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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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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
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 via mobile

Charbroiled and Oysters Orleans were again delectable and the Redfish Orleans was delicious. Compliments to my server, Jerry; he was very attentive. Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Will most definitely be back!

Thank 94Tarheel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second time to visit. First time 3 years ago it was out of this world, so we made special trip to return - very disappointed with lunch menu - 😩mediocre at best . We ordered same things Oyster Rockefeller and fried oysters - small, overcooked...More

Thank Mary Ann B
john g, Owner at Half Shell Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry to hear of your visit to Gulfport Half Shell Oyster House. It is embarrassing hearing about a bad oyster experience when oyster is in our name. We have a great rockefeller topping, when done right and a lot of procedures in place...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is currently the #1 rated restaurant in the area but I’m not so sure it is deserving. The oyster combo sampler was amazing but the grouper on a bed of spinach was fishy tasting and unimaginative. Not very good at all which was disappointing....More

Thank lindymcd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mixed selection oyster appetized was excellent and IO had 2 different fish dishes and loved them both. Service was good. This is a "must do" stop the next time I'm in the area.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped through on our way to Texas. So glad we picked this restaurant. It is fairly upscale. Nicely decorated with several bars and and oyster bar. The oysters did not disappoint. We also had the local beer which is something we...More

Thank Teri64_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best oysters! We had oysters as an appetizer and the restaurant has a wide variety of oysters. For example we tasted grilled oysters, oysters stuffed with crab meat, and spinach oysters. Other

Thank traveltime230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to the Gulfport Half Shell. Overall the experience was very good. Both food and service are still top shelf. Erin was our server ... a very pleasant young lady doing a great job. I had this months inexpensive special ... VooDoo shrimp...More

Thank DionneNewOrleans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May be tasty but cook/presentation lacking with other great choices in area. Oysters shriveled in their presentation and tuna sandwich was more bread than tuna w/ mediocre fixons. French fries overcooked. May want to check quality control before leaves the kitchen.

Thank HiHo143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know those evenings when you are with your favorite people eating your favorite food? This was it! I had been to the restaurant before and wanted my husband to try it. I had the Seafood Stuffed Portabellas again. There are so many things to...More

1  Thank Vonnie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While working in the Gulfport area we were looking for a broiled or grilled oyster bar to maybe offset the tons of fried shrimp and oysters that we had eaten in the preceding days. On the advice of several locals, we tried the Half Shell...More

1  Thank Kevin K
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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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