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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Oyster House

Original Oyster House
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Spanish Fort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill, Healthy
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opening its first location in Gulf Shores in 1983, the Original Oyster House restaurant quickly expanded and opened its second restaurant two years later on the Mobile Causeway. It soon became known as a Gulf Coast favorite for panoramic waterfront sunsets on the Mobile Delta, fresh Gulf Coast seafood and award-winning gumbo. Classics such as hand-battered fried crab claws, blackened Mahi and fire-grilled Gulf oysters kept locals and visitors coming back for more. A visit usually includes kids on the playground, seafood platters and Southern hospitality. Along with its take-out, homemade desserts and seafood gumbo, the Original Oyster House has been sending alligators home in kid's meals, and gives back to our community in sponsorships and donations. It has been recognized for its environmental practices including converting its fry oil into biofuel to transport, its solar water heaters and the only wind turbine on the Causeway, which generates electricity when winds reach 8 miles an hour or more. in 2016, the Original Oyster House piloted Alabama's FIRST Oyster Shell Recycling Program.
Jacksonville, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had the fried Shrimp plate. It was very fresh and tested wonderful. I wish that it would have had more, but I definitely enjoyed every bite.

Visited January 2013
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Lake Park, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Gulf Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stopped in for afternoon appetizers, planning to eat elsewhere for dinner. While enjoying some raw oysters and fried crab claws, we watched the sunset over the bay. The food and service was excellent. We left to do some shopping and riding around, and after thinking about the great service and the appetizing menu items, we came back for dinner. There was quite a crowd, so we watched for a couple of seats at the oyster bar to open up. That was a good move, as we found one quickly and the service at the bar was great! I highly recommend this place for some excellent gulf seafood!

  • Visited January 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 reviews
“Excellent Oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stoped here the other day after spending hte day exploring Mobile. Ate lunch at a different place in Mobile, but I really wanted to try the Oysters here. Had them raw and they were outstanding. Large, juicy and flavorful. Much better than the ones I had for lunch. The atmosphere was nice. Very laid back, with great views. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back for a full meal!

  • Visited January 2013
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Alabama
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40 reviews
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“Service was fine - seafood is better at other places”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were there recently with a large group. They were prepared and our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. I didn't think the seafood was that great. I don't get fried, so perhaps the fried is more popular. I had grilled shrimp and it wasn't very good. The cheese grits were nothing spectacular and they serve it in a plastic takeout bowl. The cole slaw was okay - again nothing spectacular. There are much better seafood places in the area.

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Daphne, Alabama
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“Good seafood experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Get there early as the place does fill up. Seafood is great and about only place nearby with a decent salad bar. Note the car tags in the lot. Alot of locals...good sign.

Visited October 2012
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