For a delicious meal watching the sun set over our beautiful beach, Sunset Grille is one of your best bets.
To get there from The Tides, drive east on the main road, then turn right at the green sign in front of the Perdido Beach bridge. More green signs will guide your way to the Grille, located right next to the huge Holiday Harbor Marina.
If there is a wait, there’s plenty to look at here – with big, beautiful boats docked or drifting by. There are even “Slow, No Wake Zone” signs in the parking lot.
The restaurant faces due west, so it’s the perfect spot to catch a sunset over the water. Seating is mostly outdoors, although there are a few indoor tables. It’s air-conditioned inside for the summer months, and the dock is heated in chilly, winter months.
Sunset Grille is very family friendly, with a small playground featuring old boats and jet skis in the sand, where kids can play and pretend to conquer the seven seas.
You can also arrive by boat. The dock seems to have more spots than the parking lot. There are ample benches and nice places to sit and relax while you wait for your table.
It’s casual fare, total beach food. Choose from sandwiches, salads and fresh seafood entrees.
To start, order the Sauteed Crab Claws, in chardonnay rosemary butter, simply succulent. The Grouper Reuben is a cool twist on an old classic – served fried, grilled or blackened on rye with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Fish Tacos are also a hit, but if you’re not a seafood lover, try the Sunset Half-Pound Burger or BLT.
Prices are affordable, and you get a lot of value for your money here. The food and drinks are wonderful, best enjoyed looking out over the beautiful intracoastal waterway.
At the full bar, you’ll find a great selection of cocktails – including the Bushwacker, a Gulf Coast treat you just have to try. (It’s like a milkshake for grownups.) The aptly named frozen Sunset Lemon Ice is cool and refreshing.
Fruity ‘vacation’ drinks are plentiful, so drink up.
You’ve earned it.