At this breezy tropical escape along the Intracoastal Waterway, I particularly like the blackened fish and seafood, the fish tacos, and, no kidding, the Krispy Kreme bread pudding. 251/967-5858 or lulubuffett.com
Sea-N-Suds, Gulf Shores
High-rises loom behind, but in front beckon white sand, blue sky, and turquoise water. I like the fried oysters and shrimp, and especially the wonderfully spicy gumbo. 251/948-7894 or sea-n-suds.com
* Mix your own cocktail sauce—it's fun!