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De Soto's Seafood Kitchen

138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
+1 251-948-7294
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“bread” (97 reviews)
“seafood” (172 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service and food are always good at DeSotos. Servings are more than ample for the price and the selections are plentiful.

Thank nanbama
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here on our last trip and the food was good ... not spectacular but solid and well prepared. It is advertised as having economical prices (compared to who???) but we found their pricing right in line with every were else we ate. Plan...More

Thank Arkansastraveler69
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was fresh and plentiful. Glad my wife and I split something because it was plenty for fort each of us. Had the flounder and it was delicious. Our friends wish they had split something as they couldn't eat all of theirs. Nice friendly...More

Thank terryg517
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decent place for lunch. Huge crowd, be prepared to wait. Food was decent, nothing spectacular. Service was pretty good.

Thank Dixiemusicman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering you could tell the hostess wanted to be anywhere but there. We were never told the specials and wouldn't have known they had a senior menu if I hadn't picked one up by the cash register. The bisque was good, everything else was...More

Thank C_Ky_Traveller_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here.Basic but good service and fresh fish well cooked.Needs a bit of TLC on the decor but can't knock the food!

Thank Catriona G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to De Soto's twice for lunch during our trip. I ate the Broiled Flounder both times because I liked it so well! The sides were really good too! The meal came with little loaves of bread and Tea. My meal was under $10....More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok...a little on the expensive side...this was the second time that we had gone for dinner and neither experience was memorable.

Thank RonaldF716
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for an affordable place to eat lunch and this is a gem. Very nice break from the tourist scene with great selection, free bread and honey butter to boot. We enjoyed our meals. Southern comfort with gulf influence. Will do it again,...More

Thank medicsloan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is highly rated on Trip Advisor yet we were disappointed with our meal. My husband ordered a doz raw oysters which were extremely small, yet cost $17. We split a broiled platter that included fish almandine (delicious), shrimp(ok) and tiny little scallops. The...More

Thank Redheadedgardener
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Questions & Answers
6 August 2017|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
Tailless Gulf Shrimp!!! You get a huge pile of them... seasoned just right, lightly breaded... and they are perfectly cooked!!!
6 August 2017|
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Response from stlmomof4 | Reviewed this property |
My favorite was the coconut shrimp. Delish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-7294
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