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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Funky little place with good service and the best burgers I have ever had. Catfish dinner is awesome.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 December 2020

This is our 4th winter in Fairhope, and each year this is our go-to spot for catfish. Perfectly fried fish and fries. Not sure how they do it, but it’s never greasy. Just the right amt of coating on the fish. Extremely generous servings. Pre...pandemic, we met neighbors here and everything has always been excellent. This was carry out. Definitely worth checking out!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 July 2020 via mobile

We visited today during lunch. The server was friendly. She even got my extremely picky eater to try the swamp soup by telling her if she tried it she would show her a picture of her wrestling an alligator. The food was fantastic the swamp...soup was amazing. I had an alligator poboy. My husband had the Holy Moly sandwich. Both were well seasoned and the portions are huge.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 21 March 2020

WE've enjoyed several dinners at Fish River Grill #1 on Scenic Highway 98 in Fairhope. Parking is easy, the staff is friendly, the service is nice. The fish is reliably well cooked - and we especially enjoy the "Swamp Soup".

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 March 2020

Our lunch was excellent. Lunch consisted of grilled blackened fish, and fried frog legs. Service was great also

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020

This is an unlikely place to order a hamburger, but these are the best hamburgers in Alabama! They also have great seafood....shrimp, oysters, soft shell crabs, crab claws, and catfish! Wonderful family style restaurant. I recommend it to everyone.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 June 2019

My husband and I were in Fairhope on a combined business/leisure visit. Ate a late lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed. Fried shrimp was the daily special and it didn’t disappoint! Way too much food for one person! Staff was friendly and atmosphere was very relaxing!...Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

We went to Fairhope for four days to get away. My partner and I ate at this fantastic restaurant and just swooned. I had alligator and Hal had shrimp and every single thing was delicious, from the Swamp Soup to the main entree to the...fries and hush puppies. You will miss a wonderful meal if you bypass this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 20 April 2019

I did a takeout meal from these folks recently and it was so awesome! Don't let the "rustic" appearance fool you. These folks know how to cook and deliver great fried seafood!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

I have eaten at the Fish River Grill many times. It continues to offer the best fried catfish, burgers, shrimp and oysters that can be found. This is an old, worn and broken down place on the side of the road. But they know how...to make a terrific meal. The menu is simple, heavy and really good from top to bottom. This is the kind of place that is disappearing so drop in and enjoy a meal. Try the swamp soup too.....it is really good.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Fish River Grill offers takeout services.

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Fish River Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5