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Simply Southern Seafood Since 1983
The Original Oyster House restaurant first opened its doors in Gulf Shores in 1983. Our restaurant on the Causeway, overlooking Mobile Bay, opened in 1985. Since then we have proudly served the Gulf Coast the best seafood in a casual atmosphere with genuine southern hospitality.

Awards & Recognitions

The Original Oyster House has been recognized, reviewed and rewarded by local and national journalists, bloggers and tourists. Some awards recognizing the Original Oyster House’s commitment to quality food and service to our customers include:

Gulf Coast Media Baldwin’s Best

  • Best Oysters – 2021
  • Best Shrimp & Grits – 2020

Time, Inc. Network’s Travel & Leisure, Names Original Oyster House as One of the Best Oyster Bars in America

Southern Living Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards: Voted one of three Best Seafood Restaurants in the southeast (Gulf Shores and Mobile)

Mobile Register’s Annual Reader’s Poll

  • Best Overall Seafood Restaurant Best Shrimp
  • Best Oysters
  • Best Gumbo
  • Best Crab Claws

Mobile Bay Monthly
Voted Best Seafood Restaurant

Baldwin County Newspapers Reader’s Poll

  • Voted Best Overall Seafood
  • Voted Best Gumbo
  • Voted Best Sweet Tea

Lagniappe Reader’s Annual Nappie Awards
Voted Best Seafood

Coastal Wine Tour
Best of Brunch Winner 2006

Sunny 105.7 FM People’s Choice Award

  • Best Seafood Overall
  • Best Gumbo

Recommended by The New York Times, Southern Living Magazine, and Coastal Living Magazine

Island Spirit Award Winners for Superior Customer Service

Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship Winners

Anatolie Simion
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy Board of Directors with Gardberg award recipient Cecilia Mace
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AL Retail Association Chairman Ricky Bromberg, Jim Harrison, general manger of Original Oyster House Mobile Causeway; Original Oyster House co-founder David Dekle; Gulf Shores General Manager Bud Morris, and ARA President Rick Brown
Nutall Oak Tree Ceremony planted in honor of The Original Oyster House, 2013 Chamber Environmental Award Winner
Oyster Shell Ribbon Cutting
man and woman holding up island spirit award plaque