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Join Us for the 8th Annual Wintzell’s Golf Classic

Posted on April 9, 2014 to News & Events


Mobile, Ala. (April 9, 2014) ̶ Wintzell’s Oyster House is proud to present its 8th annual Wintzell’s Golf Classic, held at Lakewood Golf Club at The Grand Hotel on Friday, June 20, 2014. The event, benefitting Distinguished Young Women, begins at 7:15 a.m. with registration and breakfast in the company of the 50 Distinguished Young Women state finalists. An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start will begin the tournament, followed by an awards lunch at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Fairhope. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the hole.


DYW Finalists and the Participants from the 2013 Golf Classic

The Wintzell’s Golf Classic was founded in 2007 by Wintzell’s owners Bob and Buffy Donlon to benefit Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss). Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Mobile, Ala., Distinguished Young Women will award more than $150,000 in cash scholarships to high school women and, last year, the Wintzell’s Golf Classic donated more than $25,000 to the scholarship program.

Individual player, team and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on the 8th annual Wintzell’s Golf Classic, please visit or email



Scootie Dabbs
Tournament Organizer for Wintzell’s Oyster House
P: 251.406.2860 │F: 251.438.4776

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Fairhope Location with 10 cent Oysters on March 24

Posted on March 19, 2014 to News & Events

On Monday, March 24, Wintzell’s Oyster House will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fairhope location, situated at 805 South Mobile Street. The Fairhope Wintzell’s locale will begin the festivities with a happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., and will offer 10 cent raw oysters, 10 cent Bud Light draft beers, and steaming dishes of 10 cent bread pudding – Wintzell’s famed signature dessert.

In addition, live music will play on the outdoor back deck of the restaurant, nostalgically positioned under Fairhope’s recently recognized “largest oak tree,” likely to be more than 150 years old.

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Wintzell’s Fairhope at 805 S. Mobile St

The Fairhope location was Wintzell’s third store amid the oyster house’s ongoing expansion, and the initial renovation of the building kept the exterior walls and the surrounding oak trees intact. In preparation for its 10th anniversary celebration, the restaurant has updated the once six-seat oyster bar seating to include a full wrap-around area, inviting all hungry goers to grab a brew and partake in watching the oyster shucking activity going on behind the scenes.

Wintzell’s Oyster House is most known for its oysters, which are – as the tagline clearly states – fried, stewed, or nude. Specific oyster platters include one of the most popular, the Oyster Sampler, which includes all of the favorites like the Monterey, Bienville, Rockefeller, and famous grilled oysters, amounting to 16 oysters served up piping hot on a cast iron platter. The Rockefeller oyster is a traditional half-shell that’s topped with butter, parsley, and spinach; the Monterey is topped with jalapenos, bacon, and cheddar; and the Bienville is smothered with lumps of fresh crabmeat, shrimp, and Parmesan sauce.

“The Fairhope community has supported us for more than 10 years, and we’re giving back – by feeding y’all. Stop by and bring your friends, and come early to grab a seat!” says Bryan Injain, General Manager.

For more information about the Fairhope anniversary celebration, or to see a more expansive menu, visit our Fairhope location page.

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Wintzell’s to Sponsor Wishbone Boys Reunion

Posted on March 7, 2014 to News & Events


What started as an idea several years ago has turned into a reunion at the beach. Filmmaker Tim Card worked with Athletic Director Mal Moore to conceive a documentary featuring the men who popularized the Wishbone Offense of the 1970’s. After Mr. Moore’s passing, the project stalled.

With the help of Buffy Donlon, owner of Wintzell’s Oyster House, the documentary has new life. Mrs. Donlon suggested bringing the players, coaches, trainers, writers and all those involved in those years, together to reminisce and provide an opportunity for Mr. Card to capture them on film.

The Wishbone Boys Reunion is a celebration of a place in time – the Wishbone Team Era at The University of Alabama. “The Wishbone Boys” documentary will tell the exciting story of the 1970’s Alabama teams through interviews with players, coaches, sportswriters, historians and other experts. The Wishbone formation is intricate, requiring exceptional decision making under pressure and intense concentration.

Additionally, Mrs. Donlon and Mr. Card wanted fans to be able to experience these legendary players. The Wishbone Boys Fan Experience will take place on Saturday, March 15th 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar. Featuring three bands and activities for families, the Fan Experience is sponsored by Bellator Real Estate and all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. The Fan Experience is a free event and open to the public.

Fans of all ages are invited to attend the Fan Experience day and can learn more by visiting


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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Wintzell’s

Posted on February 27, 2014 to News & Events

Photo Feb 21, 2 38 48 PMIf you can’t make it to Mobile, home of the original Mardi Gras and original Wintzell’s, you can visit any one of our locations for a taste of Mardi Gras, Wintzell’s-style.

Our location in Montgomery will be host to the first street party celebration for the Montgomery area. Click here to read all about the Gump’n Good Times.

Our Orange Beach location will be host to the start of the Orange Beach parades on Friday, Saturday and Mardi Gras Day. For more details, click here.

Fairhope has many parades as well, check out their schedule here.

Even, Huntsville is getting in on the party with a run, parade and big party.

And, of course, the king of them all will be in downtown Mobile. Come join us for a Dragon Drink, dozen raw oysters and a beer or two! The schedule is packed with parades Mardi Gras weekend, check out this link to read all about the Original Mardi Gras.

So, whether you see us Downtown Mobile, Downtown Montgomery, Huntsville, Orange Beach or Fairhope, we hope you have a safe and festive Mardi Gras season!

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Wintzell’s Fairhope Awarded Largest Live Oak

Posted on February 17, 2014 to News & Events

On September 17th, 2014 – Wintzell’s Oyster House Location in Fairhope was honored as having the largest Live Oak tree in the city of Fairhope!

The Fairhope manager, Bryan, accepted the award at the Arbor Day festivities from the ladies of the Fairhope Treasured Tree program and Paige Turberville from the Chamber.

Live Oak

The beautiful Live Oak that stands outside of our Fairhope location is what helps make this Wintzell’s location one of the prettiest and most enjoyable!

Come stop by and sit under the famous Oak on our big outdoor deck!

fairhope OAK


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Celebrate Love at Wintzell’s

Posted on February 10, 2014 to News & Events

val 3Beginning Wednesday February 12th through February Saturday February 15th, Wintzell’s will be providing our loyal customers, whom we are so in love with, with a mouthwatering Valentine’s Day special – The Sweetheart Special

At our Fairhope, Eastern Shore and Orange Beach locations- A juicy steak topped with Wintzell’s delicious seasoning with an even juicier buttery lobster tail on top, served with a steamy baked potato and a side of broccoli.

For $24.48, this meal will not only provide your Valentines night with the right taste, but you will also receive a FREE Wintzell’s Hot Chocolate Brownie Dessert.

At our Downtown Mobile, West Mobile and Saraland locations- Available Friday Only is our Wine and Dine Your Valentine Special. This special includes TWO Redfish Bienville Entrée’s, a bottle of wine and a complimentary Hot Chocolate Brownie Dessert – All for $50.

Our Huntsville and Guntersville locations-Available Friday only is the Surf and Turf for $28.99 and our Red Fish Bienville!

If you are looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac, start off your Wintzell’s Valentines dinner with some of our famous oysters- served fried, stewed or nude! It is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s night off the “right” way.

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Wintzell’s Impressive Employee’s of November

Posted on December 5, 2013 to News & Events

Wintzell’s Montgomery Employee of the Month in November is Gail Eutsey!

Gail has been a server for us for two and half years. Gail dazzles her guests with her gracious Southern charm and wit.

Before Gail joined our Wintzell’s family, she walked the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. as a staff member for former U.S.
Representative Earl Hilliard.

Having served her constituents for years, Gail brings the same passion to serving her guests at Wintzell’s.

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Wintzell’s to Celebrate Willie Brown Day on November 23, 2013

Posted on November 20, 2013 to News & Events

Who: Anyone and everyone! Bring the whole family and all of your friends!

What: All South Alabama Wintzell’s locations will be celebrating Willie Brown Day and Wintzell’s 75th Anniversary by offering  43¢ raw oysters by the dozen plus 75¢ pints of Miller Lite and Coors Lite.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 beginning at 11am until 10pm.

Where: At all SIX South Alabama Wintzell’s locations -
Downtown Mobile, West Mobile, Saraland, Spanish Fort, Fairhope and Orange BeachVisit  for more information.

Details: On November 23, 2010, the City of Mobile proclaimed Willie Brown Day in honor of his forty years of service to Wintzell’s and the City of Mobile. Recently called a “tourist attraction in his own right,” Willie Brown is a fixture of Downtown Mobile. In October 2013, Mr. Brown was also honored by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association as the 2013 Front-of-the-House Restaurant Employee of the Year.

This year also marks the seventy-fifth year of Wintzell’s being a Gulf Coast tradition. Founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell and initially began as a small, six-stool oyster bar, Wintzell’s now has 12 locations with more to come in 2014!

Mr. Willie Brown, Shucker Extraordinaire

Mr. Willie Brown, Shucker Extraordinaire

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Wintzell’s Best in October!

Posted on November 12, 2013 to News & Events

Wintzell’s Shining Stars for October 2013

Wintzell’s is proud to have such amazing, dedicated team members!! Next time you’re in one of these locations, be sure to ask for one of these shining stars!

Tiffany Scott is one of Montgomery’s Server Captains.  She has the Wintzell’s Montgomery record for most consecutive shifts being early or on-time to work. She  gets along great with everyone she works with, and her guests love the attention she pays them.  She is a terrific Wintzell’s employee!

Tiffany Scott

Tiffany Scott

Tiffany with co-worker Beau

Tiffany with co-worker Beau


Gloria from Guntersville

Gloria Matthews has been chosen as the Employee of the Month from Wintzell’s Oyster House in Guntersville.  Gloria has been with us since July of 2008 which was only one month after the opening of the Guntersville franchise.  She works in the back of the house in the pantry.  Gloria is responsible for making all of the delicious homemade items that come from pantry and making sure that we are prepped up and ready for success!  Gloria is here faithfully first thing in the morning, several days a week and is considered a leader in her department.  Ms. Gloria knows her stuff and she gets the job done.  She is affectionately known as “mama” by some of our staff members.  She is a very appreciated and valuable member of Team Guntersville!

Tuscaloosa’s Employee of the Month is Jarrod Thomas. He has only been with Wintzell’s for under two months, but has proven to be a valuable part of the kitchen staff. He has worked in the food service industry in the past and has great work experience!

In his short time here, he has learned the fry, grill, broil/sautee, and pantry stations. He does everything that is asked of him and is always looking to learn something new.

At our original location, in Downtown Mobile, Colby Robinson is our employee of the month.


Aerial from Orange Beach

Wintzell’s Orange Beach selected Aerial Flanagan has worked for Wintzell’s in Orange Beach for a year and a half.  She started as a hostess and has recently moved up to server.  She is always on time, takes her job very seriously, and balances work and school at Faulkner State without neglecting either.  Aerial is a valued employee and goes above and beyond every day which is why she is our employee of the month for October 2013.

Wintzell’s Decatur has selected two honorees!! The back-of-house honoree is a cook Jeremy Sirten and our front-of-house honoree is our hostess Jordan York. Both have been with us a short time, but they have come on with a strong desire to impress.


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