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Capitol Oyster Bar

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617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
+1 334-239-8958
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, right on the river. Perfect for Oysters and Beer! Also tried frog-legs and gator tail for the first time.

Thank Stefani E
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Great river ambiance... good seafood as well! Decent bands on weekends. No need to dress up-very casual! Fun to watch the oysters being shucked. This is your place for casual seafood on nice river setting

Thank Laura H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The place willl make you turn around and run from the outside but we ate on the back patio and had wonderful food. The hammer shrimp was so good and my husband loved the fresh oysters and the oysters Rockefeller. The staff is as good...More

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Good local place to get a feel for Montgomery. On the river, with a nice setup for live music. Good beer selection. Most of the food is fried, as you might expect. That said, the shrimp was very tasty. Nice place to spend a lazy...More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Great place - food is terrific and atmosphere is wonderful. Very authentic. Love the music and the riverside.

Thank Captainbossy
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We have been here many times over the years. The service and food are good and it sits on the banks of the Alabama River. On Sundays, they have live blues music, but there is a cover charge. The cover charge is the equivalent of...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Super fun place by the river for live music and fried seafood! Come by boat or by car and enjoy the river views and laid-back, casual vibes. Definitely a fun little dive for enjoying real Montgomery.

Thank Skye1207
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

A great little dive off of the beaten path on the river. Hard to find, even with GPS. Worth it when you finally get there if you are looking for fried seafood.

Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

I gotta tell you this place is a FIND! The atmosphere is welcoming, the service is outstanding and the food is equally as inviting! The oysters are as fresh as can be shipped from Louisiana. The bartender is friendly and personable. The​ staff is an...More

Thank MasCabron23
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Immediately you know it's local and laid back and fun. Cold beer good band good eats good view. Like it.

Thank Jay W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 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
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-239-8958
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