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Half Shell Oyster House

University and Honore, Sarasota, FL 34201
(941) 952-9400
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Ranked #94 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Good service from Barbra and the food was very good. Great location near interstate and mall. I had the seafood pasta which was very good. Everyone enjoyed there meal and the atmosphere.

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had Sunday lunch here today. This was our first time visit to this restaurant. My husband ordered off the brunch menu $10 for shrimp & grits Benedict and I ordered the voodoo shrimp po boy sandwich. Both meals were outstanding. Large portion sizes, very flavorful and decided we would definitely be back soon. Courtney was our server, she was... More 

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USA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate early on a Saturday evening. No problem getting a table. Nice decor, linen napkins. Menu has more than just seafood. Had the Smokey Bacon Shrimp and Grits with a garden salad for the side and the Almond Encrusted Chicken with garden salad and steamed broccoli as sides. Large portions. Very well prepared and tasty. Salad dressing was excellent.... More 

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Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Conveniently located in a shopping plaza with many other restaurants. First time visiting at recommendation from a friend. Tried it - won't return. The "signature" stuffed portabella mushroom dish was greasy and the "seafood" was unidentifiable. I expected by the title of this restaurant that their seafood would be fabulous. It was mediocre on the dish we ordered. Also the... More 

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tampa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is in a nice and convient area located by hotels and not far from the mall. It's a bit pricey for the type of restaurant it is. It looks fairly nice on the outside. The decor on the inside could use some work. I'm not a fan of family styled dining with high prices. The menu looks amazing.... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hey I knew I was in for treat when the hostess open the door an I was still half way across the parking lot. When you enter the door the aroma is most welcoming and the mouth starts to water and you can't wait to order. My waitress was Sam and she was a very cheerful young lady who knew... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have eaten here several times. Staff is friendly, efficient and effective. They are very courteous and make sure you have what you need. That being said, the food is great. New specials all the time. Drink specials. Fresh seafood. Always tasty. Try the crab Rangoon made right there. Loaded with crab and very tasty. This is one of our... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was our first time here and I must say, the experience was VERY GOOD. Our waitress (Dee) was exceptionally good. She gave just the right service without being pushy or pesky. I had the lobster rolls, they were very good. My customer had a mixture of fried Oysters and Fried Shrimp. Both were great. We also had Cheese Grits.... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Best lunch ever! Lobster, crab and corn chowder is amazing! Lobster macaroni Amazing! Wednesday is $10.00 off bottle of wine for lunch, amazing! Service is Amazing! Highly recommend for any occasion!

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hign prices for "regular" fare. the Caesar salad was all white and light green leaves - no rich deep green romaine. Cheese grits nothing special. Service, however was good. Had to sit at high top in bar area - noisy and some realy loud regulars at the bar with occasional foul language

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Additional Information about Half Shell Oyster House

Address: University and Honore, Sarasota, FL 34201
Phone Number: (941) 952-9400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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