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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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Memphis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

6 of us went here for dinner the first night we arrived in Gulf Shores. The fried pickles were awesome. Good rice and beans with the chicken and coleslaw. It was very busy that night but the wait staff was on their toes. Only downside was the wait, but it's so popular you have to expect that. Big benches with... More 

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Thank TerryzAlden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here and was served by Dean, he made the whole experience!! He was funny, cracked jokes and we just had fun with him!! Food was great, too. Definitely ask for Dean if you go here!

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Thank EmilyClaire4
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Emily, We will have to pass on your kind words to Dean. We love to hear when our staff is going above and beyond. We're happy you enjoyed your meal and experience with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome place to eat. Ask for a table with a view and watch the beautiful sunset. Menu has lots to choose from and not just all fried stuff. My husband and I shared the shell shocked sampler of oysters and the captain's choice entrée. ( boiled shrimp, a stuffed crab, large piece of fish and shrimp scampi (YUM) also came... More 

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

Hi Amy, Thank you for the kind words! So happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your meal and your service! We will have to tell Sandy to keep up the good work. We hope you will be back again soon! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we go to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, the Original Oyster House is always on our to-eat list. The seafood is always fresh, and shrimp to die for. The salad bar may not be big, but its' surprisingly tasty, and a favorite part of our visit. We've visited here many times, and it has never disappointed. The only thing... More 

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

Hi there, We love having customers that come back year after year and are continually satisfied. We work hard to offer the freshest seafood around for our visitors and we are glad you enjoy it. Thank you so much for the kind words we hope you will be back again next year! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded on tues eve, a good sign. Wouldn't say it was a relaxing place, was buzzing with conversations, slightly noise, but no loud music to shout over. Menu had huge selection, non seafood items as well, serving staff was great! Efficient, fast, positive attitude. Interesting decorations hanging on the walls to do with sea fishing, etc. I'd go back.

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

Hi Sally, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. It can get a little loud during busy hours, but we're glad you were still able to enjoy yourself. We will have to tell our staff to keep up the good work. Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Aurora, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really good. Our server Gwen did a great job taking care of us. We will be back. Thank you Oyster House. Shrimp and grits are a must along with the crab cakes.

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

Hi there, We will have to tell Gwen to keep up the good work. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Shrimp and grits is one of our favorites too! We can't wait to see you again! More 

Gadsden, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a good menu selection and food seemed well prepared. Portions are more than adequate. The staff is exceptional and attentive. Seems like management has its act together. I order fried oysters and they were not exceptional but very good. No complaints.

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

Hi there, Thank you for the kind words. We do take pride in our management, they work very hard to keep our customers happy. We are happy you enjoyed your overall experience and we hope you'll be back again soon. More 

Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For years, I have been visiting the Original Oyster House locations in Mobile and Gulf Shores and enjoying some delicious seafood!! The recent visit in Gulf Shores was equally amazing. They just get it right with great flavor and ample portions. Try it, you'll like it!!

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Thank battleship60
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the kind words! We love hearing from customers that come back again and again. We can't wait to have you back! 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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?