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Original Oyster House

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701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
+1 251-948-2445
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 520
    Excellent
  • 383
    Very good
  • 194
    Average
  • 93
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meal

Had our shortest wait ever at 45 minutes but seemed to have to wait a long time for food. The food was good as usual though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Sandy B
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Crofton, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Selma, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have ate here many times in the last 15 years and have always been impressed with the food!! It's the best in the Gulf. We went on a Wednesday for lunch and there was no wait and quick service. However We noticed that the restaurant could use some updates.

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Camdenton, Missouri
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Original Oyster House is a gem in Gulf Shores! The Great thing about this restaurant is its consistency. The salad bar is one of the best that I've ever been to and is a must for me. They have excellent raw wasters that have been cleaned appropriately and all their fish dishes are delicious. They have a wonderful selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were here on a Monday afternoon and our party of 13 was seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive and offered great suggestions! We really enjoyed the fried crab claws, alligator bites, and mozzarella cheese Dunkers appetizers. We ate off of both the lunch and dinner menus and all entrees were great! Highly recommend!

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Marrero, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

service was very good. loved the salad bar. i had the steak and shrimp dinner. steak very tender and a great taste. baked potato was fine. appetizers included the fried crab claws and alligator bites. both of these were very good. had a nice view from our window table. we encountered no wait to be seated.....seated right away!!!!

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ate here several years ago and was pretty good food. Our last visit was not impressed at all. Slow service even in the early afternoon with many empty tables. Food was bland.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ended up eating here twice because we liked it so much! The food was excellent, particularly the shrimp dishes, cheese grits and red beans & rice. The service was awesome, friendly and fast, even though the place was packed both times we went. Very highly recommend.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My wife and I share entrees and appetizers and we always leave full. The service is good and wait staff always helpful. We stop often at the Original Oyster House off of the Mobile Highway heading to Orange Beach as well.

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after a morning at the beach. My husband had the Mahi blackened with the tasso ham sauce, baked potato and salad bar. I had the flounder florentine with cheese grits and salad bar. We both loved our meals and I brought home leftovers because I had so much food. We finished the meal by sharing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very disappointed for a seafood restaurant right on the gulf. Food was just ok. Nothing better than I could get at a Red Lobster back home. Half of my food was not even hot, just warm. Service was ok, but several waitresses were being very loud at the drink station. Overall, disappointed and will definitely not return.

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Crofton, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Had our shortest wait ever at 45 minutes but seemed to have to wait a long time for food. The food was good as usual though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?