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Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster House - Orange Beach
4 stars (11 ratings)

(251) 981-6999

26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

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Restaurant Description

Doc's is where the locals go! Ask anyone on the island! For 25 years, we've been welcoming visitors from all across the country. We ain't fancy but that's part of our charm! Doc and his staff are cookin' up their famous fried shrimp (you gotta try it!) and a boatload of fresh seafood so you can "build-you-own" delicious seafood platter. They're also known to cook up a mess of famous fried fish and a big pot of the best seafood gumbo on the coast! Doc's is big on lunch specials, raw oysters, cold draft beer and big ol' royal red shrimp. Put on your flip flops, grab the kids and come see us... Doc will be waiting! Opens 11 a.m. daily.
March 16, 2010 @ 5:57 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsboro, AL
best fried shrimp on the planet...get the "Biggun'" shrimp and enjoy
September 28, 2008 @ 8:09 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Beverly Hills, CA
I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. I have visited the south very much because of the hospitality it provides. I have never experienced any sort of racism or prejudices from anyone at this restaurant or south at all, and will continue to visit. Obviously, some feel that waiting on food when it is busy means that there are harsh racial feelings. They probably had racial views of the south before ever visiting. Sometimes, no matter what your color, you have to wait for food. I am an African American and will continue to eat at this restaurant.

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 11

March 16, 2010 @ 5:57 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsboro, AL
best fried shrimp on the planet...get the "Biggun'" shrimp and enjoy
September 28, 2008 @ 8:09 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Beverly Hills, CA
I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. I have visited the south very much because of the hospitality it provides. I have never experienced any sort of racism or prejudices from anyone at this restaurant or south at all, and will continue to visit. Obviously, some feel that waiting on food when it is busy means that there are harsh racial feelings. They probably had racial views of the south before ever visiting. Sometimes, no matter what your color, you have to wait for food. I am an African American and will continue to eat at this restaurant.
April 10, 2008 @ 3:04 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Evansville, IN
My girlfriend and I went Fri March 21 evening and was told a 30 min wait unless we wanted to eat at the bar when someone got up. That took two min and we were waited on by Donny and very friendly bartender with helpful tips on food choices. The gumbo was the best I have ever had and I tried gumbo at three other places while we stayed in Orange Beach that weekend. The platter had awesome flounder, shrimp, clam strips, and oysters (ALL fried and sooo delicious!!!) My girlfriend got the BBQ wilds and they were so big. We will go everytime we come back!!
April 5, 2008 @ 11:04 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Oxford, Alabama
My parents retired in Baldwin County and visited Gulf Shores/Orange Beach for vacation for years before retiring. Doc's was a must go when in LA (lower Alabama for the uninformed). I still go when I visit them. Just thinking about Doc's is giving me a craving. Guess I'll have to visit Mom and Dad.
March 31, 2008 @ 10:34 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Sterling, IL
If you enjoy the company of a friend who is ethnicity is African American, do not stop at this restaurant. I attempted to receive service at this "restaurant" but unfortunately the workers' ideas were before the idea of segregation. Obviously some people believe that the idea of racism is alive and well. I put myself above the level of this behavior but i guess some people believe that the color of someone's skin is more important than money. My friend who just happened to be african american, attended this restaurant and they would not give her her food. WOW! I'm really glad that some people like me are less primative in their beliefs than the causation people serving at this offensive restaurant.
March 21, 2008 @ 12:50 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Gulf Shores,al.
I am a local. and have been to Doc's both in Orange Beach many times you can depend on getting good fresh seafood at both these restaurant the best oyster I've ever eaten came from here, they were fried crispy,but not over cooked create your own platter is my favorite.LB
July 8, 2007 @ 9:32 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Central IL
My wife and I vist Orange Beach each fall for 2 months. Doc's is our favorite seafood spot.Great gumbo and fried flounder to die for.The shrimp and oysters are also top notch.If you are a white tablecloth and linin napkin type pass this "shack" by....Lyn from Illinois
January 8, 2007 @ 4:42 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Minneapolis, Mn.
I had the pleasure of visiting Doc's with my golfing buddies last March and we had such a great time with the Oysters on the Half Shell , Beer & Crackers that it became an every day ritual for us. We now are planning another March trip to Gulf Shores and before we get to our accommodations Doc's for pitchers of Beer & Oysters till we drop are the first order of business. it is a casual place to go but you will be pleasantly surprised by their friendliness and quality of food. Randy Jensen
April 9, 2006 @ 4:49 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Noblesville, IN
The shrimp and gumbo are sooo above anything else that we usually don't eat shrimp the rest of the year. The greasy spoon look makes it all the better. The best food comes from the "questionable" looking places. My family enjoys the Gulf coast the first week of April every year.
January 26, 2006 @ 10:14 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Fairfield, OH
I have tried gumbo from many restaurants, and Doc's is by far the best I have ever had - nothing has even come close. One thing - I wish they could ship a couple of gallons to me. Doc's gumbo makes our trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast that much special.
April 6, 2004 @ 1:52 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Birmingham, AL
If you want a real, southern, deep fried meal you've found the right place. Now, they have the grilled options for those of you who aren't really on vacation. But relax and enjoy the deep fried shrimp, oysters and anything else you can imagine. My family love to order take out from doc's. Its the perfect ending to a day of fun inn the sun!
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March 16, 2010 @ 5:57 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Scottsboro, AL
best fried shrimp on the planet...get the "Biggun'" shrimp and enjoy
September 28, 2008 @ 8:09 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Beverly Hills, CA
I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. I have visited the south very much because of the hospitality it provides. I have never experienced any sort of racism or prejudices from anyone at this restaurant or south at all, and will continue to visit. Obviously, some feel that waiting on food when it is busy means that there are harsh racial feelings. They probably had racial views of the south before ever visiting. Sometimes, no matter what your color, you have to wait for food. I am an African American and will continue to eat at this restaurant.