One of the most amazing things about travel is the opportunity to experience the cuisine of a new place. The Gulf Coast of Alabama is home to an incredible food scene, especially seafood, that can sometimes be overlooked. While your vacation rental from Young’s Suncoast comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, sometimes it’s nice to leave the cooking to someone else. Explore Gulf Coast cuisine as you eat your way through “food trails.”
Explore Gulf Coast Cuisine on a Food Trail
The food trails throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach feature a range of cuisines. However, thanks to their waterfront location, some of the most popular options are made up of world-class seafood restaurants.
From fried to grilled, steamed to raw, these restaurants will sate your cravings for oysters. Enjoy a plate of Mexican oysters at The Steamer and Baked Oyster Bar, and move to the Fish River Grill #3 for their infamous basket of fried oysters alongside their swamp soup. Stop for dinner at The Royal Oyster Place, a small restaurant in Gulf Shores.
The Crab Trail
You can’t get enough fresh crab meat on the Gulf Coast. Start with breakfast at Brick and Spoon in Orange Beach. Everything on their menu screams for attention, but you can’t go wrong with the soft-shell crab benny and an adventurous bloody mary. Hop over to Ginny Lane Bar and Grill at the Wharf for lunch. Order a mouthwatering plate of pasta made with crab, shrimp, and peas with creamy Alfredo sauce. End your trail at Gulf Shores’ Mikee’s Seafood Restaurant with their crab cakes appetizer and finish with the crab claw dinner.
Shrimp can be enjoyed in diverse ways, and there are plenty of Gulf Coast restaurants that feature them. You should start your shrimp trail journey at The Ruby Slipper Café in Orange Beach with a hearty breakfast of mimosa and BBQ shrimp and grits. Enjoy the scenic view at Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s over a lunch of summer shrimp salad. Unlike your typical salad, this one is prepared with shrimp, red onions, celery, bell pepper, and eggs tossed in mayonnaise sprinkled with Lulu’s crazy creole seasoning mix.
Try Something New on Your Alabama Getaway
Vacations are sometimes the best time to get outside your comfort zone. Whether trying a new cuisine on a Gulf Coast food trail or experiencing Mardi Gras for the first time, the possibilities are endless, especially when you stay at a vacation rental from Young’s Suncoast.
From cozy one-bedroom options to condo complexes or spacious houses, you’ll find the perfect getaway for you. Our vacation rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are ideal if you’re traveling with a group, planning a family or friends’ reunion, or being a solo tourist. Call 800-826-1213 for help with your reserving your Gulf Coast rental.