We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Our server was great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Oyster House

Original Oyster House
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
251-948-2445
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 133 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our server was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Salad bar was good and fresh. The key lime pie was fantastic...we took one with us. Our server was the best.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

947 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    389
    299
    152
    63
    44
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great seafood and great restuarant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We always try to eat here when staying in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and were able to once again eat here our most recent visit. We went on Thursday night and had a short wait (30-40 minutes) as the restaurant was busy but not overwhelming. We were able to sit near the windows facing the water but unfortunately darkenss comes earlier in September, so it had already gotten dark when we were seated but still enjoyed out visit. We enjoyed our dinners and will return again next time. Love the waiting area outside and around the front of the building - helped make the wait time seem very short.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Food was not fantastic but, we had an enjoyable experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Touristy and pricey. Food is very avarage in taste and presentation. We had 5 adults and no children. Total bill with tip was $125.00. No appetizer or desert. I'm not sorry that we went but, I'm not sure I'd go back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food...great selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We ate there tonight. The place is always packed. There is a reason. The food is always great and the selection of foods is great. If you like seafood, you won't be disappointed with this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jackson, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Catering To Tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went with a group of co-workers for a company dinner. This place advertises in every little Gulf Shores publication - they know how to market. When you get there, you'll have a wait for dinner, as it stays packed. While you're waiting, they'll want you to visit their little gift shops and souvenir joints. It's your money...

As for the food, I think the appetizers are better than the entrees - strong recommendation for the alligator and the crawfish is good as well. We were pleasantly surprised. Most of us got seafood, of course. It was o.k., but I don't think anyone was raving and everyone left food on their plates. Certainly nothing bad, but nothing that stands out, either.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Original Oyster House also viewed

 

Been to Original Oyster House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Original Oyster House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.