The Steamer & Baked Oyster Bar
124 W 1st Ave
Gulf Shores, AL
May 14, 2013
Tucked behind several souvenir shops, The Steamer & Baked Oyster Bar is pretty much just the way I remember it – a no-frills hideaway with some of the most mouthwatering steamed seafood I’ve ever come across.
The Steamer & Baked Oyster Bar is so good that we remembered it from ten or so years ago. Also a testament to how great the food is? We ate there two nights in a row this trip.
While the menu offers several seafood dishes, pasta, and even burgers, we all went for the main attraction – a seafood tray with 2 Snow Crab clusters and two Dungeness clusters.
I don’t eat oysters (yet?) but this shot of my uncle’s raw oysters on the half shell is my favorite of the night.
Many restaurants in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores offer what they claim to be the best Bushwhacker on the island. The creamy, coconut-y frozen concoction really packs a punch. Needless to say, the floater I ordered wasn’t necessary.
A Dungeness cluster on one of the seafood trays.
A sign of a good meal – a full “trash bucket.”
- Get there early enough to score a spot on the wrap-around patio. When the weather’s nice and the sun’s setting, it’s the perfect atmosphere for a laid back good time.
- Bring your ID if you plan to order alcohol – they do ask for it.
- While each table already comes set with a bottle of liquid butter, ask for warmed butter when you get your crabs. The butter will make the crab meat melt in your mouth.