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Bill's by the Beach

300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
+1 251-948-5227
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bill's by the Beach
1. Sauteed Crab Claws
"Great all around restaurant!"
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2. Catch of the Day
"looking for good seafood, this restaurant is the best by far! "
tracey w
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3. Chef Rudy's Key Lime Pie
" The Key Lime pie was homemade and fantastic."
Kaye W
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for dinner. I had the surf and turf; steak and shrimp. Quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. Tender, tasty, and a good portion. The lime cilantro sauce on top was different, and oh so good. The waitress made a mistake on...More

Thank Gary P
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We had lunch and dinner out several times while on vacation in Gulf Shores. Bill's by the Beach was the best, hands down. Great service, loved the view of the beach, and food was fantastic. We had the tilefish special (blackened), shrimp tacos, and chef's...More

Thank CA C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to try this because of the reviews but sad to say we were disappointed. The items we ordered sounded so good but when they arrived we were less then thrilled. We had also wanted to sit outside seeing all the open tables but...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited twice in a week. Both times the service and food were exceptional. Had the blackened shrimp. Yum. And the glazed sweet potatoes were perfect. Don’t skip this place!

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I went to Bills on our vacation. I pointed to what I wanted on the menu and the waitress took my order. When I got the bill tho, it was not the portion I pointed to. Instead I was charged for a...More

4  Thank debra626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice place to eat! So many good choices! The waitress today was so nice and good to us. The food was as good as the service. Great location and reasonably priced. Will be back.

Thank Noplacelikehome445
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome visit - great food. Best waiter on the beach. We loved this restaurant ... and went back for happy hour. This is a must visit for folks vacationing in Gulf Shores.

Thank Denise_GoIrish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch on a Monday afternoon and left with mixed feelings about quality and price. The crab dip was good, but Rudy's award winning crab bisque was very watery and left me flat. I really enjoyed my blackend shrimp tho and...More

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while on vacation had lunch on the deck the food is just outstanding and the service is great too. Definitely recommend!

Thank Rachel c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food wasn't bad and the drink specials were great, but the gal who took our name for a table (she was older with gray/silver hair & might have been the manager or owner) was rude ~ maybe she was having a bad day or...More

3  Thank Kerrie W
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Questions & Answers
21 September 2015|
Response from Bill H | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs that are on a leash and are well behaved but only on our lower deck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-5227
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Welcome to Bill’s By The Beach, where you’ll experience the best cuisine the Gulf has to offer while taking in the amazing Alabama Gulf Coast beach view. We’ve built our reputation offering fresh, wild-caught Gulf and domestic seafood, as well as local, farm fresh and seasonal vegetables — hand crafted into unique, sensational meals that can be enjoyed by the entire family at an affordable price. We are committed to bringing you highest quality, freshest, and most sustainable ingredients available, which is why we participate in the Gulf Wild tag program. The Gulf Wild tag allows you to verify when and where your seafood was caught and the path it took from there to your table. At Bill’s By The Beach you know without a doubt that you’re getting the very best.
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