“y’all come” If “eat well” is on your to-do list for your next visit to Alabama’s coast (and it certainly should be), make sure you venture off the main beach road and make your way to Fisher’s. Located adjacent to the Orange Beach Marina, the restaurant opened in 2013 and has already racked up an impressive list of accolades, including a spot on Southern Living’s most recent 100 Best Southern Restaurants roundup and having its chef nominated for a 2016 James Beard Award.
Both Upstairs and Dockside at Fisher's include lots of outdoor dining spaces.
It’s earned the praise by consistently serving amazing food, but also by creating two different experiences under one roof. You’ll find backwater breezes and a “flip-flops and cover-ups welcome” vibe in the open-air downstairs section, called Fisher’s Dockside. (It’s accurately named; it sidles right up next to the water and boats resting at the marina.) Just above, at Fisher’s Upstairs, clean-lined décor washed in soothing sea colors and flooded in soft, setting-sun light, creates a sophisticated, fine-dining atmosphere, but one that’s still relaxed. The menus at each are packed with innovative, elevated takes on classic coastal flavors and an emphasis on local farm-fresh ingredients, locally made products and justcaught Alabama Gulf seafood. Having two distinct dining options in one location sets Fisher’s apart in the area, and despite each having its own menu and own feel to it, they never seem in conflict; instead, they truly complement each other. One common denominator is the “y’all come” welcome that
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