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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 good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (191 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 W 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is always on our list of places to eat in Gulf Shores! It is a tradition for us and is family friendly. Our favorite dishes-Hawaiian ribeye, crab claws, Jamaica-Jerk chicken, sweet potato casserole just to name a few. They keep the sweet tea...More

Thank Route278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great! I had fried oysters and Caesar Salad. All the sauces and food tasted homemade. Everyone was happy and service was good.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hush puppies in town. Grilled fish pretty good. Not real crazy about the decor. Seemed old and outdated.

Thank JeffMansel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at De Sotos! We enjoyed coconut shrimp and the flounder/Shrimp platter. Delicious! We had sweet potato casserole and salad, and they brought a basket with homemade bread. All of it was excellent. This is a great, local place with fresh,...More

Thank Elise Adams H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Mother’s Day (mom eats free!) Good service. Nice portions and reasonably priced. A Mother’s Day beach tradition for our family.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DeSoto’s is one of our family go-to spots when we are in Gulf Shores. It is one of the older restaurants in Gulf Shores, and has lasted for a good reason - the food is great! Menu has great variety of seafood and good options...More

Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First place we go upon arriving in Gulf Shores. Great daily lunch specials and seafood dinners that melt in your mouth! Service is always outstanding and the owner is so nice. Highly recommend Desotos!

Thank beachkid44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, friendly staff, family-type atmosphere - just steps from the beach! And right next to a great donut place! We had the fried flounder plate with au gratin potatoes and cole slaw, and the special - parmesan-crusted flounder with mac n cheese and fried...More

Thank tud912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

De Soto’s is our go to restaurant when we visit Gulf Shores. Their food is consistently good. Lunch comes with a drink and freshly baked bread. Friendly service.

Thank bobbieakers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived the staff was busy on cell phones and was a little slow to acknowledge us. That was rectified when Ms Mary was our waitress. I love seafood and my wife doesn't. She had the grilled chicken which was very good, along with...More

Thank Steve C
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June L
28 February 2018|
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Response from RALPH O | Reviewed this property |
I have lots of happy hours. I think DeSoto's does too.
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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