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Bill's by the Beach

300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
+1 251-948-5227
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“gelato” (34 reviews)
“crab cheesecake” (15 reviews)
“saffron rice” (13 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bill's by the Beach
1. Sauteed Crab Claws
"Great all around restaurant!"
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2. Catch of the Day
"looking for good seafood, this restaurant is the best by far! "
tracey w
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3. Chef Rudy's Key Lime Pie
" The Key Lime pie was homemade and fantastic."
Kaye W
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1 - 10 of 796 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

They serve a very unique version of shrimp and grits one of the best that I have tried anywhere had to go back and try second time and dessert gelato was finishing touch

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sightsee35567440116
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had a bad meal there and we go a lot when visiting Gulf Shores. Hope Rudy gets better soon. Bill - Keep it coming. Good food ain't cheap, cheap food ain't good. We'll pay. :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rex T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have already eaten here twice this week and both times were very good. Going back Thursday night for steak night. We had brunch on Sunday. Eggs Benedict were very good and you get a large portion. Crab cakes very well prepared and shrimp appetizer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank flippo77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to a great seafood meal while we were at the beach. But it was not to be found here. The shrimp, oysters and fish were all over battered and they all tasted the same. You really could not tell any difference...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 507chuckr
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Bill's during our recent vacation. The food was very good. I was a bit disappointed in the Steak Oscar. The steak was awesome and cooked just right, but the Oscar was lacking in seafood and taste. For...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tambrew
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This place is OK, The food was good but just seemed cold and distant. Service was fine but just did not have a warm friendly atmosphere, The view is fantastic, it looks out over the public beach.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

On our last day in Gulf Shores it was rainy and nasty, but having lunch at Bill’s by the Beach brightened our day. Our server DD was a real treat and the food was great. We will sure visit again on our next trip

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brett H
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here during our recent vacation. We decided on this restaurant based on the reviews and some of the items listed on the menu. First off don't go expecting to get the sautéed crab claws. Apparently they are only seasonal....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

A great location right across from the beach. The artichoke dip was great and highly recommended. My Po Boy was fantastic with lots of shrimp. We had another Po Boy that was too hard but was overfilled with shrimp. Overall great atmosphere and lots to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Raineybeth
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Arrived on a quieter night in October. Had the tuna nacho and shrimp and fried tomato appetizers. Both were excellent. tuna just seared with a soy reduction and wasabi on the side. The fried green tomato with the shrimp and onion jelly was nicely balanced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gzgirl
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Questions & Answers
21 September 2015|
Response from Bill H | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs that are on a leash and are well behaved but only on our lower deck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-5227
  • E-mail
Bill's by the Beach, where you will enjoy fantastic beach views, our fresh and innovative menu, casual ambiance and warm hospitality. As featured on Food Network's Beach Eats USA, Bill's by the Beach serves more fresh wild-caught seafood than any other restaurant in Gulf Shores. Savor fresh seafood, tender steaks, juicy hamburgers, innovative soups & salads, craft beers and fine wine. Our vision is to create a high quality, beach causal atmosphere where locals and visitors alike may enjoy great culinary experiences in keeping with the best Gulf Shores has to offer. Our restaurant occupies a unique space full of regional character with beautiful unobstructed views of the white sands beach of Gulf Shores and the Gulf of Mexico. We welcome you to our restaurant and truly hope that you enjoy your experience. Join us at sunset for cocktails and live music on the open air deck at The Turtle Bar or The Turtle Nest.
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