Continuing its tradition, the Original Oyster House restaurants will close the Sunday after Labor Day on September 9, 2018, for its 31st Annual Employee Picnic. Employees of the Original Oyster House and their immediate families are thanked for a job well done with a family fun day at Waterville USA.

Last year’s family fun day at Waterville USA included a great lunch, and raffle and door prizes donated by Colonial Life Insurance, Zebra Marketing, Wild Natives, Waterville, USA; Gulf Coast Ducks, Hartzog Consulting, Geez Louise Boutique, Retro Roadtrip, Speakeasy Spirits, The Factory in Gulf Shores, AMC Theaters and Airboat Express. Four employees chosen from a pool of employees who strove for perfect attendance, won $500 each. Employees brought can goods for Prodisee Pantry, a faith-based non-profit community ministry providing emergency food and disaster relief in Baldwin County.

The Original Oyster House has many staff members who have grown with the company over the past 35 years. The restaurants regularly recognize staff members and encourage their involvement and creative ideas to improve service. Known as an employer of choice, the Original Oyster House values family, integrity and great service.

The Original Oyster House has become the “must-go-to” place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and southern hospitality and for its 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 Peanut Butter Pie. Consistently earning high marks in customer satisfaction, the Original Oyster House’s mission is to exceed customer’s expectations and was named the 2017 Alabama Retail Association’s Retailer of the Year.

The Original Oyster House (OOH) has two locations, Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Causeway and Gulf Shores: 701 Hwy 59 on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk. Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants. For more information about the Original Oyster House, visit or call 251-928-2620.

Anatolie Simion, Simon Leon, Bud Morris, James Nail, Teresa Wasko, and Justo Longa.

The Gulf Shores location won overall beating last year’s champs, the Mobile Causeway location. Victory is sweet! From left to right: Anatolie Simion, Simon Leon, Bud Morris, James Nail, Teresa Wasko, and Justo Longa.