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Capitol Oyster Bar

617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
+1 334-239-8958
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (37 reviews)
“po boy” (7 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
££ - £££
617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to lunch here Saturday after the SLE Rodeo. Since I was alone I sat at the bar to eat. Had never noticed before that the Bar is actually an old boat.... And you better keep your coasters under your drink at all times as...More

Thank Eraka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to visit here for a couple years. Cool cultural experience, but prices are way to high. $9 lukewarm gumbo, six small shrimp $16. Went there for oysters but not willing to pay $18.95 a dozen!

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour, the oysters were excellent, the cocktails great, the gator tail appetizer was very good. The hush puppies were a major disappointment.

Thank Jrryo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my husbands birthday here with friends and have been coming for years. This is a laid back, come as you are restaurant with friendly staff located on the Alabama river. We ordered oysters on the half shell very good! Also fried oysters, combination...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best shucked oysters I have had in a long time. Pet friendly outside eating area. Great staff, really good food . Highly recommend. We drive an hour just to eat here from time to time

Thank Scott w
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I had the fried shrimp and most of the batter came off. One friend doesn’t eat seafood and the menu was limited for her. The atmosphere is nice since it overlooks the river. The service was slow and our server was inattentive. I eat here...More

Thank 262patriciaa
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I met some friends here but was a little worried as I drove to the restaurant. Luckily, the food was worth the trip! I had fried shrimp which was excellent. The service was solid. I will return on my next visit to Montgomery.

Thank tinaaustin
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Old school dive (in a good way) and oyster bar. Solid southern sea food fair; oysters, shrimp and catfish. Everything was fresh and well prepared. The service was friendly and quick. Easily handled a large group for lunch.

1  Thank Bigdean80
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed in downtown Montgomery. .so needed the car to drive out to the location. Very rustic and very much set in a location on its own with excellent view over the river Popped in for lunch. Really good selection on the menu. Good location, southern...More

1  Thank Madster01
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Got taken here by some locals and really enjoyed it. The Oysters were huge, some of the biggest I have ever seen. The drinks were flowing. It was a very unique place and I would go back there for sure.

1  Thank Bigcityeater
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-239-8958
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