Reviews of Picnic Beach (Restaurant)

128 E 1st Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States

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Bodie Bachelor

Refreshing menu in a town known for its fried seafood. You can actually get vegetables, fruit, & even quinoa! The brisket was probably average or less, not much smoke or seasoning & just a tad tough, but the fish & fresh offerings were excellent. Very fun patio lights & multi level outdoor seating. Greatest novelty has to be the long leaf artificial turf all through the property, indoor & outdoor. Go for the clean eats, maybe not the barbecue.

Lauren Sayler

The place is very cute. Love the theme of white and grass. Very cute and had games available for use. However, the meat was pretty dry. All of the food was very healthy. There are no burgers here. The ribs I had and the brisket my brother and father had was very dry. They did have great sweet potato fries!

Adventure Krewe

Went for lunch and the food was great. You order up front and they give you a number then bring your food out to you. Had a brisket bowl which was very tasty. Paired that with a smoothie and that made a great choice portion for lunch. With the bowl you get a choice of quinoa, brown rice, or sweet potatoes base. I had brisket but the salmon topping was supposed to be even better. Hey if you are near West beach, gulf shores or orange beach you should stop in and give this place a try. You get what you pay for so the price may be higher than some of the other tourist stops but the food was much better than those tourist stops. If you stop in give this review a like, if you go because of this review them mark as helpful. Follow us @adventureKrewe on Instagram or you tube.

Daniel Williamson

My family loved this place. We came here two days in a row. If you want a break from the fried seafood tourist traps, this is a great place to eat. Delicious food, healthy options, great atmosphere.

George White

This is still one of the best places ever. Ate here 4 time in 3 days last May...enjoyed a meal this evening..Sat&Sun I'll be there too.

Kim Hight

Delicious BBQ! great break from the sea food for the not seafood lovers in the family. Better grab a table as quick as you can and someone get in line to order. This place is no secret, everyone knows how good it is. Would diffantly go again.

Pam Ryan

Food was phenomenal! Everything we tried was well prepared and delicious. Meat melted in your mouth. Will definitely return

Marcos Polanco

Food is really good but there old menu was way better.

Aaron ness

Clean atmosphere and good service. Menu is a little small, it's either vegan/alternative foods or bbq. My wife had the impossible burger (vegan) and said was great. I had ribs, mac n cheese and potato salad. The food was all good. The ribs were flavor and tender, a little too tender for my liking but I'm critical of bbq since I usually make my own. It was a fun experience overall and I would go back.

Larry Sutton

Great spot for lunch the only thing id change is those massive log tables I'd take paint off and just stain and clear them .....i recommend trying this place


Out of TX eating bbq, not bad. They have a few selections of sauce. Also, theres some options for health nuts. I recommend giving it a try.

Jessica King

I enjoyed the actual picnic atmosphere. There were even board games you could play while waiting on your food,which was delicious. I had ribs, mac n cheese and the coleslaw.

Lorna Mazur

The staff there are very friendly ,and I love their smoothies and fries! The game stations that they have inside and outside also make it a very fun and chill place to hang out with friends.

Paul Richardi

I had the Manwhich and my gf had the Beyond Burger. Food was awesome quick service great atmosphere. New favorite food spot in Gulf Shores.

sara bertrand

So much fun! The atmosphere draws you in but the food keeps ya coming back for more! Love the originality and how many options there are for Celiac's (gluten intolerant). If you order anything that involves brisket-you're doing it right.

Kevinn Kwiatkowski

Best BBQ on the gulf. Great friendly staff. Ribs & brisket were great. Potato salad out standing!

Jeremiah Nichol

Food was okay. I mean it was pretty good but I don't think it was that great. I'm trying to be nice here. What I do like was the carpet! It was super comfortable. I like this eating. The wood furniture was a nice touch. And the best part was the free games for the kids to play. I really should give three stars if I was trying to be hard on the place. The food was lacking for the money. But the atmosphere was Splendid and I would definitely give it another shot. Honestly maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. By far this is meant to be a positive review even if it sounds negative.

Rachelle Borden

We got the meat trio and a kids meal it was good the ribs were tender pulled pork was good the pulled chicken was ok a little dry for me would have gave 5 stars but the baked beans were not good the staff was awesome and nice I loved the set up and how everything was inside and out will definitely be back

Karen Erwin-Brown

Delicious trio platter. Pork, wings and brisket.

Mikayla Carter

Hands down the best BBQ I've had in a while!! On vacation here and we will definitely be back!!

sarah capitani

The bbq here is amazing definitely worth the visit.

Zachary Almarode

Pulled pork was amazing! The potato salad was unique, original homemade recipe and was delicious! The difference between 4 star and 5 star was the service. Refills on drinks could have been done by the staff. Atmosphere was definitely beach-like. Will be back

Kristy Ice

We love picnic beach ! It's now tradition when we come on vaca! Great food different and comfortable vibes! Definitely a one of a kind place! Amazing bbq sauces and the charred cauliflower was the bomb! Thanks picnic beach service you next year!

Jim D Holloway DDS

Great concept! Order inside sit anywhere on picnic tables. BBQ, smoothies, salads, NO seafood.. :(

Richard Akridge

Cool place to eat. Bar b que was good. Service was great and food came out quickly.

Tosha Lyles

My fist time trying this place my boyfriend suggested it and we was not disappointed. A little pricey though but worth it for large portions they give.

James Rush

the staff was friendly, the atmosphere was warm and the food was beyond excellent. I especially like the bama breeze smoothly, Shea did an excellent job of making sure my visit was perfect. will be back soon!

Jessica zeller

So the place is not exactly little kid friendly. They do have fantastic games inside to play. We love love loved the atmosphere. However no one said anything to us about high chairs, they did have them and we noticed them on the way out. My 3 year old ordered jack fruit, none of us knew what that was. It was on the kids menu And either she got the wrong order or they are really overestimating kids tolerance for heat!! And it sure looked/tasted like chicken to me! Spicy chicken! They both ended up eating the Mac and cheese only. The kids didn't even like the sweet potato hash. But I guess my kids are used to sweet potatoes with butter.

Jessica Pugh

Awesome smoked hot wings and tuna poke bowl! Loved it! Will be back and recommend to my friends and family!

Russ Goerend

Very good experience. Beach Bowl and Gulf Bowl we’re light and fresh.

Robyn O'Brien

I was really impressed with the quality of the dishes here. Most of the places in Orange Beach seemed very generic, corporate or geared for the masses. This place was original & quirky, had a super friendly staff and served perfectly seasoned, light-as-can-be, fried shrimp. The macaroni and cheese was heavenly and the bite of salmon I tried, melted in my mouth. My only regret is that I didn't have room for more.

Krisandtheo Hankins

This was a great place to eat in the first year. With their recent menu changes, they have removed most vegan - plant based menu items. Power bowls changed, no jackfruit dishes, etc. They were unique and we always had good food and great service. Now, it’s just another bbq place with minimal choices. I don’t know if their regular bbq is good or not...but the bbq jackfruit certainly was. The point is...nothing unique about PB now. Turning into just another bbq restaurant (hence the name change to "PB BBQ”. Disappointed that they have changed their focus. No need to go there now.

Bill Lawrence

Excellent bbq. Ordering took over an hour. Needed another register. Ran out of ribs and brisket.

Dillon Drake

Would be a six star but they dropped the ball on the food.... literally drove 2 hours to come here and they run out of food since the delivery truck only brought fruit... the beach dog is one of the best options on the menu for vegans and they didn’t have it or the impossible burger. It’s the weekend and you had ONE job... sorry picnic beach but you need to step up and coordinate better. It’s unacceptable.

Paige Mintz

This place is fun and unique. Loved the artificial grass carpet and picnic tables and all of the board games. Food was excellent also.

Katie Page

Wonderful atmosphere with delicious healthy/vegan options. The smoothies are yummy, too! They have games to play while waiting for your order.

Daniel Benson

I put in a to-go order for the bison burger and it was amazing. The atmosphere is cool as well. While I was waiting for my order I was asked by 4 different waitresses if I had already been waited on so the staff are terrific as well. Love this place. You should definitely try it. They have plenty for children as well. The smoothies are the best I've ever had.

Mickey Pendergrass

Wife loved her salad. Pulled pork ok and real good service.

Amanda Weber

Skip the more expensive places and come here. Ample seating, super friendly staff, and far better food. Our family of six ordered widely from the menu and all of it was great. My only complaint - and I'm really nitpicking here - the shrimp batter was just a touch overseasoned for my taste. That didn't stop me from eating ALL of it. Next time we'll come here first!


Love this restaurant! Fantastic healthy choices that taste amazing!!!! I have been coming to the Gulf Shores area for 17 years and now live here. This is the first restaurant that I confidently recommend to residents and vacationers. (Not really a “seafood” place-although shrimp, tuna and salmon are in the menu as healthy choices). Check them out! Great location, atmosphere-fun, clean, close to beach, friendly, I could go on and on! Thank you Picnic Beach. I hope others rise to your standards!

Rebecca Makemson

The nachos are amazing!!! Both the pork and brisket are amazing!!! Great atmosphere too!

Blake Bishop

Love this place I'm here at least once a week, happy hour is my favorite time, the 50¢ wings are great at happy hour with there 4 sauces too, great healthy drinks next to there fountain drinks, also there tuna poke bowl is well worth it too.

Dylan Gibson

Great food and service.

Kyle Burch

My wife loves the acai bowls and the smoked chicken is delicious!

Heather Denenea

Absolutely love the atmosphere. Very casual, very chill. We loved the pulled pork nachos. The ribs were good, and the Mac and cheese, we just weren't fans of the sweet potato fries. Overall a great experience. If you want to step a little out of the way of the crowds, this is the place to come.

Harold Millsap

My wife and I ate here while on a beach vacation in Gulf Shores. We ordered the trio with pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket. We had three sides. The sides were Mac and cheese, beefy baked beans, and french fries. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was so cool with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. I do not recommend eating at The Hangout across the street. The food there is way over priced and plain. Walk across the street to the Beach Picnic you won't regret it!! Reasonably priced and delicious food I promise. ;)

Jessica Bain

The food and flavors were very tasty. The service was less than stellar. Wrong order brought out, said they were going to fix it, they didn't, had to track someone down to wait another 20 for a hot dog. When it came out they didn't bother bringing the side dish. Finished the meal and the side never made it out. No acknowledgement and no attempt to make it better. But the food we did get tasted great.

Nicholas Wise

There was no line, so we gave it a try. Not a bad quick option for the area.

Stan Letarte

Tasty food, more than average healthiness. Good smoothies. Staff friendly. Interesting decor.

V Johnson

Super nice place friendly staff with fantastic bbq

Steven Bates

My family and I enjoyed eating at the Picnic Beach. I loved that they had a big enough round table inside that we could all sit together. The menu had a good variety. My husband had the Bicen Burger and I had the Pulled Pork and both were tasty. Be sure and try the different sauses they offer. The owner/manager came out and spoke with us and that was a super, nice personal touch. All in all it was a positive experience and we would visit again!

L Robinson

One of the coolest eateries I've ever visited - love their interior and exterior design. Enjoyed a fresh and delicious Bama Breeze smoothie with a great view of the gulf. Will definitely visit again!

Alex Keough

Just go here. You will not be disappointed. The vegan options literally taste better than the "real" thing. The menu has options for everyone and the theme is super unique and memorable. There is long astroturf inside and out! Well worth the trip from Daphne.

Bryan Jenkins

We stumbled onto this place on the way back to the condo and loved it. We had a couple Manwiches and they were great. I recommend the Dark and Stormy.

Ryan Ryder

Fantastic food. They have everything from meat platters to gluten free and vegan. Something for everyone. The food was delicious. If you are in the area it is worth checking out.

Houston Barnhill

Fun place. Good food.

Elberta ann Keene

The rib we're great and tender all of food were great

emily wray

The place is vegan or GF, very pricey. 3 people eating for 70$ is a bit crazy to me.

David Mullenix

Just tried Picnic Beach and will definitely go back!! Great choices and so nice to have something different and more healthy to choose from!! Staff was great also.

Ashley Cobb

This place was great! mark was an awesome host/server/entertainer! Brought our family from out of town, group of 10. We were served quickly and checked on several times. All different orders and none of the food disappointed! Recommended, will return, and best BBQ on the Gulf Coast! Great atmosphere and we all left stuffed and with leftovers!!!

Greg Hall

Very cool set up and a must try on the gulf, some of the best smoked ribs I've ever had!

Chet Jenkins

Had a good meal. I had the brisket Manwich, which tasted great, but I would’ve been better off getting the brisket plate, which my wife got. I think you get a lot more for the same price. I really enjoyed the raspberry lemonade as well. Several options for BBQ sauce as well. The only issue that I had was that there was only one person taking orders. She was great, and answered any and all questions, provided suggestions, etc, but it took quite a while to order. But that was literally the only thing I could really complain about. It was clean and a nice change from all of the sea food options.

William Wolfe

I really, really wanted a smoothie. I heard they had smoothies. I went in, asked for a smoothie. I got a smoothie. I was made happy.

Marie Jones

The girl at the register was rude. She didn’t greet anyone or ask if we were ready. She stared until someone finally walked up and she still just stared with an annoyed face. The food took a while to be brought out and it came out at different times. I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich for 16$ and when I got it there was bones in it. The only positive thing about this place is the decorations.

Isaac Haruo

HANDS DOWN A 10/10!! I COULD EAT EVERYTHING ON THE MENU HANDS DOWN!! You’ll be taken away by the ambiance, amazing customer service, and the most amazing food! You’ll be swept away by the aroma of smoked bbq meats and enjoy every bite! It’s a must stop when you’re in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Cara Thomas

To start out, I do want to say the food was fairly good. I had the brisket sandwich, which was tasty. The beans on the side were good but tasted like chili soup. I had the elote corn (1 cob for $7) which was delish. Now for the reasons for only 3 stars 1. I ordered a pineapple mojito and received watermelon. After taking the first sip, I immediately got up to go to the bar to exchange it. Stood there and was passed by THREE employees and was never acknowledged, for about 5-7 minutes. Just sat down and powered through the watermelon (which I hated, TBH) 2. Food took FOREVER. 35 minutes, I know because I checked the time on the receipt. It’s BBQ. And for those that don’t know, it isn’t smoked to order, lol. So why the wait?? 3. Appetizers served at the same time as the main course. 4. The elote was good, but it was 1 ear of corn and cost $7 5. The coleslaw is terrible Decent food in desperate need of better execution.

MaryBeth Pike

The pier was a short walk on the beach from our hotel. It did cost $3.00 per person to walk further down the pier but it was worth it! What a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. You can fish from the pier and they also have a gift shop. I highly recommend visiting here!

Jennifer Bixler

LOVE this place! Covered parking downstairs, great food, drinks, sauces, tons of games to play, nice outdoor seating, and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. Great vegan and gluten free options!

Clay Thomas

Awesome food. Great place. Watched a grown man take a pound of sausage. Delicious!

Robert Hall

The Bama Breeze smoothie was amazing

Courtney Stevens

Picnic Beach has clean ingredients, meats and greens, delicious green drinks and organic cocktails. Great happy hour to meet up with friends and family at an indoor/outdoor picnic-themed restaurant.

Myeisha Greene

Ribs were tender. Meats were smoked to perfection. White bbq sauce was good. And side were great! Coming from the BBQ mecca, Kansas City, MO; I was impressed! I was worried at first as the healthy food options through me off. All in all it was good!

Gabrielle Dunseith

Excellent food, chicken and ribs were fantastic

Shannon Jones

The BBQ pulled pork was good. The Baked Beans definitely aren't southern style and potatoes salad was strange and didn't taste right. My daughter got the shrimp skewers. Overcooked and cold. She had to return them. 2 of us got sick within 3 hours of eating and still sick this morning. Great service and staff, But the food needs attention. I will stick with DinnerBell BBQ from now on.

Charles Boheme

Great smoky food, fresh and interesting, great service. Loved the Beach Bowl and the pulled chicken sandwich. Just off the beach. Recommended!

Troy Brya

Food was good, artificial turf throughout the building was different but nice. Recommended

Victoria Vandenberghe

So disappointed!!!!! No ribs, brisket was dry as heck! Asked the girl how much was the buns? She said $1.00 then charged me 8 buck for 4 that doesnt add up. I hope this is not the best Bbq in Alabama

Carolyn Harwood

Nice to see a menu with dedicated vegan options. Really enjoyed the cauliflower wings, but found the sweet potato mash almost inedible as it was so stringy.

Cara Stallman

Love the biodegradable packaging and little single use plastics. So refreshing!

Brandy Kaiser

The food was so fresh and the place is adorable and so family friendly. They have games for families to use while they dine there. It's good food and nice place.

Julie Hodge-Liepelt

Service, decor, atmosphere, food taste and quantity, staff and facility are solid 5-star. We've been here a few times and it's been the same every time. Absolutely fabulous. The beverages are all prepared, not just poured. Red sangria, mimosa...fabulous. Fresh squeezed orange as it's made. So good. The smoked meats and the vegan meats are equally yummy. It is easily our favorite hometown restaurant. Whether visiting here or a resident, if you haven't eaten here, you've missed out. Did I say 5-stars?!

Audrey Arnold

Good little place. The food is good, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is nice, relaxed, and very family friendly. Good experience!

Jennifer Klenke

Great healthy food options. My kids loved playing games while we waited. The smoothies are great!

Dave Vensel

Had the Bison Burger and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. The food was pretty decent. The menu was diverse with some healthy choices. We would probably just go back to our fave - Moe's BBQ in Orange Beach next time. This is not a traditional BBQ place and smoothies and vegan entrees seemed out of place.

Greg Plante

The pit boss here knows what's up!! Ribs are fall-off-the-bone juicy! I got the last 1/4lb of the brisket for the day and it was still tender, juicy, and flavorful. No sauce even necessary! They didn't have the full pound I ordered so he bought out a sample of ribs and wings with it. Great service! Great food! Will certainly be back!

Sean Stake

Love this place. Good food..good vibe..nice people.

Julia Weidman

Excellent food. Family atmosphere. Service a little slow.

Ashley McClure

Great food and variety. Especially if you want to get away from the standard seafood in the area.

S Man

—Missouri!!— If you haven’t been here you are missing out! I loved the back yard feel to this place! It makes me wish we had this in Missouri! Best bbq I have ever had. The staff was amazing. It was super busy but we didn’t wait long at all. I loved that we could play the game sorry as we waited. I hadn’t played that since I was a kid! I ate the picnic manwich with the brisket. OMG. Melt in your mouth. My son loved the foosball table. We plan to go back another day while on this trip.

Marlo Hughen

Visiting from Colorado and this was the BEST respit from friend food. I lived it and so did my kids!!

Lisa Eiseman

Very expensive for such a basic concept. This is a walk up order joint, not serviced. The pulled chicken and chicken wings were WAY over cooked. Basic sides with nothing to make them stand out except the price. Very good pulled pork, but 1/4 of my serving was fat. Save your money and go somewhere that has better BBQ.

Danielle Jones

We went there last night with our family of 6. (4 month old, 7, 9, and 12 year olds) Atmosphere is very friendly and original. We loved it! Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Food was excellent! It’s so nice to have an option that is not deep fried. While we waited we played board games from their collection. We highly recommend this little treasure.


The service was VERY slow. & one waiter in particular attempted to be rude but she had the right one & was quickly dismissed. I didn’t get her name but the food was good.

Joshua Kesling

The Impossible Burger (vegan) was super good!! Prices are consistent with other similar places. Date ordered the "Beach Dog" (vegan)- she says it was a 4/5 but only because she doesn't love bbq sauce. Enjoy!!

Danielle Spitzer

Amazing food! Clever and unique menu! Great choices for us vegans! We will be regular customers. Try the vegan chicken burger with sweet potato fries! Delicious! We need more places like this!

E Kristine Bindschatel

Awesome! Excellent BBQ and friendly service. Great options for vegans too. Clean food and clean restaurant. Great prices!

Pamela J. Watkins

Pricey for what you get. Portions small. The wait to order absolutely insane. But very friendly and professional staff!! Interesting concept with the astro turf and picnic tables.

Sara Elliott

Amazing place. So friendly and great food.

Seth C.

This is the absolutely most disgusting food I have ever eaten in gulf shores. I ordered the beach bowl with Maui Maui. The rice in the dish was hard as a rock and the rest of the bowl was completely unseasoned and bland! The other food we ordered was the barbecue chicken sandwich which they should be ashamed to call that barbecue! The coleslaw taste like they dumped a cup of vinegar in it. The amount of food we received for $30 was shameful to say the least. If I could give this place a 1/16 of a star I would. They will never have my business again ever!

Caril Bloyd

Lots of fun in the sand and sun plus water

Sandee Cherry

Very unique atmosphere with delicious food!

Gina Picchi

Great BBQ! The brisket bowl and grilled salmon were excellent. We also tried the super dragon and Bahama Breeze with Rum both were very good. Only problem I had was this place was short staffed or just not prepared for the spring break crowd and really backed up on orders the day we went. We had to wait for our drinks forever and couple people from my group never got theirs. We had to ask couple of times to see if they were even being made. I could tell these guys were really trying to catch up. I know places have their bad day since I was a server for many yrs. This would not stop me for giving them another try.

Eddie Maxwell

The wings and drinks were good. The ribs were supposed to be their specialty, but were overcooked so much they were hardened into jerky on the thin edge. The ribs were over-sauced as well. I liked the potato salad which had dill in it, as well as the beans which had leftover BBQ in them. Stick to the healthy dishes here. There are places to get unhealthy food all over Gulf Shores, this is not one of them though.

Mike Phillips

Best food in Gulf Shores, period. We ate 14 meals at restaurants during our vacation this week and now I know we made 13 mistakes. The menu is so good and the atmosphere is even better. There is fake grass / field turf on the floor! So cool. There's also a parking garage under the building to keep your car out of the sun. Two in our party got ribs and they were amazing. The meat was perfect. Get two sides of mac and cheese with whatever you order because the first one will make you order another anyways. I had a Beach Body Wellness smoothie. I'm so happy that they make real smoothies. Best of all, for vegans and vegetarians and anyone who just likes good tasting food, they have The Impossible Burger and it does not disappoint. Go to this place on your first day of vacation so you have a chance to make more visits during the week. Our only regret is that we waited until our last night to eat here.

Lance White

The meat was smoky and melt-in-your-mouth tender. The sauces we're good, and I loved the variety of sides. One small thing, add some meat combo choices. I really wanted some Conecuh sausage as well as pork. I was told I would have to order two combos to do that. I stuck with pork (and it was awesome), will try some other meats next trip down.

Ashley Ard Wilson

Their pulled pork nachos are so good. I came to days in a row for nachos. Unfortunately, they are holding back on their black beans now, which is a bummer because their are part if what makes the $10 nachos great.

Don Kerrigan

This place is amazing. Servers are super friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The menu has a wide range of options including gluten free buns for those who are gluten intolerant. The nachos and pulled pork sandwich were delicious!

Marsha Milam

Food was sub par. Not worth the $. Do not recommend.

Amanda L

The WORST customer service. The girl at the cash register (glasses, braids, nose ring on Sunday) made sure she finished with her text message a good 30 seconds before taking my order. When she finally did look up she said nothing and just stared. She rudely let me know the table number she gave me was “more of an order number than a table number” even though we were brought our food (as was everyone else) by a nice employee. The food was good. Not good enough to deal with the entitled employee though. Won’t be back.

bob sewell

Was a great little place the food was good and very laid back.

Chris Rollins

Great food. Plenty of choices for food and drink. Lots of seating indoor and outdoor. You order at the main counter upstairs and they bring it out to you. Friendly staff, great environment.

Austin Belcher

Top notch BBQ from a unique establishment. Some of the best baked beans I've ever had. Would skip the mac and cheese; weird texture to the noodles. If you've ever wanted to try vegetarian BBQ (jackfruit) then this is definitely for you. Also be sure to try the infused waters and smoothies.

Megan Duncan

Super cute atmosphere, loved the family board games and the food was outstanding

Angie Addison

Their food is fabulous! The beef brisket was the best our family has ever eaten! We loved the uniqueness of this restaurant and went back a second time. Great for all ages and reasonably priced.

Lacy Dillingham

Went here for the smoothies. We paid $24 for two smoothies! Ouch!

Hannah Wall

It was amazing! My son and I got the picnic nachos with bbq meat.. amazing and we should have got two lol He stole most of it and he's very picky and loved it! The husband got brisket burger and sweet potato fries and they were also amazing! Daughter got mac and cheese and fruit bowl and the fruit was fresh and mac and cheese wasn't Kraft lol it was good!

Connor Walters

The food was fresh and delicious - a nice change from most of the fried food in the area. The margarita and mojito were made from scratch and we loved the clean aesthetic!

Chuck Larson

This place offers the full-tummy experience, combined with a casual Alabama atmosphere. The brisket with potato salad (not a big fan of the coleslaw, but a big fan of the brisket) and Alabama BBQ sauce was a hit with me. Yes, you park underneath the building and it has turf floors, just as was advertised. It's a unique dining experience you'll always associate with Gulf Shores. With plenty of healthy choices on the menu too. #BBQ #family

Brandi M

Food was so delicious. We got the family basket that was $65 to feed 4-6 ppl. It was 4 of us and we were definitely full. The grill master came out to check on us also. It was a great experience with a great view. I'm only giving 4 because the side of the building advertises seafood but there was not a big seafood selection for my step mom.

Emily Carrico

Our cycling team stopped by an hour before close to grab dinner. We have a whole mix of dietary restrictions, including vegan and gluten free, and there were so many delicious options none of us felt we were compromising. The food was delicious, the chef came out to talk to us and was super friendly! Everything is reasonably priced for the quality. We were back by the next day for lunch!

Nick Cates

I really wanted to like this place, as the staff was friendly and the place is nicely decorated. However, $13 for a small Picnic Rib PoBoy, with what seemed like one rib (with part, not all, of the bone still in, which was confusing), was a bit ridiculous. The beans were good. It was a Saturday night, but not so busy, as the place wasn't packed.

Lace M

As a vegan I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. I ate here twice during my short stay at the beach because it was so satisfying and I had options. The vegan ranch is amazing with the cauliflower wings and the vegan burger was delicious! Sad it won’t be in Tennessee.


Love this place. Incredible barbecue, brisket, smoothies, great location. Have vegetarian options too which is great. The local craft beer on tap (while a bit limited) is also delicious. Oh, they also play good music (Dave Mathews, OAR, Tom Petty, Mumford, etc). Basically, not your typical southern bbq joint or overpriced tourist trap.

Kristine Mims

Second time here and my husband and I were beyond excited to get the same burger we had the last time (Beyond/Impossible Burger) but mine was unfortunately cold. Not just "not hot", but literally (and sadly) cold. I didn't finish it but also didn't feel comfortable bringing it back since I had already eaten a few bites and didn't want to cause any problems. While my husband didn't mind, I was pretty disappointed during this visit since we had building up our expectations all week (this was our last food destination before leaving). The fries were good, cashier was nice, and the overall atmosphere was great, my meal just didn't satisfy me like I expected it to.


This place was pretty good. One of the best places we have been to. It looks really cool because they have grass on the floor which looked pretty cool. There were also these really good sauces that I had and I loved all of them. There is also a wide variety on the menus and anything you get will be pretty good. I also played a board game while we waited for our food which was awesome. I would totally recommend going here if you are in the area.

Verne J

Prior to visiting this establishment on 07/06/19, I read a number of reviews. I thought it would be a great place to visit on my vacation. However, I would give this restaurant a poor rating based on a number of factors. Firstly, it took approximately an hour to receive my take-out order. Secondly, after getting to my condo, I realized that the order was incomplete. My husband and I went back to get the rest of our order. When we finally were able to eat the food, the beyond burger was not good, the wings were under cooked, and we received regular fries instead of sweet potato fries. I do not plan on eating there again even though the smoothies were good.

Latisha Stanfield

We was headed back home to MS and decided to stop here. The look of the restaurant caught my attention because it looked nice and clean and it was ! But the food was delicious! Best smoked bbq I ever tasted at a restaurant, best homemade lemonade and very affordable prices!

Drew Hall

Excellent stop for smoked wings. We got an order of 50 and a couple sides then ate family style. They have a nice selection of sauces. Try the Alabama white bbq sauce. It is excellent. Very reasonable prices too.

Esther Andrews

We had to wait 30 minutes for a seat which was fine and service was great but the food was not seasoned properly and I felt like it was missing something. I ordered the seafood pasta and the sauce was too runny, brocolli and onions were uncooked. It felt like everything was just thrown on top of the pasta. Thank goodness for the sex on the beach drink that I got to help with my appetite

Bizzy Kiechlin

The meat was SO good. Cool atmosphere with table top games. Super casual and family friendly place

Sarah Moss

Food was great! Got it ordered and it came out in a timely manner. Prices are a bit on the higher end but that is to be expected for the area. Overall great experience.

Drew Morgan

I’m surprised by my experience compared to all these raving reviews but wow we’re we disappointed. First, we were directed to sit down until we were ready to order with no one in line behind us. Ok. While we order the girl behind the counter got increasingly rude and I’m not sure why.. one family’s member wanted an adult size of a kids meal which seemed to be a big issue but then wasn’t because some of the children sides aren’t listed as adult sides but they’re still sides? They were out of the bison burger which is whatever but was informed by the girl that I should have known that. I didn’t order drinks at the time of the order to keep them off the payers bill. I went to the “bar” to order a drink stood awkwardly by a another girl employee who ignored me for 5 mins then someone took my order. Mad a huge hassle about IDing me. I guess I look very young but also made me get my girlfriends ID too because I got 2 drinks. Can’t order 2 drinks at a “bar” on vacation I guess. Food comes out. It’s wrong the guy bringing the food out says “unless it was put in wrong in the computer that’s what you ordered” but he’s going to check. No fallow up but if we ordered wrong ok but we’re 100% knowing we ordered correctly. The beef brisket bowl is pathetically small and the Mac and cheese is bone dry. Music is loud enough that you can’t hear the person across from you at a table. The drinks aren’t sweet at all which is part of the healthy vegan gluten free ect environment they have.. which is whatever but still gross and $20 I’ll never get back. Food was good when it’s right. It was funny watching the guy bring food out and ignore our table. He looked very uncomfortable all over baked beans. Wish it was still reds and I can’t believe I wrote this long review but wanted to help ya if possible.

allyson hinton

Great for and atmosphere! Also the cocktails are amazing!

Jessica Walker

This place is a gem! It’s a much needed change to a beach town with almost the same type of food and atmosphere everywhere else. They are reasonably priced, perfectly portioned and have something for everyone. It’s all wholesome, fresh and delicious. If you don’t know about an item on the menu or how it might taste, be sure to ask! The staff is very friendly. We ordered the margarita, bison burger, sweet potato fries, and the chopped salad with jackfruit and grilled shrimp.

Jim Reech

Good food and atmosphere. Perfect for kids. Salmon was excellent.

Katie Nations

This place was amazing ! The atmosphere and staff were amazing along w the food! I had the Brisket salad and it was delicious! I will definitely be back to this place ! Wish we had one in Brandon, MS !

Shannon Bowers-Smith

I can't wait to go back!!!

Jackie Stephens

It was absolutely amazing. My brother in law loves the vegan options and the smoothies and I love the trio with the ribs, pulled pork and wings. We will continue to come back every time we come down. If I could give 10 stars I would. Do you deliver to Tennessee? Lol

Brianne Davidson

This is an amazing place to eat! Very relaxed atmosphere, awesome food, and really cool decor! I highly recommend!!

Amanda Slaughter

I love this place! The food is fantastic and the service is great! You really need to try the Picnic Nachos with pork! Amazing!

Paige Waller

Delicious!! Such a great "crunchy" find on our beach trip! The decor is really fun, too!

Mark Sims

Price was reasonable. Food was average. Baked beans tasted more like chili. Great family atmosphere with board games to play. Inside and outside seating.

Matthew Hawkins

I stop in every couple weeks, sometimes more, to get the BamaBreeze smoothie and a TunaPoke bowl. Always consistent on having the freshest ingredients and it definitely shows in the taste!

ki11erwha1e987 0

Good food, the BBQ had chunks of only fat in it though. The inside of the restaurant smelled absolutely awful. I would suggest ordering and then sitting outside.

Rob Dorn

Cool place, with astroturf inside. Wings were meaty sauce was great. Alabama white bbq sauce is very tasty. Pulled pork melts in your mouth. From Cincinnati

Queen Holland

My food was great! However, my sister's food was barely warm and some fries were not cooked well. The lemonades were amazing! My favorite was the Raspberry Lemonade.

lakeyta knight

Picnic Beach has the best pulled pork, I have ever tasted. I was in Orange Beach for 3 days and we ended up going twice. It was just that good. The sauces are awesome too. I luv it!!!!

patrick lane

We've tried nearly every restraunt in gulf shores and PB is by far the best. Great food and the waitress with the flower bruise (rib accident) on her arm is the bomb!

Deanna Simmons

Was really good, ribs and beans 2gether is a lil spicy. But good bbq sauce

Anthony VanVolkinburg

Picnic beach is such a refreshing oasis in a desert of deep fried fish fillets. They have great healthy options of real food. They provide a great atmosphere. The grass floor is u like anything I’ve ever seen. I love it. As far as the food, good portions and presented well.

Amanda Cameron

Awesome food and such a cute idea, they have games for you to play while you wait for your food.

Nicole Hohenstein

Finding a restaurant that serves more than one vegan option can be tricky, so I was blown away when we found picnic beach! I was on cloud 9! The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. The staff was curteous, and the food was phenomenal! I do wish they would have had more vegan friendly options for kids, but I ended up ordering adult meals for them. We will absolutely be back next year—Highly recommend!

Brian Kimutis

Really good BBQ, with several sauces to choose from. Fun kids menu. Great atmosphere.

Deborah Taylor

The Ribs, Brisket and Chicken were So delicious. The sweet potato fries I could have kept eating but I ran out. The atmosphere was amazing. Prices were great. Remember that you pay for what you get... I am a local and I work retail so I will tell everyone to check this place out...

David naomi Emond

Great food great service! Fun friendly atmosphere!

darryl woods

Awesome food, drink and service.

Robert Oliver

Just not happy with our meal. We both had the picnic dogs. They cost as much as most burgers on the island. It tasted good, but it wasn't worth $12. At $12, the meat should outsize the bun. The mac and cheese was mostly mac and very little cheese. We were sorely disappointed.


$12 vegan burger, yay, extra for avacado, not yay, w/yum potato salad, (but small burger compared to mammoth ones elsewhere @ spendy beach). $12 side + vegan hot dog (barely warm) had delicious fried onions atop, but skimpy amount for price. Served in paper trays. Excellent mustard bbq sauce. Sweet potato mash was grossly stringy. (There are hacks for that!) Replaced happily w/sweet potato fries thankfully. Had to ask for receipt and even then, didn't include the itemized one. Counter person not very welcoming, bordered on being bothered. Order delivery person was helpful and cheerful. With their fake green grass carpet and picnic tables and lots of table games n blankets, vibe is casual, like you're eating in your backyard. block off beach, can see water! (until someone builds in front of them.) Great to think you could be on the beach and have your picnic delivered. Great covered parking under the place. (converted beach house?)

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