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Doc's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar

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1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
+1 251-967-4800
11:00 - 22:00
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Section, Alabama
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Good food, large portion sizes. If you are looking for atmosphere, this is not your spot. However, if you want good, fresh local seafood, this place is a must! They often are crowded, but it's worth the wait!

3 Thank Donna B
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Docs is exactly what the name implies, a seafood shack! The food is fantastic. We ordered their famous onion rings. They were great! We had fried shrimp, fried chicken fingers, fries and hushpuppies. Everything was good. People on other reviews were saying that the food was expensive for the portions they got, I thought just the opposite. The portions were... More 

2 Thank Chamb97
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Just made our first trip to Doc's and we were very impressed. Price is normal for the area, great service, even better food. I had the fried shrimp. Very good and plentiful. Daughter had the fried fish. Well seasoned and tasty. We will visit again.

1 Thank Tony B
Bartlett, Illinois
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Went there for a liner as my wife calls it. Good food, great staff, and the prices are good. the location is good also as it is not on the beach so it wasn't packed.

Thank Dan T
Florence, Alabama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Have eaten fried shrimp at quite a few Orange Beach/Gulf Shores restaurants and Doc's has the best. Hands down. And the best fried oysters, to boot.

Thank lbperry
Orange Beach, Alabama
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I've eaten at Doc's several times and have never had a really enjoyable meal. Too expensive for what I got. The atmosphere is ratty. Does not look clean. But some people love the fried seafood.

Thank Sylvia D
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night. No wait. We ordered fish and chips and boiled shrimp. It came very quickly. We had a good waitress, Kimmy. My shrimp was good and my husband enjoyed his fish. I thought the prices seemed high, but it's a tourist area. All the employees were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Joy A
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, service was excellent and friendly. I had the fried shrimp and oysters, my friend had deviled crab and it was all fresh, hot and wonderful. You even get to prepare your own cocktail sauce to your taste. Very popular so arrive early or expect to wait a little while.

1 Thank Jim S
Bryant, Arkansas
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Im not a seafood lover so i got the Fried Chicken they are famous for, it was very good. Came with a huge portion of chicken, fries, coleslaw and a roll. Yummy sweet tea !!! Other family memeber ordered the 1/2 Fried shrimp 1/2 fried oyster basket, also came with fries and coleslaw. Got the Onion Rings that they are... More 

Thank Mindy M
Sanger, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

My husband and I ate lunch at Doc's and it was excellent and a good price for a lot of food! The service was awesome and friendly. We loved the T-shirts and hats in there souvenir shop! I recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner! I will definitely go back.

Thank McQueen8814

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-967-4800

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