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Mar 7, 2008 08:24 AM

Mobile, AL with a small child

My wife and I are heading down to Mobile the last weekend in March with our one year old daughter. We're coming from Tuscaloosa, so we've had our share of BBQ (Dreamland particularly, though we like Archibald's more) and would like something unique to Mobile and the Gulf. That said, we don't want to drag a child to a fine dining establishment and ruin the experience for other diners (and ourselves, frankly).

So, any recs that are yummy, family-friendly, and not too deep-fried?

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  1. The Original Oyster House is very family friendly. Also, Wintzell's, Cafe 615 and there is also a Zea's in Mobile. It's a chain, but a pretty good one.

    3 Replies
    1. re: dd992emo


      Thanks for the recs. I've heard mixed things about OOH, but also know it's an institution.

      1. re: dd992emo

        Follow-up question for all of you:

        If you had to choose one, which would you choose: Wintzell's or Original Oyster?

        1. re: jwoodcanyon

          I would have to pick Wintzell's. First I still love their gumbo. The staff is great and it's an institution. As in just stepping foot inside without eating is worth the trip. My parents starting eating there in the 50's and I have been going back every chance I'm in town, especially every mardi gras. go for the fried oysters for sure!

      2. We loved The Pastry Shop on Dauphin at Florida streets, but haven't been there in years. Is it still worth a trip? You can get an assortment of sweets to carry out then enjoy them as you stroll past some azaleas.

        The Pastry Shop
        Mobile, AL, Mobile, AL

        1. The Dew Drop Inn has great hot dogs and is family friendly and it's not fine dining.