Friday, October 5, 2012

Bahama Bob's--Gulf Shores

First night in Gulf Shores required we eat at the number one rated restaurant.  Bahama Bob's is a beach front seafood house and they live up to their reputation.  The place is busy,....noisy, and a lot of fun.  A packed house shows Bahama Bob's is doing something right.  

We walked up to the outside stand and was told the wait would be "a while".   We asked to be seated at the bar since there would a number of bar stools open.   Walked right in and had a seat and a beer within a few seconds.  Our bartender was quick with the drinks and the menus.   

The place was packed with lots of fun and good food.  After all, it was off season but a Friday night brought a lot of people in for the good food.  

After looking at the menu, the bar keep suggested the Pangus...which he assured us tasted like grouper.  We had never heard of Pangus, so we went ahead with his suggestion.   Later, we did a little investigation and found out that Pangus is not one of the most "safe" seafood to be consuming.   Comes from overseas with questionable river pollution.  

The entreés arrived quickly.  The Fried Striped Pangus--Fresh catch dipped in our special batter and fried golden brown served with French Fries  and  Cole Slaw  for $14.99.  

I asked the bar keep to surprise me with their favorite thing.  I really was looking forward to what they would like.  I received the Steamed Royal Reds--1 lb. of tender deep-water shrimp in the rough, spiced and steamed just right.  Served with garlic butter and Steamed New Potatoes, and Vegetable of the Day for  $21.99.  I had never had these before and they are whole shrimp.   A bucket was provided to discard the shells and head.   After all, it was a whole huge shrimp!

I loved the steamed shrimp...the new potatoes and the corn.   Great meal...and quite messy...but worth every drop of flavor.  

Skipped the dessert selections and rolled out of the restaurant with a full belly.  

I would go back in a second.....and look forward to my next visit to Gulf Shores.  

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