and the price paid for freedom.
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USS Alabama
2703 Battleship Parkway
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www.ussalabama.com (1¼ hr/51 miles) Mobile, AL Decommissioned in 1947, the ALABAMA was scheduled to be scrapped in the early 1960s. A forward-looking group of Alabamians saw a bright future in the aging warship as the anchor attraction of a Memorial Park to be located in Mobile. That dream came true on January 9, 1965 when USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park opened to the public. Today, Battleship Memorial Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. These guests come to tour the Park and learn about the men who served aboard the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM, (on April 14, 1969, USS Drum joined the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park) our nation’s military history, and the price paid for freedom.
www.watervilleusa.com - (15 minutes/7 ½ miles-Hwy 59) Waterville USA offers you 20-acres of fun through our waterpark, amusement park and escape rooms. Located just 1/4 mile from the beach, we are in the heart of the beautiful resort community of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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Waterville USA prices
906 Gulf Shores Pkwy
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www.watervilleusa.com - (15 minutes/7 ½ miles-Hwy 59) Waterville USA offers you 20-acres of fun through our waterpark, amusement park and escape rooms. Located just 1/4 mile from the beach, we are in the heart of the beautiful resort community of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
www.alwharf.com (15 minutes/5 miles) Retail Shops, Restaurants, Ferris Wheel, Hummingbird Zip Lines, Amphitheater...host to popular musical acts, 15 RAVE Motion Pictures.
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The Wharf
23101 Canal Road
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www.alwharf.com (15 minutes/5 miles) Retail Shops, Restaurants, Ferris Wheel, Hummingbird Zip Lines, Amphitheater...host to popular musical acts, 15 RAVE Motion Pictures.