There's no question that the Gulf Coast has amazing seafood restaurants, and for families or romancing couples staying at Orange Beach vacation rentals, many of the area's best eateries are just a few minutes away. From fine dining establishments to ultra-casual joints, the Gulf Coast area has everything you could ever want in a foodie destination.

Louisiana Lagniappe

Top 3 restaurants in Orange BeachThe atmosphere at Louisiana Lagniappe, located on Perdido Beach Boulevard, is perfect for romancing couples, whether they're enjoying an Orange Beach honeymoon or going on their first date. Nearly every item on the menu has seafood - much of which is caught right in the gulf - so if you have an appetite for shrimp, lobster and scallops, then head on over for grouper almondine, baked oysters and crab au gratin.

Moe's Original Bar B Que

Located farther down Perdido Beach Boulevard, Moe's Original Bar B Que is both affordable and casual, making it ideal for families staying at Orange Beach condo rentals. With platters of pulled pork, catfish and chicken wings - served with sides like marinated slaw, potato salad and baked beans - you can feed every member of your family, from grandma and grandpa to your youngest tyke. Best of all, it's just across the street from the beach, so you don't have to walk far for a great meal.

Cosmo's Restaurant and Bar

For a taste of both casual and fine dining, save some room in your schedule for Cosmo's Restaurant and Bar, where you can choose from a lengthy wine list of red and white libations before even taking a look at the dinner menu. Once you get your beverage, you'll notice that this charming eatery offers an impressive sushi menu featuring shrimp and fish caught right in the gulf. Make sure you order a Louisiana roll (crawfish and tasso salad, celery and scallions) before you head back to your luxurious rental accommodations.