Beautiful white quartz beaches and emerald green waters make Gulf Shores, AL, one of the most desirable coastal towns along the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf is known for providing fresh seafood, caught daily and served in the town's local restaurants and pubs. Beachside bars and fine dining restaurants put their own spin on local favorites like fried oysters and grouper sandwiches. Area chefs also specialize in burgers based on the Juicy Lucy where the cheese is stuffed into the patty. In Gulf Shores, you'll find traditional Southern food, steakhouses, and barbecue. Mexican cuisine, Chinese food, and classic Italian restaurants are abundant as well. If you have a sweet tooth, the town boasts several dessert shops serving chocolate, cheesecakes, and fresh-baked cookies.