Ten Of The Best Kid-Friendly Places To Eat In Gulf Shores

GT's on the Bay in Gulf Shores

During our recent visit to Gulf Shores, Alabama we were on the hunt to find the best family-friendly restaurants. They not only had to serve tasty food but offer something to help entertain our daughter so everyone could enjoy their meal. It was tough work, but we ate our way through Gulf Shores to bring you our top ten.

Our Best Kid-Friendly Places To Eat At In Gulf Shores


GT’s On The Bay

Kid-friendly places to eat in Gulf Shores: GT's on the Bay

GT's on the Bay in Gulf Shores


Kid-friendly places to eat in Gulf Shores: Lulu's

Lulu's Crab Melt

Blue Water BBQ

Located in the Wharf in Orange Beach, this family-style cafeteria is serving up some delicious BBQ.  This is the perfect spot for a quick family meal. If you have little ones that are fading fast or wanting a quick meal to get back to your activities, come here.  Their goal is to get you in and out fast.  Come in have a seat, go up to the counter order and your food is out in minutes!

Tacky Jacks

Kid-friendly places to eat in Gulf Shores: Tacky Jack's

The food is casual and they have a great cocktail list. Be sure to try their signature drink, the Bushwacker! We got the grouper sandwich and their crispy Hawg bites which were awesome.  Tacky Jacks is also open for breakfast and from what I hear it is pretty good!

 The Yard Milkshake Bar

This is a must on every Gulf Shores itinerary whether you have kids or not. Skip the ice cream and go get a milkshake! The milkshakes here are a sight to behold. Quite honestly, a milkshake work of art.  I would recommend sharing, as they are huge. No photo was taken as they were inhaled before I could get my camera out. However, a quick google search will show you just how marvelous this place is.

The Hangout- One of the Best Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Gulf Shores

Kid-friendly places to eat in Gulf Shores: The Hangout

Rubber Duck Ceiling at the Hangout in Gulf Shores

Fish Tacos at the Hangout in Gulf Shores


A vacation isn’t complete until donuts are involved. Gulf Shores has tons of great places to grab an amazing donut! We recommend trying City Donut but get there early. The donuts are made fresh daily and once they sell out they close up! A few locals mentioned they enjoyed Sassy Bass Donuts as well if you don’t make it to City Donut in time!

The Original Oyster House

Kid-Friendly Places To Eat In Gulf Shores

Oysters at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores

Kitty’s Kafe

Kitty Kafe In Gulf Shores

Kid-Friendly Places To Eat at in Gulf Shores

The Gulf

We have added this to our Gulf Shores bucket list since we couldn’t squeeze in another meal during our visit. When asked where a great family-friendly spot to have dinner at, many locals responded with The Gulf.  Made of shipping containers and salvaged building materials The Gulf also offers an amazing outdoor space complete with a sandpit. Locals love it and swear they have amazing seafood and a great kids menu.  As if I needed another reason to return to Gulf Shores!


We would like to thank Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Board for hosting our visit. As always, opinions are my own. 

Looking for more to do in Gulf Shores? Be sure to check out our Guide to Visiting Gulf Shores with Kids.


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3 thoughts on “Ten Of The Best Kid-Friendly Places To Eat In Gulf Shores”

  1. I can attest to some of the delicious joints on this list (and have several from this article to add to my bucket list for my next trip to Gulf Shores!) Yum! Sage Scott, the Everyday Wanderer

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