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Ginny Lane Bar & Grill 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

 

Shrimp and Grits at Ginny Lane Bar & Grill of Orange Beach Alabama, was my 72nd Dish or 28th if I am counting down on my quest to try all of the

Not going to lie, I was not looking forward to eating grits, again. However, one bite in, I knew that this was no ordinary shrimp and grits.

Made with sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Tomatoes, Bacon, Thyme, Rosemary, Green Onions, Shallots, Garlic, and Chardonnay Cream Sauce Over Cheddar Grits.

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Shrimp And Grits at Ginny Lane of Orange Beach, Alabama. My #72nd taste on 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

This dish had me at Gulf Shrimp, cheddar and chardonnay cream sauce.   #WOW #YUM #KABAM

The Pecan And Pear Salad was outstanding. A $10 value for this well portioned gourmet salad. I was able to split this salad, I mean I need something healthy before I dive into cream, butter, cream, cheese and bacon, right? Made with Spring Mix Greens, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Candied Pecans, Fresh Strawberries, Pear Slices, and topped with a Raspberry Vinaigrette. I would also give this salad a 5*****

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Pecan and Pear Salad at Ginny Lane’s of Orange Beach, Alabama

 

I was also able to taste the Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp $22. Served with Gouda Smashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Cherry Barbecue Sauce. Gouda potatoes always trips my trigger. Delicious 5 *****

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Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp and cherry popping sauce. Ginny Lane’s Orange Beach Alabama

I have to save the best for last. They serve this dinner roll that was crusty on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The spread was maybe cream cheese based with scallions or chives and drizzled with honey?  5***** on this deliciousness.

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The spread for these rolls was outstanding and pure sorcery. Ginny Lane’s Orange Beach, Alabama

Anyway,Whatever it was, I was put under their spell. YUM! This was so delicious. Since I was already carb loading, I had to have two, I mean baskets.

MEGastars 5 ***** Fresh local Gulf Shrimp served with quality grits in a unique way.

More about my experience at Ginny Lane located at “The Wharf” of Orange Beach, Alabama.

SERVICE – Outstanding. 5/5 I went without a reservation during a busy time but the staff was kind to accommodate me and make sure that I was comfortable waiting.

ATMOSPHERE– 3.5 to 5, Depending upon where you are seated. In this restaurant, there is a lot of colorful art and a New Orleans like scene painted on the dining room walls. The kitchen is open to the diners. Of course, if you are lucky enough to be seated on the patio by the bay, this too can be your 5 * view.

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Sunset from the outside inter-coastal dining area. Get lucky with this sunset view at Ginny Lane of Orange Beach AL

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A casual open dining room filled with art. Ginny Lane Orange Beach, Alabama

VALUE– 5/5  Although family casual, the food is fine dining.  I wanted to try that $10.00 salad and planned to split the portion so that was right for me. This salad could easily have been my meal. However, there is a $5.00 side salad on the menu that I would have been happy to enjoy prior to my grits. Either way my delicious meal was portioned correctly at the fair price point of $23.00. Good grits take time.

MENU 5/5 -The menu is American casual and has something for everyone. With fresh Gulf seafood, pasta, salads, and quality beef your choices will be difficult. A Kids Menu is available.

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Ginny Lane has a full bar with craft beer, creative cocktails and an extensive wine list.

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Take advantage of the outdoor dining at The Wharf of Orange Beach, AL

More Information. This restaurant is located in an area a few miles from the busy Alabama Coast in an area known as The Wharf. The Wharf is located on an intercostal waterway, and a visitor could arrive by boat. Meant to be a destination itself, there is a Ferris Wheel, an amphitheater that brings in the likes of Miranda Lambert, boutique shopping, cigar and daiquiri bars, restaurants and live music. There is a marina, condos and rental condos. A Marriott is located nearby. The night that I was there, some kind of crazy kids party was happening. The street was shut down inside the wharf, music and strobe lights were flashing and the kids were dancing in the streets.

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The Wharf at Orange Beach Alabama has a lot to offer

 

After this visit, I googled this phenomena and learned from the website that this is called SPECTRA . Spectra incorporates sophisticated choreographed lighting effects with popular, surround sound music delivering a truly unique entertainment experience unlike anything else. Music is specifically selected to engage audiences of all ages. The Wharf is flooded with light as Main Street is transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees are energized with life and become the stars of the show.”

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Party in the streets at The Wharf

MEGatips-

  1. Book on Open Table. DO get a reservation for this restaurant.
  2. The website has all of the information that you will need to have a great meal at Ginny Lane.Ginny Lane Bar & Grill website.
  3. Events and Live Music is listed on the website above.
  4. S. I have heard that they are also known for one fantastic brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
  5. This restaurant is one of three restaurant’s owned by the Lane’s. One restaurant also located in The Wharf is called Villagio.  A local award winner for great Italian Fusion fare and wine. DO eat the yummy wood-fired Oyster’s and pasta dishes.
  6. The other restaurant located convenient to Orange Beach is called Gilbey’s Seafood and Steaks. They have a nice menu, casual atmosphere and special events.
  7. If you have kids, check out that party for kids. Also for adults.  The Wharf Website The website holds all of the entertainment schedules. $5.00 for the Ferris-wheel and free for kids under 3.

 

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