Eat Play Stay New Orleans: Dauphin Island

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

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In this episode, we head to Dauphin Island, the perfect Gulf Coast getaway just off the coast of Mobile, Alabama. Brave the big iron bridge, bring a board and come see all that this gulf coast island has to offer.


Lighthouse Bakery

This island institution had been serving up sweet and savory treats since 1997. It is famous for the cinnamon rolls, but don’t miss the pigs-in-a-blanket.

Lighthouse Bakery
Getting there
919 Chaumont Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Fri 6am–1pm
Sat 6am–4pm
Sun Closed
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Miguel’s Beach’n Baja / Foxy’s Waffle Bar & Sugar Den

Satiate whatever craving you may have at this two-for-one food stop specializing in tacos and waffles, but serving everything in between. Many call it “West Coast flavor with Gulf Coast soul.”

Dinner’s Ready

Looking for a take away dining option? This spot is a  mouth-watering, low-key takeout concept with an emphasis on seasonal pies.

Pirates Bar & Grill

Did someone say beachside frozen adult beverages? Bosting the best food on the Island, Pirates Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Enjoy a fun day with the family at the Pirate’s Poolside and Cabana Bar where you can order food and drinks from the cabana and dine pool-side with a beautiful view of the Gulf.


Gray Gulf Charters

Charter a boat to visit the iconic lighthouse and watch bottlenose dolphins play in Mobile Bay.

Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Gallery

The charitable non-profit organization features an art gallery featuring over 30 regional artists. They also provide educational programs to emphasize, celebrate and showcase the heritage and history of Dauphin Island.


Dauphin Island Beach Rentals – Surf Shack

This location is a one-bedroom vacation rental featuring an updated kitchen, an outdoor lounge and grill area, and original art made from beach materials. Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the shaded deck and then take an easy stroll to music venues, restaurants, and shopping.

Dauphin Island Beach Rentals
Getting there
1115 De Soto Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
Mon-Sat 8am–8pm
Sun 12–6pm
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