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Wintzell's Oyster House

605 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL - (251) 432-4605
A Mobile institution since 1938, Wintzell's has survived hurricanes and floods, rebuilt and expanded into a modern, comfortable seafood restaurant. Be sure to try the West Indies salad, a local specialty, and the oysters are legendary, whether on the half shell, or fancy-cooked.
88% Approval Rating (26 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Crab Claws
raw oysters
West Indies salad
Gumbo
Oyster Sampler

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Wintzell’s is goofy but great. A Mobile institution since Oliver Wintzell opened it as a six-stool oyster bar in 1938, it has survived hurricanes and floods, rebuilt and expanded into a modern, comfortable seafood restaurant. It still has a glorious oyster bar where ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

605 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL
(251) 432-4605

http://wintzellsoysterhouse.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A dozen oysters on the half shell, ready to eat!
"A dozen oysters on the half shell, ready to eat!"
Cliff Strutz





West Indies salads can be found in restaurants all over Mobile, but the Wintzell's version of this crabmeat dish is especially good.
"West Indies salads can be found in restaurants all over Mobile, but the Wintzell's version of this crabmeat dish is especially good."
Cliff Strutz


Good dark, spicy gumbo, with plenty of seafood.
"Good dark, spicy gumbo, with plenty of seafood. "
Cliff Strutz


If raw oysters aren't your thing, an excellent way to go is with the oyster sampler.  From left to right, this includes grilled oysters, Oysters Monterrey, Oysters Bienville and Oysters Rockefeller.
"If raw oysters aren't your thing, an excellent way to go is with the oyster sampler. From left to right, this includes grilled oysters, Oysters Monterrey, Oysters Bienville and Oysters Rockefeller."
Cliff Strutz


Deep fried crab claws are another specialty of the Alabama Gulf coast.
"Deep fried crab claws are another specialty of the Alabama Gulf coast."
Cliff Strutz


Wintzell's is mostly decorated with signs displaying the witticisms of founder Oliver Wintzell.
"Wintzell's is mostly decorated with signs displaying the witticisms of founder Oliver Wintzell."
Cliff Strutz


Waiting to be shucked!
"Waiting to be shucked!"
Cliff Strutz


Wintzell's keeps track of oysters eating champions.
"Wintzell's keeps track of oysters eating champions."
Cliff Strutz


Sitting at the bar and watching the shucker in action is a vital part of the Wintzell's experience.
"Sitting at the bar and watching the shucker in action is a vital part of the Wintzell's experience."
Cliff Strutz


The oyster bar before the lunch rush.
"The oyster bar before the lunch rush."
Cliff Strutz


Everywhere you look, there is something interesting to read.
"Everywhere you look, there is something interesting to read."
Cliff Strutz


Mr. Wintzell's sense of humor is everywhere.
"Mr. Wintzell's sense of humor is everywhere."
Michael Stern


Spruced up over the last 20 years, Wintzell's still radiates bar-room charm.
"Spruced up over the last 20 years, Wintzell's still radiates bar-room charm."
Michael Stern


This is one half of Wintzell's menu.
"This is one half of Wintzell's menu."
Michael Stern


On the back of this card, customers are advised that it is valid
"On the back of this card, customers are advised that it is valid "only when accompanied by good old US currency.""
Michael Stern



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