Best Hook and Cook Restaurants in Orange Beach
Jun 5, 2020 | 3 minute read Comments
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Few things can compare to fishing in Orange Beach. The abundance and variety of fish you can catch here are pretty much second to none. Now, if you want to truly round your day up in style, you’ll want to have your delicious catch for dinner. Luckily, this area of the Gulf Coast has a number of establishments that will cook your catch for you. These are the best hook-and-cook restaurants in Orange Beach.

Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar

Address: 25753 Canal Road, Orange Beach

fish dish at cosmo's

Cosmo’s is without question one of the most unique food joints in the area, and a local favorite. The restaurant’s motto is “far from ordinary,” and it takes just one look at their exquisite dishes to see why. Even with the catch you bring, you’ll be tempted to go for some of the delicacies Cosmo’s has to offer. For $18, the expert chefs will prepare your catch, and the friendly staff will serve it along with one of two sides and a salad.

Cobalt, The Restaurant

Address: 28099 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach

an areal view of cobalt the restaurant

Nestled under the Perdido Bridge, Cobalt is one of the very best dining establishments in Orange Beach. The restaurant boasts a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the bay from every table. The place even has boat slips, so you can jump right off the boat and into the restaurant. Depending on your preference, the chefs will grill, blacken, or fry your catch. You’ll have two options for sides, all for $16.

Tacky Jack’s

Address: 27206 Safe Harbor Drive, Orange Beach

If you’re looking for a quick bite right after your trip, Tacky Jack’s is the place for you. Dating as far back as the late ‘70s, this place has been serving delicacies since Orange Beach was just a small fishing village. Over the years, the town grew, and so did Tacky Jack’s. The establishment now boasts three waterfront restaurants, one in Orange Beach, one in Fort Morgan overlooking Mobile Bay, and one in Gulf Shores. The staff will cook your catch for $10.50, and serve it along with two hushpuppies on the side.

Flora-Bama Yacht Club

Address: 17350 Perdido Key Drive, Orange Beach

a sunset at Flora-Bama restaurant, one of the hook and cook restaurants in Orange Beach

Another one on the “local’s favorite” list, Flora-Bama is a place you definitely shouldn’t miss. With scrumptious dishes to please every palate, this place could have become famous for its menu alone. Add to that a wide outdoor deck and beach area, with live music and a laid-back atmosphere, and you’ve got yourself a perfect post-fishing trip relaxation combo.

When it comes to cooking your catch, you’ll have a variety of appetizing options, all of which are $15. Whichever you end up choosing, you can rest assured that Flora-Bama’s award winning chefs will make a feast of it.

best hook and cook restaurants in orange beach
Locations of 1. Cosmo’s 2. Gilbey’s 3. Cobalt 4. Tacky Jack’s and 5. Flora-Bama

Next time you’re fishing in Orange Beach, make sure to pay one of these restaurants a visit. Whichever one of these fine establishments you end up choosing, keep in mind that you should bring your catch cleaned and filleted. Bon appetit!

Have you ever visited any of the Orange Beach hook-and-cook restaurants before? Are there any you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Leslie Thomas

    Apr 24, 2020

    Gilbeys is not even open anymore thank GOD!!!! it was the nastiest place with 80 health rating…

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      Apr 28, 2020

      Hi Leslie,

      Thanks for reading.

      We’re sorry to hear that you’ve had such a bad experience! But thank you for letting us know, we’ve updated the article now.

      Thankfully, there are still plenty of other great restaurants you can check out in Orange Beach.

      Have a great day!

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