The Wash House

4.7
1025 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Thank you for your interest in The Wash House Restaurant, where you will find fine Southern coastal cuisine served in a casual atmosphere. Come and enjoy our great Southern hospitality. Semi-casual attire is accepted and reservations are recommended. Our dining room is open 7 Nights a week starting at 5:00pm.

We have the perfect area for private parties and can handle a variety of groups, clubs and events. If you are in need of catering, we are your catering resource. We will come to you for parties as big or small as you like. Whether it's a camp house, bay house, church, farm, wharf or even your house, we’ll be there. Catering for all occasions. Wherever and whenever you need us, we are there for you.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Asia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance of the entire location. The food was extravagant and surpassed our expectations! Our waiter was such a pleasure and very helpful. We truly enjoyed our experience and hope to come back again.

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RogerT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing - food, wine, service. There was a ringing sound from freezer that was unnerving - I have sensory sensitivity

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vipmimifrombama
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to eat here and we really enjoyed it again. My filet was cooked perfectly and was delicious as were the sides (potatoes and asparagus). The service was also excellent. The atmosphere has a nice, cozy rustic feel...but the food is fine dining. It's a bit pricey (especially now as all prices have just gone up) but worth it for a special evening out. We will definitely go back when we're in the area.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection and my server Jake made a lovely recommendation for the wine pairing for the Key Lime Bread Pudding. Definitely a place to go when one is traveling in the area.

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BCDJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful supper, Small very stylish quiet. Great food, great service. Wonderful wine selection. Best food in Fairhope.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as always and great service. Would highly recommend.

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KeithR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance.

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TG511
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great service!!! Probably want to make a reservation!!!

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BaxterG
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our adult children thoroughly enjoyed their evening together here with their spouses. Superb!

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SOOBA
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was my first time at the Wash House on recommendation from a friend. My impression is that it is an "old standard" in the Fairhope community. The menu and overall ambiance are a bit dated, but this is great for the older crowd who don't like too much variety or adventure in their dining experience. Overall it was a good meal and service was great. However, I doubt we will be back unless my Mom visits and we need to entertain an 80 year old.

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ScottD
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was pleasant. Our meal was fairly good, however we did not feel that it was exceptional or outstanding.The appetizers were excellent, but the entrees were less special. Everything was beautifully presented, but the taste did not match the expectation that was set by the presentation. The key lime bread pudding was not bread pudding at all - but it was very good! The bacon wrapped scallops were excellent. The catch of the day was a little salty and the vegetables were boring/nothing special. Not sure we would go back, although the atmosphere was delightful.

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vipLeahC
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

In the past couple of years, the food here has been outstanding... and always left a lasting impression. This year, it was fair. The steak was great but the soft shell crab was heavily, heavily breaded and crunchy. I felt like it could have been something fried at the fair. The pecan pie was cold and also not as enjoyable as past years. Really disappointed we made the trip from OB for a date night.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 3 in our party and we ordered shrimp and grits, soft shell crab and tuna. All 3 items arrived quickly and were delicious! We had the key lime bread pudding for dessert which was fabulous!

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LedericaR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing . The service was outstanding they treated me and my family great

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TommyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party enjoyed a delicious meal from start to finish. Drinks, salads, entrees and desserts were perfectly prepared. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had dinner next to a very big party and it was just very noisy constant servers walking behind us to get to the party and bumping our chairs. Food was great!

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BBandLL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our meal - started with shrimp/fried green tomatoes appetizer, then had wedge salad with wonderful green goddess dressing, followed by shrimp and grits (delicious with nice fried okra twist) and market fish. Ended with chocolate pecan pie. Would definitely go back

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ParrishA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Very enjoyable experience! Had reservations and were seated quickly with no wait.

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RobertS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wash House is always a great place for an excellent meal. The food is consistantly high quality and perfect.

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vipCornbread
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very consistent restaurant. Always less than average groceries at a premium price.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in. The soft shell crab was so fresh and tasted like it just was off the boat. The redfish was the best my friend had ever tasted, and he is a seafood connoisseur. We were so full we couldn’t have dessert, but everything sounded wonderful. We will definitely be back and highly recommend to anyone in the Fairhope area.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food and experience. I would highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and service but we were rushed.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice but overpriced. Food was not to the standard of their pricing. Great atmosphere.

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Exceptional
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the best meals we’ve had and by far the best ever at the wash house. Outstanding in every manner

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end

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TammyD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at The Wash House was outstanding!! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary—36 years and we could not have chosen a better place!!

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JLWJR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the Wash House. Perfect date night spot. Quiet. Service and food are always excellent. Highly recommend.

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JacalynB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The food was exceptional and plentiful. No problems recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The whole point of me typing in that I wanted a bottle of champagne was so they would have it sitting on the table when we got there. They didn’t even know I had entered that request.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super. Always is. Great setting and menu, wine list, service.

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KristenA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great low key atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish was good, but nothing exceptional... Service was good..

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BobbyH
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service very attentive, a very good experience

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GeorgeD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Guess my expectations were too high. Entrées average.
Service better than Entrées.
Bread pudding excellent.

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JaniceG
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Wash House and have dinner there each time we are in Fairhope. Outstanding professional service with a smile and delicious food. A great wine list & Cocktail List.
Loved the wedge with Green Godess & Blue Cheese & Bacon! Go!

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MrBond
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very interesting ambiance that you might not expect, but we enjoyed the experience. We decided that will will not bring the kids the next time we go.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bread offered, nothing to write home about. Gumbo very good, Shrimp and grits questionable, shrimp fresh and good, gouda grits dry and tasteless, fried okra tastefully done, minimal New Orleans style bbq sauce especially for dried grits . Seared Tuna acceptable. Ordered wedge salad brought a house salad. Caught managers attention and he remedied the situation. Really like to eat the meal together waiting on the wedge salad
cooled the gumbo. Reservation process good with no wait upon arrival. Overall, been there done that no need for a second trip, too many options for eating in the area. Gets very good local review. But it is worth a try. Might have been an off night for the kitchen. Wait server did take our picture for us. but it is not worth sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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StephenC
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent at my first visit to The Wash House. Both the bar the table were very nice and comfortable. The lighting within the restaurant and the unique layout of this historical venue was very nice. Highly recommended.

FAQs

The Wash House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 928-4838.

The Wash House is rated 4.7 stars by 1025 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.