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Capitol Oyster Bar

) #11 of 395 Restaurants in Montgomery ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
+1 334-239-8958
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  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood
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617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good local place to get a feel for Montgomery. On the river, with a nice setup for live music. Good beer selection. Most of the food is fried, as you might expect. That said, the shrimp was very tasty. Nice place to spend a lazy...More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great place - food is terrific and atmosphere is wonderful. Very authentic. Love the music and the riverside.

Thank Captainbossy
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have been here many times over the years. The service and food are good and it sits on the banks of the Alabama River. On Sundays, they have live blues music, but there is a cover charge. The cover charge is the equivalent of...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Super fun place by the river for live music and fried seafood! Come by boat or by car and enjoy the river views and laid-back, casual vibes. Definitely a fun little dive for enjoying real Montgomery.

Thank Skye1207
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A great little dive off of the beaten path on the river. Hard to find, even with GPS. Worth it when you finally get there if you are looking for fried seafood.

Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I gotta tell you this place is a FIND! The atmosphere is welcoming, the service is outstanding and the food is equally as inviting! The oysters are as fresh as can be shipped from Louisiana. The bartender is friendly and personable. The​ staff is an...More

Thank MasCabron23
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Immediately you know it's local and laid back and fun. Cold beer good band good eats good view. Like it.

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice- great overlooking the river on a spring day. I ordered the fried shrimp with cole slaw and French fries. The shrimp batter wasn't that great. It was soggy with grease. The cole slaw was fresh and the hush puppies were a...More

Thank 262patriciaa
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Overlooking a marina on a bluff above the Alabama River, this place oozes local color. Only eight minutes from the convention center, but with a real back country feel. Sit inside and watch the oyster shucker, or on the deck with the smokers. Order yourself...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's my first time in Montgomery and I'm clueless about restaurant options. TripAdvisor has this place in the top 20 so I decided to give it a shot when I found myself right by it at lunch time. I had a few beers, talked to...More

Thank kkibby43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-239-8958
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