oDey in LA
Wintzell’s Oyster House (PENSACOLA)
Is presently scheduled to open by the end of May in PNS. The location was formerly Copeland’s which has been closed for some time. Renovations/Decorations now in progress to resemble the other ones. Located on Chase Street near McQuires across from the Civic Center parting lot….
I will give them at least 30 days to get their act together then give it a try. In the meantime I will make it often to Jerry’s Cajun Rest… North 9th Ave for some of the best around . I hope to take the pics and post something soon on Jerry’s. Jerry is a fine business man and is revered in Pensacola. NOLA’s loss is our gain…
The Wentzel’s in Hattiesburg, MS, has closed.
I spent last weekend in Huntsville and checked Roadfood to determine where to eat Saturday night. I was prepared to drive to Wentzel’s in Guntersville & saw the Huntsville Wentzel’s after driving only a mile or so from the hotel. I stopped & ate there. I had fried oysters & fried green tomatoes. I thought they were great. I liked them so much in fact that I took my daughter,son-in-law & 9 year old grandson there for lunch Sunday. (They missed Saturday nite because they were at Space Camp.) I shared fried green tomatoes with daughter & her husband. I had fried oyster & fried soft crab combo with a salad. It was all good. Son-in-law didn’t like the slaw that came with his meal but it looked good to me. I’m trying to expose the grandson to non kids’ meal type food & he’s learned to really like steamed crab. Wentzel’s had fried or sauteed crab claws on the menu. We tried to convince the grandson to try them that way but he didn’t want to. With no prompting from any of us the waiter suggested that he’d see if he could have them steamed. He got them steamed & enjoyed them. I sampled them & they were good too. This the first time I’ve ever been in Alabama but if I go again & I’m near any Wentzel’s, I’ll go again.
I am very sorry to hear that BB. Another case of the Franchise not living up to the original location standard. I love the Mobile Wintzells as well.
I ate at the Huntsville location of Wintzell’s over the weekend and it was not very good at all. And I am a huge fan of the original Mobile location.
A few years back, I went with a tour group from NOLA to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit then later we all ate at Wenzel’s in Mobile, and it was great. The food was very good and and the staff was very friendly and accomodating (about 40 of us). We had several choices as part of the tour package, mostly fried seafood, when I added on their signature West Indies crab salad I’d heard so much about, and thought was excellent. Though I paid for the additional salad, I was impressed by their waitress who refused a tip, saying the group had already included a gratuity for her.
Wintzell’s Oyster House (PENSACOLA)
Is presently scheduled to open by the end of May in PNS. In the meantime I will make it often to Jerry’s Cajun Rest… North 9th Ave for some of the best around . I hope to take the pics and post something soon on Jerry’s.
I’ve had many fine meals at the Wintzell’s in Fairhope. I didn’t make it there in August because of time constraints (too many meals and not enough time!) but I hope to go back soon. They did have fresh oysters but charged a premium price for them. Sassy, it might be worth the drive some time to check out that location. It’s on the way to the beach!
oDey, looking forward to your write up on Jerry’s. That was my last meal before I boarded the plane in PNS to come back to the Left Coast and it was awesome. I have a few pictures of it here:
Jerry’s will be my first stop when I get off the plane next time!
curtherrin Being from Tampa area myself , craving good seafood and short of driving to Mobile and such for the weekend.
Have two Seafood markets close to you. Lash’s will cook to order but mostly a market. I recommend to call ahead and see what stock they have, both places
Lash seafood been here many times
Doc’s Seafood This is new. But friends in the Shoals area tell me it is good.
Now I have to go and get some grouper. LOL
Feel a sandwich coming on.
A big Amen to that. My wife and I will be attending a wedding in Mobile in a few weeks and were looking forward to eating some wonderful fresh Gulf seafood. Now we don’t even want to see what the beaches will look like. Aterrible tradgedy in so many, many ways.
It was nice to read about the bad and good (mostly good) reviews on Wentzell’s. I will definitely give it another try. It had been only open for a few weeks when we went so may be they didn’t have their act together.
Was in Panama City Beach, FL, week before last and had some great seafood. We ate at both touristy places (Margaritaville, The Treasure Ship, and Pineapple Willy’s) and a few local places (Mike’s Diner and a wonderful place called Salty Sally’s).
I have only been to the Wentzel’s in Mobile. I have been there four times and never ever have I been dissapointed.
Paul E. Smith
My wife and I also ate at the Huntsville Wentzells. It was terrible! I ordered the fried oysters. Being from Savannah, Ga., I am accustomed to great fried oysters and great seafood in general. These were very very small, way overbattered, overcooked, and not worth the high price! The hushpuppies were also a disapointment. I will never eat the fried oysters there again, but I may try the steamed oysters to see if they are any good. But, I will ask for a sample before I commit to a overpriced bill, again. I have done many oyster roasts and have been to many more, so I know a good steamed oyster. I wish I could get a good fresh party pack of oysters here in Huntsville at a reasonable price. I found Po-Boys on Andrew Jackson Way much better, when you can get in.
awts too bad for you buddy…
But I have to agree with them, maybe it depends on the managing…franchiser should be advised to undergo for a training so that the name and credibility of the restau will not be destroyed.
I’ve experienced the same problem in a few branches of my favorite restaurant, poor services the taste of their food is sooooo disappointed..
I have to add this note of fear for all the seafood business’s along the Gulf Shore. This terrible oil slick threatens to destroy the shorelines where so many of these creatures live. We pray that the efforts of all involved will minimize the damage.
Has anyone tried the Wentzel’s in Montgomery, AL? It opened last fall.
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