1. Classically Trained
When you’re craving an oldie but goodie, nosh on a traditional fried shrimp po’boy on French bread at Market by the Bay.
Market by the Bay • 365 S. Greeno Road, Fairhope. 929-7203
2. Oh My, Au Gratin!
Looking for some serious comfort food? Felix’s Fish Camp’s shrimp and crab au gratin is a ramekin full of creamy, hearty goodness that’ll have you hurrying back to the Causeway for more.
Felix’s Fish Camp • 1530 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort. 626-6710
3. Sweet As Sugar Cane
Explore a more exotic rendition in the form of Chao Tôm, or Vietnamese-style shrimp-wrapped sugar cane with a side of vermicelli.
Yen Restaurant • 763 Holcombe Ave. 478-5814
4. Buffed Up
What’s better than fried shrimp? Fried shrimp tossed in zesty buffalo sauce. The River Shack on Dog River serves up this hot app for you and your herd.
The River Shack • 6120 Marina Drive S. 443-7318.
5. Southern Grit
Few dishes evoke quintessential Southern flavor more than time-honored shrimp and grits. Kitchen on George does them right, using rich goat cheese and polenta, topped off with a decadent lemon butter sauce.
Kitchen on George • 351 George St. 436-8890
text by Mary Beth Lursen