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On The Half Shell

4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
+1 843-651-1296
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (31 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rarely do I feel so disappointed that place a not so good review after just one visit, but this visit tonight was terrible, absolutely disappointing. I think I have only had two bad first experiences, bad enough to write about them after just one...More

Thank TennNole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local beach bar atmosphere at On The Half Shell, outside seating, big bar, but friendly servers and great prices for fried seafood baskets. Catch them at happy hour for great deals, plus nightly specials. Loved the grouper fingers!

Thank SPW777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so tasty & cheap! I couldn’t believe the prices. Oysters on the half Shell, steaks, crab cakes, pasta, bloody Mary’s & beer for a little over $100. Excellent service, too. Don’t let the outside of the place fool you.

Thank suzyqpflower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come just for the bacon wrapped scallops but everything I've had here was really good and at a really fare price.

Thank Barrett-MB-Realtor
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Husband and I stopped in on a Monday about 2. Very few people. Used a Restaurant.com. coupon. Food was very good server was awesome. 4 beers 3 appetizers 12 mussels and a 2 choice combo meal cost 55.00 including a 15.00 tip. Not to shabby!!

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stopped in here for lunch after reading good reviews of the place. It is rustic, for sure. We had scallop and shrimp basket with fries, and an order of 1 lb mussells in a garlic sauce. The scallop/shrimp were grilled as requested, nice seasoning...More

Thank barneybee19
Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you like fried seasfood, this is the place to go. The fries were delicious too. Not too keen on all the TVs, but that's what it's all about here.

1  Thank donnafowler65
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a great little place to grab dinner and a drink. The service here is really good, they always make you feel welcome. They have different specials that they list on their board, and they have a good variety of food, so if you...More

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Excellent food at unbelievably low prices! This is not a white tablecloth restaurant, but a favorite of the locals. You can't judge this restaurant by the outside, or the inside, either - only by the food, price and service.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I have been a couple of times now and have tried several of the items on their menu. I can highly recommend the bacon wrapped scallops and what they call The Stack which is fried mashed potatoes topped with a crab cake and that is...More

Thank chinarose725
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Esther B
16 November 2017|
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Response from CFI1985 | Reviewed this property |
We met other people there . They were seated when we arrived . I saw no greeter at the door . How ever staff was friendly and prompt to take our order. It is a local hang out , which often times means good food and drink .
22 July 2016|
Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about that sorry! I think just happy hour prices on food but could be wrong.
22 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 5
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5028
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-1296
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Great food, Great Prices, Great Service. Entire menu is $5.00! Come Check out On The 1/2 Shell
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