Visit Downtown OWA for Some of the Best Food on the Gulf Coast! (And Save!)

Downtown OWA is an incredible, pedestrian-only downtown created for strolling, shopping and whiling away a few hours with family and friends. Located right next to Foley’s incredible amusement destination, The Parks at OWA, this collection of shops, award-winning entertainment and other delights is also home to some of the best restaurants on the Gulf Coast. Below, we’ve listed three of our favorites. Comment and share the places where you love to shop, play and dine in Downtown OWA!

The Groovy Goat, which prides itself on being “The Greatest of All Time Food, Drink, Sports & Games,” is the place to go to find fun for all ages and offers something for even the pickiest eater, as well as a giant arcade and event rooms for birthday parties and private events! Groovy Goat has something for everyone, and the fun never stops at this exciting, multi-dimensional destination. Visit for the Wood-Grilled Oysters and stay for the largest sports screens in the area. Order their outstanding chickens wings (available in 10 unique flavors!) or try a grown-up grilled cheese, which features a signature blend of sliced cheddar, Swiss, shredded cheddar jack and bleu cheese crumbles with red onion bacon jam and avocado. You’ll love everything on the menu!

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is one of the newest and most beloved restaurants in Downtown OWA, and it has truly earned its stellar reputation. This downhome-style Southern eatery serves classic Deen Family recipes, with hearty entrees, rich and  satisfying sides, and desserts you’ll be thinking about fondly long after your meal is done. The restaurant also offers a chance to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a not-to-be-missed dining experience that will soon become a family vacation tradition!

Sassy Bass Amazin’ Grill at OWA offers a true Gulf Coast beach life experience, with one of the best brunch menus on the island as well as unique and tasty dishes for lunch and dinner. Visit for breakfast and treat yourself to steak and eggs, a shrimp omelet or three buttermilk pancakes with a side of bacon. Or fill up on the hearty lunch buffet. And the extensive dinner menu features new twists on old favorites alongside delightful and unexpected treats like spicy candied bacon.

Downtown OWA is a full-day’s worth of fun, entertainment and shopping, as well as being a premier dining destination. Be sure to plan in some time to enjoy everything it has to offer on your next visit to Foley or the Gulf Coast!

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