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Boat-Friendly Restaurants to Visit with Your Pontoon Rental

While you’re out cruising the back bays, coves and rivers of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores on your pontoon boat rental, your stomach will inevitably let you know it’s time to park it for big beach eats. The water and sun can work up an appetite! Sure, you can bring a picnic lunch along, but why not float in to a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach boat-friendly restaurant and enjoy a beach burger or fresh, Gulf seafood? Grab a bite to eat at one of our favorite restaurants with boat slips and enjoy an experience only those on the water can take part in. Cruise right up to the restaurant and go on in!

Pontoon boat friendly restaurants

Tacky Jacks
Where it all begins! Start your Orange Beach pontoon rental experience right, or let Tacky Jacks be the perfect ending to your day. Tacky Jack’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Garbage Nachos are a favorite and the portion is big enough to share. Cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway and you can also visit the Gulf Shores location!

27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Also located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just cross from Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores, Lulu’s offers a ton of activities that will put a smile on everyone’s face, both young and young-at-heart. Daily live music and allergy conscious menus make this a favorite hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Watch out, though, you may have so much fun you’ll forget about your pontoon boat rental!

200 East 25th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

Pirate’s Cove
Argh! If you belong with the riff raff you must try the famous Cove Burger at Pirate’s Cove in Arnica Bay. This “hole in the water” has been family run for three generations and has been around since 1957. Added bonus: it’s also dog friendly! This boat-friendly restaurant is a local’s secret that has slowly gotten out. So, when you want to go where the locals go, Pirate’s Cove is your place. Be prepared for a beach dive like no other when you tie your Orange Beach pontoon boat rental up at the dock!

664 County Road 95
Elberta, AL
(251) 987-1224

Flora-Bama Yacht Club
For those craving finer menu options, but a casual beachfront atmosphere, the Flora-Bama Yacht Club’s chef offers choices such as hand-cut filet mignon and Cajun shrimp and crawfish manicotti. While you’re there, you can head across the street to visit the Flora-Bama Lounge, the legendary roadhouse who has played host to Kenny Chesney and many more country-music greats. Leave any pretentious attitudes at the door though. Despite the name, this waterside dive is as casual as they come.

17350 Perdido Key Drive
(850) 483-6272

Sunset Grille at Holiday Harbor
Heading towards Perdido Key, Florida, you’ll find the Sunset Grille has plenty of boat “parking.” This casual restaurant has delish menu options and a children’s play area. Try the Grouper Reuben or the Sunset Fish Tacos.

14050 Canal A Way
Pensacola, FL 32507

(850) 492-1063

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