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Original Oyster House

3733 Battleship Pkwy, Hwy 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
+1 251-626-2188
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3733 Battleship Pkwy, Hwy 90, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have visited this restaurant many times and enjoyed the food but this time I was very disappointed. I had the fried shrimp and oysters and both were bland and tasteless. The breading on the oysters was three times the size of the oyster itself. The...More

Thank LMW5055
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wrote a review on The Original Oyster in February of this year and it was a poor review. Today I tried this restaurant again. This time I was seated near the window as requested. I ordered the same plate as before, and this time...More

Thank Don A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has excellent gumbo, probably the best in Mobile. Service, drinks, and key lime pie also excellent. However, do not order the raw oysters here..not fresh shucked, very small, probably from being shucked hours before and dried out in a refrigerator. Go to Wintzells...More

Thank kcox471
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is located just a couple miles off I-10. We got a table with a great view. Our server Phillip was excellent. The food is delicious. The salad bar is fresh with good selections. Baked stuffed shrimp and cheese grits were excellent. Highly recommend!

Thank Sandra Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's a ton of these tasty mammoth sized seafood shacks dotting the causeway, so picking just one is a toughy. Ive recommended a couple of different places to different people, depending on what their specific cravings were. I've been going to The Oyster House since...More

Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there in the banquet room for a wedding dinner. The food was absolutely amazing. The workers were nice and the view from the windows in that room were beautiful. I'd definitely eat there again!

Thank l0ve_t0_travel_1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended, so we thought we'd give it a try. We got there late so seating was easy and there was no wait. With a large menu it was a little tough to choose but we eventually settled on a few items....More

Thank Kitman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the USS Alabama, we stopped in for a late lunch. It was still busy at 2pm, but there was plenty of seating and we were seated immediately. We had the fire grilled oysters which were excellent. The red snapper was cooked perfectly and...More

Thank 53Alex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service and beautiful sunsets. The fried shrimp and fish fillet were great. The fillet was fresh and our food was hot. Surprisingly with it being crowded we dis not wait long. I would not recommend the chicken tenders crispy but no flavor My spouse...More

Thank karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I make it to Original Oyster House, usually once a month, as several of the community building organizations I belong to hold their meetings here. I have tried nearly all the menu offerings-> and have found the best to be: Josh's Blackened Shrimp & Grits....More

Thank Brett D
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Sharon H
19 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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
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
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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