When you're on vacation in the Gulf of Mexico, time will slow down as you spend countless hours at the beach, walking around nature preserves and catching up on some much-needed retail therapy.

After all that exploring, you may want to satisfy your appetite at a casual restaurant located within a mile or two of your beach vacation rental. The unique atmosphere of each of the eateries in Perdido Key, Florida assures you of finding a place where the whole family can enjoy a filling and scrumptious meal.

Perdido Key Oyster Bar, Restaurant and Marina

Perdido Key's best family-friendly restaurantsThe name tells you quite a bit, but not the full story of the Perdido Key Oyster Bar. Yes, you can get your fill of fresh oysters served in numerous mouthwatering styles. You might also choose succulent scallops, fried calamari, or market fish with toppings such as a sherry cream sauce with crabmeat or a crawfish sauce with mushrooms and Cajun seasonings. Landlubbers will love the steak and chicken choices, too. 

All you can eat at the Shrimp Basket

Out of groceries at your Perdido Key vacation condo or house? Fear not! Your entire family will be more than satisfied after feasting on all-you-can-eat fried shrimp at the Shrimp Basket. Every Sunday and Wednesday the restaurant is packed to the gills with residents and visitors who are true fans of fried shrimp - but if that isn't your thing, head over on Monday or Thursday for all-you-can-eat fish. Any night of the week you'll find steamed, grilled or blackened platters, po-boys, oysters and more, including a baker's dozen of fabulous side dishes to complete your meal.

Casual Fine Dining At Fisherman's Corner

With its roots in Creole-influenced dishes, Fisherman’s Corner serves the freshest and highest quality seafood and other dishes available, according to the restaurant’s owners. 

Most of the seafood selections are fresh from the Gulf of Mexico, and steaks are of the highest quality prime beef. Complementing its dishes is a wine list awarded by Wine Spectator as one of the best in the world.

Fisherman’s Corner is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner, a casual lunch, a family get-together or a dining experience for a large group.

There’s even a Sunday Brunch menu offering traditional favorites like French toast, pancakes and eggs along with coastal favorites like seafood omelets and crab cakes Benedict.

Entrees range from Creole linguine and shrimp Dianne to fresh fried, grilled or blackened Gulf seafood. Even those who prefer the turf to the surf will find something to enjoy such as bone-in pork chop with blackberry barbecue sauce, filet mignon and bronzed chicken.

Reservations are not needed for dining at Fisherman’s Corner, which is located at 13486 Perdido Key Dr.

As you can see, it's pretty difficult to choose just one Perdido Key restaurant, so we encourage you to try a new place every day while visiting the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast. After all, a vacation should be filled with many new experiences!

It's easy to enjoy all the restaurants in and around Perdido Key from your three-bedroom condo. Or, if you prefer a house, there are many to choose from!