The Shipps



Welcome to Shipp's Harbour Grill, Matt and Regina have owned restaurants along the gulf coast for over 20 years.  Shipp's Harbour Grill combines the best of all of our previous restaurants making it a Gulf Coast destination not to be missed. Shipp's Harbour Grill specializes in fresh Gulf Coast seafood, local sourced produce, all prepared in a made from scratch kitchen.   

Chef Matt Shipp graduated from The Culinary Institute of America after completing an undergraduate degree at Loyola in New Orleans. While attending Loyola he   worked at various crescent city establishments and realized he wanted to go to culinary school.  Matt began working in the kitchen when he was a young boy, he spent his summers working at the Dairy Freeze on Dauphin Island for $2 an hour and all he could eat. He moved on to work at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab cafeteria were he and a crew of southern ladies, which became Matt's mentors, prepared lunch for the students daily.

After Culinary school Matt opened his first restaurant in downtown Mobile. From there he and his wife Regina continued to pursue their love for food and the culinary profession. Together they have owned 5 different restaurant concepts in Mobile before moving to Orange Beach. Sushi to steaks, fine dining to casual, they have traveled the culinary highways that brought them to Shipp's Harbour Grill at Sportsman Marina in beautiful Orange Beach Alabama.  

In Shipp's Harbour Grill, Matt and Regina have perfected a menu bringing together Matt's culinary school training, experience working with famous New Orleans chefs, and their love of southern flavors that's sure to please any palate.  The Shipp's believe - Use Fresh Seafood & Produce, Buy Local,  Use the best ingredients you can buy.  Regina's famous quote, "We don't take shortcuts in the kitchen.  If it's not 100%, don't send it to the table".  That's why most locals tell your "Once you try Shipp's you'll be hooked".