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Orange Beach, Alabama

“One Year Anniversary” on March 13, 2022

PIER HOUSE RESTAURANT is located next to the Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores at 22703 Perdido Beach Blvd. The menu is diverse with coastal delights such as seafood pasta, redfish, swordfish, tuna, steak, lamb, pork chops, Cajun popcorn crawfish, crab cakes, calamari, shrimp, as well as his famous 2-2-2 baked oysters, prepared three different ways. Fresh is the key with everything homemade from salad dressings to Craft cocktails made with fresh fruit and juices include Watermelon Margaritas, Blueberry Mojitos, the Hemingway Daiquiri, and the Painkilla. Flaming Bananas Foster, key lime pie, bread pudding, and the flourless chocolate torte are a few of the desserts. The coastal cuisine featured at PIER HOUSE is similar to the cuisine served at his well-known restaurant, Chappy’s, that was located in Long Beach, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina destroyed both his restaurant and home in 2005. Currently Chappy’s wife, Starr, manages their restaurant, Rum Kitchen, in Waveland- Bay St Louis, Mississippi which features the same cuisine, in a smaller venue.

John “Chappy” Chapman, owner and chef is glad to be back in Alabama. Chappy’s father, William Fraser Chapman Jr., was the British vice-counsel in Mobile. Chappy’s family lived on Old Shell Road in Springhill and he and his brothers and sister went to St. Ignatius grammar school in Springhill. When his father passed away, Chappy’s mother, Catherine, taught at St. Ignatius after attending Springhill College. Chappy’s older brother Bill, graduated from UMS as well as Springhill College. Chappy graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans.

John “Chappy” Chapman has been married to his wife Starr for 40 years and has two children. John Hutton, who lives in Daphne is married to Leigh Anne, has two children: John Hutton and Blair. Daughter Laura, is married to Farris Antoon and has one son, Jack. Chappy remembers spending summers at the beach in Point Clear, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Perdido, and Pensacola. He is glad to be able to share his boyhood experiences with his family and friends.

PIER HOUSE RESTAURANT represents Chappy’s return to the beach. He invites you to take a ride to the beach and enjoy some fabulous cuisine and hospitality.

PIER HOUSE RESTAURANT features an art gallery with Sister Connie’s work as well as a gift and gourmet shop. PIER HOUSE is opened Wednesday thru Sunday from 11:30 – 9:00 until more staff is available. Call 251-256-0009 for reservations.

Look who stopped by!

Brett Favre

The pier House in orange beach was delighted that one of our resident locals Brett Favre decided to stop by for a quick bite.

Brett Favre is an former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 20 seasons, primarily with the Green Bay Packers. Favre had 321 consecutive starts from 1992 to 2010, including 297 regular season games, the most in league history. He was also the first NFL quarterback to obtain 70,000 yards, 10,000 passes, 6,000 completions, 500 touchdowns, 200 wins, and victories over all 32 teams.

At the time of his retirement, Favre was the NFL leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and quarterback wins.

Brett's family owns a home in the area, and we were delighted Brett joined us for dinner to take in some of the best seafood, platters, and specialty cocktails in the Orange Beach area!

You never know who you'll see at Pier House Orange Beach!