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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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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
Good prices and it was all good

If you can avoid dinner in the summer id recommend lunch for a lot shorter waits! At least the give you a pager and you can shop the stores right there. The prices are surprisingly competitive for being so popular and good. Guess that's part of the draw. The food was all very good and tasty! Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Banny9949
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you can avoid dinner in the summer id recommend lunch for a lot shorter waits! At least the give you a pager and you can shop the stores right there. The prices are surprisingly competitive for being so popular and good. Guess that's part of the draw. The food was all very good and tasty! Good service considering I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is probably my last trip to The Oyster House. It smells like dirty feet. It's dingy and just feels gross. The food just isn't worth putting up with the surroundings. The desserts, peanut butter pie and key lime pie, are still delicious, but you can buy a pie and take it to your condo, where hopefully it smells better.

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Crofton, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the water view and the food. My favorite was the fried green tomatoes with the delicious remoulade sauce!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is pretty good but very busy. But they give you a pager so you can wander around the shops, which is a nice diversion. Stick with the shrimp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I are in Gulf Shores for the week. We had been out shopping and noticed this place. We arrived around 12 pm with no wait. Our waitress was extremely friendly. We ordered fried crawfish tails as an appetizer and it was enough for a meal and delicious. Our 1 year old couldn't get enough. My husband got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Day 4 of our vacation and by far the best place we ate. We stopped in around 1:30pm, we didn't have to wait and had a great view of the back area bay. Our waiter greeted us fast and got our order to us very quickly. We order fish and shrimp and it was hot and fresh, salad bar was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had to wait 2 hours and I think it was to just shop in there shops. Small portions small plate. The food was bland and not special at all. A hole in the wall there would have been better in sure. The stuff crab was no more than. Or bread mixture no crab extremely dry. There was up charge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite restaurant we ate at in Golf shores. Good atmosphere for kids. Our waitress was very good. And the shrimp was the best we have ever had!!! Can't wait to go back again someday.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We recently had dinner here and found the food to be just a little better than average. We waited about 30 minutes (at 5 pm) to get a table. Both of us ordered seafood dishes and we found them to be OK. We had a shrimp Florentine and a shrimp po-boy. The shrimp Florentine was good but the shrimp were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Gratefully we went early so our wait was shorter. It was a pleasant dinner, good food & attentive staff. I'm pleased they had a salad bar. We would go back.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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