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“Best in Orange Beach”
Review of EAT! Orange Beach - CLOSED

EAT! Orange Beach
Price range: US$13 - US$15
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: We are located on Canal Road across from the West entrance to the Wharf
Gardendale, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best in Orange Beach”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We decided to visit Eat! in Orange Beach because we had heard great reviews from Martie knows Parties. She was so right. This was the best place we ate during our trip. The food was fresh and very good. The service was outstanding. this restaurant is worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Thank debyteky
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1 review
“Best food around!”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

There aren't enough words!! Omg, the food and service was amazing! These other reviews about the hours, all you have to do is read where it's posted. Dinner hours are clearly Thursday - Saturday only. The food is freshly chef prepared and the desserts are even homemade. Must try this little restaurant again when we visit.

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Thank SSHMS316
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2 reviews
“Our best meal in Orange Beach!”
Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

Eat is a great concept excellently executed. Do not be scared away by it being a "buffet". Eat is not your mom and dad's Golden Corral. The place is small enough that they can keep their food fresh with plenty of options. We went on "all you can eat crab leg night" so we only made one visit to the main food line but the food was great and would have returned if not for the crab which was well-prepared and plentiful. There were three options for dessert and our family sampled two each with the bread pudding as the big winner at the table. The price was reasonable even when factoring in the crab. Our family of five spent about the same at the Hangout and the food was so much better here. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. While a bit off the beaten path of the strip, it is well worth the trip.

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Thank Tim S
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New Lebanon, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hard to eat at EAT!”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Tried stopping at Eat for Wednesday dinner based upon the strong 'advisor reviews. When we arrived the lights were on and doors unlocked but no people. No signs on door suggesting Open/Closed, nor hours of operation. We walked in and were told they weren't open. Seems their hours are lunch daily and dinner Thurs-Sat. THAT would have been a handy thing to know. I probably would've just skipped the review as a mistake but the other poor review on site suggested a lack of communication too. Seems like this resturant knows food but isn't too alert to basic customer engagement.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Dan T
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good all around!”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Wonderful buffet! Not your typical buffet. Food is very fresh and served to you. Selection change daily. Oysters were some of the best I've had. Crab legs, which are available Th-Sat for an extra $7, where also very good. When we went they had shrimp, prime rib, several selections of fresh fish and oysters. Service was very friendly and extremely attentive. Definitely give it a try!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Mayo_Mayes
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