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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant really hits the spot for great Gulf seafood! I've been here a couple of times and the service is always top-notch. The ambiance makes for a cozy and comfortable environment for socializing. Make sure to try the voodoo shrimp as an appetizer. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read all the wonderful reviews and they were correct. Went at 11 am because at night it was packed. Had the grilled grouper and it was delicious.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make reservations! Fills up quickly! Fresh seafood and a nice menu. Parking can be difficult so plan accordingly!

Thank sallyr399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusually good food . The fried shrimp was the best I have ever eaten, and my wife’s redfish was superb. The service was friendly and attentive, and the environment was attractive and comfortable. It was my wife’s birthday and they gave us a free dessert.

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not eat here!. I arrived at 12:45 for lunch. When I said I was alone, I was told there were no tables for 1 but I could eat at the bar. I am NOT A BAR GIRL!

Thank PhDNana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can be a little pricey depending on what you order. When I'm in town I always stop here to get the Royal Reds. I don't care for shrimp but these taste like lobster and I have never been disappointed. Staff is very helpful.

Thank dakotageorgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a tour of AL and MS Po' Boys, this one was dry and lacking in flavor. Locally, Harbor Cafe has much jucier and flavorful oyster Po boy for 1/3 the cost.

Thank LadyK81112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the south for some warm weather and great seafood. We stopped in the Half Shell Oyster House for a quiet lunch before we hit the beach. Wonderful seafood, excellent service and a very interesting location. My husband was so...More

Thank Peggie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever in Gulfport, we always eat at the Half Shell multiple times. The seafood is fresh and deliciously prepared. The grilled oysters are wonderful. Service is fantastic, the wait staff is very attentive, helpful, and friendly.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A popular place and a bit noisy but great service and excellent seafood preparation. One of my best meals on the MS Coast.

Thank RoundtheWorold
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Questions & Answers
Darian K
12 November 2016|
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Response from Kevin F | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry but we do not accept reservations. We do have a call ahead program that will shorten your wait time but it may not be available at all peak times.
Michael L
1 September 2016|
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Response from Rparish0619 | Reviewed this property |
While it does look "high end", jeans are fine. I have never really "dressed up" when going to eat here.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Tony_15_108 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, early is better the late evening crowd drink more and is louder.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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