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Original Oyster House

701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
251-948-2445
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Ranked #16 of 124 restaurants in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

LOVE this restaurant! We always have great service, wonderful gator bites, great salad bar, and the most delicious key lime pie you will EVER put in your mouth! We always make this our first stop when we arrive in Gulf Shores.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Can get crowded. Casual dress. Good food. Comfortable atmosphere. Get window seat to watch the alligators in the lagoon on warm summer evenings around sunset .

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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Made the trip from Florida to try The Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores and so glad we did!! We shared several appetizers ...all were great! Alligator was so good! Drinks were very much enjoyed overlooking the water outside even though it was a rainy day.

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Selma, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My husband & I LOVE Original Oyster House!! The best food & great service!! It's always packed and may be a wait but there's definitely a reason people are waiting!! You can stroll the boardwalk while you wait and feed the fish. A+++++

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North Liberty, IA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

You might have to be loud to be heard. A bit noisy, but this is a huge restaurant and they say they "love kids", so expect some chaos. However, the food was absolutely wonderful. "Eb" (I'm pretty sure that is his name) was our phenomenal waiter. I had the crab stuffed flounder, and it was so good...words can't do it... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Butter Pecan Mahi-Mahi made my wife smile. Without a doubt the best entree' she has had this week. With a side of cheese grits and a dessert of chocolate chip peanut butter pie she had to have a carryout container for her leftovers. Did I say large portions? I had the "Broiled Platter" of shrimp, scallops, stuffed shrimp, and fish... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Ate shrimp and grits---yummy , broiled seafood platter, baked shrimp Parmesan and of course the salad bar. Server was on the ball with drink refills and fast service. No complaints even able to use buy one get one free dinner coupon

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our waitress was rude, did not have time to answer any questions. We asked for the Manager and spoke with two different ones and they seemed like we were wasting their time. Food was excellent but I would not go back again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was one of our favorite places to eat at the beach. Our last meal at the restaurant was not good. Our waitress was like having broom Helida as a server. My so called Bourbon glazed Tuna was over cooked and dry and no glaze. Had to ask for some glaze and wait 15 minutes to get it. We went... More

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Destin, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very popular as there was quite a line of people waiting. We sat immediately at the bar and was offered drinks and a menu within a few seconds. Portions are very large so we shared a grilled mahi-mahi dinner including a baked potato and cole slaw. The cole slaw was some of the best we have ever had. It was... More

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