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Wintzell's Oyster House

1208 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601-6202
256-340-4404
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Ranked #15 of 121 restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Decatur
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I loved the wintzells on the coast and in guntersville. We were so happy when one opened near home in Decatur. It never came close to wintzells standards and service was poor. I am surprised it lasted as long as it did. We tried it twice. I would still drive to Guntersville for the food.

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Decatur, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

As of January 2014, Wintzell's has closed in Decatur. This location has had many other restaurants and none seem to last long. Another one coming this Spring.

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This location is closed, and was never busy! Service was poor, food was not good has up to Wintzell's standards in other locations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our waitress was nice, but she did not bring us bread. My husband & I split a plate, and she didn't bring us an extra plate to divide the food--we had to ask for it. The food was ok, but it was over-priced. My husband & I both were disappointed. We will not be back...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The service was perfect. Warm friendly atmosphere! The food was the star of the visit. The restaurant was immaculately clean. I will definitely return.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have aways loved stuffed crabs but it seems that you can no longer get them anywhere. They are no longer available on the Gulf anymore, just crab cakes. Captain D's have them but Wintzells have the best. This was the first time we have driven 45 miles to eat here and it was well worth the drive. As I... More

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AL
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16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The first time I went to Wintzell's I really liked it, so I decided to go back there for my birthday a few months later. What a big mistake. The food was not good at all. And this wasn't just me saying this, it was my whole family too. The food was way overpriced for what tasted like frozen seafood.... More

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Atlanta, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Also good for groups. Not cheap, but not expensive either. Casual atmosphere. The oysters are good, and reasonable.

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Sautee, Georgia, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Wintzell's was a great place to eat "fresh seafood" - my Wife & I had their "fresh oysters fried" for dinner and they were fantastic. We will eat there again even if it is only for lunch as it is easy to get to after you make the turn on US 72 and go about 1.5 miles and turn left.... More

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Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We actually at at the Wintzell's in Huntsville near our hotel. The fish taco's were awesome. Ate here with large parties both times and the service was great. Would definitely go back.

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