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The Half Shell

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504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
+1 912-268-4241
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17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here for lunch on Sunday. We were the third table. Our waiter came and gave us menus and took our drink and appetizer orders. He promptly delivered our appetizers which were delicious. We had oysters and the shrimp ceviche. He then came to the next table of cute young ladies, greeted them and then told them all... More 

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Thank Robyn Q
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Blackened shrimp, blue crab cake, and bacon wrapped green beans! Delicious and lovely service. Outside patio has great easy vibe.

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Thank Megan H
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate Sunday evening outside packed 730pm. Tail end of in the weeds swamped all day evening. Had crab soup very good ,shrimp on a salad. Good was good service good til we were done. I think the waiter had pooped out. Had to go inside to get check.

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Thank James C
Perry, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived on SSI a little early and the kids thought they were starving. Been to the island each year since '08 and never visited The Half Shell. Excellent food and service! The Cajun oysters, fried calamari and shrimp were perfect. I even thought the crab cakes rivaled Barbara Jean's! My wife got the burger and raved about it. Finally, the... More 

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Thank usc_6064
Bristol, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visiited The Half Shell based on the recommendation of a friend and it didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly (but not overly) and effecient. The food was served in good time and was very tasty. No complaints!

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Thank GusTheRat
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit of a wait to get in, a popular place, but the food was worth it. Crowded,funky little place, excellent service, great fish. Wish we had more time to go back again. A must stop when in St. Simons.

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Thank Nancy O
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was good and so was the food. The dinner plates are a good option but the Crab cake sandwich was great! Their dessert was the highlight with their butter cake.

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Thank lbdenapoli
Ormond Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great place for lunch or dinner; a favorite of the locals, always busy. A varied menu and quality food prepared and good service. Good place for families to go with little ones.

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Thank katkndg
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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246 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First surprise, funky fishy decor in a bar atmosphere. Second surprise, our waiter, Alex, a pure southern gentleman, helped in our selections and was attentive. The third surprise, the food was terrific. Had crab bisque which was off the charts, a must try, then had choice between two types of raw oysters, took dozen of the "local" Cumberland oysters, as... More 

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Thank undertaker01
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location, atmosphere, and fabulous food. Bravo Team Half Shell! The choices are many but this restaurant is worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Beachview Dr, Suite 1-A, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4740
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-268-4241
Description
We're a casual, family friendly restaurant with contemporary coastal American cuisine. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?