Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Orange Beach, Alabama, Oyster House

We were looking for a place to have a nice lunch on our way home, and I was sure we would go Mexican. AdventureMan felt so deprived of Mexican for all our years overseas that he is still catching up, and when given his druthers, Mexican will mostly be his first choice.

But today – and this is the POWER of advertising – we saw a huge billboard telling us that The Oyster House was THE place to eat.

“We’re going to eat there!” AdventureMan said, and I sure didn’t argue – I am a big fan of seafood. 🙂

We followed the signs. There were a lot of restaurants, but only The Oyster house had big billboards telling us they were THE place to eat. When we got there, a spot was available right in front of the front door – “RSP!” shouted AdventureMan as he parked.

It was a nice place. We got a table where we could see the Bayou:

The menu had so many good choices we hardly knew what to do, and, as usual, we ordered more than we could eat and we brought the rest home to nibble on for dinner:

I had the Seafood Gumbo appetizer while AdventureMan had the salad buffet:

Then our main courses came – and my gumbo had filled me up! I had the appetizer crab cakes as a main course, and it was still too much food! But oh, they had a lot of real CRAB in them:

These were really really good crab cakes – and Wooo HOOO, I still have one for dinner!

AdventureMan had the grilled MahiMahi – also delicious – with red beans and rice. Poor guy, can you see his hand there, just so eager to have his first bite of the MahiMahi and I am so rude as to insist on taking a photo before he takes a bite, LLLOOLLL:

Plenty for dinner for him, too!

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Travel | | 4 Comments