Our Team

Southern Hospitality

At the Original Oyster House, we are family from the owners to the management, to the employees and ultimately to our customers. We want everyone to feel at home when they are in our restaurants. We strive to deliver outstanding Southern Hospitality through teamwork and exceed customers' expectations, enhance their dining experience with kindness, pay great attention to detail and prompt service. We are committed to create and preserve a fun atmosphere for our customers and employees alike.

Our Team

Allen Hastings, General Manager, Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores, AL

Allen is an Original Oyster House veteran. He began washing dishes as a teenager and quickly moved up in the company from cook to shift leader and then into management. As general manager he oversees all aspects of the Gulf Shores operation; he has held management positions in both locations and has been an important part of the company growth over the past 30 years. He is a dedicated family man who is active in his church, and he loves deep sea fishing and camping. Allen was born and raised in Alabama and knows just what southern hospitality is all about!

Bud Morris, Assistant General Manager, Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores, AL

Bud began his career at the Original Oyster House as a server at the Causeway location where he met his wife! Bud also worked in Medical Sales for a local company for many years and in 2002 came to work for us full time as a dining room manager. Bud was promoted to assistant general manager and has been an integral part of growing a seasonal business in Gulf Shores. Bud enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, loves traveling and cruising with his wife.


Jim Harrison, General Manager, Original Oyster House on the Mobile Causeway

Jim was hired as a kitchen manager and quickly moved up to assistant general manager. Jim was promoted to general manager when the restaurant was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He and his managers oversaw the transformation of the new location which opened in November of 2005. Jim has led his management team through many additions at this location, the banquet room, expansion of the bar and the 2014 addition of the grilled oyster kitchen. Jim comes from a large Mobile family, loves to spend time with his wife and extended family!

Tobie Rogers, Assistant General Manager, Original Oyster House on the Mobile Causeway

Tobie moved to Alabama as a child and quickly developed a taste for seafood. This love of food and seafood led him to the Gulf State Park Resort where he worked for then executive chef Joe Roszkowski. Joe asked Tobie to join the management team as kitchen manager when the Causeway location opened in 1985 and worked for 3 years. Tobie returned to the company and was hired at the Gulf Shores location in the late 1990's as kitchen manager. He was promoted to the Causeway location as assistant general manager in 2006. Tobie loves hunting and spending time with his family and grandchildren.