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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
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! "
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3. Chef Rudy's Key Lime Pie
" The Key Lime pie was homemade and fantastic."
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Poor service training, attention, timing, and lackluster attitudes, drained a favorable report of decent food and atmosphere.

Thank Hefferson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ordered a couple if appetizers during happy hour. One was crab spinach artichoke dip and chips, the other was fried shrimp. Also had a wedge salad with fresh made bleu cheese. Margaritas were $3 and pretty good. The appetizers were average. Wedge salad average, but...More

1  Thank Ward C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bill’s by the Beach was a disappointment. There were some bright spots: the server was very polite, the crab cakes were tasty, the grilled caesar was good, and the steak was cooked well. So what was the issue, you ask? Crab bisque was watery and...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were many highs and lows for this restaurant which is the reason for the 3-star review. The fried pickle appetizer that was recommended by the waitress was excellent and the fried shrimp were terrific as well. The problem was with the steak. I asked...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great, as was service. As we were waiting for our check the owner, Bill, came up to us to let us know he had a reservation for our table and that we needed to leave. We had had a reservation as well. We...More

2  Thank Jk7679
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill's by the beach was a great find across from our condo. There was no wait during any of our stops and the shrimp I got with my meal were so good that I had to come back. I didn't find any other places in...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch when we arrived on vacation because they were one of the few places that allow pets to dine with you, and we were ready for some seafood! Smoked tuna dip was excellent, and we consider ourselves experts on smoked tuna...More

Thank Ashley A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been coming here every year since 2014. It has never disappointed. Great relaxing atmosphere with a beach view and awesome food. And the all day $2 Mimosas are a major plus!! If your in Gulf Shores Bills by the Beach...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bill’s the last night of our vacation at Gulf Shores. The restaurant is across the street from the beach. We sat on the patio and the breeze was super nice. The food was good; not great. The steak I got was so...More

Thank jengab22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, great menu, awesome food, definitely worth a visit. Lots of seafood on the menu too. Close to beach

1  Thank Melissa S
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Questions & Answers
September 20, 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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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Welcome to Bill’s By The Beach, where you’ll experience the best cuisine the Gulf has to offer while taking in the amazing Alabama Gulf Coast beach view. We’ve built our reputation offering fresh, wild-caught Gulf and domestic seafood, as well as local, farm fresh and seasonal vegetables — hand crafted into unique, sensational meals that can be enjoyed by the entire family at an affordable price. We are committed to bringing you highest quality, freshest, and most sustainable ingredients available, which is why we participate in the Gulf Wild tag program. The Gulf Wild tag allows you to verify when and where your seafood was caught and the path it took from there to your table. At Bill’s By The Beach you know without a doubt that you’re getting the very best.
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