A Gulf Guide to Mobile: Where to get Alabama Gulf Seafood

Throughout Alabama, you’ll find cities and towns for every adventure and lifestyle—and in Mobile, you can enjoy the hospitality and vibrant celebrations with the Gulf in the background. Whether you’re visiting the city for the country’s original Mardi Gras jubilee or you’re looking for a summer vacation, Mobile is a medley of the flavors and culture of the Gulf. But Mobile isn’t just a place to celebrate—it’s also a spot to get delicious Alabama Gulf seafood.

Alabama’s only saltwater port and the state’s oldest city, Mobile was founded in 1702 by the French. In 1830, Mobile hosted the first formally organized Carnival parade for Mardi Gras. In February every year, the city is alight with parades and balls. Whenever you visit, you’ll find culture and charm on every corner. And of course, with a location right along the Gulf, you can enjoy amazing seafood that may have been caught hours before you eat it.

Dauphin's – Mobile

Dauphin's – Mobile

Where to eat Gulf Seafood in Mobile

Whether you’re craving raw oysters on the half shell or the comfort of a fried shrimp Po' boy, the possibilities for where to eat Gulf seafood in Mobile will feel endless. Check out our locations here, then dive into a few of our top recommendations.

  • Dauphin’s: Enjoy casual fine dining overlooking Mobile Bay with a French Creole inspired menu. The menu features Gulf seafood options like Gulf shrimp chowder and shrimp and grits and other favorites including steak and Joe Cain dip.

  • NoJa: Choose from a seasonal menu with rotating dishes inspired by Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Options like panko crusted fish with a ginger-miso sauce and fish karaage make for a memorable dinner.

  • Wintzell’s Oyster House: A Gulf Coast tradition since 1938, Wintzell’s Oyster House has different locations throughout Alabama, including three in and around Mobile. Whether you like your oysters served raw on the half shell or you want all the fixins, you can’t go wrong at Wintzell’s.

  • The Hummingbird Way Oyster Bar: On an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri raved about The Hummingbird Way—and for good reason. See why he loved it when you order from the menu of local seafood and produce, including Alabama oysters, crab claws and shrimp.

  • R&R Seafood: This casual restaurant and seafood market has been servin’ up seafood favorites like homemade gumbo, oysters on the half shell, fish tacos and Po’ boys.

  • Felix’s Fish Camp: With a stunning view of the sunsets on scenic Mobile Bay, Felix’s Fish Camp serves Gulf shrimp in all its forms, crab soup and fresh catches every day.

Hummingbird Way – Mobile

Hummingbird Way – Mobile

Hummingbird Way – Mobile

Hummingbird Way – Mobile

Things to do in Mobile

When you aren’t chowing down on Gulf seafood in Mobile, you’ll find plenty to do to fill your time. With a diversity of outdoor settings and a history spanning centuries, there’s something for everyone to explore.

Find some of our top recommendations here and even more at Visit Mobile.

  • USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park: Take a step back in time and explore Alabama’s past in the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, where you can take in the ship firsthand.

  • History Museum of Mobile: Dive into Mobile’s history at the History Museum of Mobile, and check out the landmark Clotilda exhibition at the Africatown Heritage House.

  • Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab: A short drive away from Mobile, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the engaging Alabama Aquarium gives visitors a hands-on experience with Alabama’s ocean and its creatures.

  • Audubon Bird Sanctuary: Head to the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary for 164 acres of woodlands with miles of walking trails through a fresh water lake and Gulf beaches.

  • Captain Mike’s Deep Sea Fishing: For Alabama Gulf seafood lovers who want a piece of the action, charter a deep sea fishing boat

  • Mobile Carnival Museum: Discover Mobile’s Mardi Gras history—and get a break from the heat outside.

A vibrant history. Gorgeous scenery. A warm welcome. And of course, delicious Gulf seafood. Sounds like our perfect weekend.

Mardi Gras Museum – Mobile

Mardi Gras Museum – Mobile

USS Alabama – Mobile

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