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What about Gulf Shores
« on: September 12, 2015, 11:05:52 am »

Going to be in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area the first week in October, for a wedding on 10/5.  Anyone offer up any tips -- things to see, places to eat, etc ?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 11:12:41 am »

You'll probably find better answers here.

http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?board=55.0





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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 11:14:06 am »

SHRIMP BASKET for eats (got real pretty waitresses, inepensive, all you can eat a few days a week)  Go to the actual Fort Morgan...pretty cool history site. 
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 11:19:35 am »

Fish n Chips at Bambinos at THE WHARF in Orange Beach is awesome! Also, Sea n Suds on the beach in Gulf Shores use to have great seafood. Have not eaten there in several years though. Great locally owned restaurant.
Also, there is the Flip Flop Deli Shop, 524 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores. Razorback fan owned and managed  :razorback:
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 11:21:38 am »

Going to be in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area the first week in October, for a wedding on 10/5.  Anyone offer up any tips -- things to see, places to eat, etc ?

Fantastic place. Nice people. One side is for people wanting to have a fine dining experience, other side is a sports bar. Awesome steak there.
http://jessesrestaurant.com/
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 11:22:44 am »

Cobalt is great. I think it is technically in Perdido Key instead of Orange Beach.

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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 11:24:48 am »

I'm now a GS resident.  I know, long way from NYC and couldn't be happier about it.

Tried De Soto's  the other night and it was great!   wont talk about the places I've tried that I wasn't impressed with. 
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 11:30:06 am »

Fish n Chips at Bambinos at THE WHARF in Orange Beach is awesome! Also, Sea n Suds on the beach in Gulf Shores use to have great seafood. Have not eaten there in several years though. Great locally owned restaurant.
Also, there is the Flip Flop Deli Shop, 524 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores. Razorback fan owned and managed  :razorback:


Flip Flop Deli is just down the Blvd from me.   Will have to stop in and call the HOGS!!
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2015, 11:34:41 am »

Cosmos in Orange Beach is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. 
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2015, 11:37:30 am »

Cosmos in Orange Beach is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
Was at Cosmos last weekend.  We had our little guy with us so we went early and beat a lot of the rush.  Cool outdoor seating area.  Not beach/ocean front but really good food.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2015, 11:48:28 am »

Board members, I am sorry -- I thought this was going in the travel and vacation board.  I screwed up, can somebody please move this
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 11:52:29 am »

Board members, I am sorry -- I thought this was going in the travel and vacation board.  I screwed up, can somebody please move this

I knew you'd get a lot of responses in there, always a lot of Redneck Rivera questions asked.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 11:55:01 am »

Cobalt is great. I think it is technically in Perdido Key instead of Orange Beach.

I second Cobalt.  Right under the Perdido Bay bridge.   Maybe the best grouper I've ever eaten.   That was a few years ago, though.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 12:25:56 pm »

Pink pony pub was always rocking while i was growing up
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 12:27:33 pm »

Also Louisiana Lagniappe is great.  For more casual seafood dining, Bahama Bob's and Doc's are really good.  The Original Oyster House is good but the one on the causeway is better in my opinion.   
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2015, 12:42:19 pm »

DeSoto's has been good for a long time -- I don't recognize any other restaurants that've been mentioned.  The Steamer also used to be really good.  I enjoyed deep sea fishing as much as anything else around there, but I know the Wharf has added a lot of attractions.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 01:28:50 pm »

I agree with Cobalt. I love the garbage nachos at Tacky Jacks.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 01:53:45 pm »

Docs seafood and Florabama.....
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 02:04:36 pm »

Original oyster house. 

Watch out for jellyfish and sharks.  Both were swarming in early August.  Got stung three times in first 15 minutes.  Did not get bit by shark.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 02:42:14 pm »

Louisiana Lagniappe is our favorite.  We eat there a couple of times every trip there.

Shrimp Basket and Gulf Shores Steamer are also very good.

If you get tired of seafood we like the pizza at Papa Rocco's.

If you have time, head over to Pensacola to the Naval Air Museum.

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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2015, 09:44:25 am »

Visit the Forts and the Battleship Alabama.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2016, 02:42:41 pm »

Two Arkansas students on spring break made the local TV news down here yesterday on a segment on college kids drinking. One had been arrested for minor possession/public intox. Said it cost him $700. He was bummed out.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2016, 02:47:29 pm »

If you get a chance to go to Pensacola for a day, you should check out the Naval Aviation Museum.  It's totally free and could spend a whole day there.  You should check the Blue Angels practice schedule as well.  If they are practicing, you can watch the show for free right there at the museum.  Went and watched them several times when I lived there.  Do a google search for Blue Angels and it will give link to there website.  The practice schedule is on the website.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2016, 04:54:45 pm »

Two Arkansas students on spring break made the local TV news down here yesterday on a segment on college kids drinking. One had been arrested for minor possession/public intox. Said it cost him $700. He was bummed out.

What school?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 06:45:20 pm »

Two Arkansas students on spring break made the local TV news down here yesterday on a segment on college kids drinking. One had been arrested for minor possession/public intox. Said it cost him $700. He was bummed out.
  Just an FYI for any of y'alls kids coming down to the coast this year, there is zero tolerance on the beach for underage drinking. 150 kids were arrested just last week in Okaloosa  and Walton county in Florida last week.
   The cops aren't playing around.  No matter how you may feel about some of the tactics used, it's all over social media. Kids gotta use their heads.

   
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2016, 11:14:58 am »

  Just an FYI for any of y'alls kids coming down to the coast this year, there is zero tolerance on the beach for underage drinking. 150 kids were arrested just last week in Okaloosa  and Walton county in Florida last week.
   The cops aren't playing around.  No matter how you may feel about some of the tactics used, it's all over social media. Kids gotta use their heads.

 

They should just like on the beach or take a dip in the ocean.         8)
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2016, 08:44:57 am »

It on my list of places to go back.  I love Gulf Shores.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2016, 09:29:22 am »

We enjoy Perdido Key.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2016, 01:07:58 pm »

What school?

The graphic didn't show a school. it only gave their names and "Arkansas". They were the only persons show in that segment.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2016, 07:33:28 pm »

Cobalt is great. I think it is technically in Perdido Key instead of Orange Beach.

I've eaten here as well and the catfish was pretty dang good.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2016, 07:26:58 am »

Any of you that go to the Gulf Shores area, particularly Fort Morgan, have you ever taken the ferry across the bay -- instead of going through the tunnel?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2016, 09:52:35 am »

We've taken the Daphne to Fort Morgan Ferry a couple of times. Are you looking to save driving time?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2016, 11:35:49 am »

Yes, and avoid the Saturday traffic in June
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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2016, 12:05:08 pm »

I'm not sure it'll be a time saver for you. You could avoid a lot of the 59 traffic by going through Fairhope and taking 98 over to Magnolia Springs and then to County Road 10 or 12 and joining 59 from there.

You going to Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores or Orange Beach?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2016, 12:25:00 pm »

Fort Morgan -- was there in October, but traffic was not a problem then.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2016, 12:41:24 pm »

I hate going through Mobile. We drove through Mobile @ 4:30 last Wednesday afternoon. My Google map app alerted us to a revised route which would take the Back Bay bridge instead of the tunnel. I missed the turn and ended up sitting in traffic before making it through the tunnel. We drove through Mobile last October on a Saturday and traffic wasn't nearly as bad as week day traffic has been.

Good luck!
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2016, 09:27:28 am »

If you get a chance to go to Pensacola for a day, you should check out the Naval Aviation Museum.  It's totally free and could spend a whole day there.  You should check the Blue Angels practice schedule as well.  If they are practicing, you can watch the show for free right there at the museum.  Went and watched them several times when I lived there.  Do a google search for Blue Angels and it will give link to there website.  The practice schedule is on the website.

It a great place and I spent a whole day wandering around that place.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2016, 03:54:44 pm »

Yes, and avoid the Saturday traffic in June
on a Saturday in june the ferry is not the answer. get to mobile before 11 am. that is the key. what day are you returning home?
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2016, 04:09:08 pm »

on a Saturday in june the ferry is not the answer. get to mobile before 11 am. that is the key. what day are you returning home?

Thanks, for the information.  Going to going back on Saturday morning -- we will probably leave early, so the ferry won't be the answer then either.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2016, 10:24:39 am »

Thanks, for the information.  Going to going back on Saturday morning -- we will probably leave early, so the ferry won't be the answer then either.

Get up before the Rooster and hit the road , take the ferry and you will be fine .  Last time I was in Gulf Shores I drove down on a Sunday and Back on a Saturday.
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« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2016, 10:36:08 am »

Visit the Forts and the Battleship Alabama.
the battle ship and sub museum was cool, but you could not be an overweight navyman, lol


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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2016, 10:36:37 am »

Get up before the Rooster and hit the road , take the ferry and you will be fine .  Last time I was in Gulf Shores I drove down on a Sunday and Back on a Saturday.
did you drive a DeLorean??


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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2016, 03:44:01 pm »

the battle ship and sub museum was cool, but you could not be an overweight navyman, lol


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Yep in College I was a gym rat at Golds and weighed 210  18 inch neck ,46 chest 32 inch waist 16 inch arms 24 inch thighs 18 inch calfs and I was just 5.8 at the time  The Sub was tight for me in some places back then but I would be worried since my Chest has fell into my drawers.
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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2016, 07:22:31 pm »

Yep in College I was a gym rat at Golds and weighed 210  18 inch neck ,46 chest 32 inch waist 16 inch arms 24 inch thighs 18 inch calfs and I was just 5.8 at the time  The Sub was tight for me in some places back then but I would be worried since my Chest has fell into my drawers.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2016, 01:10:35 pm »

Get up before the Rooster and hit the road , take the ferry and you will be fine .  Last time I was in Gulf Shores I drove down on a Sunday and Back on a Saturday.
Gulf Shores has changed a lot since you were in college. Last July there was a 3hr wait for the ferry after lunch on saturday.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2016, 11:45:05 am »

Last time I was through there was mid 1990's  But hitting the road at 4am saves you tons of headaches on road trips.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2016, 11:29:04 am »

Last time I was through there was mid 1990's  But hitting the road at 4am saves you tons of headaches on road trips.
So it's been over 20 years... I'm sure NOTHING has changed since then.......   lol
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2016, 11:13:46 pm »

Fort Morgan is great. That's where we stay.
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« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2017, 10:19:37 pm »

Fort Morgan is great. That's where we stay.
Stayed at Beach Club. Very nice and was used to the long drive into Gulf Shores since folks rented beach houses in Ft Morgan for years.
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Re: What about Gulf Shores
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2017, 10:21:29 pm »

I agree with Cobalt. I love the garbage nachos at Tacky Jacks.

Had the nachos Tuesday night. Good stuff.
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