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Original Oyster House

701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
+1 251-948-2445
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese grits” (245 reviews)
“oysters” (326 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate there 3 times while we were there, either for lunch or dinner. Service was friendly & prompt. Ultimate grilled cheese was my husbands favorite. Mine was the oysters on the half shell. Beautiful views from our table . Heard lines can be long...More

Thank cindy1034ttj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great New Orleans style restaurant. Just like Bourbon Street and the top sites 150 miles east. Damn good Cajun food you can't go wrong!

Thank gla4731
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here during spring break and it was very busy; however the wait isn't bad as there is a lot to do on the boardwalk while you do. The salad bar was good, but the meal itself wasn't that great. From a party...More

1  Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't find what you want on this menu, it might not exist. Great variety and the red beans and rice side dish is wonderful.

Thank Hiexpectations48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit included the short wait since this place is very popular and also convenient. We were seated in a back room with a beautif view of the lagoon. Our waitress was both k knowledgable and attentive. I had raw oysters that were amazing. Shrimp...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy crowded location. The salad bar that is so raved about had a fairly small selection of veggies. But it was at least fresh. The fish that we ordered had gone bad. The rest of the food items we ordered were acceptable but not wow...More

Thank lindayeninr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here over spring break. We had a group of 11 (6 kids, 5 adults). Our wait was about 30 minutes. That was okay because we got to sit outside in comfy beach chairs in beautiful weather. The food was good. All of us...More

Thank lohsefamily6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I'll say the service was good. Their Salad Bar is good and my son had the Alaskan Crab legs- those were good. Outside of that, this is nothing but a tourist trap restaurant. We went there based on the reviews, but our experience was...More

1  Thank miloatl87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stooped by for some oysters and they were terrific. also stopped by for another visit and had the fresh seafood of the day. Cant remember what fish it was but it was good! the price is reasonable for fresh seafood

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a lengthy wait for dinner, but we visitied the shops nearby until our table was ready. The oysters were very good, the tap beer was tasty, and the service was great. Again, be prepared to wait for a table.

Thank Kerrie W
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Peggy M
28 March 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
No reservations taken. I suggest calling to make an exception
Stephen P
7 August 2016|
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Response from cindyannsmith | Reviewed this property |
I would think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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