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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.

At Our Restaurant, Crab is a Priority

For crab lovers, there’s nothing quite like the sweet meat of a crab claw or lump crab cakes. Crab is a great complement to any seafood dish, and a necessary part of the seafood dining experience. Blue crabs and soft shell crabs (which are simply blue crabs that have molted their exterior shells) are both caught in abundance off the Gulf Coast. If you’re looking for a fresh crab restaurant in Gulf Shores or Mobile, AL, come to the Original Oyster House. Although our name suggests we’re all about the oysters, we’ve got some great crab dishes at our restaurants that will satisfy any crab lover.

Our fried crab claws are always available at market price and always delicious. Both our Mobile and Gulf Shores restaurants have crab claws, and they are popular choices at both locations. Our famous Man vs Food Platter includes two stuffed crabs along with fried oysters, bourbon-glazed Ahi tuna, shrimp scampi and two sides. We also serve a soft shell crab dish that has three fried soft shell crabs and comes with two sides of your choice.

Our lump crab cakes with remoulade sauce are famous and can be ordered alone or in the Lump Crab Cake and Bacon Salad. Many of our entrees are also served with crab cakes such as the Fisherman’s Pride, Shrimper’s Delight and the Crab Cake and Green Tomato Stack. With this last dish, our lump crab cake is served atop a stack of fried green tomatoes and topped with our famous Tasso ham cream sauce. Try the soft shell crab po’boy at our restaurant in Mobile, AL for lunch or dinner.

Crab lovers will also be pleased to find that our seafood gumbo includes crab along with flounder and shrimp. We also offer the option at both locations to create your own platter with two stuffed crabs as one of the options.

Whether you go for crab or crab claws at our restaurants in Mobile, AL or Gulf Shores, you’ll find the Gulf’s best crab on your plate. With all of our choices, you can have three courses with crab at either restaurant.

Succulent Alaskan Snow Crab Legs with drawn butter