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Wintzell's Oyster House

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14455 US Highway 431, Guntersville, AL 35976-2529
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cullman, Alabama
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some friends were treating us to our choice of dinner. I chose Wintzell's, because I really wanted seafood. We arrived around 5:30pm on Saturday night and were immediately seated. We ordered an appetizer of shrimp cocktail and they were very good. I ordered the broiled seafood platter and it was average. My wife ordered the Cajun pasta and said it... More 

Thank James L
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the best gumbo I have eaten anywhere. I also like the red beans and rice. Can't go wrong here.

Thank James N
Eunice, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must try! We went a few times that week and everything we ordered was great. If you're an oyster lover you have to try the sampler! The bacon wrapped shrimp and scallops are great as well. Definitely will not be let down. The staff are very friendly and the service is on point..

Thank fredf751
Tallahassee, Florida
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to find a place with good fried catfish. After reading reviews, we decided on this one, since it was 2pm and Top of the River was not open. The waiter, a tall dark haired young man, was most delightful and attentive and courteous. We had the fried catfish, cheese grits and coleslaw and salad, hushpuppies. Catfish-cooked just right,... More 

Thank Rachel H
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu and decor are consistent with the rest of this chain...oysters offered multiple ways being the feature. I usually order the crab salad, which is tasty. During the time you wait for your food you can read all the punny signs on the walls. Service is always friendly. What's different about this particular Wintzells is that it is directly on... More 

Thank Diane N
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Other than countless signs full of conventional wisdom and great service, this place has a privileged position right by Lake Guntersville and steps away from the Hampton Inn. Selection on tap is GREAT, service is good, and the food is pretty good too. Definitely recommended if you're in the area. Try the fried green tomatoes and the surf and turf!... More 

Thank lrojeda
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times and the food is consistently excellent with attentive service. The raw oysters are always fresh. I have indoctrinated several of my friends and family with their first raw oyster at this restaurant. The boiled shrimp are a great appetizer option if you want to skip the raw oysters. They are perfectly cooked with a firm... More 

Thank Steven B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went after a local recommended it to me and it did not disappoint! I had gumbo, low country boil, and the cobbler of the day. I eat seafood all the time and this was a meal that delivered! My waitress was kind and the food didn't take forever.

Thank Twonzetta S
Birmingham, AL
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147 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have been to Wintzell's a few times but just can't seem to like it as much as everyone else. The food is good but not what everyone raves about and really pricey. The oysters were good but gritty. The best part of the dining experience is sitting on the balcony overlooking the lake, really nice. The service was really... More 

Thank jeffbrtr
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Located right on the lake just below the Hampton Inn, you will find world famous Wintzell's Oyster House. Open every day of the week with friendly service and reasonable prices. The seafood gumbo is just as good as the gumbo in New Orleans complete with oysters and a rich dark roux. Relax and enjoy the view of the lake and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14455 US Highway 431, Guntersville, AL 35976-2529
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Guntersville
  • Phone Number: 256-582-5600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?