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Original Oyster House

701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
251-948-2445
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Ranked #24 of 131 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great place. The oysters on the half shell were some of the best I have ever had. The Asm Bomb was great but the tuna was very, very fishy. I know those things can happen so I let them know but unfortunately it was just inedible. Great top shelf margarita. Johnathan was the very best waiter. Ask for him. He... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a tourist trap alright. Servers are friendly but the food is horrible. Over cooked, under seasoned. The manager saw that I barely touched my food. She offered to replace the meal...sides and all but when I declined she didn't offer to not charge me for an awful meal. My husband hid his crab cakes under the lettuce because he's... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant! It was super busy, so my husband and I ate at the bar. The two girls working were slammed but we're incredibly nice and the serve was great. The seafood platters were tasty and well priced. The mixed drinks we had were yummy too!! All around great night out.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I wish I would have read reviews before we went. The place was packed with a 45 minute wait. The only thing I liked about the place was the salad bar. Very fresh and stocked well. We had a party of four and all us us had overlooked & tough fish. Staff was friendly but food was forgettable

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Hartselle, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

wonderful cheese grits! Crab claws were fresh and beaded just right. The shrimp and oysters were very good also. A local to the area told us to eat here and she was right!s

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Dallas, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

First off this was the best service we had the whole trip. Ask for B.B. He was great. We had raw oysters, snapper and mahi mahi. All were very good. The peanut butter choc cake was also very yummy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've read some reviews where people are complaining about the chicken. This is obviously a sea food restaurant so don't come here for chicken. Come for the shrimp or oysters. This shrimp is one of the only places that are shrimp from the actual gulf. We know someone who works in another restaurant so we know that for a fact.... More

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Shinnston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The oysters were good, but the chicken was tuff, over cooked and lacked flavor. Not thrilled.... Service was nice and salad bar was good.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I would rather have chicken from Zaxbys or even Chic-fi-la. You get a "appatice" which I'd a small oval bowl with large chicken that may have a fat piece or two in it but rest looks like they ran it through set of rollers to flatten it out. More of a chewy taste then fast food chicken I have ever... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ate lunch there today... Steamed shrimp...Great as always. I noticed that once again The OOH is treating First Responders to a free Lunch on Sept 11. An amazing jester to those who are there when things go bad. Be sure to thank the management for taking care of those that take care of us. Great thing they do, to go... More

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