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Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge

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1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
+1 251-948-2111
17:00 - 00:00
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Summit, Mississippi
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had a party of 11 for dinner on a recent very special trip. Our vacation was all about celebrating a special friend.. Nolan's didn't disappoint on food, service or atmosphere. Though there is no special dress code, our party of 11 had already planned to arrive dressed to the nines. We were treated like royalty and I can't think... More 

1 Thank Jacklyn B
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Excellent food and service. I was with a large party so a variety of dishes were ordered. Everything from stuffed flounder, filet mignon to prime rib. All were delicious!

Thank kathymW6699CS
St Louis, MO
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The decor is outdated but who cares, the food is GOOD! We were looking for something that is not the typical fried food you find everywhere along the gulf. This did not disappoint! They offer many selections with your choice of fried, broiled, or steamed. The scallops were cooked perfectly, steaks have a good flavor, shrimp and crab bisque is... More 

Thank GoGirlStL
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Although a tad pricy for families on vacation, don't let the prices scare you. The food is excellent and the waitstaff very attentive and friendly. Steaks are on the high side, but most are at least 16 ounces. Seafood is fresh and creatively prepared. The hot, fresh bread is wonderful.

Thank Myrna B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My wife and I had decided to have some free time away from a family reunion in Gulf Shores, Alabama and picked this as a last minute place. We were impressed by not only the quality of the food and the price, but also the friendliness of the staff. Highly recommended if you want a place to get away from... More 

2 Thank sgfoster1968
Birmingham, Alabama
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Nolan's is the best restaurant in Gulf Shores! We wanted steak so we ordered a ribeye for my self and my wife ordered a filet. Both were cooked perfect , served hot with a baked potato that was very hot also. The place is clean as your home and the service was fantastic.

1 Thank Preston L
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat and dance while on the coast. The food is execellent as well as the friendly staff. Any age person can find something good to eat. The wait is not very long, even with a full house , you get your food at a reasonable time. Can't say enough good about the... More 

1 Thank LisaNormaTrigg
Madison, Mississippi
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289 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Awesome! Everything we had was great. Steaks were perfect. I had 24oz Ribeye and my wife had Filet. Could cut the filet with a fork. Appetizer of Greek style beef tips were delicious. I will try the Greek style on fish next time. Salads were fresh. Waitress was Sam' who timed everything just right. She was attentive and not overbearing.... More 

1 Thank AllOver1
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We visited on the recommendation from the hotel staff for a nice quiet restaurant. Nolan's lived to the billing. Most guests were nicely dressed -- appropriate for the atmosphere. A large table nearby was not obtrusive, even with several very well behaved children. (This is not a place for disruptive or rowdy children). The food was on the upscale end,... More 

1 Thank Bart C
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

We went there as a group of 15 for dinner! Had no wait, service and food were outstanding! We will def make this a yearly restaurant when we visit the area! Our waitress was very nice and very helpful with giving us tips on what to order! Nowhere will top Nolan's on our vacation!

1 Thank cadillaclimo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2111
Nolan's has been serving the Alabama Gulf Coast for over 25 years. We offer fresh hand cut steaks, fresh local seafood, mediterranean dishes and LIVE ENETERTAINMENT six nights week. We have a beautiful Private Dining Room that can accomodate parties of up to 60 guets. Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Reunions, Office Parties or any other social events. You may also enjoy dining on our beautiful screened in patio, overlooking the lagoon! We are open Monday - Saturday 5pm - until. Live Music begins nightly at 7:30. We look forward to serving you and your guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?