The Galley


Welcome to the Galley

The Galley, GulfQuest's cafe, provides the only waterfront and outdoor dining on the Mobile River, and a sandwich menu to satisfy every taste. 

By design, the GulfQuest experience of 90 interactive exhibits also extends to The Galley. In addition to great food (plus beer and wine!) and a gorgeous view, visitors can try out Shiptracker, an interactive control station that allows visitors to access the latest information on ships in several different ports in the Gulf of Mexico including the Port of Mobile. From the control kiosk, visitors can view the current shipping activity in Gulf ports, including ships passing by on the Mobile River, just outside the cafe. In each booth, a live image of the Port of Mobile is broadcast for cafe visitors to view while dining.

Hours of Operation

We are now open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am until 2:30pm and Sunday from Noon until 2:30pm.

(Museum admission is not required to dine in The Galley.)

For a recent review of The Galley, click here

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In the centuries before accurate weather reports were available, mariners were often caught in unpredicted storms. Then, the wise shipmaster would steer for the nearest place of refuge, rather than take a chance on having his ship damaged or sunk.