The Best Dining in Mobile Bay

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in Mobile Bay, Alabama. In this Mobile Bay dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from the freshest seafood in town to the perfect hand-crafted cocktail. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Noble South (203 Dauphin Street, Mobile). Chef Chris Rainosek brought the farm-to-table concept to Mobile with this tasty restaurant, creating amazing dishes with fresh local ingredients. 

Provision (100 North Section Street, Fairhope). Taking inspiration from a beloved American icon, the general store, this space features a cafe, wine bar, coffee shop, and a market with gourmet goods and is ideal for a quick and delicious bite.

Rae’s Kitchen (76 South Section Street, Fairhope). Originally a caterer and meals-to-go only establishment, Rae’s Kitchen now offers a dine in lunch menu as well. Whether you are looking for some delicious southern fare for your next get together or a quick and comforting sandwich and salad for your mid-day meal, this is the place for you.

Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks (102 Dauphin Street, Mobile) Food deeply rooted in Lower Alabama classics, but also a melting pot of influences from Mobile’s French, Spanish, and British heritage.

Wash House Restaurant (1711 Scenic Highway 98, Fairhope). Southern hospitality meets coastal cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere.

Fairhope Inn & Restaurant (63 South Church Street, Fairhope) Newly renovated while being known as the grande dame of Fairhope fine dining for over 25 years. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner, drink, celebrations alike.

The Dew Drop Inn (1808 Old Shell Road, Mobile). This spot is a Mobile-native staple that’s been around for generations. Order the basics done right—especially the fried seafood.

The Hope Farm (915 Nichols Avenue, Fairhope). Serving farm-to-table fare that highlights seasonal, local ingredients with a beautiful outdoor space. The wine bar is a must-visit. 

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1 Grand BLVD, Fairhope) Shaped by 170 years of proud heritage and elevated by a very contemporary statement of southern hospitality. The Grand is home to 8 different dinning options. Be it Bayside Grill for a family friendly meal, an easy lunch at Jubilee Poolside Grill, Southern Roots for fine dinning, the infamous Bucky’s Birdcage Lounge and more.

Panini Pete’s Cafe & Market (42 1/2 Section Street, Fairhope) Chef Panini Pete’s perfectly handcrafted, pressed sandwiches, angus beef burgers, hand-cut fries and chips, and the Beignets around. are the best around!

Fairhope Squeeze Juice Bar (42 1/2 Section Street, Fairhope) Combining a healthy Juice Bar and Mexican style Fruiteria.

Sunset Pointe (831 N Section Street, Fairhope) Exquisite, delicately balanced and memorable coastal cuisine in a laid back, inviting atmosphere….with amazing sunsets.

Dauphin’s (107 Street Francis Street, Suite 3400). Snagging a table at this spectacular restaurant ensures views of the Mobile River, the Bay, and downtown Mobile from 36 stories high. 

Master Joe’s (21 North Section Street, Fairhope). A go-to for locals and known for its creative and delicious sushi rolls.

The Haberdasher (113 Dauphin Street, Mobile). A charming speakeasy featuring yummy bites and some spectacular can’t miss drinks.

Tongue & Groove Drinkery (77 South Section Street, Fairhope). A great spot for handcrafted cocktails. Pro tip: ask for the bartender’s choice martini.

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Mobile Bay members.

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