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Wintzell's- Arriving in Guntersville?

My wife and I finally went to the new Guntersville Wintzell's in late June, about three weeks after they opened. It was a disappointing experience. Of course, the place was very busy (everyone in Marshall County goes out to eat on Friday nights). The place is quite noisy; we had a hard time carrying on a conversation sitting across from each other. It appeared that lots of people were there to drink - the bar was doing a land office business. The table service was, at best, adequate. Our waiter seemed to have a lackadaisical attitude. The food was okay, but I would not say it was memorable. My wife's "stuffed shrimp" were actually shrimp that were plugged into a ball of crab-flavored stuffing. I had the steamed platter (shrimp, crab claws, and oysters). My shrimp was overcooked, making it a bit tough. I guess there is no good way to do crab claws - these were no better than any place I've tried. The oysters were unremarkable. For a $60+ bill, I would say it was not a good value.
All said, it will be quite some time before we consider going back. Meanwhile, the good folks of the county will make it successful because around here you can open any ol' eating place and people will come, regardless of how good your food or service is.

Jul 09, 2008
reslerr in General South Archive

chow in Guntersville / Albertville area?

I have heard Squig's was good, but I am not sure it is open any more. Top O the River gets mixed reviews - we've been there several times and the visits have been split between pretty good and terrible. Much of their menu is fried. Catfish Cabin in Albertville has been popular for years - has mostly fried items, but I understand they are trying to develop a healthier menu.

Jul 09, 2008
reslerr in General South Archive