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Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge

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1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
+1 251-948-2111
17:00 - 00:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Madison, Mississippi
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We visit Gulfshores yearly for a weekend or a week. Nolan's is our special celebration dinner spot. Anniversary, Birthday, etc. We have always enjoyed the food. The waiter or waitress is always top notch. Last night Austin, our waiter was no different. Friendly, curious, great service. The steak was seasoned well and shrimp were perfect. Homemade cocktail sauce and Salad... More 

1 Thank MissGirl4
Jackson, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

On vacation with son, daughter in law and her mother...we were thinking this was going to be really special. The steaks had so much fat on them and they had no flavor. If I'm going to spend $33 on a meal for one person I really expect way more! Won't be returning!

Thank Lois W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere at Nolan's. The crab cake appetizer was great, but was only two small cakes. Don't plan on sharing much if you order them. The grouper was fantastic and so was the filet. Nice wine selection as well.

1 Thank Theresa M
Bartlett, Tennessee
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent service from Ms Melba! She was very attentive to everything. Great steak and seafood. Good wine menu. Very full and satisfied with this choice. They don't take reservations have a wait list. I recommend you call and get on the wait list, it fills up fast! We got there at 6 which was perfect. If your looking for steak... More 

3 Thank Kturner72364
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Atmosphere and service were great. Seafood is pre-frozen. Grouper was tough, crab was very dry. No idea about their steak, but I don't look for food that I can get at home when on vacation. Seems like the lounge is a good after dinner spot, just don't eat a seafood dinner there.

Thank mmg202202020202
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to Nolan's was super! Good atmosphere, nice view, delicious food and Robin, our server was delightful! I'll come again and recommend to friends. Worth the price!

Thank Elizabeth S
The Woodlands, Texas
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Proudly serving "choice" meats with an array of cliche and poorly executed sides. Stay away from the steaks in any event. I would avoid the place all together, but if you must go, stick to seafood. The servers are overly casual in demeanor but make up for it with very formal dress; silly pleated tuxedo shirts, complete with enamel button... More 

Thank topgear454
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

If you are wanting to dress a little nicer and eat a little better this is the place to go. They have a great menu, but the grouper is my favorite.

Thank morelqueen
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Nolan's food and wine are always great. Nolan's is also a good place to have a private party. The staff is fantastic. Never been disappointed here.

Thank Sandandseagirl

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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