Wintzell’s Hostess: Ryan Reynolds Was Gracious

Wintzell’s Hostess: Ryan Reynolds Was Gracious

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One Hollywood's handsome leading men enjoyed a southern cooked meal last night—and caused quite a stir.

"And the server came to me and was like, you just sat Ryan Reynolds! And I was like, no I didn't! So we just kind of nonchalantly came by and just peeked at the table and we said oh my gosh, that's him!" says Wintzell's Hostess Lauren Duke.

Duke says she didn't recognize him at first.

"We put him back here, and it just happened to be a secluded area and no one ever knew, but I'm glad he got to come back here and get away from the fame for a little while."

"A lot of my female servers of course, they started screaming and I hear a bunch of screaming in the back so I automatically I'm thinking the building is on fire! Which it wasn't, thank god," says Service Manager Phil Harbin. "Young uns have to be young uns so everybody wanted to take a picture and put it on Facebook!"

"He ordered a salmon salad and also got a bowl of our famous gumbo. He ate every bite," says Duke.

And it seems Reynolds was a gracious customer…

"He was very genuine and nice, told the waiter, oh she was very nice, she deserves a raise. Just a down to earth kind of man," says Duke.

"He said he was impressed with Mobile, he likes the vibe here and everything and he mentioned how friendly everyone was here but he mentioned how everyone was friendly in Mobile and the production staff was echoing the same thing. Makes you feel good as a manager and just to be a Mobilian too," adds Harbin.

 The crew wrapped up their two-day shoot at the Mobile Greyhound Park Tuesday. They'll be shooting in Mississippi the rest of the week.

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