Winner Laura Allen and her daughter

One of last year’s Not2crabby Winners, Laura Allen and her daughter’s creative funny face photo delighted viewers and displayed how not2crabby they are.

In celebration of National Crab Day, the Original Oyster House kicks off its #not2crabby selfie photo contest for a chance to win dinner for two ($50 value). A not2crabby hat was specially designed as a keepsake for the promotion.

To enter, participants must visit either Original Oyster House location, ask for a not2crabby hat, take a selfie wearing the official hat inside the restaurant and post the selfie on with the hashtag #not2crabby.

The promotion launches March 9, commemorating National Crab Day. It’s a day to celebrate considering Alabama lands approximately 1.5 million pounds of blue crabs per year and processes approximately 5 million pounds a year in total which includes live crabs from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.

According to the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission, blue crabs are caught year-round from all five Gulf States, with peak harvest times in the warm summer and fall months. Blue crabs are named for their blue-tinted shells and claws. Male blue crabs have vibrantly blue claw tips, whereas females’ claws are red at their tips. A very sought-after type of crab, blue crab is abundant in the spring season and has a smooth, buttery taste.

Flavor is not the only reason that keeps everyone coming back for more crab. Nutritionally crabmeat is packed with protein, B vitamins and minerals, making it a perfect part of a balanced diet. Crabmeat is a low-calorie protein source that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

David Dekle, seafood expert and founder of the Original Oyster House restaurants, enjoys National Crab day as it gives everyone an opportunity to recognize our local sources for crabmeat. “Our restaurants buy blue crab and other seafood products from local vendors in Bayou LaBatre, the seafood capital of Alabama,” stated Dekle.

Winners of the not2crabby selfie will be selected by the Original Oyster House restaurants. Facebook likes of the selfie post and/or creativity of the selfie can improve a participant’s chances of winning. Participants can campaign for likes, by tagging after posting to the Original Oyster House Facebook page and sharing the post on their own Facebook pages.  Creativity will also be considered.  Mother/daughter selfies; Father/son selfies; sibling selfies; BFF selfies, funny face selfies, couple selfies, etc. are greatly welcome. Qualifying entries must be posted to the Original Oyster House Facebook page by June 30, 2020. Participants must be 18 years old or older to enter. By posting your not2crabby selfie on Original Oyster House’s Facebook page, you fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Original Oyster House, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the promotion. Winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger and will have 24 hours to alert Original Oyster House, via Facebook Messenger, if they do not wish their photograph to be used in promotional photos. Your photo post on Facebook confirms your contest entry.

The Original Oyster House (OOH) has two locations, Gulf Shores: 701 Gulf Shores Parkway on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk and Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Mobile Causeway. In 2016, the Original Oyster House became the first restaurant in the state of Alabama to recycle oyster shells through the Alabama Coastal Foundation and one of the only restaurants to Oyster Garden or grow stocker oysters for reef restoration. In January of 2020, an estimated 10 million oyster shells to date have been recovered from participating Gulf Coast restaurants.

Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants for the past 37 years. For more information or the Official Rules visit