Bill’s By The Beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama
White sand beaches and swaying palm trees set the perfect scene for restaurants in Gulf Shores. Bill’s By the Beach has the laid-back vibe you’d want from a beach restaurant and serves “coastal comfort” food, with some dishes taking a healthy spin. Take for instance the coconut shrimp, which is grilled, not fried, topped with coconut, a thai chili glaze, and served over a splayed pineapple. The restaurant’s shrimp dishes incorporate wild-caught American shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico’s waters.
Menu standout: Yes, you can turn a Bloody Mary into a meal. In case you need proof: Bill’s Loaded Bloody Mary, a boozy brunch masterpiece made with a homemade mix and a buffet of garnishes. It comes with a slider, gulf shrimp, local Conecuh sausage, cheese skewers, and bacon. Oh, and, for good measure, some cherry tomatoes, olives, pickled okra, onions, spicy green beans, celery, and carrots.