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“Seafood Delight”

Wintzell's Oyster House
Ranked #17 of 111 Restaurants in Fairhope
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Atlanta
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Seafood Delight”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a very good place to eat seafood! There are plenty of choice plates at a reasonable price. Be prepared for a menu of fried food such as shrimp. Try it, you might like it.

Visited August 2013
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Houston
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Oysters !”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Good place . The food was good and properly seasoned . Service was good . We went later so it was nice and quiet . J.O platter was good .

  • Visited August 2013
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Palmetto, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Hope Springs..........a Leak.”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well, we girded our loins for battle and tried again on a quiet midweek late afternoon.

The hostess tried to put us in the bar with the living statues propped at the counter but she graciously agreed to our request for something in a dining area after asking why.

It was Shift Change Meeting since we could see five or seven employees ranged around tables in an area closer to the kitchen. Only four of them stared at us as we walked to our table.
Stage whispered conversation between the hostess and our server, possibly a warning that we had actually voiced An Opinion.

Our server, Annie, was the best part of the experience. Quick, competent and cheerful.
Other than that, it was still not worth the price.

Boiled shrimp appetizer: some room temperature, one chilled, several experiencing severe carapace slippage. Just didn't taste as fresh as they should
Fried catfish: two of the smallest fillets I've ever seen, coating good but not cooked enough. Fish mush.
Broiled fresh catch of the day (speckled trout $29): delivered painted/wallowing in clarified butter.
Luckily I knew that spaghetti worms are white so the stringy black things in the lone fillet were probably not parasites, just broken veins or muscle tissue. A vast improvement.
Today's Special: Varicose Fish Veins in Grease.

Tables still not properly cleaned (paper napkins stuck to the surface) and the musical selections of the day were the sporadic yells of several employees hanging out on the ramp into the restaurant. Directly outside our grimy window.

Sigh.
And the search for consistently decent seafood restaurants continues.

  • Visited August 2013
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Land O Lakes, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding seafood dinner!!!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wintzell's was recommended to us by our niece. Hands down, this was among the best seafood meals we've ever eaten at a very reasonable price. We both ordered the J.O. Platter. I'm not a fan of broiled seafood but absolutely did not want fried. I decided to see if they would grill the platter and sure enough they did. I was told me they'd cook it anyway I wanted it! The food was fabulous! Everything had great flavor, to include the gumbo.
Also seems like a great place to bring the entire family! We will definitely return to Wintzell's the next time we're here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Solid seafood restaurant”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

First time hear. I had a fried platter for lunch. It was exactly what I expected, no frills, solid food. Inside is entertaining with all of the "wisdom" written on the walls. Our waitstaff was average. we had to go and find our waitress to get refills.

  • Visited July 2013
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