After finding out that the Alabama coast is home to one of the best beaches in the continental United States, I decided to take a day trip from Gulfport, Mississippi, where I was vacationing at the time, to Orange Beach, Alabama. Classic southern cooking and pleasant waters of the Gulf coast is what this beautiful vacation destination is all about. When it comes to seafood, expect lots of fried shrimp, oysters, crab, or even fish fillets. Remember you are in the South where fried food reins supreme, and Doc’s Seafood Shack is exactly that. Besides fried seafood, the restaurant’s menu offers other American favorites such as burgers, wings, onion rings, and more.
Oyster Loaf – deep-fried oysters served on a split top loaf with lettuce, tomato, and onion and a side of fries.
Grilled Fish Fillet – catch of the day served with fries, creamy coleslaw, and hush-puppies.
Located on the Wolf Bay, Orange Beach is known for its white-sand beaches, turquoise water, and family friendly environment. Water sports, fishing charters, and dolphin tours are among activities to be enjoyed at the beach.
A serious crab.
Fun at the beach.
Along the road from Orange Beach to Gulfport, local farmers and vendors offer a great variety of seasonal produce.
Miles and miles of fertile farm-land made the drive from Gulfport to Orange Beach go by fast, and stopping at farm stands for some friendly chat and beautiful produce was a great way to say goodbye to Alabama. Happy travels!