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.
We are now open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am until 3:00pm and Sunday from 12:00 until 3:00pm.
(Museum admission is not required to dine in The Galley.)
A "loose cannon" acts or speaks recklessly. In times past, cannons were mounted on wheeled carriages secured with sturdy ropes. If the ropes failed when the gun was fired, it rolled across the deck, threatening sailors and damaging the ship.