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“Delicious southern seafood!,,,,”

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, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delicious southern seafood!,,,,”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

A great place to eat........a must stop when you are in the Mobile, Spanish Fort or Gulf Shores area. This restaurant is visited by both the locals and tourists. Menu selection is very good with lots of choices and prepared in a variety of ways. Very relaxed atmosphere......lovely views of the water as you dine. Friendly staff and quick service.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not much food ,high prices!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Better places on causeway , they have changed menu and cut way down on plate sizes uped prices . Won't go back after all these years!

  • Visited July 2013
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Washington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth the stop!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We thought it was just another seafood chain. Were we ever wrong. Crab legs were easy to break and the servings were very large. We ate red beans and rice, turnip greens, and red potatoes. Patsy the waitress let me try a sample of cheesy grits and they were delicious. She was so friendly and attentive to us. The atmosphere was great too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Usa
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“Good for Families, Not so Good for Couples”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant with view, and this one seemed to fit the bill. We loved the decor, and the food was decent. I had grilled Tuna, which was very good but not quite delicious. My husband had some type of seafood sampler that was truly enough to feed a small army. The salad bar was adequate. The staff is friendly, and the manager stopped by twice to check on us and say thanks for coming in.

One thing you should know in advance. Despite its primo location, this is NOT the place for a quiet, relaxing dinner. You might just get stuck next to a table of screaming, ill-behaved children whose clueless parents seem to think their antics are cute. It happened to us. Thank God they serve alcohol!

  • Visited July 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting Decor, Boring Food”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This restaurant is laden with quirky/junky decor that is amusing. The window table views looked lovely, but they would not seat a single person at a window table. The daily special, blackened red fish, was greasy and bland. The red beans and rice were mostly gravy and also very bland. The hush puppies were so hard that they could not be stuck with a fork.

  • Visited July 2013
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