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Original Oyster House

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701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
+1 251-948-2445
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Milan, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff was friendly and courteous. We had grilled red snapper and Parmesan baked oysters and they were absolutely fabulous. Great restaurant for families too.

Thank Gloria B
BBossier City, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oyster House has been a part of our beach vacation since it's opening. HINT: Go at lunch! The wait time is measured in minutes at lunch rather than hours! The food is good as its the service. The shops make this a fun place for the family. Order the crab claws, they're the best! If you're looking for a little... More 

Thank Debra D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have a nice salad bar and the gumbo is pretty good. Do Not order the Crab Claws it is a basket of the smallest crab meat fried that all you taste is the deep fried breading. Save $18 and just order the hush puppies they are much better. Most everything on the menu is fried and there is so... More 

Thank fsbk9
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely not worth the wait.The service itself was not horrible.The food is way overpriced and mediocre at best.The worst part of the whole experience is after this two and a half hour ordeal they had actually locked us in their parking lot!It took more than 15 minutes to fetch somebody to let us out!

Thank p11b30
Texarkana, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, and even better drinks! We had a bit of a wait (I believe it was an hour or so) but this was on a Friday night and was to be expected. We waited at the bar and had great drinks!

Thank amberw360
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great lunch in a fun environment. The service and food were top notch! Gumbo, mahi mahi, fried shrimp and key lime pie...it just doesn't get any better!

Thank JAEFamily
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to eat. Even thought the wait could be long, there are shops and places you can go to take up the time. My kids were so good waiting because we were able to walk around and go into different shops to look at stuff. Save room too because you can go to Matt's ice cream shop right after.... More 

Thank Hope E
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This food was not good. Captain D's would have been better. I am really dissatisfied with gulf shores seafood. I ordered the captains choice that offered shrimp scampi, boiled shrimp, stuffed crab, and fried whitefish. The whitefish was limp and greasy, the stuffed crab had entirely too much filling that did not include crab, the boiled shrimp was ok, nothing... More 

Thank Mallory J
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came for dinner. Told would be an hour and a half wait. Got seated in about 55 minutes. Crab claws and crawfish tails for appetizers. Tried soft shell crab $21. Pretty good but never had before to compare. Blackened Cobia was great $21. Crab cakes are excellent but get them sauteed instead of fried. Will come here again when in... More 

Thank Tadouglas1
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall, the best seafood that any of us had on the entire trip. We had a long wait. Arrived at 5 pm and waited over 1 hour but it was worth it. Bar drinks were very slow to arrive and we had finished appetizer by the time they arrived. Waitress was very apologetic and provided good service.

Thank tmcols

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?