It seems like new restaurants are springing up all over Fairhope, and Shux On The Pier, Seafood and Oyster BarÂ is a great addition with an awesome location.
Located halfway down the Fairhope Pier, Shux On The Pier offers diners not just waterfront, but over-the-water dining in a casual, relaxed style.
For those needing assistance with the walk (not pesky kids who want to race), Shux offers a friendly ride down the pier in the Shux Shuttle. The restaurant is owned by our local Gambino family who also own Gambino’s Italian Grill and Thyme by the Bay. They’ve been in the business a while, so they know a thing or two about running a great restaurant.Â
My college guy is home for a few days before we take him back for his sophomore year at Samford University, so he was with us and enjoyed being on Mobile Bay again.
The style of the restaurant is casual with great seafood. I ordered the Shuxville Oysters which are topped with Andouille Sausage, mushrooms, shrimp, parmesan cheese, then charbroiled to perfection. They were fabulous!
My husband had the Cioppino, and the boys had fish tacos and a fried shrimp and fish basket which were all very good. The menu also offers pork chops, steaks, burgers and a popular Philly Steak sandwich for those not keen on seafood.
We ate indoors (it was still around 90Â° at 7pm), but this deck spot was popular as well and was fairly cool with the awning and fans. There is also an inclosed deck that serves as the oyster bar which was standing room only, and don’t forget, there’s always a nice breeze over the water, which is why the Fairhope Pier has been a popular gathering spot for many decades.
Josh Gambino is the chef that handles the crowds, which in the few weeks they’ve been open, have stretched into an hour-long wait. We only had to wait 20 minutes, and on the pier, there’s always something to see and do, so it doesn’t seem long at all.
One of the most clever things Shux has done is to install a snow cone and milkshake window for the crowds who walk and fish on the pier. It really turns the pier into more of an attraction and destination for families who like to take an evening stroll.
I used to take these two for walks on the pier when I had to push them in the stroller! Yikes! Where has the time gone? The Fairhope Pier is such a nice gathering place for the community and tourists. I’m so glad we have a great restaurant there for an added element of fun.
Shux is a busy, bustling, fun, casual dining experience with a fabulous view of Mobile Bay. The prices are reasonable (dinner entrees were approximately $14-$21) with a large menu. Go prepared to wait, and watch out for hungry pelicans! Â They are open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday, also open for both lunch and dinner Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Visit the Shux On The Pier web site HERE.
I’ll be adding Shux to the Fairhope Restaurant Review Page, so click over and take a look at all the wonderful places we have to eat!
Happy weekend everyone!
Hi again, Little Bitty Pretty One! I would love to have heard you singing Let The Sunshine In to the little kiddies. I just love that sweet little song. Hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Those oysters look scrumptious. My favorite dining is outdoors, 90 degrees or not, so I’d be right out there with the pelicans! Great photos 🙂
So glad to hear the place is as hopping as is it. Pat is friends with Josh so we know we need to get down there and support him, but we’re lazy and don’t like crowds. . .so we’ve been waiting for the excitement to die down a little. Those oysters look AMAZING! I hope they were as good as they look. Looks like a fun place, thanks for sharing it!
They were delicious, indeed! I’m wondering if it’s easier to be seated for lunch?
Looks like a good place to enjoy a pretty sunset and of course seafood. Know you enjoyed your son being home and oh yes, those years fly by. Makes me realize I need a trip south!
Come on down, because there are plenty of places to eat now!
The oysters looked simply marvelous…my kind of restaurant.
[…] Shux on the Pier – Just opened in August 2015. The owners of Shux on the Pier also own Gambino’s and Thyme by the Bay, but all three are very different. Shux is down the hill on Fairhope Pier and offers an variety of oyster and seafood dishes, along with a burger, steak and Philly steak sandwich. […]
Hi Little Bitty Pretty One! Oh, I know you’re just thrilled to have your handsome college guy home! They do grow up fast! The restaurant looks like a good one and the food looks tasty. Food up here is not so good. Lots of Italian restaurants but just not very good food! Shoot! 🙂 Have a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
I wish I could send you some of this good seafood!
Happy Weekend, and hope you don’t starve!
We tried to get in to Shux recently and they were so booked they were turning people away. We love Gambinos so we will definitely try again. It sounds wonderful! I know it must have been great having your oldest home for the weekend.
I think the crowds will be stable once they’ve been open a while, but it will always draw a crowd because of the good food. A weekday is probably a better bet than weekend for now, but definitely try again because you’ll love it.