Raw, fried, steamed, grilled or baked. Whether you're a true fan of delicious oysters or interested in a first experience with this tasty shellfish, a trip to the Gulf Coast is a must. With The Hangout's Oyster Cook-Off each fall plus numerous seafood restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, Alabama as well as Perdido Key, Florida, you can easily savor oysters during every meal.

Below are some great places for you to get your oyster fix:

The Hangout

The beach near The Hangout will be filled for the ever-growing, popular Oyster Cook-Off. The region's best chefs battle to win the approval of the most attendees, and you can reap the benefits of their friendly competition by feasting on dozens of raw, steamed
and barbecued oysters. A massive television screen projects the big college football game of the day, so
go ahead and cheer for your favorite team over a glass of ice-cold beer and a platter filled with oysters
of all kinds.

The Original Oyster House

Established in 1983, The Original Oyster House is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The newly updated exterior gives you the perfect introduction to this family-friendly establishment where you can feast on raw, fried, steamed and grilled half shells. If that's not enough to satisfy your craving, you can always order the Man vs. Food Platter, which includes crawfish, shrimp scampi, stuffed crab, ahi tuna and, of course, oysters.

The Steamer & Baked Oyster Bar

The Steamer - conveniently located just behind Souvenir City - can satisfy your craving for raw, steamed or baked oysters. Or, if your appetite includes other sea delights, you can order from a overflowing menu that includes mussels, royal reds and crab legs.

No matter what kind of seafood you choose during your stay at a Gulf Shores area beach vacation rental, you'll undoubtedly head home to boast of the best culinary adventure ever.