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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 438
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  • 337
    Very good
  • 166
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  • 72
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  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and AMazing Dessert

The Original Oyster House has always been a great place for seafood. On my most recent trip I had an oder of stuffed crabs and cajan meat pies. Both were really tasty and the cajan meat pies reminded me of a Louisiana empanada . I saved room for the chocolate chip peanut butter pie. OMG it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Marie C
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Alabama
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We waited about an hour to be seated AND waited at least an hour for our food. Service was SLOW. The mahi mahi was very very dry. It was just not what we expected.

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You can fill up on just the salad bar, but don't do it because you definitely want to have room to enjoy the delicious seafood. We've been there multiple times and NEVER had anything we didn't love. P.S. You can add on a steak to your meal for about $5.00. Try it and see if I'm not telling the truth.... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Original Oyster House has always been a great place for seafood. On my most recent trip I had an oder of stuffed crabs and cajan meat pies. Both were really tasty and the cajan meat pies reminded me of a Louisiana empanada . I saved room for the chocolate chip peanut butter pie. OMG it was fantastic. I split... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took 8 to dinner over Memorial Day weekend. It was busy but fast. Greeters could have been more friendly but server, Danielle, was very friendly and attentive. My dad wasn't crazy about having to make his own cocktail sauce but others thought it was fun. Hush puppies were so yummy!

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Cudjoe Key
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were wanting to eat the freshest oysters possible while in Gulf Shores so we asked around to the locals. We were told by many to go here. We were thinking it would be an outside joint, where we could enjoy a view and a cold beer with our oysters. We headed over since it was close... More 

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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy eating here. Whether it is for just 2 people or sometimes we have 9 people which includes adults, teenagers, and smaller children. The service is good and very efficient. The food is very good and fresh. Come early - the lines can get quite long.

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Pearland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food for everyone in the family (children to grandparents). The restaurant is attached to a cute strip of stores for browsing or shopping.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I joined some friends at the Shrimp Basket in Gulf Shores and enjoyed the food and the fellowship. We had a nice time and the service was good. We will be back.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The locals love it here but don't frequent it in the summer as often due to the ridiculous wait. I came in with my girlfriends on 02/28/2015 after a concert and we took advantage of their off season AYCE shrimp and flounder specials and added a side of cheese grits. Their food is served fast and hot even when they're... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a must stop for good seafood. We always come for fried crab claws and raw oysters. Had our family of six and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food! Great waiter, Lanny! Had to brag on him for being attentive and quick, also super nice!

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?