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Original Oyster House

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701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
+1 251-948-2445
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not the fresh local seafood we hope for. Smells fishy when you go in. The shrimp au gratin is tiny Salad shrimp and the fish is Swai. Salad bar is fresh but nothing special. Cheesy grits were great though!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to understand that I had spent 8 months in a culinary wasteland before eating here so I admit to some over-enthusiasm. The food is flavorful and there are a LOT of choices. Usually I don't like places that have a large menu or that clearly cater to a heavy volume of customers. This place is definitely an exception... More 

Thank calloo22
Harrogate, Tennessee United States
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start this review by saying this is now mine and my husband's favorite place in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area. My husband, myself and our 2 year old were here on a Wednesday afternoon around 2pm (after the lunch rush). Food was great and our waitress (Brandy) was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and made GREAT... More 

Thank Jenny M
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an absolute mainstay for sea food in Gulf Shores. An original that hasn't lost its roots. Expect it to be busy but you can relax in the adjoining shops. Great anytime!

Thank Brad N
Fort Morgan, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We come to Gulf Shores at least twice a year and always eat at this establishment. The food and the service is always outstanding! I strongly recommend dining here.

Thank Jwl301
Brookhaven, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not enjoy my fried oysters at all. They had a strange taste to me. However, the rest of my food was amazing and my husband also enjoyed his shrimp. The hushpuppies had a great flavor and the square cheese sticks were great! It has an excellent view and is in a fun area for little ones!

Thank tanaw0226
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was outstanding, kids are welcome and the food is fantastic! My wife and I along with out children, ages 8, 10, and 13 were all happy with the choices on both the main menu as well as the kids menu. Fter we ate we visited the various shops around the restaurant and the kids played on their playground. A... More 

Thank WhaleCome1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend any dish with their Cajun rub. During spring break the wait was long but well worth it, plus they have some shops part of their boardwalk system to help kill some time.

Thank Jeremiah D
Warren, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into seafood at a reasonable price, this is the place for you. Noticed, when I approached the door, that many customers were had carry- outs in their hands. Good sign. Needless to say, their portions are huge. Hubby and I split 'Shrimpers Delight, which included fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, stuffed shrimp, fried fish and crab cake + 2... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here upon arrival to Gulf Shores and were very pleased. Steamed oysters, Garlic Parmesan oysters, gumbo and salad bar were fresh and tasty. Staff is friendly and efficient. Kids menu is reasonable too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2445

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?