Wintzell's, a landmark on Dauphin Street for decades in Historic Mobile Alabama, is known far and wide for its "Oysters-fried, stewed, or nude." Wintzell's Oyster House was founded in 1938 as a 6-stool oyster bar by J. Oliver Wintzell. Through economic boom and bust Wintzell's has been continuously at its original location on Lower Dauphin Street. Although the family sold the restaurant in the 1970's, the original interior, with its walls covered with Oliver's homespun sayings, is still intact today. The thousands of signs also cover the interior of all current Wintzell's locations.
Famous for fresh Gulf seafood, Wintzell's was named in Willard Scott's All-American Cookbook for the Best Oysters and Crabs. Wintzell's award winning gumbo has been voted Best Gumbo in the Mobile Bay Monthly and numerous times at the Taste of Mobile. Wintzell's has also been featured in Delta Sky Magazine, Southern Living, and Coastal Living.
Wintzell's continues to give generously to the community, a tradition that began with the founder, J. Oliver Wintzell, over 75 years ago. Wintzell's was awarded the Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association for the State of Alabama because of our commitment to the community. Currently, we have 13 locations including our original and oldest in Downtown Mobile.
Locations: - Downtown Mobile - West Mobile - Saraland - Spanish Fort - Fairhope - Orange Beach - Tuscaloosa - Montgomery - Guntersville - Huntsville - Decatur -Greenville - Trussville - Pittsburgh, PA
Wintzell's menu is comprised of an extensive selection of regional seafood favorites with our oysters being our trademark item. We pride ourselves on our seafood gumbo which has been recognized as Mobile's best numerous times. We have something for everyone including USDA choice Buckhead beef steaks, chicken, fish, and of course those oysters any way you want em.... fried, stewed or nude; and now charbroiled!