Eat Gulf Seafood



Nov 20, 2014

For more information:

Joanne Zaritsky
Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.


Restaurant offers daily fresh, premium Gulf finfish to celebrate upcoming holiday season

TAMPA, FLORIDA (November 19, 2014) – Iconic oyster and seafood restaurant chain, Wintzell’s Oyster House, is featuring a fresh and flavorful Gulf Coast finfish menu item in partnership with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition ( from November 1 – December 31. All 10 Alabama restaurant locations will celebrate Gulf Coast finfish by offering it as the “catch of the day.” The finfish can be prepared grilled, blackened, fried or broiled. The special is served with two side items.

Wintzell Oyster House menu will showcase finfish’s fresh flavors when harvested straight from the Gulf of Mexico waters of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Diners may also trace the route their seafood took from boat to plate using Gulf Seafood Trace QR-codes at the restaurants as a part of the Gulf Coast Seafood Traceability Standard (

“Wintzell’s Oyster House serves only the freshest seafood available, and we are confident that the wild-caught Gulf Coast finfish will quickly become a customer favorite,”said Bob Donlon, CEO of Wintzell’s Oyster House. “Wild-caught Gulf Coast seafood enables our restaurants to serve best-in-class flavors and offerings, which our customers love.”

The nutrient-rich Gulf Coast waters provide an ideal environment for finfish to thrive. Gulf Coast finfish offer many health benefits, as they are generally low in saturated fat, high in protein and high in healthy omega-3 fats and minerals. The FDA recommends people eat up to 12 ounces (about two meals) of fish per week.

Participating Wintzell’s Oyster House locations include:

  • 605 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602
  • 805 S. Mobile St. Fairhope, AL 36532
  • 128 Interstate Dr. Greenville, AL 36037
  • 14455 US Hwy 431 S. Guntersville, AL 35976
  • 5100 Sanderson St. Huntsville, AL 35805
  • 105 Commerce St. Montgomery, AL 36104
  • 24131 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
  • 1208 Shelton Beach Rd. Saraland, AL 36571
  • 30500 State Hwy 181 Suite 800 Spanish Fort, AL 36527
  • 6700 Airport Blvd. Mobile, AL 36608

“We are excited to partner with Wintzell’s Oyster House through the holiday season to share the fresh Gulf coast flavors harvested for customer’s plates straight from the dock. The Gulf of Mexico offers some of the freshest and most sought-after wild-caught seafood in the world,” said Joanne Zaritsky, Marketing Director for the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition.

For delicious and easy-to-prepare Gulf seafood recipes or for more information, please visit or follow the Coalition on Facebook at Gulf Coast Seafood and Twitter at @eatgulfseafood. 


About Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition
The Coalition provides a framework for the seafood community to coordinate marketing efforts among the Gulf States with emphasis on working with tourism boards, restaurants, retailers and chefs.  The Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. is coordinating the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition through funding provided by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (NOAA Award #NA10NMF4770481).  For more information, please visit and follow the Coalition on Facebook at Gulf Coast Seafood and Twitter at @eatgulfseafood.

About Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation is a private, regional nonprofit research organization with a general membership and Board of Trustees representing a wide spectrum of the commercial fishing industry throughout the southeast U.S.   Through the Foundation, the commercial seafood and fishing industry can collectively identify industry needs, and address those needs through appropriate research and other activities.  Representing the nine-state region from Virginia to Texas, the Foundation has sponsored more than 600 fisheries related research projects.  For more information, please visit

About Wintzell’s Oyster House
A landmark on Dauphin Street in historic Mobile, Alabama, Wintzell’s Oyster House was founded in 1938 as a six-stool oyster bar by J. Oliver Wintzell. While oysters—fried, stewed and nude—headline the iconic brand, Wintzell’s menu comprises signature seafood dishes like bacon wrapped shrimp and redfish Bienville; regional favorites, including award-winning seafood gumbo, homemade bread pudding; and two specialties native to Mobile: West Indies salad and fried crab claws. Although the Wintzell’s family sold the restaurant in the 1980s, the brand continues to expand, now with ten locations. The walls of all Wintzell’s restaurants are covered with thousands of Oliver’s homespun sayings, delivering an atmosphere that is lively, casual and unmistakably southern. Designated by national and regional publications as a “must experience” destination, Wintzell’s is proud to partner with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition. For more information, please visit,  like us on Facebook, or follow Oliver’s witticisms on Twitter @FriedStewedNude.