Original Oyster House

★★★★★
  • 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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  • 251-948-2445

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We went there twice during spring break and loved everything we ordered. They definitely know what they are doing and gave us plenty to eat each time. We waited about 40 to 50 minutes for a table each time at for dinner. We had a great

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We went there twice during spring break and loved everything we ordered. They definitely know what they are doing and gave us plenty to eat each time. We waited about 40 to 50 minutes for a table each time at for dinner. We had a great

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The Original Oyster House is a great Gulf Shore seafood restaurant. Their selection is superb and everything tastes fantastic. IT gets crowded over the summer, but it's worth the wait.

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The Original Oyster House is a great Gulf Shore seafood restaurant. Their selection is superb and everything tastes fantastic. IT gets crowded over the summer, but it's worth the wait.

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We come to Gulf SHores twice a year for a month each time since 2001. WE have ALWAYS received great food and great service. This is why they have been in business for 26 years. Large portions and reasonable prices.

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We come to Gulf SHores twice a year for a month each time since 2001. WE have ALWAYS received great food and great service. This is why they have been in business for 26 years. Large portions and reasonable prices.

Pros: First class all the way

Cons: none

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I had lunch there today, but ordered a seared tuna from the dinner menu. Simply awesome. However, the personalities make the place. Ask for Stephen to wait on you, then ask to speak to a manager. We spoke to the guy with the Elvis Costello glasses. He and Stephen were the highlight of my meal. Music fans, ask these two anything. You won't be disappointed

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I had lunch there today, but ordered a seared tuna from the dinner menu. Simply awesome. However, the personalities make the place. Ask for Stephen to wait on you, then ask to speak to a manager. We spoke to the guy with the Elvis Costello glasses. He and Stephen were the highlight of my meal. Music fans, ask these two anything. You won't be disappointed

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Every time we go to gulf shores we eat at there it is great food and the service is good. The kids think it is the best so if your at gulf shores you got to go.

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Every time we go to gulf shores we eat at there it is great food and the service is good. The kids think it is the best so if your at gulf shores you got to go.

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Every time we go to the beach my husband insist on eating at the Original Oyster House before we leave! I would highly recommend trying to go for lunch or an early dinner thought because it starts filling up at about 5 and there is a huge line. They have excellent shrimp scampi and craw fish tails!

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Every time we go to the beach my husband insist on eating at the Original Oyster House before we leave! I would highly recommend trying to go for lunch or an early dinner thought because it starts filling up at about 5 and there is a huge line. They have excellent shrimp scampi and craw fish tails!

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If you are a seafood fanatic like I am you will be in "Heaven" at the Original Oyster House. The restaurant is not only the best seafood in Gulf Shores but the atmosphere is always wonderful. The service has always been top rate every time I have visited. So if you are bound for Gulf Shores don't miss out on some "Good Seafood".

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If you are a seafood fanatic like I am you will be in "Heaven" at the Original Oyster House. The restaurant is not only the best seafood in Gulf Shores but the atmosphere is always wonderful. The service has always been top rate every time I have visited. So if you are bound for Gulf Shores don't miss out on some "Good Seafood".

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This is great food. You might have to wait for a while, but the wait is well worth it. There is a lot of fried seafood here, and if your are a stupid yankee like spikes93 then you don't need to be in the south anyway. Otherwise us southerners might screw you up.

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This is great food. You might have to wait for a while, but the wait is well worth it. There is a lot of fried seafood here, and if your are a stupid yankee like spikes93 then you don't need to be in the south anyway. Otherwise us southerners might screw you up.

Pros: Great food. All of it.

Cons: The wait.

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This is the first place where I've waited to wait. No joke I was put on a 45 minute wait to wait for my pager to wait another 45 minutes for my table. The question I ask myself is "was it worth it?" Yes it was.

If you go to the Original Oyster House to get fresh seafood, that's exactly what you'll get. However be prepared for tons of fried seafood. They do prepare seafood in other ways but no doubt this Alabama tradition is all about what southerners love to screw up - even frying crab claws (I couldn't really find the meat in those crab claws). I settled on the monster platter because of so many choices on the menu and couldn't decide on just one. Don't get me wrong it was a good meal. Just compared to the fare you'll find on the Outer Banks, it can't compete - another level of cuisine.

The hidden gem in this place is the red beans and gumbo. I would wait two hours just for a bowl of either with corn bread. Simply awesome - the way I remember it as a kid. Go there just for that if this appeals to you. The oysters were fresh as well another good treat. And don't forget to try the cheese grits.

Service was good. The place is as clean as you would expect it to be with the hundreds served nightly. Salad bar was clean and had fresh veggies - loved that pickled okra! And the libations were plentiful and came to the table in a quick and orderly fashion. You can even get cocktails while you wait!

This was the best place in Gulf Shores proper where we ate during our recent week long vacation to the area. I thought the restaurants in Orange Beach were better on the whole. However we do intend to visit the Original Oyster House again on our return trip.

I give it 4 out of 5 T-shirts.

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★★★★☆

This is the first place where I've waited to wait. No joke I was put on a 45 minute wait to wait for my pager to wait another 45 minutes for my table. The question I ask myself is "was it worth it?" Yes it was.

If you go to the Original Oyster House to get fresh seafood, that's exactly what you'll get. However be prepared for tons of fried seafood. They do prepare seafood in other ways but no doubt this Alabama tradition is all about what southerners love to screw up - even frying crab claws (I couldn't really find the meat in those crab claws). I settled on the monster platter because of so many choices on the menu and couldn't decide on just one. Don't get me wrong it was a good meal. Just compared to the fare you'll find on the Outer Banks, it can't compete - another level of cuisine.

The hidden gem in this place is the red beans and gumbo. I would wait two hours just for a bowl of either with corn bread. Simply awesome - the way I remember it as a kid. Go there just for that if this appeals to you. The oysters were fresh as well another good treat. And don't forget to try the cheese grits.

Service was good. The place is as clean as you would expect it to be with the hundreds served nightly. Salad bar was clean and had fresh veggies - loved that pickled okra! And the libations were plentiful and came to the table in a quick and orderly fashion. You can even get cocktails while you wait!

This was the best place in Gulf Shores proper where we ate during our recent week long vacation to the area. I thought the restaurants in Orange Beach were better on the whole. However we do intend to visit the Original Oyster House again on our return trip.

I give it 4 out of 5 T-shirts.

Pros: Gulf Shores tradition. Fresh seafood. Red Beans. Gumbo.

Cons: The wait. Parking.

 

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