The Gambinos strive to enhance the Fairhope Municipal Pier experience with Shux on the Pier

ShuxRick Gambino has had his eye on the restaurant on Fairhope’s municipal pier since he lived within view. When the lease on the building became available, Gambino decided to take the opportunity to give the customers who have supported his Italian restaurant in Fairhope for decades another option. Initially, there were some challenging renovations that were made to the interior but with the help of Freddy Nolte and the dedicated Gambino crew the mission was accomplished. The interior was expanded by a few feet allowing for a full service bar with an open oyster grilling station and surrounding seating. A covered outdoor deck can also accommodate customers comfortably and is equipped for varying weather conditions. Josh Gambino is the General Manager and his wife Christy oversees the front of the house operations. The Gambinos want to enhance the atmosphere of the Fairhope pier by offering a venue where you can enjoy family and friends in a fun and relaxed setting with great food, drinks and entertainment. They buy and serve premium oysters, hand cut their steaks and pride themselves on serving a larger snow crab cluster. They have recently rolled out a new expanded menu. Shux’s Original Oysters are served raw, on the half shell or as a oyster shooter or “mini bloody mary”, flame grilled topped with Parmesan/Romano, lemon-herb butter and chives or Cajun, Char-broiled “Bienville” style with Andouille sausage, mushroom, shrimp, onions and Parmesan or Shuxafeller with spinach, garlic, mozzarella, chives, parmesan and bread crumbs. Shux’s appetizers include crab claws, crawfish balls, alligator bites, grilled shrimp, calamari, fried green tomatoes and more. They serve seafood gumbo, oyster stew and a soup of the day along with a variety of salads. Shux’s entrees include a Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomato Stack topped with tasso and served with a side salad, a Pasta New Orleans that includes Gulf shrimp, crawfish and Andouille sausage, Shrimp and Fish Tacos, Gulf Shrimp and Stone Grits, a Fried Seafood Basket, a Seafood Platter, Fried Seafood Po Boys – your choice of Gulf shrimp, Alabama oysters or farm raised catfish and a Catch of the Day. If you like your seafood steamed you are in luck! Royal Reds and Snow Crab are available and served with new potatoes and corn on the cob. They offer a Legs and Reds Platter for Two that includes two full pounds of Gulf shrimp and four clusters of steamed snow crab legs. If you are not in the mood for seafood you Shux offers a 14 ounce hand cut ribeye, a 10 ounce black angus burger topped with bacon and cheddar or a Fairhope Philly cheese steak sub complete with grilled peppers, mushrooms and onions. Shux’s also has walk up window for ice cream, snow cones, milkshakes, coffee, hot chocolate and the likes. They even offer a curbside to-go option. You can phone your order in, pay for it over the phone and they will walk it to your car! They welcome guest boaters and you can take advantage shuttle service within the downtown (Fruit & Nut Section) area if you don’t feel like driving. There is also shuttle service for the elderly, handicapped and those that require assistance. Their current winter hours are Tuesday through Thursday opening at 4pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday opening for lunch and dinner with no close in between. They are closed on Mondays. After January 1st they will be open Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 11am. Shux on the Pier, 1 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope (251) 421-4554 • • Facebook “Shux on the Pier”