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Palmetto08
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The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Some of you may remember Wintzell's Oyster House located between downtown Fairhope and the Grand Hotel. It's been sitting vacant for years



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A "Louisiana Cajun cuisine" restaurant is coming to the former Wintzell's building. Tyler Hood, owner of several Chimes restaurants in the Baton Rouge area, recently purchased the property in Battles Wharf. He said he intends to remodel the existing building but is not sure what the new restaurant's name would be


I've never eaten at the Chimes. What can we expect?
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SixthAndBarone
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
The Chimes is a solid restaurant and is always good. I've always felt you could take someone from out of town there and it would do just fine. Is it unbelievable? No, but it's a good meal. This is assuming the poor employee quality crisis or opening further away from Baton Rouge doesn't effect it.
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barbapapa
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Solid southern food with a great bar


tigers1956
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
I agree...but would open parrians there instead


Y.A. Tittle
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
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The Chimes is a solid restaurant and is always good. I've always felt you could take someone from out of town there and it would do just fine.


In other words, it's basically the Wintzell's Oyster House that used to be there. I guess it's been longer than I realize since I've been in the area because I had no clue that the place had "been vacant for years."
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Bestbank Tiger
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Good place. Your standard bar type food, plus some Louisiana specialties.

I'm going by the 1990s when I lived in BR, but it was my favorite place near campus.


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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Nice

The turkey swiss avocado melt with fries FTW
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ragincajun03
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
As others have said, The Chimes is good. I wish they’d open one in the Houston area, preferably SW Houston area.


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Gaston
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
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I'm going by the 1990s when I lived in BR, but it was my favorite place near campus.


I lived in the house behind it, now parking lot, all through the mid-90s…married a Chimes waitress from that timeframe. Good times.


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kingbob
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Blackened alligator is one of the best apps on any menu


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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Going all the way to Alabama when there is a perfect spot waiting in Prairieville where the old Sammy’s was


Kim Jong Ir
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Going all the way to Alabama when there is a perfect spot waiting in Prairieville where the old Sammy’s was



They looked at that location and decided against it. It wasn't perfect for them. They know what they are doing.
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H. E. Pennypacker
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
What happened to the Lafayette chimes? Assuming Covid but will it still happen?


joshric
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
great intel Palmetto. Im pretty pretty close to this location and have been wondering who is going to move in.
You live in Fairhope?


SixthAndBarone
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
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In other words, it's basically the Wintzell's Oyster House that used to be there.


No. It’s not an Alabama restaurant. It’s a good Louisiana restaurant.


Epic Cajun
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Anyone know if they are still planning on opening one in Lafayette?


lsumailman61
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
This is great! Always loved the Chimes and I feel invested in them since I’ve been Around the World twice there.


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lighter345
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
Love fairhope. Trying to buy a decent spot to hold/rent and retire a long time from now.
In laws just bought a place on the bay so will be over there a bunch moving forward.

If you have any recs around this area feel free to drop me. I’ve hit up a bunch so far including but not limited to:

Camellia cafe(great)
Char 32(mediocre)
Wash house (great)
Wok by the Bay (great)
Fairhope inn (mediocre for dinner/more brunch)
Hope Farm (great)
Red and white( great but casual)
The mill (food house with TVs and bar)

Bars:

Tiki bar
Bone and barrel



nicholastiger
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
It should do well there
Nice beer selection as well
I'm guessing someone from LA that lives there now probably is involved in some capacity


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: The "Chimes" coming to Fairhope, AL
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In other words, it's basically the Wintzell's Oyster House that used to be there.


No. It’s not an Alabama restaurant. It’s a good Louisiana restaurant.


Ehh, I'm just saying they are very similar type places food/menu-wise and I would make the assumption of however marginally better you may find the Chimes (original location) to be to Wintzell's (original location) will probably be all but indistinguishable when you put either in an offshoot location in Fairhope, Alabama.


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