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2 Great Seafood Restaurants in Spanish Fort, Alabama
If you're looking for great seafood, it's hard to beat the restaurants located on Battleship Parkway, affectionately referred to as "The Causeway" by locals, in Spanish Fort, Alabama.
If you're a fan of fresh seafood served in a relaxed casual dining atmosphere, the two restaurants on this list are places that you certainly will not want to miss when you visit this part of the world.
The Blue Gill
The Blue Gill is much more than just a restaurant. Located at 3775 Battleship Parkway in Spanish Fort Alabama, this restaurant's menu features has an extensive selection of delicious seafood dishes.
The Blue Gill has some of the best gumbo you'll find anywhere, as well as fried and grilled seafood platters, po boy sandwiches, boiled shrimp, and much more. If you're looking for an interesting appetizer, consider the smoked tuna dip or deep fried pickles. Yum!
At the Blue Gill, the atmosphere and amenities play an important role in the dining experience. The restaurant offers indoor dining, outdoor waterfront deck dining, an indoor bar, and an outdoor bar. Additionally, there's a live band playing on the outside deck most nights. There's room for dancing, and even a sandbox for kids to play in.
Once you've had enough to eat, you can stroll along a boardwalk that runs behind the deck and overlooks the Delta. You can even book an airboat cruise of the area that departs directly from the restaurant's deck.
Spanish Fort Seafood Restaurants
Ed's Seafood Shed
Located 3382 Battleship Parkway, dining at Ed's Seafood Shed is an experience that should not be missed by those who visit Alabama's Mobile or Baldwin Counties.
This restaurant is a raised cottage that looks exactly the way you'd expect a bay front restaurant to look. When you arrive, you'll leave your car in a shell parking lot and walk up a flight of stairs to enter the restaurant. The area under the stairway is open – just like a beach cottage – to keep rising waters enter the building during hurricanes or other potential flooding events.
When you enter the restaurant, you'll see a gift shop full of great kitschy goodies to your right, the indoor dining room to the left, and a passageway to an outdoor deck where you can dine overlooking Mobile Bay. The menu at Ed's Seafood Shed is packed with all types of great seafood specialties prepared any way you could possibly want.
The house specialty is You Mama's Platter, an enormous platter intended to be shared. Make sure that you and your dining companions are hungry. When the platter arrives, you'll quickly see why. You'll get generous portions of coleslaw, cheese grits, and turnip greens to start. The platter will be piled high with fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, crab claws (when they're in season) and French fries. If that isn't enough, your server will bring a Yo Mama's dessert when you are finished, which is a mysterious and delicious concoction of chocolate cake, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, nuts, cherries, and whipped cream.
More Great Spanish Fort Seafood Restaurants
Of course, there are many, many terrific seafood restaurants located along this part of the Alabama Gulf Coast, so don't limit yourself to just the restaurants profiled here.
Other seafood restaurants located on Battleship Parkway that you may want to try include:
- Delta Fish House
- Felix's Fish Camp
- R & R Seafood
- The Original Oyster House