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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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to Gulf Shores several times, but had never eaten here. This was our loss. The food was excellent and the service was great. I highly recommend the shrimp sandwich, it was fantastic.

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Thank Charlie P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to eat.. Loved the gumbo,oysters, and key lime pie. I was not that crazy about the shrimp and grits but not bad.

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Thank Lisa G
Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I recently had dinner at this restaurant. I had the soft shell crabs and my wife had a salad as she doesn't like fried food. The staff was very friendly. Oysters on the half shell were very small.

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Thank rrodriguez2016
Brunswick, Maryland
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's hard to compare seafood in other places when you live in Maryland but it's not bad i'd go back.

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Thank daveb428
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ordered Shrimp and grits and it was not what I thought it would be. I was expecting the traditional shrimp and grits entrée. What I got was grilled shrimp and grits. There was not sauce or sausage. Very plain.

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Thank Tim E
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The crab claws were amazing! Friendly service and even though it was busy we only had about a 20 minute wait. Family friendly and fun atmosphere.

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Thank Kim P
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Kim, So happy you enjoyed the crab claws! We try to keep our waitstaff on our feet, we hope you will be back again soon. More 

brett_levi
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is apparently a popular spot, so expect to wait for a bit. They do have a shopping area that you can browse while waiting for your table. That said, the food is great and the staff is exceptional. We all ordered different items and sampled. I don't think we found anything that we did not love.

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Thank brett_levi
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Brett, Thank you for your kind words. We can experience long wait times during busy hours, but we are glad you still enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We both ordered the Fisherman's Pride Platter. The fish of choice was Swai. That is the nastiest fish I ever tasted. Will not be returning to a gulf restaurant that's serves Asian Fish!

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Thank Randy B
Memphis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here while on vacation. Ask for Dean. . Nice guy. Excellent waiter. Loved the Parrot Head pics he shared. Great food. Broiled shrimp. Yum. Always on our list of favorite places. Thanks Dean.

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Thank Donna C
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Donna, We will have to pass your kind words on to Dean. We love being a part of Gulf Shores vacations. We can't wait to see you on your next trip to the Gulf! More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a typical touristy restaurant, though still with good food. They have one of the best "old time" salad bars anywhere. Unless you go during off season or off hours, prepare for a long wait.

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Thank Linda H
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the kind words. We love the salad bar too! It's a dying art. We do hope you will come back and dine with us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?