Lulu's Gulf Shores is a must-visit restaurant with a tropical feeling and great food! Located on the Intercoastal Waterway you can enjoy your meal by the water with live music.
Lulu's Gulf Shores
LuLu's theme is "Fun, Food, and Music" and I have to say they deliver on all three. This is a Gulf Shores restaurant that was created to bring you an amazing time.
You can dine on Southern comfort food and Gulf coast classics including seafood gumbo, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, shrimp, oysters, and fish, along with burgers, po'boys, and more! Do not miss getting a slice of epic key lime pie!
Make sure to order a Bama Breeze Cocktail and LuLu's Word Famous Bushwacker! They both taste amazing.
Did you know LuLu's is owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of musician Jimmy Buffett?
LuLu's is perfect for all ages! They have an outdoor play area for kids, an arcade, comfy Adirondack Chairs spread out over the property, and so much more.
I do suggest planning ahead and taking advantage of their Beat the Wait program detailed below! During busy times the wait can be 2-3 hours but the Beat the Wait program can cut this down big time!
Even if you have to wait a little bit don't worry there is so much to do! There is a fantastic photo spot near the front with Adirondack Chairs and a LuLu's Sign! It is the perfect place to grab a family photo!
Lulu's Gulf Shores Menu
One of the best things about LuLu's is the allergy menu options. They have a dedicated kitchen for cooking gluten-free, shellfish-free, seafood-free, egg-free, soy-free and dairy-free.
They truly go out of their way to make sure that guests who have dietary restrictions are taken care of safely. When I asked if something was cooked near meat the server immediately asked if I had an allergy and assured me that they would make sure my food was cooked properly.
A lot of times you go to a restaurant and they have maybe one option for anyone with dietary restrictions. This is not the case at LuLu's! You can expect to find a full menu of options that taste amazing.
Make sure to try a world-famous LuLu's Bushwacker!
You need to order the chips with queso and salsa! Trust me you need them in your life!
When you get your order I highly suggest mixing the salsa and queso together and then bathing your chips in as much of it as you can. I told my husband I would swim in this mix which is a bit of a stretch but dang it is delicious.
My sister-in-law had the shrimp po'boy and said it was great.
No trip to LuLu's Gulf Shores is complete without at least one slice of key lime pie! It is so good that it is hard to share.
We love the key lime pie so much we put it on our must-try sweet treats in Gulf Shores list!
Beat the Wait
There can be a LONG LINE at times to get into Lulu's it is that popular! Thankfully they rolled out the Beat the Wait program so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time waiting in line.
One thing to know if the Beat the Wait system is not a reservation but it does get you in line before you get there.
The maximum party size that you can place on the wait is 8 people.
Make sure to check in when you arrive at the restaurant. They will then text you when your table is ready. We only had to wait a few minutes since we had already put our name on the waitlist.
There is live music nightly at LuLu's! You can check out their website to see who is playing each night.
LuLu’s Beach Arcade
The Beach Arcade features old-school games we all grew up with along with new favorites.
Mountain of Youth Ropes Course
Do you have kids with a ton of energy and a zest for adventure? If you answered yes you are going to love the Mountain of Youth Ropes Course!
This three-story ropes course has tightrope walking, stairs, and is perfect for a fun vacation adventure.
- You must be 48 inches or taller
- The cost is $14 per person
- Weight limit 300 lbs
Munchkin Mountain Ropes Course
If you have little ones who are under 4 feet don't worry the Munchkin Mountain Ropes Course is perfect for them!
- Must be UNDER 48 inches tall
- The cost is $8 per person
- Must be accompanied by an adult
Make sure to take a spin around the gift shop! You can pick up Crazy Sista and LuLu's gear along with fun vacation souvenirs.
We bring home at least one bottle of Bad Boy Blackening Spice and Southern Jerk Spice every trip.
You can also pick up copies of Lucy Buffets Cookbooks Gumbo Love, LuLu's Kitchen, and Crazy Sister Cooking.
We had the opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras at LuLu's a few years ago and it was a blast! This Gulf Shores Restaurant knows how to celebrate and have fun!
Lighted Boat Parade
Celebrate the holidays Gulf Coast style with the Lulu's Lighted Boat Parade!
Arrive to the restaurant early to grab a seat on the deck and get ready for epic lighted boats to cruise by!
Christmas Cookie Movie Nights - Every Tuesday in December
Enjoy free family fun while watching an epic Christmas movie! Complimentary popcorn, Christmas Cookies, and Hot Chocolate! Bring a beach blanket or chair and enjoy a movie on the beach.
NOON Year Eves - December 31st
The perfect New Year's celebration for kids and adults. Enjoy kids safe fireworks AKA bubble wrap, a sand castle contest, crafts, and a super fun beach ball drop!
Plus face painting, balloon animals, inflatable slide, and so much more! Kick off the new year with fun for all ages!
Things to know when planning a visit to Lulu's Gulf Shores
Address - 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL US
LuLu's is located on Portage Creek across the water from Tacky Jacks another great Gulf Shores Bar.
Phone: (251) 967-LULU (5858)
Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. (seasonal closing hours may vary)
Parking: There is ample parking near the restaurant.
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