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Original Oyster House

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3733 Battleship Pkwy, HWY 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
+1 251-626-2188
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rather than waiting for a table, we chose to eat in the bar area. Great choice, Bartender Brian was great! We promptly received our food. Drinks were delicious! Service was both entertaining and efficient! Casual, fun, and satisfying!

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Batesville, Arkansas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food! Awesome service. Busy night and we got seated right away. My grilled shrimp was superb. House dressing is original and very good. My husband had grilled and stuffed shrimp. His stuffed shrimp was delicious. Kids loved their entrees and my teen enjoyed his fried shrimp. Our waiter, Chris, was friendly and attentive despite being super busy! He showed... More 

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Thank Armstrongmom
Foley, Alabama
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a meal on our way home from a Costco run. I have to say I am glad we did. The fire grilled oysters were the best we have ever had and we have had them at three other places that shall go unnamed. They were perfectly cooked, succulent and the cheesy sauce they were in was... More 

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Morgantown, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad I read other reviews because it does get busy at lunch. But so worth it. Coleslaw and gumbo are amazing. The slammer po boy was awesome. Everyone left stuffed and so happy with the service.

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Thank Gary B
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We hope to see everyone again soon! More 

Alabama
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to stand in line during lunch and dinner time. The Locals (myself included) love this place. The price is reasonable and its a come as you are dining.

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Thank WannaSeeMaui
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for your feedback and for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon and look forward to serving you next time. More 

Texas
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274 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually eat at the seafood place next door. We decided to try this place and we are so happy we did. I think we shall stop in again. Lovely servers and managers stopped by tables to ask how we were doing.

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Thank GigiBlogger
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi Gigi, We're happy that you had an opportunity to try us too and that you weren't disappointed! We look forward to serving you next time. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was super busy at 5 PM on a Saturday night. Once seated, service was good. Good Margueritas! We had the grilled mahi with their sausage sauce and a fried shrimp/oyster/crab cake platter. The food came out lukewarm which detracted from it's enjoyment, however after waiting so long we did not want to send it back. The shrimp and... More 

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Thank GynoDoc
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback with us. While we're happy to see that you enjoyed the drinks and received good service, we're sorry to see that the food didn't come out as hot as expected. Please consider allowing our restaurant manager to contact you. Your comments help us improve service, menu, and... More 

North Judson, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was pretty good my husband had gator bites and he really liked them. I had the fish all you can eat and if I ever go back i will deffenitley eat there again

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Thank jnrtunis
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback with us. We're thrilled to see that you and your husband enjoyed your meals and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, good food and a friendly staff is why I will be back again. Hands down, the best Shrimp and Grits I've had the pleasure of eating. I also though the portions and prices were comparable. We came on a Sunday afternoon and the wait was long but it was worth the wait.

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Thank IlovePC72
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for the kind words! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed everything from the food, atmosphere, and received friendly service. We look forward to serving you next time! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is average tourist food...... Not the greatest but not the worst I've ever had either.... My kids enjoy three alligator toy they receive with their food and love the view of Mobile Bay which gives me a chance to enjoy my food 💖 I also love the playground under the restaurant ❤️

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Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to see that you were able to enjoy your meal and your kids liked the alligator toy and the playground set. One of our restaurant values is being family-friendly and we hope to see you all again next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3733 Battleship Pkwy, HWY 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Spanish Fort
  • Phone Number: +1 251-626-2188
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?