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Market By The Bay

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365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
+1 251-929-7203
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best oyster poboys I have ever had!!--and I've had a lot of 'em. The oysters are lightly breaded and fried just right. So many oyster that I could hardly close the sandwich. The place is very basic, the staff was very nice --great lunch spot.

Thank jbfoster67
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good, quick place to get seafood, not pricy or fancy since we had our two grandsons aged three and two in tow. We asked locals and were told to definitely try The Market By The Sea. It was perfect for us. The boys ate free (fresh battered chicken tenders) and we had gumbo and a... More 

Thank Joy G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Looking for a simple dinner not too far,we followed the suggestion of our hotel's front desk agent and were delighted with this little gem. The gumbo was delicious and the fried food (which is a special travel treat) was fried to perfection. After enjoying our gumbo, fried shrimp & onion rings we were ready to call it a night. Then... More 

Thank Joanne E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Good Beverley to get to the next few weeks ago about the same place in the morning so many ways for more information on this site will be able you

Thank Calvin J
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were heading home and wanted to try a local restaurant after being in the resort for several days. Everyone agreed this was the best food we had on our trip. It was also reasonably priced and the service was great. Don't let the exterior scare you off. It is a great place to eat. We will return.

Thank MPF2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Market By The Bay is our favorite sea food place in Fairhope. If you haven't tried it you should. Unless you are a really big eater plan on a "Go Box".

Thank TonyS1702
Fairhope, Alabama
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I Usually go for take-out -- most often fried shrimp. But there are provisions to dine-in and many customers choose this option. Either way the seafood is fresh and crisply fried in fresh oil. Far better quality than the run of the mill shrimp basket (note absence of capitalization, I'm not slamming Shrimp Basket restaurants). There is a Market by... More 

1 Thank nosh43
Fairhope, Alabama
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The seafood is so fresh there is no fishy smell when I walk in. That says it all for me. Great food.

1 Thank STJ_Waterbaby
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

When someone suggested this place to me I was a little skeptical. It's small and older looking, with very little parking. You have to order at the counter and either dine in at one of the few tables, or choose takeout. However the food is amazing. They have the best grilled shrimp and the best gumbo that I have ever... More 

1 Thank Green-Ange
Prattville, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great selection even for those who don't like seafood. Grilled room was so good and the portions were Hugh. Family ordered the seafood platter which had a little bit of everything. Very clean, reasonable prices,friendly staff and good location. Will stop back by on our next trip.

1 Thank cgtack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Greeno Rd S, Fairhope, AL 36532-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-929-7203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?