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Reviewed September 16, 2021

Thanks Trip Advisors for suggesting this place, and I can vouch for your opinions! Kitchy place alongside a bayou (with beautiful views in the early evening sunlight). We had terrific and very prompt service, but we were encouraged to linger. We ordered their featured Fire-roasted...oysters and they were SO delicious! We definitely had no problem navigating the parking lot, and we were offered a cup of cocktail sauce (which was not needed).More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

cant say enough about our waiter or the food his recommendations of drinks and entrees were spot on go by and let them treat you !!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

Last time we were in the area we drove by and skipped this place. We did not this time. This was the destination. Sure glad we did. We arrived to an hour wait. However, two seats at the bar, and we were seated. Not a...problem for us as this also turned out into a social event also. Fire-Grilled Oysters were great. Among the Catch of the day was Yellow Fin Tuna. This too, was tops.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

Growing up in Mobile, I always loved this place. However, today was my worst experience ever and I do not intend to ever return. Driving in, there are pot holes big enough for a tractor to fall in and standing water in the parking lot...so you almost have to wade up to the restaurant. After bringing us our food (seafood restaurant mind you) I asked for some cocktail sauce. The waitress said they were out of cocktail sauce but that she would bring me some horseradish and I could make my own with the catchup that was on the table. I told her that was not acceptable and to go make the sauce and bring it to my table. She departed and out comes the manager asking if there is a problem. After telling him that I wanted some cocktail sauce, he said "we make it here at the table." I have been eating at the OOH way too long to believe that lie so I asked him to leave my table and my family and I departed the restaurant- intending never to return. Very disappointing. This was once a high quality seafood restaurant that now provides its customers with a parking lot with canyon-like pot holes and makes their customers make their own cocktail sauce with horseradish and french fry catsup?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Best seafood in Mobile. Fire grilled oysters set the bar for all others to follow. Cheese grits cant be beat. Others in the party had grilled shrimp, blackened tilefish, shrimp scampi, and shrimp alfredo, all to rave reviews. Service was very good ( even with...difficult member in my party - sorry Taylor). If you are in Mobile or even passing through, you need to eat here!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021

Fire Grilled oysters were outstanding!!! And i dont even like the thought of eating oysters. I was talked into trying them haha. Excellent server.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

We stopped by for dinner - since several friends had recommended this restaurant. Great scenic view of the bay! Prompt service and attentive staff. Certainly the menu was primarily seafood so most went for suggestions from the staff. Unfortunately universally the table was unsatisfied with...preparation or lack of flavor. Crab stuffed flounder was way undercooked x 2 (both at table). Stick with the oysters, other appetizers, and cocktails. Certainly a high volume restaurant with many fans.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2021 via mobile

Wow!!! Fantastic seafood! We don’t do much grits in Texas but holy moly the grits here were sooooo freaking good. The portion sizes are generous. 10 out of 10 would come again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021

We used to travel to Mobile just to eat at the Oyster House. We loved it. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was awesome. My husband and I went last Sunday for lunch and we were so disappointed. First when we entered it smelled...like mildew. Then when we were waiting for a table we saw 3 tables by the windows that we used to love to sit at so we could see the bay with no chairs around them just not being used for some reason. Then the waitress was so rude and not very helpful at all. The table the girl sat us at had 6 chairs at it. It was only me and my husband. It’s sad to see such a great place go down!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

I had the Fisherman's Pride which had more food than I could eat. Thank goodness for takeout containers! Two fillets of flounder, 3 oysters, 2 stuffed crabs, 6 fried shrimp, 1 crab cake, a cup of gumbo, and 2 sides of your choice. I live...on the Gulf Coast so I've eaten lots of seafood platters and this one was just average, but the gumbo was very good. The roux makes or breaks a gumbo.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Yes, Original Oyster House offers takeout services.

Original Oyster House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4