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The Best Gumbo in Gulf Shores

by Lisa Milberger Moore on November 10th, 2020

With easy-peasy temperatures of the season inviting you out both day and night, taste buds are waking up to the spicier side of life. As you cruise the seashores of beautiful Gulf Shores, a piping hot bowl of gumbo is likely to hit the spot, especially with plenty of proven recipes in town. The tricky part is finding the one that totally and passionately speaks to you.

Who do you think has the best gumbo in Gulf Shores? Restaurant goers and seafood chefs will do their best to convince you their gumbo is the all-around winner, but ultimately, the choice is yours. Here are a few to get you started.

5 Finds for the Best Gumbo in Gulf Shores

Sea and Suds Restaurant and Oyster Bar

If there’s one thing this tried and true hot spot for locals is known for, it’s the gumbo. Sea and Suds sells a ton of it, and there’s a good reason why. Its rich, thick base and spicy heat are the perfect blend for heaps of yummy add-ins you’ll discover. Go ahead and book two visits to get a double dose of what many consider to be the best gumbo in Gulf Shores.
405 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, Ala., 205-948-7894 (Sea and Suds is temporarily closed for repairs due to Hurricane Sally. It will reopen on January 2, 2021.)

Bill’s by the Beach

Classic style all the way, Bill’s by the Beach serves a mean bowl of gumbo in Gulf Shores, ranking it at the top of the list. Gumbo lovers go for the perfect mix of chicken breast, smoked sausage, okra, vegetable trinity and steamed rice. With spices on the milder side, everyone can enjoy a cup or bowl, while enjoying some of the best views of Gulf Shores beaches.
300 West Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 251.948.5227

The Crazy Cajun

The Acadiana Gumbo reigns at this crazy good restaurant. Its spectacular roux is made from scratch to capture all the glory of a decadent Cajun spices. Filled in with pork sausage, chicken and smoked Louisiana Andoullie, The Crazy Cajun gumbo is a sure crowd pleasure. Don’t wait – run to Gulf Shores to grab your seat for great gumbo goodness.
1220 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 251.948.0862

Kitty’s Kafe

You may know Kitty’s Kafe for its fabulous big beach breakfast. But, adding a stop there for lunch or dinner could change your world. Kitty’s Kafe creates a traditional seafood and sausage gumbo brimming with okra, Conecuh sausage, onion, celery and secret sauces to write home about. A bowl runs you around 6 bucks, giving room for seconds as you meow for more.
3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 251.948.5233.

Fish River Grill #3

Cruise over to Fish River Grill in Gulf Shores and you’re in for a treat. At the top of the menu is where you want to start with its delicious, spicy creole shrimp and crab gumbo. Add some homemade hushpuppies or fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce as a side and you’re on the road to food heaven. While you’re there, check out the famous swamp soup.
1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 251.938.1110

What is your favorite spot for the best gumbo in Gulf Shores, and why? Feel free to leave a comment below. And when you are planning your next trip to Gulf Shores, be sure to check our listings for Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, or call our vacation planners at 888-404-2602.

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