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mlin1 Jul 27, 2012 01:39 PM

Im traveling with my family from Austin tx to fairhope Alabama for a wedding and staying in point clear. I will have my four year old and husband, and wondering where to go for dinner and lunch. We have a car, and are open to any price range but prefer places that will take reservations, or will not have a long wait for an early seating. We don't need a high chair or kids menu but would prefer a place that has fairly good service with a clean, friendly atnosphere. I have read good things about Cristina's but otherwise am open to suggestions, especially for seafood.

  1. Dax Oct 3, 2012 08:24 AM

    Headed to Fairhope and Point Clear for a wedding this weekend. I've been there about 4 times already so I'm familiar with the area.

    Anyway, Wintzell's was weak the last two times I was there so looking for something else for lunch Saturday and brunch or breakfast Sunday. I've been to the Grand multiple times so that's not on the agenda.

    Camelia sounded interesting but apparently they're not open for lunch.

    Red or White Wine sounds good for Saturday lunch but the website is blocked by my work.

    Yardham website does not appear to be correct any more, perhaps their registration lapsed.

    Open to any othyer suggestions.

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      Littleman Oct 4, 2012 11:21 AM

      Panini Pete's is nice. Julwin's is fine for breakfast.

      Panini Pete's @ 42 1/2 S Section St. # 2, Fairhope, AL 251 - 929 - 0122.

      http://paninipetes.com/

      Julwin's @ 411 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, AL 251 - 990 - 9372.
      http://www.yelp.com/biz/julwins-south...

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        meat4dinner Oct 17, 2012 05:47 PM

        Dax, where'd you end up eating?

        Next time, try Manci's. In old Daphne, near Fairhope.

        Weird place, unique experience, solid burger/po-boys, strong bloody marys.
        http://manci.net/

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        meat4dinner Jul 29, 2012 02:50 PM

        Hopefully not too late to help:

        The Wash House - seafood and steaks; a Fairhope (Pt. Clear) tradition; never had a bad meal here - nothing extraordinary, but consistent fare and service; good wine list too
        17111 Scenic Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
        www.washhouserestaurant.com

        Camellia Cafe - fresh Gulf seafood; amazing raw oyster selection (Pacific NW variety + Apalachicola) best current fine-dining in Fairhope IMO
        Section Street, downtown next to Hampton Inn
        http://camelliacafe.com/

        Blue Marlin - fried seafood; great catfish; off-the-beaten-path; "guilty pleasure" lunch spot
        8594 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532

        Red or White - wonderful wood-fired oven pizzas; cheese trays; antipasto plates; amazing wine selection from which to choose by the glass

        1. 1POINT21GW Jul 29, 2012 12:10 PM

          Without question, check out The Grand Dining Room at The Grand Hotel (Marriot resort) in Point Clear. They have a huge lunch buffet that is classy, very reasonably priced ($14.95 per adult), and very well done. The view from the dining room is spectacular as you're looking out over a croquet lawn to Mobile Bay. While you're there, make sure you check out their wonderful (and huge) herb/vegetable garden.

          Every single time I'm down in the Foley area I make it a point to eat at there and every single time it's wonderful.

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            jimfairhope Jul 28, 2012 07:40 AM

            Hi,
            I like to eat at the Yardarm on Fairhope's pier. Rose garden there is great too.
            They have fresh shrimp, oysters, flounder, salads, and great homemade gumbo.
            Very clean and beautiful sunsets weather permiting. They serve Lunch and dinner.
            They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
            Enjoy,
            Jim

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              Littleman Jul 28, 2012 07:35 AM

              Fairhope Inn and Fly Creek are fun. the Yardham and Wintzell's are nice too.

              Fairhope Inn and Restaurant @ 63 South Church St., Fairhope, AL 251 - 928 - 6226.

              http://www.thefairhopeinn.com/home.asp

              Fly Creek Cafe @ 831 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL 251 - 990 - 0902.

              http://www.theflycreekcafe.com/

              The Yardham Restaurant @ 1 Fairhope Avenue Fairhope, AL 251 - 928 - 0711.
              http://theyardarmrestaurant.com/default.aspx
              Wintzell's Oyster House @ 805 S. Mobile St., Fairhope, AL 251 - 929 - 2322.
              http://www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com/

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