The Original Oyster House restaurants will honor Mobile and Baldwin County law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and sheriff officers by offering a free Never Forget Lunch at the Gulf Shores and Mobile Causeway locations on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 from 11 am to 4 pm. The 16th Annual Never Forget Lunch was established by the Original Oyster House restaurants in honor of the 9/11 first responders who risked their lives to save, protect and serve and in recognition of all first responders for their service. An ID or first responder’s uniform is required for free dine-in only lunch.

Blood Drive Tribute

In memory of victims of 9/11, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, community blood supplier, will also be on site at the Mobile Causeway location for blood donations. A specially designed t-shirt supporting first responders will commend all donors. Blood donations collected at the Never Forget Lunch are distributed to local hospitals. Mobile’s best attractions including GulfQuest, USS Alabama Battleship, Wind Creek Hospitality, OWA Parks & Resort, Airboat Express and Visit Mobile will be there to pass out discounted tickets and raffle prizes to thank our first responders. iHeart Media generously supports the Never Forget Lunch through public service announcements.

The Original Oyster House has become the “must-go-to” place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and panoramic waterfront sunsets. A top-spot for hand-shucked and fire-grilled oysters, the Original Oyster House has also become legendary for its homemade gumbo, cheesy grits with blackened shrimp, as well as handcrafted desserts including its famous Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie. In 2016, the Original Oyster House became the first restaurant in the state of Alabama to recycle oyster shells through the Alabama Coastal Foundation. As of July 2023, an estimated 21.4 million oyster shells have been recovered. The Original Oyster House also supports the sustainability of oysters and is one of the only restaurants to [oyster garden], grow stocker oysters to refurbish the reef.

The Original Oyster House (OOH) has two locations: 3733 Battleship Parkway on the Mobile Causeway and 701 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores. Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants for the past 40 years. For more information about the Original Oyster House, please visit or call 251-928-2620.

2023 Never Forget Lunch for Baldwin & Mobile County First Responders