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Half Shell Oyster House

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$$ - $$$
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2500 13th St # 1, Gulfport, MS 39501-1913
+1 228-867-7001
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have never had a bad meal at the Half Shell. The specials are always amazing. The food and cocktail prices are comparable to any similar establishment on the coast but exceed all expectations. The grilled oysters are a favorite appetizer, the yellow fin tuna dip is large enough for the table. The fried asparagus spears with the soy glaze... More 

Thank Wolfnavarre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Half Shell has such a wide variety menu. All of their dishes are yummy. The grilled oysters are our favorite. I know the owner personally and am so happy for his success.

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Decatur Ms
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is an incredible place to eat. They serve the best sea food I have EVER eaten. The service is great, staff is friendly, service is swift, cozy place but large enough for large parties without loosing the warm and comfortable feeling. The desert , bread pudding, old southern standard, was out of this world. Cannot say enough good things... More 

Thank Barbara B
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this restaurant for quite some time due to its popularity. It was well worth it a little on the pricey side but the food is worth it. Crab cakes and crab dip are so good. Oysters were also a big hit with the family. Enjoyed the Nola atmosphere.

Thank Yui O
McDonough, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to eat, we were at the one in Biloxi. Service great, waiters terrific, clean and friendly.. Price is average with a better dining but very well worth it. Try the peacan crusted trout. Oh my it is so good.....crab stuffed shrimp Wonderful! A very nice place for a great meal!

Thank Darlene P
Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ordered oysters on the half shell and were disappointed that they were so small, some were less than quarter sized. We then ordered the seafood sampler, and again the oysters were very small. The shrimp were large and well prepared and the crab cake was loaded with crab. Overall the meal was good except the small oysters. Disappointing.

Thank Sharyn W
Lake Charles, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food! Very pleasant personable atmosphere! The staff is just so nice, helpful and just a delight to meet and have serve you!

Thank M1999DWamyj
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a solo trip late on a weekend afternoon. Ate at the bar; Jason, the bartender was attentive, without being over the top. As a note Happy Hour is 4-6 pm daily. A nice touch. Started with 1/2 dozen of the house char-grilled oysters. Yum! A butter-wine seasoning that was delicious. Also tried the teriyaki battered asparagus. Wow.... More 

Thank MamaGX4
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wait to be seated, but it was well worth it. Service started out a little slow, seemed he was stretched a little thin but he did good in the end. For an appetizer the wife and I shared a sampler of grilled oysters, I could've made a meal of that! The lobster corn bisque had to have been... More 

Thank WorldWideInternation
Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is easy to find and close to many area hotels and downtown. The staff are over the top friendly and service is second to none. Food is fantastic. We have ordered the crab claws, oysters (grilled and raw), the seafood pasta, royal reds, salads, crab cakes, grilled asparagus, seafood gumbo (whew) just to name a few. We have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?