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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 178
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  • 76
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food!

The food was wonderful. We ordered the oyster sampler and each loved one of them especially so ordered another in our favorite. Service was great. Returned the following night but the line was so-o-o-o-o long we did not stay. Lesson learned....go early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
BJSaunders
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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Terrell, Texas
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Dinner there was such a great experience. Great menu of fresh Gulf seafood. Six of us had dinner there on July 4th. Great service, well priced, excellent service. Everyone in our group were so pleased with their selections. The shrimp and grits were amazing...cheese grits with blackened shrimp were the perfect balance of creamy and savory. A huge salad bar.... More 

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Hueytown, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great food. Go early so you won't have a long wait. But if you do it will be worth it. I've had several things here and never been disappointed. Very busy place. Not the best place for romantic dinner.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wait was long as expected, took a little over an hour to get seated, but the food was great! Loved the oyster/stuffed crab/fried shrimp plate! Has cute little touristy shops at the location so you can shop while you wait! Very fun festive Place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The wait is long ... it's a touristy place, so we were prepared for that. The food was just average ... again, it's a touristy place, so we should have been prepared for that. The service was, however, good. Our server was accommodating and attentive. It just wasn't the best choice for seafood ... we should have chosen a smaller,... More 

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Mathiston, Mississippi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our favorite seafood place in Gulf Shores! The wait is always long, but it's well worth is and there are several nice shops to keep you busy while you wait. There are also a lot of benches for sitting if you don't want to shop while you wait. The food and service is always great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have to come here every time we are in town. They have a small salad bar but it is always fresh looks and taste fresh. You usually have a wait during the on season but it is so worth the wait. 👍

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Mt. Pleasant, TX
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After waiting and hour and fifteen minutes for a table, we were starving, The wait was well worth it. Had the Blackened Shrimp with Cheese Grits, salad bar and red beans and rice. There was about a dozen large shrimp on the plate and they had a great spicy taste and were perfectly cook. The cheese grits were very flavorful... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visit this restaurant every time we're at the beach. The food is excellent; love the crawfish tails! They have one of the best salad bars around! The broiled fish is excellent and my husband loves the oysters. Their is a nice view of the lagoon out the window. Go before 4pm for lunch prices of their plates.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was wonderful. We ordered the oyster sampler and each loved one of them especially so ordered another in our favorite. Service was great. Returned the following night but the line was so-o-o-o-o long we did not stay. Lesson learned....go early.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Shrimp au gratin, cheese grits, salad. We ate as much as we could. Best cheese grits I've ever eaten including my own. All the food was wonderful. You have to eat here if you are in Gulf Shores.

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Additional Information about Original Oyster House

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

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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