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Half Shell Oyster House

2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (272 reviews)
“voodoo shrimp” (31 reviews)
“cheese grits” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
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Reviewed yesterday

My brother was visiting from Florida where he cannot get poboys so we go to restaurants where he can get them when he's in town. Three of us got shrimp poboys, which were advertised as being "pressed" ..they weren't. They were on cold, dry french...More

Thank Debbie Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The dinner was fantastic! Service was great! I had the steamed reds with potatoes and my husband had redfish Orleans. Both were fresh and were prepared superbly. Great atmosphere.

Thank forkait04
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last Saturday we did an early Mothers' Day lunch at the Half Shell. Although we live in New Orleans, it was our third meal there in two months. We had the grilled oyster sampler followed by a second dozen of the oysters Orleans. They were...More

Thank RConstantine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is incredible! Lots of choice, fresh seafood, wonderful oysters, I can't say enough about the food. I have never had a bad meal here. If you are looking for a nice authentic seafood restaurant, then you found the place!

Thank sd111111
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, charbroiled oysters were excellent. Service was great, prices were modetate and was an overall great experience

Thank donsopp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch and when we stepped into the restaurant, we felt that it would have been an expensive lunch because the atmosphere is classy and of high standard. To our big surprise, they have a lunch menu that is of the right...More

Thank Lucy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I dine at half shell oyster house in Gulfport, I am always totally satisfied with drinks, food, service, atmosphere, and everything we experience throughout our visit. There is one thing I've noticed in my many experiences dining here, and that's I rarely, if...More

1  Thank dcole78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is awesome, we really enjoyed the blackened tuna and chargrilled oysters. Service is always great.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is incredible. This is the second time I have visited Gulfport and I had to come back to this restaurant. Everything from the appetizers, to the main dishes are absolutely delicious.

Thank SCottrell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order the charbroiled oysters! Promise you they are the best you've ever had. Always had a good experience, I am a local. Atmosphere is great! Bananas Fosters cheesecake is to die for!

Thank Julie K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Darian K
Do you have to make a reservation to get in?
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
What is the dress attire for this restaurant ?
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.
Is this restaurant kid friendly??
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail