Starting Black Friday, Nov. 24, the Original Oyster House restaurants are a drop site for Toys for Tots. Please join us and the US Marines on Sunday, December 10 at the Mobile Causeway location from 6 pm to 8 pm. The US Marines, in their dress blues, will pick up donated toys, take photos with your family and wish everyone a happy Christmas. If you are interested in participating, please drop off an unwrapped toy or consider donating by check to Toys for Tots. You can place donation items in the Toys for Tots collection box at the Mobile Causeway or Gulf Shores restaurants. All donations will be distributed locally to needy children.
The United States Marine Toys for Tots Program began in 1947 distributing 5000 toys to less fortunate children who could go without a new toy during the holiday season. Walt Disney designed the first Toys for Tots poster which included a miniature three-car train now adopted as the Toys for Tots logo. Presently, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually. For more information please visit toysfortots.org.
The Original Oyster House has become the “must-go-to” place for great 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 is 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. In November of 2023, an estimated 22 million oyster shells have been recovered from participating Gulf Coast restaurants. 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, Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Causeway and Gulf Shores: 701 Gulf Shores Parkway on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk. 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 www.originaloysterhouse.com or call 251-928-2620.