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Original Oyster House

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3733 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
grilled oysters are great

Was here on a Saturday night and there was a small wait. Ended up having to sit at the bar. Ordered the whole fried flounder, it was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John M
Meridian, Mississippi
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had oysters throughout all of the coastal states and the fire grilled oysters at the original oyster house are as good as any I've had. Service was good and prices were competitive. Mobilians are lucky to have two such great oyster restaurant (Wintzell's and Original oyster house) in their backyard

Thank jbsme
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Mobile and have been going to the Original Oyster House for years, but after the meal we ate last night will not be back for a long time. The waitress seemed to be on a mission to get rid of us as soon as we sat down at the table. Asking us if we were ready to... More 

Thank Keith B
Cecilia M, Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Dear Keith, Would you allow our General Manager, Jim Harrison to call you. Please let us know what is most convenient for you. You can call Jim directly at the restaurant [626-2188] or e-mail your phone number to: info@originaloysterhouse.com. More 

Meridian, Mississippi
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here on a Saturday night and there was a small wait. Ended up having to sit at the bar. Ordered the whole fried flounder, it was awesome.

Thank John M
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The taste of the food is so so, not outstanding to deserve the 'original' title. But the setting and location next to the bay is very well appreciated, especially to take guests from abroad to introduce some local dishes and seafood. Service is quite good in general but rather slow because of the crowd during lunchtime.

Thank Foodie-pearl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Saturday, 23 January 2016, I brought my parents here with two friends for dinner. I chose this restaurant based on recommendations on Tripadvisor, but can't agree with the many favourable reviews. The welcome was somewhat lacklustre, but we did get a nice table after a short wait. Service itself was fine. The problem was the cooking and the ingredients.... More 

Thank mischaw
Gulf Coast Fla
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a week day. We were seated immediately and our server came to the table promptly. The menu is seafood, but full of options from raw oysters, to Po Boys and baskets to dinners and platters. All the comments from my table were positive. My grouper was well cooked and not greasy. The crawfish Po Boy... More 

Thank kleektours
Stuart, Florida
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time watching the sunset. Great view of the bay. Decor is a bit worn but the food is good. I enjoyed the fresh oysters and grilled shrimp after I had a great salad from the salad bar. Not expensive either.

Thank Douglas R
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am in love with their Blackened Mahi Mahi, crab claws and the kids love their salad bar. We are never disappointed with food or service.

Thank VacaLiv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always excellent here however, the atmosphere is lacking for the price tags. Very casual open room with tables on top of each other so that you can overhear every conversation around you.

Thank Lisa M
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Family dinner for 11 of us. We were completely satisfied and the nightly special was wonderful. The crowd was more than we expected between Christmas and New Years, but our wait was exactly what they predicted, and the food was worth the wait.

Thank Tommy H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3733 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Spanish Fort
  • Phone Number: 12516262188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?