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I'm going to be in Mobile in Mid-August for a wedding and I'll be staying downtown at the Battlehouse.

I can have 2 lunches and one dinner while I"m there and need some guidance. On all of these the closer the better but we will have a car and will drive a little bit if needed

Dinner - preferably fine dining. Just need to know what the best restaurant in town is.

Lunches - one seafood and the other can be casual but needs to be downtown since I'll be on a short timeline.

Thanks for any input.

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  1. Witnzell's is downtown and has great seafood. The Brick Pit is a dive but they have the best BBQ around. Original Oyster House on Battleship Parkway is outstanding but casual. Cafe Royal is fine dining a block from your hotel. Good luck.

    Wintzell's Oyster House @ 605 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 251 - 432 - 4605.

    http://www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com/

    The Brick Pit @ 5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL 251 - 343 - 0001.

    http://brickpit.com/

    Exit 5A off I 65 Go E on Spring Hill Go 1 mile to Tuthill Lane turn left and go .5 mile to Old Shell Road turn right and go 1.9 mile to BP.

    Original Oyster House @ 3733 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 251 - 626 - 2188.

    http://www.originaloysterhouse.com/

    Cafe Royal @ 101 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 251 - 405 - 5251.
    http://www.caferoyalmobile.net/

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    Brick Pit
    5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608

    Original Oyster House
    3733A Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

    1. For dinner you are looking at either True or Noja. Noja will be much closer to your hotel. Assuming you do dinner at Noja, you may want to try Chef True's newest restaurant for lunch, True Midtown Kitchen. It's only a mile or two from the Battlehouse. I've heard about a new Canadian restaurant called Saspot's that's supposed to be opening soon, but it may not be ready for your visit.

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      Noja
      6 1/2 1/2 Jackson St N, Mobile, AL 36602

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      1. re: 18WOL

        I've heard Saspot's is going to be the headiest French Canadian fare in town.

        Any good bar recomendations (preferably one that is kind of shady) near the hotel?

        1. re: klebb

          There's a decent bar at the hotel. If you're looking for shady than walk over to the Seaman's Lounge (not kidding). It's crusty as hell and full of pirates. The Bike Shop is farther up Dauphin but is quite kynd, and it's also a taqueria. Veet's will provide the best cougar hunting.

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          Veet's
          66 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602

          1. re: 18WOL

            Excellent. My love for a good pirate bar runs deep.

            I will probably end up there each night

            1. re: 18WOL

              too late for your trip, but anyone going to Mobile area should try to have a progressive dinner!!! There are a few really good choices for different reasons. I found Tamaras in Fairhope to be really good all around for fine dining, great value and staff, very nice decor, romantic and warm. We had a fabulous duck breast, and a very nice wine that was not expensive at all. It was not on our list, but I was happy we accidently found it. I would recommend this to anyone and it is worth the trip out of Mobile, although Mobile has a charm all its own!!

          2. re: 18WOL

            If you had to pick one, Noja OR True, which would it be? We have only one evening available and were doing Brick Pit for lunch.
            Staying downtown, but wouldn't mind driving to True- I'd heard they do a tasting menu but can't find it on the website.

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            Brick Pit
            5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608

            Noja
            6 1/2 1/2 Jackson St N, Mobile, AL 36602

          3. I agree that the Brick Pit is great, but it wasn't really downtown. I had dinner downtown at Cafe 615, and it was excellent.

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            Brick Pit
            5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608

            Cafe 615
            615 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

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            1. re: pkimble

              I think the Brick Pit's pulled pork is pretty darn good, but their sauce is way too sweet, even the "spicy" (not) one.

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              Brick Pit
              5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608

            2. Brick pit is a long way from downtown,and I am not sure it is worth the drive.Day I was there,tasted more like roast pork than bbq.Don't shoot the messenger

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              1. re: r1949

                No worries. This thread is over two years old. I don't think they care anymore.

                1. re: r1949

                  Don't worry, I like the meat but the sauce tasted like grape jelly to me. I'm always afraid I'll be tarred and feathered if I mention it.