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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (277 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (27 reviews)
“royal reds” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant sits on stilts overlooking the gulf. You sit outside with the great view or inside where it is air conditioned. We ate outside mid afternoon and it was very pleasant. The fish is well prepared. My only reservation is it is hard to...More

Thank jblack12017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always excellent food. We eat here every time we go to Gulfport Ms. about four times a year Love the atmosphere. Their fried shrimp are big and are not over breaded. Their Royal Reds are great too. Their Lobster, Crab and Corn Bisque is the...More

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Almond Encrusted Chicken and my companion had the Tuna. Both dishes were delicious and came with two tasty sides. Their sauces were particularly yummy and complemented the food well. The beverages from the bar were good too. Service was good and the...More

Thank lisadking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy everything I eat here. Great place for lunch or dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and food. Easy access. I've been to the Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg and mobile and have never been disappointed.

Thank dhtaylor60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! I will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to others! We got there and were immediately seated. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the specials and the food was awesome.

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our drinks and dinner. Service was excellent = even over the top!! Would eat here again when we come back!

Thank graysonchicks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for oysters- I ordered the oyster sampler appetizer and it was fantastic. Just as good if not better than restaurants in New Orleans but safer and easier to get to, plenty of parking etc. Such great food and atmosphere,...More

Thank GallivantingMandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting. Just one block from the coast. Oysters were really good. Make sure to save room for dessert

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to eat some shrimp while on the gulf coast. Saw the half shell was rated #1 and went. Glad I did. Fried okra and seasoned potatoes held their own with the shrimp. Highly recommend.

Thank bill l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop when visiting the area after many friends recommended. We had a late lunch on a Thursday afternoon and we were treated like royalty. The margarita was like none I ever tasted before as it was made with their home made...More

Thank ArkansasAngel
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-867-7001
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