I finally was able to make it to the famed LuLu’s in Gulf Shores and am so glad that I did! Ever since I got Lucy Buffet’s cookbook, LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life, I have been wanting to go.
Now going to LuLu’s isn’t like driving down the road to get a bite to eat. For one thing, it’s located just off of Gulf Shores Parkway on the banks of Portage Creek. Next to LuLu’s is a marina full of boats of all sizes.
There are lots of fun things for kids to do at LuLu’s, such as play in the arcade or out on the ropes course.
There’s a gift shop that sells fun items to commemorate time at the beach and at LuLu’s.
The colors at LuLu’s – coral, pink, and seafoam – are reminiscent of the Caribbean.
The dining area is spacious, which is a good thing since the wait for a table at LuLu’s can be an hour or longer. LuLu’s is that good.
Don’t let the wait time scare you – just prepare for it. LuLu’s has a Get In Line service on their website that allows guests to get in line before they even arrive. It’s not a reservation but does place guests in a line when there is a wait. (You can get more details on LuLu’s website.)
Now on to the best part about LuLus – the food!
The L.A. (Lower Alabama) Caviar is a delicious way to start. It is made with black-eyed peas, bell peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, vinegar and a few other ingredients. It’s great with tortilla chips.
When my family and I ate there, my son ordered the fish tacos (pictured above).
My personal recommendation at LuLu’s is the shrimp basket. There was plenty of shrimp and fries for my husband and I to share one basket. You can’t go wrong ordering LuLu’s shrimp. It’s simply the best.
If you can’t make it to Gulf Shores or one of LuLu’s other locations (Myrtle Beach and Destin), then you should look into purchasing one of her books: LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life (the recipes for her shrimp and L.A. Caviar are in the cookbook) or Gumbo Love (available May 9, 2017).