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“For good seafood”
Review of Shrimp Basket

Shrimp Basket
Ranked #12 of 162 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: We're grillin', steamin', and fryin' in 18 locations!
north Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“For good seafood”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

When the hubs and I first hit the Shrimp Basket in 2000, it was just a little shack in Gulf Shores. Now, there are Shrimp Basket restaurants all over South Alabama! They have good, solid seafood dishes and you can eat there on a budget. Not much in the way of atmosphere or ambiance, but who cares? I'm there to eat seafood.
Their gumbo was thick and smoky and filled with seafood. The shrimp etouffee was also very good. My only complaint was the fried shrimp/etouffee combo had frozen popcorn shrimp instead of fresh fried Gulf shrimp. If it had noted this on the menu, I would have known ahead of time, but it wasn't. I would recommend the menu reflect when frozen shrimp is used in a dish. The shrimp slaw, however, was prime.
The hubs had clam strips and fried shrimp; his shrimp was fresh fried and very good. He said the clams were good, too.
The menu is online, so you can check out their prices, which are very good, considering this is seafood. We will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“"Our favorite restaurant"”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best places we have ever ate. Everything was cooked perfectly. The turnip greens were very good. Glad to see they have several locations.

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Estill Springs, TN
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“We love it, would eat there every day”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

On Sundays, the special is all you can eat popcorn shrimp. They were the biggest popcorn shrimp I've ever seen. The waitress kept the supply coming. It's a place where the locals eat, and is so consistently good.

Visited October 2013
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We thought the shrimp was very good! Loved the shrimp slaw as well, perhaps the best I have ever had. It's a cute little place with great food, we will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Mobile
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We love Shrimp Basket. Last year when we were in Gulf Shores on vacation we ate here four times !!! The shrimp cole slaw is awesome. Love the fish and shrimp specials. We have eaten at the two restaurants in Mobile and in Pensacola also.

Visited October 2013
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