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Original Oyster House

) #2 of 41 Restaurants in Spanish Fort €€ - €€€ American, Seafood,
3733 Battleship Pkwy, HWY 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
+1 251-626-2188
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Grill, Healthy
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€€ - €€€
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3733 Battleship Pkwy, HWY 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were in the area for the night so we wanted to try a restaurant that originated in Alabama and we were told this was the one. The amount of food you get for the money is incredible. My husband had a combination platter with...More

Thank Angela V
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friends and I celebrated my 50th birthday last night at the Original Oyster House. As always, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was excellent and the waitress, Celeste, was wonderful!

Thank AlSouthernBelle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fried shrimp platter. Everything was great.. shrimp was fried to perfection.. FRENCH fries were crispy on the outside and very well seasoned. Hush puppies had a buttery taste without an oily feel. We ordered an extra helping of cole slaw.. the key...More

Thank Katie3199
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food - from the fried shrimp platter and Cole Slaw to the Hush Puppies and Key...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had plenty of appetizers: hush puppies and crab claws - all delightful. Then had our salads. We were almost full by the time our entrees came! The fish tacos, stuffed flounder, shrimp alfredo and shrimp au gratin were all very nicely done. My fav...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to see that you and your group enjoyed so many different dishes - from the Hush Puppies and Crab Claws to the Whole Flounder and more - and received friendly service. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slaw good. Cheese grits good. Fried green tomatoes good. Crab cake good. Grilled shrimp good. Out of all this, slaw was best item. Nothing was bad, just more flavor and seasoning was needed. Perhaps it was because it was late on a Sunday night, but...More

Thank Sookie42
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, We appreciate you letting us know about your visit as it provides us the opportunity to improve as we’re dedicated to giving our customers the best service possible. While we're happy that you enjoyed your meal overall, we're sorry to see that it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been eating at this one am deathly the location in Orange Beach for the past eleven years. They never disappoint and are a must when we visit the coast anywhere from Alabama to Florida. Our favorite spot!!!

Thank kkirkland14
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for the compliment. We are glad to see that you always enjoy the food and atmosphere. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the oyster house! Grilled oysters were delicious. I wanted to try the three years ago and did not do it. I tried them in this trip and they are awesome! Love the atmosphere and looking over the water.

Thank CSESWE1955
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for stopping in during your trip and your positive feedback! We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food - especially that Fire Grilled Oysters - and received friendly service. We hope to serve you again on a future visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Crab claws were over seasoned with no meat. Fire grilled oysters were great! Lots of seating so it's easy to get a table.More

Thank LVLAKEN
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, While we're happy to see that you enjoyed the fire-grilled oysters, we're disappointed to see that you didn't enjoy the crab claws. We appreciate you letting us know about your visit as it provides us the opportunity to improve as we’re dedicated to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I've eaten here, and I've noticed the menu and prices have changed with increase. The cheese Grits are my absolute favorite and still taste really good. The server Kay was nice and friendly along with the manager Justin who stopped...More

Thank Tawanna J
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tawanna, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food - especially the Famous Cheese Grits - and received friendly service. We will pass your compliment along to the staff and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Uber driver take us to the place next door, but when we got out they were having some sort of fundraiser with everything over sterno so we trapsed through the parking lot, around the Big Fish and landed at the Original Oyster...More

Thank MrTInThePlaceToBe
Cecilia M, Guest Relations Manager at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food - from the Fire Grilled Oysters to the Blackened Grouper and Shrimp - and received friendly service. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Sharon H
Do you allow dogs on the outside patio?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Cecilia M | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, Unfortunately, we do not allow pets.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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
  • E-mail
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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