|Address:||617 Shady St, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed 11AM–8PM 11AM–8PM 11AM–9PM 12–9PM 12–8PM|
You cant get a better seafood lunch without driving all the way to the coast. We drove down from Birmingham for a lunch with my brother who goes to school in Montgomery. We sat out on the patio and were immediately served the best sweet tea I have had outside of my personal homemade. The waitress was extremely sweet, explained any questions we had about the menu, and brought us anything extra we needed. We ate at about 1400, so the place was not too crowded. I have not had as clean tasting oysters as I have had here. They were the kind that made me sit there and want to chew them and then want to go back for more. Their horseradish just added that extra kick to the oysters. The gator tail appetizers was extremely tasty too. I had the catfish platter with double slaw for my lunch, but wish I had had one slaw and an order of their fries (which are seasoned fries and so good too). I had been craving catfish after just driving across country and it hit the spot. It was not overpriced in any way, extremely fast service for a fresh cooked meal, and worth the two hour drive from Birmingham.
Me and my family went to eat there for a celebration! It took over two hours to be seated and another two hours to get our food! When asked what was talking so long there wasnt a direct answer given! come to find out the steamer was backed up and their were only two of us eating something that needed to go in to the steamer! SO instead of asking if it was ok to bring the other orders out they offered us salads! by the time our food got to our table all of us were mad! I asked to speak to the manager and she got an attitude with me and brought whom I guess was the owner over and he was rude and very unprofessional! I explained to him that I felt we shouldnt have to pay for our meals since we had waited so long and the kitchen staff didnt tell our sever what was really going on! So he took the hit and as me and my family are walking out the door the starts talking about how he had to eat a well over $200 check and pointing at us like it was our fault his staff cant communicate! I WILL NEVER STEP FOOT IN THAT PLACE AGAIN!!!
Aside from one night on Bourbon Street, Ive not spent a lot of time in NOLA. Ive watched HBOs Treme, however, so maybe that gives me a leg upon which to stand? Either way, Capitol Oyster Bar is the type of place I imagine to be all over New Orleans - a laid-back live music venue thats capable of putting out some decent quick service food. Located a bit north on I-65, definitely out of the way of the greater Montgomery area, and not inappropriately located on Shady Street, COB is a destination for anybody looking for a good meal, live music, or a pretty great view of the downtown area from the edge of the Alabama River. The food is mostly fish poboys and of course the fresh oysters getting shucked by the entrance. I had some oysters Rockefeller, a very competent gumbo, and a skipjack poboy that treated the fish well. Its not going to get more complicated than that, and in this place, with all these people, why should it?
When we arrived it was about 3:30 and it had rained just as we got there. We had wanted to sit at the bar for oysters, the main reason for visiting this establishment. No room at the bar and when we said thats fine we will take a table. We were approach by an man who asked if we had come to listen to the band and if we didnt want to pay a cover charge we could sit out side. We go out side and as I said it had been raining, now we had to fight the flies while trying to eat on top of being wet. The food was good, waitress was nice and good at what she does. But before we got threw we were approach and asked if they could sit other people at our table.the band didnt start until 5:00pm. We were gone by 4:30. I think it was unprofessional and a poor way of doing business. It wasnt about friendly service, it was about the money. Dont know if I will be going back.
Do people not have taste buds and developed palettes? I dont know how this place received such high ratings. The food was sub par and was a step up from dog food. I ordered a $20 medium ribeye steak and it came out dry, overly salty, and rubbery. The $20 shrimp platter was not fresh and gross at best. The drinks were good however extremely overpriced for the area at $6 a small cup. Service was also slow at a snails pace. This place is a total rip off and the quality is beyond lacking. For a total of 52 dollars, I should have just gone to a Mortons or a Ruths Chris instead of waste my money on this trashy dump of an establishment that serves puppy chow.
Took forever to get food. From sitting down to leaving the restaurant was 2 hours and 20 minutes for 3 people. Our waitress would barely look at us. We ended up going to the bar to order our own drinks when we sat empty for 15 minutes. Our daughter got her food 10 minutes before my husband did. His came out cold and he sent it back. Then mine finally came out. I had the shrimp and it was good. 5 minutes later his came back out. Bread and fries were still cold. The catfish was hot again but this time it was extremely over cooked. We think they just tossed it back in the fryer to heat it up. He went hungry after that. Very disappointed.
Tricky to find and the prices were a tad bit high, but it ended up being worth it all things considered. I had the grilled amberjack and it was outstanding! Even the rice was really tasty. A very lovely setting too. Right on the water, rustic deck with lighting...if they had deck heaters I would be there all the time. My only complaint was that they had football on so loud that it was hard to carry on a conversation, but it was a big game and everyone but us was there to watch it. The servers didnt hover but we got our food and drinks in timely manner. All in all a great experience and I will be back!
Went for lunch, good view,good blues music,good gumbo, but the seafood was very overpriced especially for a joint well off the beaten path. The shrimp tasted as if it had been frozen and thawed, at nearly 18 dollars a dozen for raw oysters they tasted as if they were farm pond raised. We dined last week at Red Lobster for dinner for less and got much better seafood. Cant wait to go to Hunts to get some Apalachicola Bay oysters. Very disappointing!
Great tasting food here, although, the portions are relatively small and pretty pricey. The crawfish sauce is over priced and under portioned, for instance. Also, theyre asking $17 for a dozen oysters, I find this to be absurd. The beer is over priced and the service was poor. Needless to say, I wasnt very thrilled. I was in good company and the atmosphere was nice. So, the flavor and atmosphere makes up for most of their shortcomings.