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“Love the appetizers”
Review of Wintzell's Oyster House - CLOSED

Wintzell's Oyster House
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Love the appetizers”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wintzell's has lots of good standard fare seafood with some notable exceptions. The appetizers are excellent. Definitely try the smoked tuna dip. It's wonderful. Also, the dragon drink, their specialty, is good if you like fruity drinks. This restaurant is right on the river and offers a relaxing enjoyable view.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“happy at happy hour”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Gotta say this trip is turning into a "reduex", I am finding a few of my stops this year a refreshing change from last year.

the service was excellent (at the bar), where I ate oysters and the buffalo shrimp for 3 happy hours in a row. good deals good oysters and great service

Thanks for making this stop a lot better than last!.

  • Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed sitting next to riverfront and eating here, which gave a nice setting. I'm not much of a fan of seafood but the oysters were terrific.

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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just average.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Enjoyed the Wintzell's in Guntersville, but the one here does not measure up. I've been numerous times in hopes my opinion will change, but it has not.

Visited February 2012
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Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not Bad - BUT- Not Good”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Having visited the original location in Mobile on several occasions expectations may be higher than they should be for this spot. But no matter what differences I may have with how the food taste and it's portion sizes in comparison to the original, one key area cannot be overlooked. SERVICE - or lack of - It seems that the wait is always longer than what it should be considering the number of diners in the location. You always have to wait on food, drink refills are slim and not happening, and the staff generally looks like they lost their best friend? The location overlooks the river - so it has a view, but the location is huge and sometimes its so empty that everything seems to echo. I love Wintzell's but I hate this location.

  • Visited September 2012
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