Wine pairings for Nolan’s signature entrees

2017-10-25T14:44:04+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

When you dine with us at Nolan’s Restaurant, be prepared to enjoy a great memory with your meal. We pull out all the stops to make sure you have an excellent experience, and that means knowing what wine pairs well with the dishes you order. A sparkling Italian Prosecco makes the perfect companion with one [...]

Food bloggers to follow

2017-10-18T15:35:24+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Are you a foodie? Do you spend time reading various blogs by food, drink and gourmet writers? Does the thought of finding a great spot for a meat-and-three-plate special make your mouth water? Check out some of our favorite food bloggers. Dixie Dining’s Gary Saunders is CEO of an award-winning website,, which has been [...]

Enjoy football on the patio bar

2017-10-11T14:38:35+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

Y’all ready for some football? There’s plenty of SEC action on tap for October, so drop by our patio bar at Nolan’s Restaurant to watch a night game while enjoying a cold drink and steak burger. You can order food from our full menu or our lounge menu. Oct. 14 games include Arkansas at Alabama; [...]

Get your taste buds ready for oysters at Nolan’s

2017-10-04T15:31:56+00:00 October 4th, 2017|

While it’s no longer required to eat them in months with “r” in the name, fall temperatures still get us prepared for oysters. Our Baked Oysters Bienville or Oysters Rockefeller made with oysters from Bon Secour Fisheries are a great way to start a meal. Another favorite is the golden fried oysters, also cooked with [...]

What seafood is in season this fall?

2017-10-17T18:57:45+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

We are heading into one of our favorite seasons on the Alabama Gulf Coast. That’s right. It’s fall. And with fall comes October, National Seafood Month. Amberjack, grouper, scamp, flounder, wahoo and king mackerel are all among the fish that can be caught off our shores this time of year. Each taste delicious - whether [...]

Why you should visit the Alabama coast in the fall

2017-09-26T19:39:33+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

Temperatures may not feel like autumn yet, but one of our favorite times of year is here. Why is it one of the best seasons to visit the Alabama coast? Glad you asked. First up, it’s less crowded on the beach, but still warm enough to swim in the gulf or the condo pool. In [...]

Isn’t it time to try our lounge menu?

2017-09-20T15:18:23+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

We love having you and your family, or a group of friends come by Nolan’s Restaurant for a nice dinner out. But it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to bring you in for a meal. A separate menu (or our full one, if you prefer) is available in our lounge and patio bar [...]

What guests are saying about Nolan’s on Facebook

2017-09-18T13:18:01+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

We love when our guests let us know how we’re doing at Nolan’s Restaurant & Lounge via our Facebook page. Some of the more recent posts include this one from Rachel Erickson Lopez: “Nolan's was wonderful! The service was prompt and attentive. The food was AMAZING and the portion sizes were huge. After having paid [...]

Tips for keeping kids well-behaved at restaurants

2017-08-23T14:35:12+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

Gulf Shores is a family beach destination, so we love welcoming kids to dine at Nolan’s Restaurant. But parents get nervous sometimes about dining out with children, especially when they are young. Don’t be. Our staff is ready to handle family groups, no matter how large they are and no matter how young the kids [...]

Food festivals to look forward to

2017-08-16T17:11:24+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

With summer practically in the rearview mirror, we’re looking ahead to the fantastic fall festival season we enjoy here on the Alabama coast. There are lots of tantalizing events to tempt your taste buds, so we’ll just give you a quick rundown to help you out. One of the area’s most flavorful festivals is the [...]