A native of Mobile, Lucy Buffett (yes, Jimmy’s sister) opened her now-famous restaurant, LuLu’s, in 1999. What was once considered a dive on Weeks Bay has become a destination experience for more than 750,000 customers every year. A barge party of river rats commenced the move from Weeks Bay to Gulf Shores when she lost her lease at Weeks Bay in 2002. LuLu’s at Homeport Marina is now located off Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores under the Intracoastal Bridge, and the restaurant bears a rooftop painted with “One Love – One Ocean".
The open-air restaurant offers delicious Southern favorites like fish tacos and fried green tomatoes. They have live music nightly. There is a stage inside the restaurant and the “Crazy Sista” outdoor stage has hosted some great bands, including a surprise show by Freddy and the Fishsticks (aka Jimmy Buffett). The kids will have a ball playing in the sand while Mommy and Daddy partake in a Jet Ski Killer at the outside bar watching the boats and barges go by.