Local Favorite Adds Fish Head Bar

By Destiny Brown 

Off the beaten path and nestled in Bon Secour, you’ll find Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar. This charming establishment aims to serve the freshest quality local foods available with a New Orleans southern coastal flare. Casual dining and an out-in-the-woods setting makes Tin Top an excellent dining experience and it’s truly one of the hidden gems to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

The newest addition to this local favorite is Fish Head Bar at Tin Top. Originally added on for the overflow crowd during the spring and summer months, Tin Top aims to get the word out about this new hang out by welcoming customers year-round. 

Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., patrons can choose to sit outside on the patio or inside at the bar. A to-go option is also available. The regular restaurant is closed for lunch Mon-Wed, so Fish Head Bar caters to the lunch crowd during that time.

Fish Head Bar specializes in smoked meats like mullet, mahi-mahi, chicken thighs, wings and oysters. It also offers different lunch specials throughout the week for $11-$14. All lunch specials include a drink and two sides. Pick a day to stop in for some of your home-cooked favorites. Monday is red beans and rice, Tuesday is meatloaf, Wednesday is pot roast, Thursday is hamburger steaks and Friday is fish. 

Owner and founder of Tin Top, Bob Hallmark, has a hand in the cooking at his establishment and uses mostly his own recipes. 

For game day, Fish Head Bar is running specials for the fans. 

“We’re running game day specials on Saturday and we have a different menu for that that includes things like wings and pork sliders,” said Hallmark. “We also have a full service bar.”

If you’re just looking for a place to pick up some food for your game day party, Fish Head Bar also offers bulk orders to go. The Bar plans to expand their menu in the future. 

“We’ve only been open a week and we’ve got a very positive response so far with people coming through,” Hallmark said. 

Fish Head Bar at Tin Top is located at 6232 Bon Secour Hwy-County Rd 10 in Bon Secour..