Seafood staples you MUST try when visiting Alabama’s beaches

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Shrimp at the Gulf, Orange Beach (Julia-Rae / The Bama Buzz)

Seafood lovers, you’re in luck! The beautiful Alabama beaches have several seafood staples that are a must try on your next vacation. Keep reading to check out some of our favorite seafood dishes to try in Alabama.

Hand-Shucked Oysters

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Rockefeller Oysters served at an oyster bar (Bess Christopher/ The Bama Buzz)

The beaches of Alabama have many different places that serve hand-shucked oysters including oyster bars, seafood restaurants and sports bars. Some of our favorite ways to eat oysters include: Raw, steamed, and Rockefeller. The most popular way to enjoy oysters is to eat them raw, fresh and straight out of the shell!

Royal Reds Shrimp

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Royal Red Shrimp serves at Tacky Jack’s, Orange Beach (Bess Christopher/ The Bama Buzz)

Shrimp is one of the most popular dishes at any beach restaurant but Royal Reds are iconic among the types of shrimp you can order in Alabama. They are considered to be some of the best shrimp in the Gulf. We recommend stopping by Tacky Jack’s and ordering the Steamed Royal Reds!

Fish & Shrimp Tacos

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Mahi-Mahi Tacos from The Gulf, Orange Beach (Bess Christopher/ The Bama Buzz)

Shrimp & fish tacos are one of the staple menu items at any seafood restaurant along the coast. Some of our favorite places to get shrimp/fish tacos in Orange Beach are:

  • The Gulf
  • Coastal
  • Wolf Bay

Some other staples include….

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Bushwhacker from Coastal, Orange Beach (Bess Christopher/ The Bama Buzz)

On your next vacation to Alabama’s coast, make sure to try out some of these staple seafoods! Some other must try items along Alabama’s coast include…

  • Bushwhackers
  • Crab Claws
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • West Indies

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